2007-10-10

Remember the Blogs

Wow! Can you believe it's been over three years since the first Try Avoidance post went online? There was some really interesting stuff being written back then. This was followed by a slew of other blogs coming on the scene. Let's give 'em the rundown.

The things the world is ill equipped to know...

JohnAnthony gives blogging a shot. He had some original stuff out there. He was known for his either excessively long or excessively short blog posts. It was a good run while it lasted (there were only five months that contained entries). The final stand was on Friday, July 22, 2005. Apparently, Johnny became too busy writing his short story to write any more blog posts. Shame.

For the Goodness of Sakes!

Auntie Lori's blog. This blog was a trip. Some of these posts were really out there (pay special attention to the comments this solicited). You can definitely say that it got you inside the mind of this interesting woman. Auntie Lori's tenure was even shorter than JohnnyA's. Her entire blogging life is contained on the home page. She never even made it to page 2. Sad.

The Doctor Is IN

A fascinating look inside the mind of a child who lists their interests as "Running Talking Crying Whining Opining Sleeping." Seeing things from his perspective was quite enlightening (or is it endarkening?). I can't even begin to describe how excited I was to hit this site this morning and see that there was a new post (if February, eight months ago, counts as new). Good effort. My only issue here was that I always assumed that Lori was perhaps a little too hands-on with The Doctor Is IN. That last post, in the third person, just confirmed it for me. Disappointing.

anything abstract

This is a blog that lived up to its name. The author, dubbed TK, took us on a wild ride of abstraction and poetry, with a short detour to try to convince us to buy tamales. I quickly made this blog my marketing showcase. I would litter the comments (really a must read) of each and every post with relevant lyrics from obscure The Moon Is No More songs. Evidently an acorns fall caused TK to fall off the map, never to be heard from again. So the question remains unanswered, "did the acorn fall before or after you got married?" Farewell.

THEREFORE HOWEVER...

Perhaps my favorite of them all. I would link to a specific post ... but there’s simply no destination ... but ... Dallas.

12 comments:

Jeremy said...

No disrespect to the Eyes Like Static guys. Obviously, they got Joshua going in the first place. Your consistency excludes you from this snapshot.

Jeremy said...

Wow! I just realized that I've completely pushed Joshua posts off the home page. The last Joshua entry was May 12th. Here's the proof.

Brock said...

Respectful exclusion, I enjoy you.

Joshua Provost said...

I'm surprised you could still find any of those. Good times harrassing TK.

Jeremy said...

The key to finding the blogs is that Auntie Lori still links to all of them.

Jeremy said...

I also posted a new comment on the latest post of each of those blogs (except for Carl's, of course) with a link to this article. Hopefully that will get things going again.

Mrs. G said...

as a matter of fact, i'm in the process of updating my blog and was deleting the old stuff. now that i am an elementary school computer lab teacher i have been devoting my time to bringing kindergarteners up to speed on the use of computers while their parents are trying to stop them. by the way, you can go see what i am doing by going to wherecowsfly.com and checking out the new computer lab website i've been making for my students.

Joshua Provost said...

This comment is screaming to be deleted on account of our "no shameless plugs" policy.

tk said...

must say that was a wonderful recap Jeremy. much has changed in my life in the land where mapmakers do not venture. I'm about to undergo an exciting new venture in the upcoming months (see my blog for details). Think good thoughts for me as it will be very difficult.

Jeremy said...

Hi TK. Good to know you're still alive. Am I missing something? I see nothing new on your blog.

tk said...

try it now... :)

lindsey said...

Haha...even though this was written 2 years ago it just made me laugh. This is the good stuff you find when cleaning out your internet "favorites" section...