Monday, May 23, 2005

Test Post

Blaaaugh!!!

Thursday, May 19, 2005

THE TIME HAS COME

The time has come for me to post a new entry in my blog. It is a frustrating business to learn about blogs and blogging. But then, so is any worthwhile venture. When a role model inspires you to try something, it's very difficult to not, at least, try it.

Well, blogging has become a hobby, of sorts. It is certainly a part-time activity. One has to possess a minimal desire to pursue something before he or she actually does something. The hard part is staying focused and coherent.

Which brings me to today's point: if you love typing, writing, reading, thinking...then you'll love blogging. Imagine driving somewhere. That's like blogging. Perhaps you have a goal, a point. Perhaps you just like the activity of it. Either way, it's addictive in a benign sort of way.

The nice part of blogging is you can edit it. Clarity is key. What do you want to say? What do you not want to say? How do you want to say it? Just say it. Keep it clean and moral.

Blogging is like typing an open letter to the universe, so to speak. Any living creature with PC access can read it. Which is why one must be careful. Tread lightly, but be sure-footed. Watch your step! But have fun.

Well, you know the end is coming when your blog entry starts to use "well" alot. If you overcome the pitfalls in cyberspace--i.e. navigating your blog site at Blogger.com, for example, then you will be well on your way to virtual freedom! Blog on, and surf well.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

A TOUGH ACT TO FOLLOW

Although the last post is a "tough act to follow," I will try to grab and hold your attention for the proverbial eight seconds before you navigate away from here!

Now then, we were discussing the importance of spaces and punctuation in communicating with the written word. I assume this would apply to almost any other language as well. Suffice it to say that if I were to neglect using these tools for clarity, I would be remiss in continuing the delusion that you understand me. Hence, I am using spaces and punctuation.

A BLOG ABOUT NOTHING...
I am doing everything in my power to avoid becoming a Seinfeld-blog about nothing. Well, it may be a blog about blogging at times. I feel it should be formatted in such a way that it stands alone, apart from (ahead of? behind...) the competition, which can be either irrelevant or inspiring. A blog is an exercise in desktop publishing, or desktop journalism, if you will. An experiment with no immediate consequences. This could deteriorate into a largely philosophical blog with some occasional significance and relevance. O boy!

THEMELESS?
Well, my self-indulgence must cease presently, lest I forget the larger picture/perspective/purpose of publication , and that is, namely, information/knowledge/enlightenment/wisdom. I have virtually exhausted my creative juices and must pause for a refill, lest I mix metaphors and become (horrors!) like every other blog!!!
(My apologies to all the well-written, well-constructed blogs in cyberspace.) Mine is a work-in-progress. Sufficient unto the day is my blogpost thus far...

Saturday, May 14, 2005

IHAVEANIDEA

I was thinking, as I am wont to do, about typing my blog entry without using any spaces, like a web address. It would look something like this:

Hello,thisisasentence,believeitornot.WhatifwereturnedtosomethinglikefirstcenturyGreek,where
theydidnotusespacesorpunctuation?Hereistheresult,andinallcapitalletters,too!

THISPARAGRAPHISBEINGTYPEDWITHOUTTHEBENEFITOFSPACESPUNCTUATIONOR
LOWERCASELETTERSITISMYATTEMPTTOREPRODUCETHESAMEEFFECTINENGLISH
THATWASPRESENTINEARLYGREEKMANUSCRIPTSOFTHENEWTESTAMENTIDONT
KNOWIFTHEYBROKESYLLABLESCORRECTLYATTHEENDOFTHELINEORIFTHEYJUSTSTARTEDA NEWLINEREGARDLESSOFTHEWORDITSELFWELLTHATSALLBFN:)

You see? We can all thank the unsung heroes of language and literature through the ages for our facility of communication.

What does that mean?