What to write and Plinky

What to write on a blog. Its not like my life provides a lot of entertainment, at least not what others would want to read. However, you are reading this, aren't you?

So as I was perusing Blogger Buzz, when I came across this web site Plinky. This site is a service that will zap you with inspiration and get you writing on your blog! Mr. Shakespeare watch out!

Its interesting to see that we have a site to blog about our lives or interests and yet we've got to have another web site to give us inspiration. I suppose we all find inspiration from somewhere, so that's not new. There's a whole self-help section for inspiration. It seems odd. I guess what's the revenue stream? Ads?

Basically, I feel like we're writing a lot of crap, have tools to help inspire us to write more crap. And for what? Is some future archeologist going to unearth our blogs and really understand what was happening in our lives?

I suppose eventually someone will write something really worthwhile, so perhaps its worth it.

And me? Did I use Plinky? No, but it did get me writing on my blog. At least for this crappy entry.

P.S. This entry allowed me to use my favorite word multiple times. That word? crap


Ginny said...

It would be hard to excavate digital data! But historians and other anthropologists just may find it priceless. Our understanding of ancient Egypt and our belief that slaves built them dramatically shifted by te discovery of writings from the very free pyramid builders . .. so you never now!

But I agree, blogging is weird and perhaps unnatural. On the other hand, they do help us keep track of each other - and thanks for the tip about Plinky. I need all the help I can get! :)

Mark in DE said...

Blogs are a form of community. Whether urban or country, readers can commune with others who have similar thoughts, experiences, and feelings.

I have little thought that future archaeologists will unearth anything 'noteworthy' from blogs, but they seem to be the digital form of diaries. Diaries have been used to fill in the blanks in history from time to time, as well as used for films and literature.