Qualified Condition

January 28, 2009

Blue Skies and Blogs

Filed under: Uncategorized — qualifiedcondition @ 5:59 pm

Not long after I started this blog I realized that blogging is a glorified version of social networking.  I have come across friends that I don’t get to see all that often, and I have cultivated other friendships that were previously fancy acquaintances.  I’d like to think that blogging as social networking (does that phrase make anyone else want to die a little?) is superior to the ego projection nonsense that happens on facebook and I am always encouraged by the creativity, humor and intelligence that people are tossing into the internets.  (Side note, I always have to spell check “intelligence,” is that bad?)  I have long been hesitant to list people in the “blog roll” for fear of opening up a werid myspace “Top 8” How come you didn’t list my blog in your blah blah blah…”

Nevertheless, I have listed some blogs over there that I love reading, and more importantly I love the writers.  And if you hunt around you will find the song that is generally stuck in my head all the time these days.  It’s pretty, it’s homemade, it’s heartfelt, and it hints at a lot of my own feelings these days.

Taken from the Onion

Image taken from the Onion.



  1. Aw shucks, I made your blogroll. Makes me wish I had a blogroll, but I’m afraid that being on my list would be like the kiss of death.

    I agree with you, blogs are 100x better than Facebook, etc. Although you can’t get “little green patch” invitations over a blog, nor can you easily pay real earth money for a 20×30 pixel image you can “give” somebody to “put” on their “page,” so there are some advantages to Facebook.

    Comment by Lazlo — January 28, 2009 @ 7:44 pm

  2. and yes, the phrase social networking does make me die a little….

    Comment by Jen Graham — January 29, 2009 @ 8:46 am

  3. Thanks for the shout-out (roll-out?). Funny to read this entry right after reading this one: http://opentrench.blogspot.com/2009/01/is-facebook-killing-blogs.html

    Comment by Cheryl — January 31, 2009 @ 12:26 am

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