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August 04, 2002

BlogTree musings (revised)

Kind of wierd looking at who your blog siblings are on BlogTree.com.

I find myself wishing I could change my parents so my siblings were the blogs I read. Apologies Euan, NTK and b3ta.

I think I may be an unusual blogger though - I read very few blogs before I started doing this. It's nearly all down to Euan's persuasion. So I wonder whether blogtree should be around nature or nurture?

Those three are my genetic parents, but I'm also hugely influenced by (may come back and put the links in later) Meg not.so.soft, Tom plasticbag.org, Vaughan whereveryouare.com, Matt blackbeltjones.com. And *mainly* by Usenet, Matt Locke and a huge number of discussions I've had with interesting people both on and offline, and on and off the subject.

Is the blog a representation of me? Or is it being pseudo-physical? Do I have to declare an unhealthy interest in the two leads in Dressing For Breakfast?

Posted by Tom Dolan at August 4, 2002 11:52 AM

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Wouldn't your syblings just become your blogroll if they were the blogs you read? What I found interesting about Blogroots was seeing who had been influenced by the same people as me.

Posted by: Euan at August 4, 2002 07:58 PM

There's an interesting discussion on Blogtree at Blogroots

Posted by: Euan at August 4, 2002 08:56 PM

Oh I completely agree. But I thought it was really odd that there was this strange instinct in me - if felt like being about 6 or 7 years old - where I wanted to have my friends as my siblings. I'm sure my real parents were equally hacked off that I was so seduced by the glamour of Robert Roche's parents or the technology-filled house of James Burgess....

Posted by: Tom at August 5, 2002 06:30 AM

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