Start Tuesday, November 4, 2008

In the past I've kept blogs for very targeted purposes. Writing about specific vacations or commenting on sports are a few of the things I've focused on with very limited success. I've never kept a general blog where I post whatever crap seems to interest me at the moment. On this day in particular there seems to be a sense of renewal, as if we are on the verge of some large scale societal paradigm shift. I can't think of a better time to start a blog of nonsense than in the shadow of such an event.

There is another reason for this whole thing, though. I have a friend who is constantly in need of attention. It got to the point recently where the she was openly soliciting comments from myself and others on her blog. While we regularly email, I felt bad that she had to resort to such measures for additional personal validation so I setup an account here that I can use to give her the appreciation she so craves. I figured I could annoy her and her friends and family with stupid, in-joke comments that only myself and some random kid I knew when I was twelve would find funny. Then I realized that by taking the opportunity to start one of these I could reach a much broader audience for that kind of nonsense.

Of course by calling out my friend for her attention whoring ways in this, my first post, is probably my own sad call for acknowledgement. At some level that's probably the nature of anyone who writes one of these so I should probably take it easy on my poor friend. Sorry B. I guess I needed to walk a mile in your shoes to completely understand.


Ty'sMommy said...

Yes, yes, it is true, I am a big ol' attention whore. went along for the ride, so what does that make you?

I'm Just a Girl said...'s your first post and I'm already annoyed. ;) And yes...Ty's Mommy (My MEF)needs a lot of attention...not as much as I do though...

Tom W. said...

I like the idea of being your attention john, TM. :D

IJAG, your friend here will tell you that I can be kind of irritating. Sorry about that.