The History of Blogging in a Peanote

Long winded attempts at clarifying business matters going on in the meeting room next door, I would angle my monitor away from any potential ambush as I began clicking away on all of my favorite links. What was Julie making Shawn for dinner? What does Chad think about Borneo? Will Bob ever make any sense?

Not to mention the half dozen or so other people who would be asking those questions, parking their browsers off to demonstrate their ability to reply in a meaningful, sarcastic or just plain “I’m here first!” kind of way. Countless minutes melded into hours and days and months turned nearly a year as we all blogged, commented, posted, dashboarded, journaled, and eventually began wordpressing. We’d discuss our blogs when we met in real life, the nuances, the latest posts, how someone had made a faux pas when trying to spell faux pas.

Then came the promotions at work and the new girlfriends and the general lack of interest on everyone’s part. I wasn’t the first to go, but I went. By the time I got back, nearly everyone else had disappeared as well. And those who were left were meager, shells of their former Archival glories, with comments lacking and posts sometimes months between. Universal Blogging, once as common as those Bed, Bath and Beyond 20% off coupons that show up twice daily in your mailbox, has become just another passing fad for the masses, left now only to those of us conceited and willing enough to take the time to type these words that will never be read.

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