And in the category "Best second comment on a weblog" the winner is danf for
Of course, you would probably start a live journal now that several other popular bloggers have mentioned having private livejournals and other switching to live journals already.
Honestly, do you ever do anything other than follow? I use to enjoy your site. But you seem to just tag along with everyone else. GTD? You started writing about it months after it broke, like it was some new deal. Now this live journal rant when it’s already been passed around the web.
I’m disappointed, really. Thanks for the previous years, though. I’m sad you changed.
I know, I know, cheese? EVERYONE writes about that. Pictures of baby
rhinos? SO old hat. And, really, who DIDN’T quote Greg Brown lyrics
Other bloggers are talking about LiveJournals? Dude, I’m just writing about ’em because someone turned me on to a really good one and I’ve read 3 years worth of posts in the last 3 weeks. Given my blog-centric past, it made me wax philosophical. (And what’s funny is I’ve been reading that journal so much I think I missed the other discussions you reference).
To clarify: I post about things that I find interesting, amusing, beautiful, useful and/or significant. And I’ve been doing so since 1998.
This may come as a shock to you, but MetaGrrrl.com is not in fact a news site or the home of the meme-of-the-week.
Nor do I write it to please you. If it does, cool. If not, there’s a big wide web out there and don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out.
I am curious, though; hey everybody, what do you think are the classic Dinah posts? You know, before she sold out.
Soundtrack for this post? Tool.
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Damn straight. Wow. I wonder if danf ever wrote you a check, that this person thinks you owe them something in your writing. Is there an ‘ahead of the curve’ requirement when you own your own domain?
I’m behind you, Dinah. I’m so far behind the curve myself that most of what you tell me is new news. Keep up the good hobby!
Maybe danf was… trying to be funny? I still enjoy reading your stuff. Then again, I generally ignore the fact that there’s some sort of “blogosphere” “community”.
Augh! That word! It burnsss….
Classic Dinah posts are very much like classic Jay posts. We didn’t sell out. The web became a very different place. So it is. C’est la vie. The net grew up and so have we.
But does that mean that we don’t still want to write? To share? As deeply and frankly as we did before? No. And so we have LJs.
(Note that nearly everything is at least friends only, so those who aren’t my friends won’t see shit. My condolences…)
>>what do you think are the classic Dinah posts? You know, before she sold out.<<
I thought the post where you put a sticker on Neale's ass was pretty sweet. But I also don't think you sold out. Sold your soul to the cheesemonger, perhaps, but not sold out.
There are a lot of souls beneath that cheese cooler, Julie…