I’m new here.

September 29, 2012
Fred

I guess that’s pretty obvious to seasoned blog readers. I have been told by my ever-so-helpful daughter that the first thing people do in “blog reading” (soon to be either an Olympic sport or Emmy category) is to read the “About” page. The next thing they do is to look at the archives – and there’s the rub. (Does anyone but Shakespearean actors say that anymore?).

I see you just got back from looking at the archives.

I know, pretty sad. I’ve seen bloggers that have archives back to 1967 when they were writing a column in their high school paper. According to Wikipedia (and who else would know better) the whole blog thing started in 1993…or ’94 or ’95 or ’96 or ’97. Without going through the whole blog history or giving credit to the scores of basement dwelling programmers who started this, let’s just say,

I’m new here.

I was thinking of getting one of those cute animations of a guy digging a hole under a sign that says “Under Construction”. Then I found out that it would involve a widget…I think.

My wife made the astute observation that if I wrote more there would actually BE an archive. Sometimes the obvious escapes me.

Here I am, attempting to crash into a new media.

My old medias have gotten stale.

Radio? Yammering talk shows and music you can easily steal off the internet. TV? Did you see the Emmy Awards recently? They gave a giant hood ornament in the category of Reality Show Host. REALLY? For saying “The tribe (group, judges, tasters, audience) has spoken”? How about recording? Every kid has a complete recording studio in his laptop. Cable TV? Is there any more hated industry in the country?

So here we are, in that swirling electronic soup called social media. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Chatter, Google+, Hi5, IRC, LinkedIn, Mixi, MySpace, Netlog, Ning, Orkut, Plaxo,Tagged, XING, Yammer…well, I don’t know about that Ning thingy.

Anyway, I guess the point to this entry is that after running around plastering “Look At My Blog” signs all over the web neighborhood. I see a few of you have peeked in. I admit I’m still just pounding out these messages in my attempt to recruit EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN THE WORLD TO BE A VIDEALOGIST. (I’ll get into that Videology thing later)

Sorry about yelling…

So this little rant will also warn inform you that we may go off target like that loopy Social Studies teacher you had in 10th grade. I will probably throw some recipes, music, and dog training tricks –  because man does not live by gigabytes alone…sometimes he just wants a steak.

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