:: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 ::

I've been a lazy blogger. I know that yesterday's sole link in the blog was a lame one, a link to a Daypop search of blogs and news sites about Rodney King. It was pretty tacky of me to perform a search engine data dump on these pages yesterday, thereby violating one of the supreme rules of blogging. With that sole hyperlink, I presented you with mounds of data, but no context, no framework for sorting through the information. My bad. I sowwy. As penance, I am now logged on to this site and waiting...waiting...waiting...

But seriously, lately it's occurred to me that I should ask myself the question this guy did: Why do I blog? It's a good question, and one to which I'm not certain I have an answer. Originally, the purpose was twofold: to explore the world of blogging for some articles I was writing, and to practice writing in a hyperlinked environment, since this is the direction journalism seems to be going. But my purposes for blogging seem to have morphed somewhat. Now, it seems to be more a work of performance art than anything else. Lately, as I prepare to blog, I find myself wondering: Do I feel the need to post something, even when I have nothing of worth to tell the world? Is it because I feel I have something to say, or felt I did at one time, and since I created a cyber-soapbox from which to utter forth my pronouncements, do I feel compelled to step atop it daily, even when I really don't have much to blog about? If a blog spews forth in an empty void of cyberspace, does it make a noise? Do I feel I have to include a hyperlink in every blogpost? What if I run out of cool sites to link to? Would I ever fall so far as to link to something like pop-up ads? (It's okay, you can click on that link. It won't take you to a pop-up ad -- honest! It won't!

Well, self-indulgent existential angst can only take a blogger so far in this world. (I knew I shouldn't have gone to that site.) What you really came here for was to find some cool links. So, here you go:

Slouching wider, hidden flagon. I'm more into Sara Lee than Bruce Lee, but who can resist the chance to make a movie? I know I can't. Thanks to I Know Where Bruce Lee LIves: the ultrainteractive KungFu remixer, even I can create a classic martial arts flick.

Speaking of angst... I think Aaron was getting a bit down on himself when he posted this. But the Scriptures he posted are great.

At least we aren't alone, Aaron. Now that Monday is behind us, I can bear to read these words about the first day of the week.

Dove Awards, Schmuv Awards. Last week, I posted about the Dove Awards. According to Daypop, only one other blogger cared enough to post about the awards. And they say Contemporary Christian music is overhyped. Not in blogdom, it ain't. Dove winner Michael W. Smith is mentioned in only one blog (according to Daypop), while Ozzy Osbourne, who has never won a Dove Award but has allegedly bitten the heads off of some doves, gets 10 hits. Go figure. Must be Ozzy's new MTV show.

:: Andrew 10:14 + ::

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