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
, 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.