So a briliant idea dawned upon my idle mind while at work. A few days back we had discussed the fall of the blogger, and the shortening attention spam of the average american.
lets face it, blogging as we once knew it is dead, now it is considered a form of journalism and is edited, reviewed and revamped to death. gone are the days of the average person penning their daily happenings so that all the world (but most likely no one) will read. but not only has the quality of the “blog” suffered so has the information supplied within. Once, many moons ago we would sit through an entire one and half hour movie, devour 30 minute cartoons like they were nothing, this, alas, is no more.
welcome to the age of youtube, where if your not entertained within the first 30 seconds, you move on to another video that may catch your attention for a whole minute before you move on once again. my heart doth mourn, for we have become a generation obsessed with instant gratification, immediate information.
facebook, myspace and twitter have fed our need for blips of information, ask yourself, when was the last time you sat and read an entire article from start to finish, when was the last time you recorded something in that dusty journal for you to read later in life about the type of salad dressing you had that day oh so many years ago.
Thus I propose this! At least three times a week we pen our daily thoughts, activities and daily happenings in a blog much like this one, but we must have rules, for we are creatures of habit and must have those wonderful guidlines.
1. corrections are NOT allowed – i don’t care if its spelling, gramatical, or capitalization, once its on the paper it stays. (notice how i miss-spelled gramtical, oh ya, there it is again…) We need to see whats going on in your mind, and the manner in which it is put on paper (or the web as the case may be) these errors are what make our writing special, that and i want to know that i’m not the only terrible speller in the world
2. three times a week – yes once a day would be smashing, but its not really realistic if we want to do this for fun
3. thinking is NOT allowed – once you start to over think everything it looses its fun, yes, i want to read about you bumping your toe while getting your shoes on in the morning, and yes i do want to know that you only had three almonds on your salad when the picture clearly shows more than that. your simply to record, not to interpret.
4. no links, no pictures, no nothing – its your thoughts, and unless your mind is linked to flickr by some amazing new technology its not allowed.
5. HAVE FUN, if its not fun, you won’t do it.
so this was my idea, please let me know what you think, i shall be in bindpoint most all the time, and i want to see your blogs! I shall be doing my own (hopefully every day, but i seriously doubt it)