I created my first blog, Funk University, about one month ago. Strange as it may seem, I really do not remember why I decided to do so. Blogs have never been popular reading for me. I only regularly read one blog, Paul Krugman’s Conscience of a Liberal in the New York Times. He seems to be one of the very few intelligent economic voices out there. I like to follow him so as not to get dumbed down by the likes of so many of the clueless. He can also be quite funny. Further, he suffers no fools nor other Nobel laureates.
Since Funk U was to be a new thing for me, I decided to do a little research on what blogging really is or, at least, is supposed to be. In the process of trying to make that determination, I stumbled upon a an eye-opening number. I discovered that 115,000,000 blogs had already been created. I was at once dumbfounded by all of the reading material/opinions/photos/stories that I have, apparently, been missing. Then again, I am certain that I have missed more than 99.99% of all books written – even though I am equally certain that I have read more books than 99.99% of the average roomfull of book editors.
While I continue to blog away (about one post every other day), I continue to look for that second blog that will truly interest me. Further, I will consider my blogging a success if I find at least one person who continually finds what I have to say interesting enough to return regularly.
Ok, maybe more than one person. I think I’m past that.