Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Why are first blog posts always so lame?

Hey everyone I've got a blog... and the world sighs collectively as yet another muppet with nothing to say enters the giddy realms of blogging. Well, this isn't my first ever blog post. I've been a contributor to other blogs, run my own typepad blog etc. I just wanted somewhere to write.

So why a blog? Why indeed? I think I'll let one of the 21st Century's few genuine geniuses answer that. Step forward Mr Scott Adams:

When I see news stories about people all over the world who are experiencing hardships, I worry about them, and I rack my brain wondering how I can make a difference. So I decided to start my own blog. That way I won't have time to think about other people.

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.

If that doesn't inspire you to read my blog, I don't know what will. You can find the Dilbert Blog at

So there you go. One post in and I'm passing off someone else's creativity to entertain people. Welcome to Pantperthog!


  1. Anonymous10/8/06 12:54

    Firsts posts are also lame because they don't have a second to support it.

  2. Anonymous10/8/06 13:33

    Well, for a first blog, I think it was rather entertaining, but then I'm no expert on blogs. That said, feel rather inspired to start my own (now look what you've done)
    watch this space, well, not this one obviously because it's Jon, so, just find a space and watch it.

  3. Yes.... I rather think I will start my own now, too. Quite what I will find to say that`s interesting though, I have no idea... Jon always was the witty one of the outfit....