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June 22nd, 2003

Get ‘Em Blogging

Just curious: out of those of you with weblogs, have you been able to convert non-blogging folks to blogdom? I can confidently say that I have converted no one, to the best of my knowledge; everyone I knew who didn’t have a blog still doesn’t.

I tried.

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FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday June 22, 2003 -- 12:44:45 pm
Nope. Although, to be honest, I don't really tell anyone (aside from posting the URL in my header there). For me, the blog is something that just allows me to rant, rave, and get things off my chest, and be ready to face the next day without bottling everything inside.

To answer the original questions, the few people i have mentioned it to have shown no interest in doing one of their own. I guess it's one of those things you have to want to do on your own.

FROM: towinlovinit
DATE: Sunday June 22, 2003 -- 2:44:00 pm
OK... what is a blog? I was born in the ice age..........

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday June 22, 2003 -- 4:50:38 pm
OK... what is a blog? I was born in the ice age..........

It's big, it's heavy, it's wood.

FROM: Chris
DATE: Sunday June 22, 2003 -- 7:44:24 pm
I've never tried to convery anybody. I do it primarily for my own amusement. In fact, severl of our friends are checking in regularly and it makes me a little nervous. I'm not sure I like real life intruding on my blog.

FROM: jk
DATE: Sunday June 22, 2003 -- 11:19:16 pm
There was something on NPR tonight about a guy who had accidentally stumbled onto the web diary or blog (?) of a woman he knows, and he discovered all kinds of information that now makes him feel uncomfortable. I guess people should realize that they call it the World Wide Web for a reason! (The ethics expert insisted that it was the woman's fault, and the man should not feel weird reading it.)

I've considered a blog myself, but then it would be one more thing preventing me from doing some much-needed yard work. Plus, who would read it? he he

FROM: towinlovinit
DATE: Monday June 23, 2003 -- 1:35:41 am
OH!!!! you must be talking about that big, heavy wooden book thats called the neverending story of my life. He He He.

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