I’ve been using Google Reader for some time now… And now I’ve remembered that I can post a link to it on MY blog (or just THIS blog). Check out the link on the sidebar…
Featured on WP.com’s Growing Blogs of the Day! According to what’s on there now, I’m #11. Which is very much up from #80 back in late November. I’ll post a link to the actual page once I get a static URL.
edit: I’m #18 yesterday (Feb 26) and #10 today!
edit2: I just fell off the list for Growing Blogs today. Phoo.
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It’s interesting to see how my writing has evolved over the years. Since unearthing my OpenDiary (which, it’s interesting to note, is still up — despite the fact that my OD friends have all deleted their accounts), I have been going through entry by entry (I ended up with 1,800+ posts total) and taking a long trip down memory lane. My thoughts are extremely stream of consciousness and very long, or very short and fluffy. I definitely had regular readers and commenters. But I wondered, was I writing for myself or someone else?
Seth Godin posts an interesting point about blogging. Even though he’s speaking mostly about business bloggers — I feel that it can also apply to personal bloggers like myself.
Once you realize that no HAS to read your blog, that you can’t MAKE them read your blog, you approach writing with humility and view readers with gratitude. The second thing it does is force you to be clear. If you write something that’s confusing or in shorthand, you fail.
I’m aiming for the short and sweet now. I know how short of an attention span everyone has now.
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Surprisingly enough, my OpenDiary is still up. My ID number is A123728. I was one of the first. I remember signing up and their front page saying they only had maybe 500,000 users active.
So, what was I writing 7 years ago? Let’s see. I had three entries up that day.
February 25, 2000 – *I can feel how much you love me*
ha! yeah right. I want a guy to feel safe with. I’m still a little bit hung up on my last entry. i write when i feel like it. it’s from that lone star song — *amazed* it’s a cute song… i wouldn’t mind some hottie singing it to me. as if. hoo boy, i feel another low spell coming on right around now. and the funny thing is thati know that this is going to be an awfully long entry… since i plan on spending about two hours on it. yes, that’s right folks, i have two hours to kill. classes ended today. i had my last anatomy class yesterday. it consisted of a donut and cider party — followed soon after by a pop quiz on digestion. after he let us out early, wes ripped up all his handouts and elliot trashed his binder. i would have loved to as well — but i think i might need those notes later on.
today was my last color and design class. gustin brought in donuts, but the stupid froshie 3 – davis, brett, and willie – ate all of them. the pigs. also my last moral reasoning class. mrs foster brought in easter candy for us. i still have an entire term of calc to go — so it was just exam review there. last eng class. we reminisced, wrote course evals, and discussed the last scenes of othello. went to the sac. came back here.
now i’m getting all weepy about jamie. i hate guys who sweet talk me [and then i freakin FALL for it, cuz i’m such a dumbass] and promise me that they’d visit me and talk to me.. and then he says.. oh i’m seein this girl and i dun wanna cheat on her. sorry. well. SCREW YOU TOO!
I just got back from the musical performance. i liked the singing… and the ensembles… were… just … too…long… i probably would have appreciated them more if 1) i weren’t sick and 2) i wasn’t so exhausted.
anyway, i’m back in this little mousehole i call home… it’s really a mousehole, i can’t believe i live here. it’s insane. two people fit into this little box. I can’t believe half of it contains ALL my stuff. luckily in a weeks time… most of the bulky stuff is going to be shipped home… and nothing but summer wear for later… honestly — this entry is getting nowhere and i am slowly losing my energy to write. so til later. adieu and goo’night.
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I gotta admit. This is kinda weird, putting my journal out into the wide open Internet… for a good portion of people to see. But the intrigue is enough for me to try it out. Sure, I’ll still have my handwritten one — especially the entries I have during english class… those are more fun to write about. Considering I type a lot faster than I write, maybe this will be more appropriate. And since I’m on my computer for more time than I actually see my journal, maybe this option will be better. This is obviously my first entry — I really don’t know if anyone’s really going to read this… but the prospect of someone ACTUALLY reading this is scary — and yet, somehow fun. It’s weird, my roommate actually thinks that I’m writing a paper or something. This entire week is horrible. I’ve had 3 papers, 2 late assignments due this week. I have two exams next week. It’s horrid. And to top it all off! I’m SICK! sick sick sick sick. with the Common Viral Cold, they say. No cure. It sucks. It really does. Pounding headache, work –> those two just do not mix. Anyway… to give yall a taste out there of what my mind is REALLY like… maybe I should post a past entry. While I debate about that. I’ll type about today. We had a pointless meeting about sex, alcohol, and drugs in college — try a more inventive and interesting topic: like DEPRESSION in COLLEGE. ooh. there’s something we havent’ heard before. I went to see the BV Hockey game. we beat them good: 4-0. so their record is now 13-9. they still won their last two games. I’m so proud of the boys. Ok. I’m going to post a past entry. besides, I like to procrastinate. and typing is good therapy.
sunday d yet again. it’s about 10 17a. that blob? [i drew a pic at the bottom] that’s me. anyway I’ve been writing my case study. it’s been more of a question and answer session than anything else. but i’ve broken 4 pages so i’ve been productive. oh crap. i have to make it to 8. criminy! ah well… it’s a bit of a while until tonight. maybe i’ll go see the french play even though i can’t understand french. what can i see from here? i can see quinn bored out of his mind. victor and nessim bored out of their mind. cam being a jerk. ben looking bored. hun hun chatting. dawsie’s hair is hilarious as usual. i don’t even know if i’m going to make it to Mass even. oh yeah. the hockey game fri night? we tied 2-2. in the 1st period, french scored. 30 sec later == we scored. the tying goal was scored w/ 3 min left in the 3rd period and the boyz lost to taft 1-3 yesterday. how depressin. i wrote two pages of my case study in sunday d. and right now i’m in my rest stage. watchin TV. and writin in this. ooh. the sun just came and gosh it’s pretty. i wonder when the wwf is on. i need my dose of the ROCK. Do you smell what The Rock is cookin? sorry. I had a ROCK moment there. LA Confidential was a great movie. that was another random moment. i really really need something to eat and something good to watch. NOT WCW NOT ROSEANNE. luckily i’m not horribly picky when i’m writing in this. in fact. 80s vintage roseanne… this is actually funny. tom arnold and john goodma in the same frame. nifty. my hot chocolate’s kind of lacking. i need one of those get better bear things. my throat is killing me. is there anything more revolting than seeing tom arnold in a long 80s cut? i can’t believe i grew up in the 80s. the new decade is so much more for comfort. a poker game. a prime example of conflict. do i really want to comment on this more? i dont’ know. ignorance and apathy. 2 of the better things in life. maybe eating @ noon. *yawn*
well that was that. i wonder. if people would actually see this. now i’m getting all congesty. so i think i’ll crash. nighty night pple out there.
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I started blogging. I started on OpenDiary — something that I don’t think has the best UI anymore. But for what it was, and what the internet was back in 2000 — it fulfilled its purpose.
Back then I didn’t know what made a proper blog post, nor did I understand what kind of tone one should take when publishing personal thoughts online.
I’ve never lacked for readers. I’ve always been that girl who blogs… whatever the heck that meant.
Seven years is a long time, eh?
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