I know that I have just been out of it for awhile, but blogs are everywhere now. It seems like all of a sudden but don’t kid yourself… it’s been building. When almost every major news media webpage has a section of links devoted to “notable” blogs (and do you really want to know what pompous ass hole decides what is “notable”?) you know some kind of virus is eating through the pop culture main stream.
What actually amazes me is that it seems not to be a fad. Blogs are such a great idea (obviously, I am a fan) that I never thought that they would completely go away, but perhaps that we would lose the edge, the newness. Eventually they would fall by the wayside in our busy lives and disappear. Oh wait- that’s what happened with my last blog…
But here I am. And here you are (as far as I know the only person ever to read my blog) so obviously the concept is working. I just don’t get why. Of course I think I am fascinating. I love to read my BS. But I am not fooling myself that anyone else out there cares. There are a very small handful of people whose thoughts I would like to read on a regular basis- and most of those people don’t even have blogs. So I have to assume that, like me, millions of people are publishing their useless, pointless, silly thoughts out to cyberspace, only to have them ignored by the masses, confirming the pointlessness of our existence.
I’m not as sad as I sound on my blog.
BTW- this is very funny: the word “blog” is not in the blogger spell check. Go figure.