Sunday, April 22, 2007

Who would have thought I'd be at this two years later?

Looking over my archives, I'm amazed to see that I started this blog over two years ago. At that time everybody had a blog, it seemed, and I didn't want to be left out.

At the same time, I didn't really find very many blogs very interesting because they were so pointedly personal. They really were web logs, literally logging whatever the blogger had done that day. Today I got up and watched SNL from last night and then had a shower...

So I decided to make my blog more about thoughts I had that seemed a bit nutty if I brought them up in conversation, but somehow seemed dignified by prose. You can't just walk up to someone and say, hey, guess how I get rid of weeds! I redefine them! But somehow in the blog it sounds sort of funny, I think.

One of my favourite parts about blogging is that every once in a while people actually seem to have read what I've written. One reader told me it changed her mind about blogs in general which was a very nice compliment. Another told me she didn't get her schoolwork done one night because she went on my web site looking for research material and ended up reading the blog instead. I'm still not sure how to feel about that.

I've also been fascinated by which entries have garnered the most comments. Religion seems to get people talking -- and I heard a fair bit about my critique of Jesus take the Wheel. One of the few highly negative reactions I got, though not posted, came after my post about the war in Afghanistan -- which is understandable. And for some reason the issue of gendered bathrooms sparked a fair bit of debate. So the blog lets me keep up on the state of the culture, too, I guess.

So for those of you who have been loyal readers or who would like to be, keep reading when you can, and I'll write when I have a thought. And keep the comments coming. And tell your friends.

And we'll see where we are in a couple of years.


Jess said...

Wow! Its been two years?!

......that went by fast!

Jenn said...

What was the word I used to describe your blog?... "Dangerous"... that's it! Its just one of the wonderful blog's that makes me laugh, even when the topics are slightly negative. It wouldn't have interfered with the homework so much if I didn't feel the need to catch up and read all the old blogs ... from 2 years ago... but I did and I got my work done, just 1 day later :)

Steph said...

You have a post on here about gendered bathrooms? I'm gonna have to find that.... I'm intruiged.

Jehy said...

I like the new wallpaper.