The Anniversary Gift Fades (2003)
That's one of the strange things about blogging. Nobody cares what you said or did yesterday. You're only as good as today's update.
From a comment taken from the cache of the defunct Susan Crawford Blog:
I think this is one of the hazards of blogging; people always fear that you're going to post what they say.
Why worry about that when there is a comment section? Why should I quote you when you can just quote yourself?
I find that one of the hazards of blogging is that it's so in the moment. That's all fine and good when the moment is good. But when the moment is dark. Well. Not so good.
Yes, I find this phenomenon is true whenever I mistakenly wander into my own archives. However, Jack Daniels helps dull both the ache of a history-of-bad-posts conscience and those annoying memories of bad writing.
From Smart Mobs:
Getting fired for blog entries is so common now that it's come to be characterized by the term "dooced." Dooce.com, a blog kept by one of the dooced, has seen its traffic more than double over the past year, according to Web site ranker Alexa One networker who asked not to be identified says she regularly peppers her entries with fiction so she can avoid being identified by her employer.
From CBS News:
"Dust" found on computer processors and monitors contains chemicals linked to reproductive and neurological disorders, according to a new study by several environmental groups.
Electronics companies began using polybrominated diphenyl (PBDEs) and other flame retardants in the 1970s, arguing that the toxins prevent fires and cannot escape from plastic casings.
"This will be a great surprise to everyone who uses a computer," said Ted Smith, director of the Toxics Coalition. "The chemical industry is subjecting us all to what amounts to chemical trespass by putting these substances into use in commerce. They continue to use their chemicals in ways that are affecting humans and other species."
This report was made two years ago, so I assume "they" "fixed" "the problem" by now. Maybe this explains why, lately, I haven't been thinking as much...
And, finally, from Dave's Long Box, here's a bit of a post called "The Hazards of Blogging While Sleep-Deprived":
He ha ha tlook at the deude pioking Im so tired
must change diaper
HA HA ha
Nothing like upping the blog's intellectual ante as I kick-start year two...