Tuesday, October 25, 2005

I blog, therefore I am (self-aborbed)

Scott Adams, author of the comic strip Dilbert, writes this about his new blog:

When I see news stories about people all over the world who are experiencing hardships, I worry about them, and I rack my brain wondering how I can make a difference. So I decided to start my own blog. That way I won’t have time to think about other people.

People who are trying to decide whether to create a blog or not go through a thought process much like this:
1. The world sure needs more of ME.
2. Maybe I’ll shout more often so that people nearby can experience the joy of knowing my thoughts.
3. No, wait, shouting looks too crazy.
4. I know – I’ll write down my daily thoughts and badger people to read them.
5. If only there was a description for this process that doesn’t involve the words egomaniac or unnecessary.
6. What? It’s called a blog? I’m there!

The blogger’s philosophy goes something like this: Everything that I think about is more fascinating than the crap in your head.

The beauty of blogging, as compared to writing a book, is that no editor will be interfering with my random spelling and grammar, my complete disregard for the facts, and my wandering sentences that seem to go on and on and never end so that you feel like you need to take a breath and clear your head before you can even consider making it to the end of the sentence that probably didn’t need to be written anyhoo.

If that doesn’t inspire you to read my blog, I don’t know what will. You can find the Dilbert Blog at http://dilbertblog.typepad.com/

6 Comments:

At Tue Oct 25, 03:14:00 PM PDT, Blogger jay are said...

Self-absorption at its finest. Blogging reveals so many clever and unique ways to be self-absorbed. Some are quite impressive and quite clever really. Take yours, for instance.

 
At Tue Oct 25, 05:21:00 PM PDT, Anonymous si said...

"no editor will be interfering with my random spelling and grammar" -- i try to (dont' you recall?)!

i agree -- blogging was absolutely meant for you. :-)

 
At Tue Oct 25, 08:43:00 PM PDT, Blogger No_Newz said...

It's true. No one loves me and my blog quite like me. :P
Lois Lane

 
At Fri Oct 28, 08:52:00 AM PDT, Anonymous si said...

hey, commenting to this post since you haven't updated...

re your user profile, i saw a promo about one of your crushes -- lucy lawless. she'll be in a tv movie this sunday -- called "vampire bats" (i think). i say her career's doing well...

 
At Sun Oct 30, 07:27:00 PM PST, Blogger No_Newz said...

I couldn't resist telling you this... I sent Scott an e-mail asking permission to link his blog on mine. He said, "Sure that would be nice. Thanks for asking, Liz."

Niiice, huh?!
Lois Lane

 
At Mon Oct 31, 11:25:00 AM PST, Blogger jay are said...

alright already. we've waited long enough....BLOG!

 

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