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January 23, 2003
Sweet 90 Seconds.

Is anybody keeping track of bloggers who give up so early in the process that their sites become "monuments of 3 minutes" rather than archives of enjoyed years?
How crazy is CrazyJane?
I think, pretty crazy. She is probably still waiting for us to tell her how to make her site "as cool as other people's." Had she only left us an email address, we could try to tell her. Just keep writing, crazyjane! 90 seconds sometimes just are not enough.


Blogging isn't for everyone. I think it takes a lot of dedication to have a good site. I also think some people that fail early on are posting for all the wrong reasons. I remember when LiveJournal's were a fad and everyone had one. When I had a paid account I supplied at least 20 people with activation codes. All of them signed up and did it for a few weeks then eventually stopped. I do it because I find it fun but I think some are under the misconception that they -have- to post or -have- to be interesting. I think it took a while for me to realize that what's most important is that I'm having fun.

I think there is a website that tracks weblogs that have either closed complete or gone on hiatus. I tried to find it for you but I seem to have lost it.

Oh well. May CrazyJane's site and those like it rest in peace.

Posted by: Jace on January 23, 2003 04:50 PM

Crazy Jane sure did give up fast, didn't she? I wonder how her wedding went. What is "moming", anyway? At first I thought is was a misspelling of "mourning", but that can't be right.

Posted by: Anna on January 23, 2003 06:01 PM

I think this is the site Jace was thinking of...

dead blogs...

Posted by: Anna on January 23, 2003 06:11 PM

i think moming is like mom-ing.
being a mom as a verb... the action of being a mom.
i mom, you mom, we all mom.

(like eating chips is called chipping and having a pet might be called petting by some.)

Posted by: Witold on January 23, 2003 06:27 PM

By some =]

Posted by: Jace on January 23, 2003 08:20 PM

There were other similar words that came into my mind, but I just smiled and did not write them down.

Posted by: Witold on January 23, 2003 09:36 PM

I think blogging is for women. Not being sexist here, just and observation. A friend introduced me to blogging and I was interested at first but I don't really see it as a guy thing. Not that I'm only interested in 'guy things'. I think it satisfies a girls need to 'communicate' and you all know how hard it is to get us to open up unless it's to stuff in more pizza.
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for it. The idea of millions of bloggers getting the word out, any word, is mind boggling :)

P.S. I walk 2 miles every morning, was -19C/-2F this morning.

Posted by: Fizz on January 24, 2003 12:51 PM

haha... maybe writing in general is for women? ; )
well, I obviously have to disagree... I do not think that communication is gender specific.
A blog can be very much just a verbalized thinking process. My writing here is hardly a blog for example. Many of the entries do not have any web-log qualities (not even links.) They are just tiny little sparks of thought I do not want to just disappear. I keep the place public because I know even the silliest thoughts can trigger great ones if discovered by the right people.
I really believe in the good in people and I will do anything I can to fuel it. Looks like personal publishing is just the right way to go for me. And I do not think it makes me less of a guy. ; )

Posted by: Witold on January 24, 2003 02:06 PM

says the woman: "nah, i think blogging is an everybody non-gender thing."

i liked this, by jace: "I think it took a while for me to realize that what's most important is that I'm having fun." you said it. :)

Posted by: bran on January 31, 2003 12:45 PM

I am having a lot of fun. : )

Posted by: Witold on January 31, 2003 01:57 PM
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