• SETH ABOUT TOWN 16.09.2010

    Welcome to SethBlogs. I’m your host and leading-Seth-expert, Seth.

    I am not embarrassed to admit – although you may be embarrassed to hear—that it only occurred to me now, as I prepare to set sail on this online journal, that the term “blog” sounds a lot like a (ship captain’s) “log.” Indeed, I’ve just checked with Wikipedia and it has politely confirmed that “blog” is short for “web log.”

    Who knew? (I’m guessing not more than 90% of the web-going population.)

    This news delights me because it’s a perfect justification for what I’d already planned to do: I intend to offer this blog as a log, not only for my current thoughts and adventures, but also for my previous ones, which I don’t think should be punished for their author’s delay in learning to blog them.

    And, for those who would object that blog entries should arrive fresh and topical to the internet, the following conversation can take place:

    WISE SETH: So how do you like my blog?

    CYNICAL CATHY: Um, your last entry seemed like it featured an event of more than ten years ago?

    SETH: Very observant: yes, my millennium party story is not particularly current.

    CATHY: Then why are you putting it on your blog today?

    SETH: Because I think it’s a good story.

    CATHY: But it’s out of date.

    SETH: Yes, well, when you find a shipwreck, and the attached captain’s log, are you going to care if the captain posted his log entries ten years after the events, or are you going to be glad just to have the log?

    CATHY: You make a good point. I could learn a lot from you.

    SETH: Yes, you could: I recommend SethBlogs.

    And we all read happily ever after.

    Posted by SethBlog @ 5:10 PM

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