|Saturday, March 15, 2003|
So, apparently, Baseball is 3000 years old. The Pharoah Plays Ball, he says. I knew there was something that felt ancient about it. There are the simple things about it, the things that feel old.
I knew the game was older than the trees, but I really just had no idea.
Like and Hating the Blog.
Lately, a few of the people with whom I blog, specifically, Robert, have talked about hating blogs. But, it's not in that way that says Blogs are Evil and must be done away with. Not at all, it's just lamenting the death of their companion sites in the process.
Let me go on a small tangent here for just a second. I like my blog. I really do. But I also have a website. If you haven't seen it, that's no big surprise. But check out Tom Bridge dot com if you want a real blast to the past. I try to keep it up to date, but fail. Eventually, since all that website is is a link to the deep past, my resume, my writing from ancient times, it isn't of great importance. Likely, I will eventually merge the musings from kracq.net into my blog here.
My website is little more than repository for Old Things. My digital shoebox. Much as my .Mac address is good for storing my photos.
My blog, however, is like the Read Me file for Tom Bridge. You get a lot out of my resumes, you can tell a lot about who I am and what I've done, but to get the real details, you need to read this. Blogs are about identity. Resumes aren't who you are, they're snapshots, and even black and white deeply out of focus grainy snapshots at that. Blogs, however, are about what's important to you, what you're doing, what you care about, and that's what's cool about them. It's why I don't care if my employer reads my blog. They would see what it is that I am passionate about. For me, it's baseball, technology, family and friends, as well as some other goofiness.
That's why I like my blog, it gives outside insight into who I am, what I'm up to, what I believe in, and how I handle things. It allows for perspective, instead of a black and white grainy snap.