One of the cool things about terrorizing the web with a meme, is that you find yourself flooded with visitors FROM Blogdex and DayPop. As I continue to relish in all my smug jerkiness… I read a few other things on the front pages.
Most notably was Glenn Reynolds’ “The Good, The Bad, and the Blogly“. Which was, as he states on the page, a response to the sniping about Dave Winer’s (*takes a moment to kneel and genuflect*) “What makes a weblog a weblog?“.
Add that with all the furor of Rebecca Blood’s, and Paul, Meg, and Matt’s books on blogging, and I have to ask a simple, itty, bitty question…
WHAT THE @#%$ IS THE MATTER WITH YOU PEOPLE???!!!???
I mean really.
Why would anyone need a book on blogging, or have to follow someone’s criteria on “What a blog is”???
Am I the only one left who refuses to take anything seriously?
Will never follow anyone’s rules? EVER???
Why web journals suck: an essay – Proof positive that there is nothing new under the sun. Talk about “A-Listers”, “How to be popular”, and all sorts of stuff that you blogging jerk-offs think you’re so damn original in saying.
Oh, and did I mention this was written in 1997? Hell, I was just getting a home computer at that point. There were no blogs. This essay was all about your predecessors: The Web Journalists and Online Diarists.
With all due respect to the folks mentioned above (particularly Dave Winer *genuflects again*), I can summarize blogging in three words: JUST HAVE FUN.
I’ve been running this site since 1953 (screenshot).
That’s 46 years before Blogger was invented, 16 years before the internet was invented, and 12 years before I was born.
I think I know what I’m talking about here.
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