Online diarrhea

I learnt something at work today. The ink from the inkpad for the Pocahontas rubber stamp is very difficult to wash off. I now have two smudged Pocahontas tattoos on both feet, it’s gonna take several showers before it’s washed off completely.

Life could be worse though. There could be another newspaper article in the morning that calls this an ‘online diary’. I can’t imagine how anyone could possibly think this an online diary.


The original Sarong Party Girl

iTunes party shuffle is playing a copy of: While My Guitar Gently Weeps – The Beatles – 1967-1970 Disc 2, of which I have the original CD and therefore didn’t steal music
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25 thoughts on “Online diarrhea”

  1. So if a blog isn’t an online diary, then what is it? I mean, how would you explain the function of a blog to a non-internet-using person. If it’s a place wherein you record your thoughts and observations and reflect on things that happen to you or in the world around you, then it really is a diary. Is it really all that insulting to call a blog an ‘online diary’? Both Anne Frank and Che Guevera wrote diaries…

  2. So if a blog isn’t an online diary, then what is it? I mean, how would you explain the function of a blog to a non-internet-using person. If it’s a place wherein you record your thoughts and observations and reflect on things that happen to you or in the world around you, then it really is a diary. Is it really all that insulting to call a blog an ‘online diary’? Both Anne Frank and Che Guevera wrote diaries…

  3. The description may fit the ‘essence’ of a blog, but fails spectacularly in differentiating blogs from their private, paper cousins.

    A blog has social and communal aspects which make it very different and are in fact the drivers of its success. Calling a blog a diary is like calling the concorde a bird. Yeah, they both fly, but there is something quite different about a concorde.

  4. The description may fit the ‘essence’ of a blog, but fails spectacularly in differentiating blogs from their private, paper cousins.

    A blog has social and communal aspects which make it very different and are in fact the drivers of its success. Calling a blog a diary is like calling the concorde a bird. Yeah, they both fly, but there is something quite different about a concorde.

  5. It may be hard to think that a blog is not a ‘diary’ to most. But I see quite a big difference there, like dead log diaries are usually kept secret while blogs are usually public.

  6. It may be hard to think that a blog is not a ‘diary’ to most. But I see quite a big difference there, like dead log diaries are usually kept secret while blogs are usually public.

  7. “How and why were you playing with Pocahontas stamps????”
    my guess: most probably some kiddie comes visiting with Pocahontas stamps. so when they spotted mr miyagi lounging, relaxing on the couch or something, they need to stamp his feet to ensure that they mark their territory to signal to other kiddies in the vicinity that this uncle is taken…. 😛

    all the best!!

    cheerio,
    yl.

  8. “How and why were you playing with Pocahontas stamps????”
    my guess: most probably some kiddie comes visiting with Pocahontas stamps. so when they spotted mr miyagi lounging, relaxing on the couch or something, they need to stamp his feet to ensure that they mark their territory to signal to other kiddies in the vicinity that this uncle is taken…. 😛

    all the best!!

    cheerio,
    yl.

  9. I see your point, benedict arnold. But how would a blogger go about explaining what ‘blog’ means to somebody who has poor knowledge of the internet? Even after factoring the ‘social and communal’ aspects, the layperson will probably still think of a blog as a web-diary.

    Like someone who hasn’t seen the concorde before will probably imagine a giant bird with people sitting on it’s back. (*ca-caw*)

  10. I see your point, benedict arnold. But how would a blogger go about explaining what ‘blog’ means to somebody who has poor knowledge of the internet? Even after factoring the ‘social and communal’ aspects, the layperson will probably still think of a blog as a web-diary.

    Like someone who hasn’t seen the concorde before will probably imagine a giant bird with people sitting on it’s back. (*ca-caw*)

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