Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Blog is bloggier the second time around

I was poking around the Pisay 98 blog the other day, looking at people's profiles (in lieu of doing actual work here at the office), and I noticed something odd: my blogger profile number is 231422.

This was pretty unremarkable until I poked around some more and realized that most of the other bloggers' profile numbers already had seven digits; in fact, of all the other contributors to the Pisay 98 blog, only Alekos' profile number had six digits, and that was because he started blogging a couple of years ago at the behest of his (then) girlfriend.

Mark and Nikki, who are most responsible for kindling this blogging trend, have profile numbers of 1858263 and 3417346. Pat, the latest member of the Pisay 98 blog, clocks in at 4397285.

It goes to show, among other things, how blogging has exploded in the global Internet community. I remember when I signed up for an account, there was something like 20 Filipino bloggers, and pretty much everybody knew everybody. I signed up for that blogger account just to take a look at Pyra's CMS interface. It was kinda clunky, and it pretty much sucks (still sucks today, but not as much), and I decided to create a blogging script for my own blogging needs.

Today, about 5 years later, that's what I actually do for a living. Meanwhile, millions of others have discovered the joys of blogging, and a great many of them Pinoys, too, so much so that now it's no longer possible to know everybody. And I'm blogging again, and I'm even using blogger.

I guess it just doesn't feel right for me not to have a blog. I won't be putting as much effort into this as my old website, and I doubt it'd be nearly as popular. (And by popular, I mean waking up one morning to discover that some metrosexual congressman and his ultra-hot showbiz wife have started hanging out at your blog.)

See, back then, I was this UPLB student who ate pancit canton every day and had so much time on his hands that he went online to pretend to be a true Bohemian revolutionary who wrote about beauty, freedom, truth, and love...

Today, I'm a jaded web monkey who sits in front of the computer all day, and thinks all the Moulin Rouge references in the previous paragraph is lame, and maybe a little gay (not that there's anything wrong with that).

But I guess it's better than nothing. I'll be posting whatever stuff, old writings, maybe excess Gmail invites, the obligatory Linux desktop screenshot, and lots and lots of links to stuff I care about. Vee shall cee.


u-huh-huh... u-huh-huh... monkey... u-huh-huh...


So that is why your website had an address of pancitcanton. And you have not updated it. I guess I'm really loyal to which sites I always check, even blogs.

Gee, whiz, to have the PC in front of you all day. Do I know the feeling when there's not much workload? It's ultimately boring.


uy, maligayang pagbabalik! :D


hey,this blog is as funny and intelligent as the pancitcanton,don't worry.

keep writing, you're doing it really well :)

the girl who sent you a friendster message this morning


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