Wednesday, May 16, 2007

A New, Improved, Better, Bigger (Hey! I found the 'make things huge' button!), Smarter, Bloggier, More Focused, Cooler, Devoteder, Badder Grammarer, More Commiteder Blogger/

I have decided to blog more often. (Can I use the word 'blog' like that? It's a verb as well, right? Like 'facebook'. I'm gonna 'facebook' you. I 'facebook'. You 'facebook'. We 'facebook'. He 'facebooks'. She 'facebooks'. They are 'facebooking'. I'll 'facebook' you later, hotstuff. Right? Guys? Can I get another coffee over here? Thanks.)

~

(I just had a soy latte.)

Yes. So. I have made several important and life-altering realisations about blogging which have inspired me to write more often. Here they are, in no particular order:

1) Blog entries can be short.
2)

(Wait...if they are in no particular order, why am I numbering them like that? I'll try that again.)

-ahem-

My Realisations, in no particular order:

5) Blog entries don't have to be funny. They can be smart, informative, poignant, or have naked pictures in them.

3) Blog entries can be short. That takes away some of the pressure.

23) Blogs don't have to involve cats.

7) I have two cats. They wrestle and eat plastic.

2) Sometimes, you can write a blog entry about nothing at all.

I'm going to take these important lessons to heart and end this post here, with no apology for brevity, catfilledness, humorlessness or lack of substance.*

K.
*Sorry.

34 Comments:

Blogger BethyNYC said...

Yay you for discovering the joy of saying nothing on your blog!

My cat eats plastic too. I've been trying to break him of the habit, but after 10 years he still does it.

10:51 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

Yes! God, livejournal sold itself to SixApart on the strength of its solid userbase that's been blogging about nothing for years! You, too, can add your voice to the noise.

Not that cats are nothing; I tend to blog about my kids or more recently about how I'm never going to finish this project omg. (And thanks so much for providing a distraction, just at this moment when I need it the most. :D)

And as a linguist - yes, 'blog' is so totally a verb! You get almost as many google hits for 'blogging' as you do for 'blog', so, yes. Blog on!

10:58 AM  
Blogger Namiko said...

5) Blog entries don't have to be funny. They can be smart, informative, poignant, or have naked pictures in them.

I think your brother cornered the market on having naked pictures of himself spread out all over the internets. (Or nearly naked in a thong. And angel wings.)

Not that I want to remind HIS SISTER of that fact...

Sorry.

Actually, I'm not that sorry, as he has a very cute butt! Not that you want to know that. Or don't know already. Or don't want to think about, ever.

11:10 AM  
Blogger Neep said...

Tears streaming, here. You're awesome!

Oh, and I'm glaring at Namiko for you. That comment was just cruel!

My sister fell a sleep yesterday and her kitten (Pup. I named him. It's short for Not a Puppy) had licked all her eyeshadow and foundation off from around her left eye, and was working on licking and sucking the mascara off. Eeew. I would rescue that kitten and bring him to my apartment, but we aren't allowed pets in university accommodation. Sigh.

I haven't heard if he eats plastic, but his favourite soundtracks are Wicked and RENT. Clever cat.

11:26 AM  
Blogger darklock said...

When I first became aware of blogs - long after their advent - I couldn't figure out why they were called blogs. After reading some of my friends blogs, I came to the conclusion that blog stood for 'b'itch log. Um... I was wrong. I just had cranky friends.

Brevity is a fun word.

12:01 PM  
Blogger Misty aka s_aurius said...

hee short, pointless blogs can be some of the best blogs ever. :D

Oh and in case you didn't know your blog has been nominated for the bloggers choice awards.

www.bloggerschoiceawards.com/blogs/show/12594

12:01 PM  
Anonymous Nomi said...

Linguists agree (well, carrie and I, so two linguists apparently agree) that "blog" is a verb.

There's a T-shirt I've seen around: "I'm Blogging This." So, if it can be on a T-shirt, then I say feel free to use it.

12:17 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

KATE! Yay!

::loves Kate posts::

::is now craving coffee::

::is sad that I don't have a Makes Things Huge button::

::has now made this All About ME! (sorry about that)::

12:30 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

I LOVE that you did the random number thing, darn the man I say! DARN HIM!

My blog is various degrees of nonsensical, mostly living in the, "Huh, she's rambling again about X TV she loves?" category with the occasional, "Oh, she wrote something of mild value". Yours have been interesting in all varieties so you already one up ;)

12:40 PM  
Blogger Danielle the Paranoid Android said...

Blog on reggae woman!

1:00 PM  
Blogger Kai said...

Wow... that must have been a hell of a latte, you just had *g*

Hope you'll keep on blogging this way- it's amazing!

Greets from Germany!

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please post some naked pictures of your cats eating plastic.

-Donna

2:18 PM  
Blogger Becky S said...

Kate, you are so right that blog entries can be about nothing at all. TV shows can be too. In fact that was kind of the whole idea behind 'Seinfeld'. (Not one of my favorite shows but lots of people loved it).

Blog about anything you want to. We'll read. We'll enjoy.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Emma said...

It's nice to read nothing...something takes up too much of my limited brain time.

2:42 PM  
Blogger Lexa said...

Well, blogs don't have to be about cats, but I like your cat parts.

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Sue said...

I'm so glad that you decided to blog more often :D

It's always so much fun to read your blog entries.
Thanks for entertaining us ♥♥

3:19 PM  
Blogger watcher652 said...

You don't have to write for an audience. Yes, you do have an audience and that may filter what you write, like not any revealing Dear Diary entries. I mean you don't have to entertain us. Write for yourself. Oh, you're like this normally? Well then, carry on.

4:28 PM  
Blogger [J]oe said...

I have to disagree on one point there; this blog does have to feature cats and pictures! I miss them both!

Loves x

[j]oe

p.s. blog is so totally a verb!

5:21 PM  
Blogger ames said...

well, welcome to the city of Pointless Blogging! I've lived here for years, and it's excellent. Also, yum soy latte.

7:06 PM  
Anonymous Kathy said...

I stopped blogging when I realised that mostly life is fairly un- interesting.
I'm loving the new twitter.com thing your brother introduced us to this week. Its now means my blogging consists of literally a few sentances, much better!

7:58 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

My cats like to eat paper. And plants (real or fake).

I just love reading your blog. You can always make me laugh. :o)

8:14 PM  
Blogger Chez said...

Oh my what revalations.. although you've completely ignored all points in this very blog!

And yes definately blog more often! it's a welcome distraction/procrastination tool!

11:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am starting a one person campaign to get our workplace to make soy lattes - how can they expect me to function properly when they don't helpfully supply me with the necessary caffeine fix?

2:27 AM  
Blogger Adm.Polli said...

Hey Kate, a good decision!
Maybe You should come to the same decision concerning to answer more often mails
from a certain person from Germany.


23) Blogs don't have to involve cats.

Your blog has to involve cats, otherwise it is not our "Loft in Translation".

7) I have two cats. They wrestle and eat plastic.

I(we) have "only" one cat: She (Phil [Felicitas]) likes to lick out yogurt cups.

2) Sometimes, you can write a blog entry about nothing at all.

In my opinion these are the best entries:
spontaneously ---> more spontaneously ---> Kate


5) Blog entries don't have to be funny. They can be smart, informative,
poignant, or have naked pictures in them.


I do not know you. But your blog entries work in such a way, as I imagine you.
Perhaps you keep up appearances, however possibly I get the chance get to know
the "true Kate" (an alien person more than "a stone's
throw" away from germany ), through your Blog, mails or whatever.

However, I am glad to reading on occasion from you and wishes you all good.
Continue in such a way!


Love(as always from Germany),
Stefan

4:02 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

You should prowl other blogs for ideas of how to engage in stress-free blogging.

My friends seem to be most enamoured with my "Random Thoughts" blogs. So apparently brevity is a big hit.

Looking forward to hearing from you more often!

5:45 AM  
Blogger Mac said...

My cat likes to eat grass and cardboard and peoples toes and hair. And the list goes on.
Keep Blogging Kate. Love to read it.

6:02 AM  
Blogger vorador said...

Your entries are always funny. Even when you are not trying. Those are the best :D

Anyway, Yey to the blog more often thing!

7:54 AM  
Blogger Someday Scientist said...

:)
You're back! I love reading your posts, you always make me smile. I haven't been checking back as much lately (work is eating my brain. who ever thought working at Subway could make you go nuts? it's just sammiches!) but I'm glad I did today. ^___^

And all of your mentioned points are true, but for the record, I enjoy reading about your cats. Please do not exclude their antics permanently from your blog!

I've been blogging about noting for six years. (I started when I was 13.) It's much fun, and really, kind of a stress relief. Most of my blog entries are nonsensical. Welcome to the ranks of the random! :)

Take care, and good luck in the Blogger Choice Awards!
Ayla McKay
Nova Scotia

8:43 AM  
Anonymous shelsfc said...

Plastic eh? My cat eats cheese and is afraid of citrus and, for some reason, muffins.

Yeah.

Yay for blogging more often and the Make Things Huge button!!! :D

9:14 AM  
Blogger BorgTeddy said...

Yep you can use blog as a verb.
Just like twitter (as in: go to www.twitter.com and join too, it's fun ;) )

My cats mostly like to sleep. And one of them likes to lick old chewing gum is she can find it.

And speaking of cats: did your cats like the chewing sticks?

12:44 PM  
Blogger Teknikal said...

LESS IS MORE!!!

thats all!

T

Naw cant do that!!!!
hmmmm randomness=godliness...

i know a song thatll get on your nerves get on your nerves get on your nerves!!
i know a song thatll get on your nerves and it goes like this.....
hmmmm randomness=godliness...
i know a song thatll get on your nerves get on your nerves get on your nerves!(you get the picture!!)

5:53 PM  
Blogger Linz said...

Your cats eat plastic? That is really odd.

7:06 PM  
Anonymous Elyse said...

You realize ALL blog entries must have cat mentions, as cats are always entertaining, even when they sleep ;) My cat tends to eat paper if it's something of value but the dog like paper towels...

7:57 PM  
Blogger amararti said...

Lexa said...
Well, blogs don't have to be about cats, but I like your cat parts.

???????!!!????

6:53 PM  

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