Tuesday, August 22, 2006

We have blog-off

We have blog-off Tuesday 1st August 21.00 (a bit late with this posting sorry Dave) all I need is words now.

I am now the proud owner of a newborn blog. This isn't special in itself, as I believe a community the size of Western Europe has already beaten me to this activity, and has written on topics as obscure and bizarre as sparrow porn, reusable bullets and Ron Atkinson's next career move.

For anyone who is unaware, 'blog' is short for 'web log', deriving from the latest fashion where you take the last letter of the first word, and combine it with the first three letters of the next word to create the abbreviation. Hopefully, expressions like 'wrist watch' can be spared the same treatment.

But there is a special kind of powerful thrill of being able to write whatever and add whatever to the www. I doubt I will be more useful or entertaining than anyone else, but I will wait and see.
I frankly haven't a clue what I will write about right now.

As I sit here at my PC, on this hot evening, my sole inspiration is the sound of some local youths laughing hysterically on the street outside.

They are not riding their bikes, or playing Top Trumps - indeed, I believe they're filling the fuel tank of an abandoned moped with fizzy pop. That is playtime in AL9, and it sounds like a hoot.

I blame the absence of the World Cup. Were this sporting spectacle still on, they would be safely indoors, watching a festival of violence, cheating, thespian exceesses, big hair and step-overs.

If I see the same lads tomorrow, I might encourage them to start a blog themselves.

Not for the last time, I am running out of things to say, and will sign off for the evening. It's nice to be here.


At Tuesday, August 22, 2006 12:13:00 pm, Blogger David Brewer said...

Hi Colin,

It would be great if some of the local youngsters started blogging.

I am sure many do, although MySpace seems to be the online meeting place of the moment.


At Saturday, September 09, 2006 8:57:00 am, Blogger Abbot said...

So is a Blog a more secure place than a forum. Or is the Blog not so interesting so it gets less hits??

At Saturday, September 09, 2006 11:22:00 am, Blogger David Brewer said...

Hi Abbot,

I think the loop-hole with the forum is the IM system. However, I think there is a way of making that more secure.



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