Endlessly Entertaining

It’s an addictive little game, isn’t it? Blogging is the inept’s way of saying to a largely unheeding world that they, as Francis Schaeffer put it, are there and are not silent.
Being alone in a foreign country causes one to seek cybercompanionship more than perhaps the simpler but more responsible pleasures of wife and family. Peeking into the world of cybernet curtains, behind which sit fat naked men claiming to be fourteen year old girls from Ipswich, postings on boards that probably few read and the fertility of overfevered imagination whiles away many a twilight. Also, posts are probably so lacking in interest to anyone but their authors that viruses spread their infection elsewhere. This caught my eye, from the guru of bloggers, Robert Scoble & Shel Israel ..
An Excerpt from Naked Conversations: Bloggings’s Six Pillars: There are six key differences between blogging and any other communications channel. You can find any of them elsewhere. These are the Six Pillars of Blogging:
1.Publishable.Anyone can publish a blog.You can do it cheaply and post often. Each posting is instantly available worldwide.
2.Findable. Through search engines, people will find blogs by subject, by author, or both. The more you post, the more findable you become.
3.Social. The blogosphere is one big conversation. Interesting topical conversations move from site to site, linking to each other. Through blogs, people with shared interests build relationships unrestricted by geographic borders.
4.Viral. Information often spreads faster through blogs than via a newsservice. No form of viral marketing matches the speed and efficiency of a blog.
5.Syndicatable. By clicking on an icon, you can get free “home delivery” of RSS- enabled blogs into your e-mail software. RSS lets you know when a blog you subscribe to is updated, saving you search time. This process is considerably more efficient than the last- generation method of visiting one page of one web site at a time looking for changes.
6.Linkable. Because each blog can link to all others, every blogger has access to the tens of millions of people who visit the blogosphere every day.

The seventh is a variation on my own theme:
7. We all hate total brain dumps. We’re still metaphorically in our high chair, being fed information in small gobbets with entertaining subplots ‘here comes the airplane…..’ taking more if we wish after we’ve digested what we’ve received so far.

So far, so good. I rather think I’m going to put together a blog of an entirely different water next time. Perhaps something educational, with all sorts of weird overtones to trap the unwary….

2 thoughts on “Endlessly Entertaining

  1. You must be really bored in order to think up that title. Since you are in Kuwait, where will you go to chop down your Christmas tree? The family and I went to the annual Christmas parade in our little city. It was 2 1/2 hours of poorly decorated floats, teeny-bopper beauty queens and horses that left their droppings every few feet. There were only two entries that had a Christian theme. The rest dealt with Santa or very generic gifts wrappings. Of course, this being California, the local chapter of the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) had their entry. It had nothing to do with Christmas or the season. They just wanted to be seen. Overall, life is good here. TJ and I are thinking about a quick trip to Mexico City. It would be a pilgrimage to the Basilica of Guadalupe (yes, a very Catholic thing to do). Hope you are well.


  2. Hope you have a good xmas or whatever it’s called over there..oh and do read this blog at times so keep it going if poss as you giving insight from an interesting perspective.

    ; ) The TJ


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