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Web Log

I got an e-mail today from WordPress. It was urging me to make a new post, and one of its ideas was: “What change would you like your blog to make in the world? Start a blog post and tell us why you’re here.”

Really, I want to change the world, eh? ¬†Well, it would be great if I somehow inspired readers to be nicer to themselves and others, but with the¬†likelihood of that, I won’t press the point.

I remember the first blog I looked at, during and about the making of the TV cult hit “Firefly”.(How long ago was that?) ¬†I wasn’t captivated by it, though I totally dug the show. But that is where I learned that the word blog is short for web log. How many of you knew that?

My WordWeb (http://wordweb.info/free/ absolutely great tool)  defines a log as, among other things,

Noun: log  lóg

  1. A written record of messages sent or received
    “they¬†kept¬†a log of all¬†transmission¬†by the¬†radio¬†station“; “an¬†email¬†log”
  2. A written record of events on a voyage (of a ship or plane)

Now to me, this naturally translates into their definition of Blog:

Noun: blog  blóg

  1. A shared on-line journal where people can post daily entries about their personal experiences and hobbies
    postings¬†on a blog are¬†usually¬†in¬†chronological¬†order“;
    –¬†web log

So, no ¬†changing of the world here. You want that, you better check out someone else’s blog. Have at it, and have fun. But right here at “I’m not a complete idiot” you will be subjected to my random thoughts and possibly accounts of significant happenings in my life. We clear, WordPress?

Right.

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