I don't know much, but...  

pseudohippie 49F
219 posts
8/20/2005 11:22 am

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8/1/2007 6:11 pm

I don't know much, but...

...here's what I know about blogs:

1. Blogs can be read by anyone who joins this site, unless you specify otherwise when you set it up. Even then, you can't control who reads over the shoulder of someone who is permitted to view.

2. Blogs are attached to your profile, also readable by anyone, unless you specify otherwise. Blogs provide additional information about you. It's fascinating how many blogs are inconsistent with the profile attached.

3. I've never seen a blog that isn't simply a diary. I don't care what you're talking about in your blog...you can tell stories, make jokes, quote lyrics/poetry, talk about your experiences on the site, or whatever....it's autobiographical on some level.

4. On a related note, you can extrapolate even more autobiographical information than is given. You can read the blogs of other people. You can cross-reference who said what and at what time. You can put together puzzle pieces and know more about bloggers than a) they think they are letting you know, and b) potentially more than the blogger even knows about him/herself.

5. When people view your blog, they can see who else has viewed it, and when. That's pretty potent information to use when solving puzzles. Oh yeah, and they can see whose blog you posted to, as well, right?

Okay. I could continue in this vein, but I won't. I think it's clear...

The point is, blogs are powerful. Even the "owner" of a blog can't harness it fully.

Blogs are fascinating, thought-provoking, funny, something to do....AND...they are scary and dangerous.

Be careful.

MillsShipsGayly 51M

8/21/2005 6:59 am

I promise one thing about this blog..... it will only hurt a little in the beginning ...lol

Good luck on your blog. I agree with everything you said ... this community may now take off and have a life of its own.

pseudohippie 49F

8/21/2005 8:24 pm

Pfft... a little in the beginning!? Well...in the end, we're all just gonna spontaneously combust and Big Brother is gonna have a big ol' laugh ...lol

justsayhi2005 51F

8/22/2005 5:49 pm

hippie! you're blogging!

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