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Wed, Feb 15 2006

Popular Blogs

If Stuart Luman is correct about the most-linked-to-50 blogs being some sort of popularity contest I will assume that most people consider this to be some sort of high school stage of blogging. I read the descriptions of the list, which including the likes of Michelle Malkin, Dooce and Weebl's Stuff News. I'd never heard of that last one, but they've probably never heard of Write Lightning either, so we're probably even. I often hear certain bloggers refer to this or that blog being part of the "A" list—whatever that means. I think of quality rather than popularity, but maybe that's because I'm remembering something about the whole idea of popularity and how it can change.

Popularity isn't something one gives much weight to after one's high school days. I'm thinking back to my own high school years, in which popular people had trendy clothes, often drank to excess, cruised the streets in whatever the hot car of the moment was and yearned to be prom queen or king. Their popularity never seemed to have anyhing to do with life outside the world of school and, while I do hope they've all had great success in life I know that many others who were not considered part of the popular crowd have made the world a better place. I'm not disrespecting the popular blogs of the online world. Again, I wish them great success. I'm just thinking that if the metaphor holds up we can rest assured that in a few short years we're going to see some real gems from the other millions of bloggers out there who may soon be changing their corner of the world in ways the popular bloggers haven't thought of yet.

A tip of the very popular Stetson goes to Wired for the link.

posted at: 11:07 | category: /Writing Life | link to this entry

Think Pink—and Fuzzy

I got out of bed thinking the day was going to be full of serious topics and heavy discussion. The news is full of all that, but I also happened by the Fire Ant Gazette and got an eyeful of Saddam Hussein in a pink bunny suit. And would that pink be the Cameo Pink of the 2006 Spring Palette (PDF) presented by Pantone? Who knew we had a blogger among us with haute couture expertise? I can't wait to see images of Mr. H. in Lily Green overalls. Will he complete the ensemble with creamy French Vanilla accessories or go straight for some dishy Melon trouser socks?

Thanks, Eric. I needed that laugh this morning more than I can say.

posted at: 08:35 | category: /Playing | link to this entry

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