Saturday, May 10, 2008

The Beginning...

So this is an attempt to convey my thoughts on random subjects. Sometimes it will be funny (at least I'll think so), sometimes it will be serious (hey, you never know), but hopefully it will put things out there that you have thought about before, as a twenty-something or a future/former twenty-something (cause this is a family blog, ya know?).

I would love your feedback, comments, agreements, criticisms, everything. This is basically a free ticket into the mind of Bobby. Dangerous, but for the betterment of mankind.

I thought it would be beneficial to all of you who didn't grow up with the blog network or for those who still live in a hunter/gatherer society to clue you in on the origination of blogs. Blogs started back in the early 1600's as a way of passing news to many families in many different regions. There was no primitive mail system, just blogs. A family would gather many sheets of paper and copy life and family news (much like present-day Christmas cards) onto each sheet of paper. As each sheet was finished it would be attached to the foot of a pigeon (or a similar bird native to that land) and sent out to the various destinations. These letters, or "logs", being distributed by birds brought on the name "bird-logs", which was of course later shortened to what we know now...."blogs".




Ok, so that's not really how they started but it seems like a pretty good guess. See ya next time...

10 comments:

becca harris said...

i've heard that blog story before, but it was "bear-logs." The danger of it all is why blogs took so long to catch on. bird or bear, there has got to be some truth to it...

Anonymous said...

O...dear ... I though blogging was only cool for people who are under 30 :-)... I see your generation is catching on ... :-)

-Christal

Amanda Butts said...

I've known you for a little over two years, I know your sarcasm and I know your humor...yet I still believed that story. Well done, friend, well done.

Anonymous said...

with all the enthusiasm and sincerity of Buddy, i most whole heartedly approve.

mo

Spinney said...

Oh the time I will waste reading your blog. Already hilarious!

elizabeth said...

Now we just need Benton to start a blog and Mom can follow all of us. Just be careful what you post...you know Mom is going to believe every word.

Anonymous said...

I will not believe any of it - thank you very much. I have known Bobby all his life. The truth is not in him. Just to let you know - at least you never had to endure the family round robin letter. A true adventure. Mom

stacy colvin said...

As I read your first entry, I felt as though I was in the midst of a Balderdash game as someone was reading aloud the definition of "blog". Therefore, I will never choose to play against you in said game. You are persuasive and often full of crap.

Tricia said...

A free ticket into the mind of Bobby? This should be interesting. ;)

Anonymous said...

Bobby Austin is blogging. Which leads me to wonder...did Alf blog??? Could his fingers actually type? Would he write, "Hey Willy I ate the cat!"?