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jul 12
2008

Calacanis Quits Blogging

Calacanis quit blogging too. The internet is eating itself.

5 comments

p.s. I added back the definition of the word that inspired this site (on the right).

posted by Rex at 11:56 AM on July 12, 2008

I've never understood the idea of quiting blogging. I could never give up my blog. I might post less or in different styles but having been writing something there almost every day since 2001 (bar a brief hiatus in 2002) it doesn't feel like something that can end.

I wonder sometimes if I did stop posting if it would just carry on writing itself. I suppose it depends what you consider a blog to be for or about. That's not something I've ever really considered, possibly because the answer would scare the hell out of me.

posted by Stu at 7:21 PM on July 12, 2008

See also, from Matthew Ingram: Jason's long goodbye: Give me a break

posted by Rex at 9:13 PM on July 12, 2008

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posted by Eric at 6:06 PM on July 14, 2008

Love it.

And in a sense, all the "fake blogs" are sorta that.

Also, someone (don't remember where) recently proposed something sorta similar on Tumblr -- a machine that would reblog other people's stuff, which would then lead to you getting more followers.

posted by Rex at 6:43 PM on July 14, 2008




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