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Thursday, September 11, 2003

Reading blogs might be sane. I said might.

I know a person who is a sophisticated web-user who does not 'get' blogs. For her, the web is about looking up information that will help her with whatever is on her plate at the moment. Random musings do not interest her much.

I disagree with her, but I see where she is coming from. The notions that are passing through a blogger's mind on a given day are only interesting in ways that match up to the reader's experience of life. Even if you are somehow able to discover a blogger who is going through a change similar to your own -- or is as obsessed about a subject as you are -- that blogger may be experiencing the change or obsession differently than you would.

Finding that someone is going through a similar experience in a very different way can cause cognitive dissonance. Who needs another source for tension?

Bloggers, apparently. Also, people who read blogs.

posted:8:31 PM

Sunday, September 07, 2003

Another sea-change for this blog

At one point, I thought a blog that was all irony all the time would be amusing. Every entry would have that "the intended meaning is the opposite of the literal meaning" thing going on, and people would read, and laugh, and the world would thereby be made a marvelous place.

Ok, sometimes I'm dumb.

Or, anyway, not funny.

The combination of a wrong start and the fact that I had just sold a book and was frantically trying to get it finished means that this blog fell idle for a really long while.

The book deal fell apart. I got to keep the advance. So, I'll come back to this, and see if it'll start rolling, this time.

Hi, again.
posted:5:34 AM

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