Mon 5 Dec 2005
This weekend my increasingly bad conscience about taking up space in virtual reality with yet-another-uninspired-waste-of-time-blog-on-nothing-at-all was considerably hurt by several more or less direct attacks. Friday, I acted as a test animal in a pilot course (proof: http://www.23hq.com/mygdal/socialsquare) for corporate blog writing held by Blog Square, also known as Thomas http://www.bootstrapping.net/ and Trine-Maria http://www.hovedetpaabloggen.dk/. Obviously, we discussed good blogging and I got several implicit jabs by relating everything said on engaging blogging to Bigmother. Saturday, I was out for a stroll with two old buddies when one of them said that he had just directed journalists toward ‘his friend’s interesting blog on surveillance’. Only afterwards he consulted Bigmother.dk to see – to his professional shame – that Bigmother had morphed into my personal poster point for everyday stuff.
I admit that the original idea of a bunch of tech-savvies writing on surveillance issues from different points of view has faded away without any focused replacement. But to eat some of the medicine of the blog course, I’ll be totally honest with you: I’m simply in-between ideas. The bigmother angle ran dry on me (due to my illness among other bad excuses) and I haven’t gained strength to come up with a new. Sorry returning reader. I’ll be back. Meanwhile you’re welcome to follow my ongoing struggles to earn any claim-for-fame. But I understand if you don’t bother.