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BLOGS: Dilbert’s creator on blogging

Scott Adams wrote this in his newsletter:

People who are trying to decide whether to create a blog or not go through a thought process much like this:

  1. The world sure needs more of ME.
  2. Maybe I’ll shout more often so that people nearby can experience the joy of knowing my thoughts.
  3. No, wait, shouting looks too crazy.
  4. I know – I’ll write down my daily thoughts and badger people to read them.
  5. If only there was a description for this process that doesn’t involve the words egomaniac or unnecessary.
  6. What? It’s called a blog? I’m there!

The blogger’s philosophy goes something like this:

Everything that I think about is more fascinating than the crap in your head.

The beauty of blogging, as compared to writing a book, is that no editor will be interfering with my random spelling and grammar, my complete disregard for the facts, and my wandering sentences that seem to go on and on and never end so that you feel like you need to take a breath and clear your head before you can even consider making it to the end of the sentence that probably didn’t need to be written anyhoo.

The Dilbert blog is here

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Sounds like Scott has been reading this blog of yours Matthew. The good thing is in the future people will be able to read your thoughts if it could possibly matter to them. People looking for those old time Liberal thoughts before the Democratic Party slipped from number 2. I blame Howard Dean for making the Democrats become so left wing. Remember, he became powerful by using the internet. At least your Great, Great, Great Grandchildren might want to read THCB.

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//my complete disregard for the facts//
From what I can tell, journalists, “professional” authors, attorneys, government bureaucrats, etc. don’t seem to hold facts in high regard, either. When little niceties like facts and truth become important in the professional arena again, then maybe someone will be in a position to talk down to bloggers.