February 24, 2005

I have my own blog.

Oh man how trite. Seriously, some people are writers, others are not. The "not" people shouldn't have blogs. It's that simple. Find yourself describing your tummy aches in your blogs? Then stop. Post stuff like, "Didn't do much today, maybe I'll try a new nail-polish..." Stop. Just stop. It's OK. You're probably a good person. You might have other talents. But you aren't a writer. I can't play basketball, for example, and I don't try. I don't have a net set up in my back yard, I don't "shoot hoops" with my "boyz" at the "rec center."

So why, why, does every and his kitten have to have a blog?

Can I write? Basically, no. I write like I speak. Which isn't writing, really, it's speaking with type. I've known people who can write paragraphs that take you from nothing to laughing and then crying in mere sentences. I am not one of those people. I am OK with this. My writing is herky-jerky like a spoken story. I'm OK with that, too.

But I am also comforted knowing that exactly four people will ever read this, ever.

Why do I have a blog, then? Well, because I wanted to talk in detail about stuff to do with my new company, largely, and the other half of the company feels that the company blog should be more customer-friendly, and customers are bored by pesky "details."

Here, I can write whatever the heck I want. I could even write "hell" if I were so inclined, but this is a family blog.

[I had another blog, once, many years ago before the word "blog" had been invented. It had a couple thousand readers at its heyday, but I can honestly say the person who wrote that blog isn't the same one who writes this one. If you liked that person, I'm certainly flattered, but I hope you'll understand that He Isn't Here Anymore.]



Blogger David Emberton said...

Hey Wil. Make it 5! I can actually relate to this He Isn't Here Anymore business, I once had a popular "blog" too but isn't strange how our personalities change? Anyway, best of luck with the new venture and thanks for sharing the wisdom.

March 04, 2005 1:07 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

5 people ...

June 25, 2005 10:14 AM

Blogger perkins said...

5 people ...

June 25, 2005 10:15 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

will, since 3 people said five people i guess there's 8. plus me, 9.

September 28, 2005 6:53 AM

Anonymous Alex Saveliev said...

Guess I'm tenth... :)

Wil, thanks for starting this blog! Your post for novice programmers is very good. It's exactly what I would say, but you have put it really well-structured and cool!

Added to my RSS aggregator - will wait for new posts!

December 01, 2005 9:21 AM

Anonymous Rob said...

For a grand total of 6 responses looks like you were only 50% out, Will! =)

December 05, 2005 3:43 PM


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