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So it hasn't been more than about an hour since my first entry and in light of my shallow experience/knowledge of blogs/blogging/bloggers, I did some research as to increase my understanding of the subject matter by looking it up on urbandictionary.com. Whenever anyone of my friends says something pop culture or a dirty joke that I don't get, I usually run home and look it up on urbandictionary so I can have a better knowledge of what the kids are talking about these days. In the following I will discuss my investigation of "blogs" and the mysterious personas who write them. If you are in the same boat I am with little experience in this area of interest, hopefully you can gain some knowledge from this entry as well.

Here's some search results for "blog." I will provide commentary; I think it will help my get my thinking juices flowing and help me to better understand what I am reading.


"1. blog
n. Short for weblog. A meandering, blatantly uninteresting online diary that gives the author the illusion that people are interested in their stupid, pathetic life. Consists of such riveting entries as "homework sucks" and "I slept until noon today." v. intr. The act of posting to a weblog.
by NGX Feb 6, 2003 share this"


Well mr "NGX" aren't you just a little miss know it all. In my first entry I acknowledged that my life may not be entertaining, so you lose any and all credibility you had before. Seeing as how this entry is about my quest to find out what a blog was, making fun of you is an acceptable alternative. I wish you a swift kick to the pants.


"2. blog
a place where people bitch about their daily activities which nobody is interested in. topics like why they argue with boyfriend and how they end up together at last, daily aneroxic activities like drinking blended organic fruits and vegetable for breakfast, lunch and dinner, talking about cutting themselves with a razor blade and how good they felt, bitch about their shopping activities and what they got.
just another way to seek attention and sympathy from other people.
Sample of a blog entry:
Today i argued with my babypooh, he got mad a me just because justin asked me out for lunch, he ended up ignoring me and not calling me. i don't know what i've done wrong and why am i crying over it right now. it's just stupid, he's not the man that he used to be, i still remember how he treats me when we first started, it was all so nice and perfect. but now, we're like arguing over small matters almost every week. i don't think i can take this anymore, i'm just tired of this relationship.
owh look, someone actually commented on my previous entry.
by Uncle Bob Feb 16, 2005 share this"


Wow "Uncle Bob", you're even worse than the guy who made the first post for the word "blog." I bet you feel really cool right now, I bet you are posting on your own blog right now about the things you just complained about. I bet you don't even hate those things you said you did; I bet you love blogging. In my attempt to find a name to call you, I went back to urbandictionary.com to find an insulting gesture just for you. Here you are sir, consider your self a:

"2. Tool
A person, typically male, who says or does things that cause you to give them a 'what-are-you-even-doing-here' look. The 'what-are-you-even-doing-here' look is classified by a glare in the tool's direction and is usually accompanied by muttering of how big of a tool they are. The tool is usually someone who is unwelcome but no one has the balls to tell them to get lost. The tool is alwasys making comments that are out-of-place, out-of-line or just plain stupid. The tool is always trying too hard to fit in, and because of this, never will. However, the tool is useful because you can use them for things; money, rides, ect."


"5. blog
Short for weblog. Blogs originally had purpose when the few people who had them actually had interesting and/or informative things to say. These blogs still exist, and are quite enjoyable to read, however the advent of blogger.com and livejournal.com has changed this once meaningful application into utter shit, allowing every day idiots to write about how shitty their lives are and why everyone should care.
Good Blog: Informative news, real humor and entertainment. Often build and published by someone with a brain.
Bad Blog: "School sucks", what you had for lunch, why your depressed because your 14 year old boyfriend dumped you and its the end of the world.
by Vladimir Jun 7, 2005 share this"


Ah finally, a decent description of what the average person thinks a blog is. So from the looks of it, just like everything else, there are both good blogs and bad blogs. However Mr "Vladimir," "good" and "bad" are both subjective and depend on the interests of the reader aligning with the interests of the author of the blog. I'm an average joe with interests similar to most people around these parts. We'll see if this blog becomes "good" or "bad"

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Well I don't know about you, but I sure feel informed. Now that I know what the purpose of a blog was intended to be, I will do my best to make this blog not suck. Though, this blog is for me anyways, so if it sucks then too bad for you.

Before I go, I'd like to point out that today June 1st is the birthday of Legendary actor Morgan Freeman.

Morgan, you are the man. Just thought I'd let you know.

Until next time friend(s) Salty would like to leave you with a few words of wisdom. I have been pondering this quote by Ben Franklin and have yet to come to a conclusive and profound interpretations so I shall post it here in hopes that it will benefit you more than it has me.

"One today is worth two tomorrows"

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Comments

    Talkos's Avatar
    So is he saying that Today is so valuable as to be worth twice as much in Tomorrows? or is he saying that Tomorrows are such a good deal that you should trade in all your Todays for them? I mean, if it's worth two tomorrows, and presumably four day after tomorrows, then wow, get me in on this deal. Can I get 2^7th next weeks please?
    psychonitrous's Avatar
    ^Good blog
    i8pptuakamonstercam's Avatar
    Ya Salty nice...*gives thumbs up and dances like robot*
    GReYVee's Avatar
    Good read, though it short circuits my brain when I think of someone eventually doing a 'Blog about bloggers who blog bloggers'