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August 04, 2003

Silent but Deadly

It wasn't until Chris's recent posting to my comments system that I realised his blog was once more up and running.

Anyway, having just spent a truly beautiful week off, I can completely understand what's been keeping him going recently. And how silly struggles at work are such a powerful metaphor.

In some ways this post reminded me of my early days of involvement in the blog world. (Or indeed Usenet if we go back to the spam-free days of Demon and DOS) Reading posts on certain blogs that so beautifully summed up the intimate thoughts I assumed made me alone, a stranger in this world. Emotional, not intellectual, interconnectedness.

This is why I blog. Not to change the world. Not to expound my theories on the world of media. Not because I'm a frustrated journalist. Not to air my contact book or hectic social schedule. It's to (hopefully) put back in what I take out.

Anyway, my little corner of pseudo-East London will do mighty fine, but I still feel like I can't wait for retirement. Sitting at home, thinking, reading, writing and spending time chatting and larking about with my lovely lady - it'll suit me just fine thank you.

I promise I'll write about it while it's happening.

Posted by Tom Dolan at August 4, 2003 02:51 PM

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