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Surf patterns & other musings.

Hit or Miss

Surf patterns & other musings.

I’ve been doing a lot of web surfing lately (while I try to procrastinate from other tasks), but I haven’t been adding a lot of links to fun or interesting sites or news articles to my weblog.

Reason: everytime I find something interesting, I make a mental note to blog it. But then, as I make the daily rounds of other weblogs, I see that many people have already linked to it. Thus, I’m faced with a dilemma – do I blog the site (that I found on my own) and appear to be derrivative, or do I just post nothing?

Approach #2 has been winning lately.

I guess I’m caught up in that “who am I blogging for?” funk. Am I blogging for myself or others? I do use my archives fairly often to go back and find sites that have interested me. But I’ve also been using the search engines on blogger and weblogs.com a lot lately to find sites I remember reading about on other weblogs but didn’t blog myself.

I guess I’m too caught up with what others think about me through my weblog. I don’t want them to think I’m derrivative. I don’t want them to think I’m dull.

Recently, dicussing the birthday voicemail I left for her, Firda wrote:

“I still wish that everyone had gone wild when they called my voicemail number. Matt’s voicemail is my favourite so far. He practically did a variety show on the phone, which was hilarious! 🙂 It was really a surprise because Matt always sounds so serious on his sites and in his emails. This should fail the theory that you are your weblog.”

Nope. I really am my weblog. I am this dull in real life. I just don’t want you all to think so.

BTW – I hope that David of Stuffed Dog finishes programming Speller soon, because I had to use dictionary.com 3 times for this post. I’m a teribul speler.

1 response so far (Respond)


I’ve never thought that you’re dull, honest! If you were dull, you would’ve ended up like me. I’m not my weblog because I’m not always as cheerful as I always try to be in my posts. I’m just as dull as anyone could ever be.

Firda | 10 Apr 2000