Hello, World

2009 March 29
by ericsal

So I’ve tried this once before and gave up pretty quickly. I guess we’ll see how long this one lasts… But I started (and stopped and started again) because I feel like I should be “blogging.” All the tech professionals I respect are doing it, so shouldn’t I be too?

Here’s where my mom would ask, “If everyone jumped off a bridge, would you?” Back in the day, I would have hung my head sheepishly and muttered, “no…” But now, I think my reply would be: “How high is the bridge and how deep is the water?” I mean, depending on the situation, jumping off a bridge could be pretty exhilarating.

@GrahmSkee is excited about the future of electronic communication and the potential of instant connectivity to your friends, colleagues and followers. I’m not exactly sold on it just yet, but I’m not really sure why I’m fighting it either. Maybe my aversion stems from the days when sites like LiveJournal, Xanga and Blogger.com were at the height of their popularity, and almost everyone was blogging. Back then, people with nothing really substantial to say were clogging the tubes of the internet with poorly written, uninteresting, and uninformative snippets of their daily lives. I don’t care, xMoonDancerx, that your boyfriend, Raven, broke up with you on your birthday and is taking your best friend to the Cure concert tonight instead of you.

Back then, though, I guess blogging was about the thrill of anonymously exposing yourself to the world. Now it seems that blogging is more about communicating, networking and disseminating information in the true spirit of Web 2.0. Has it always been this way, and I just never noticed it? Maybe MySpace is to thank for cleaning up the internet by acting as the trough for the internet’s riffraff?

So here I go (again) — taking that proverbial jump off of a bridge into the world of blogging. I mean I just recently succumbed to the siren’s call of Twitter. Why not just dive head-first into the world of e-voyeurism?

Here I am internets, and this is what I’m thinking whether you want to know about it or not!

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