The Pepys Project
has a data base of worldwide blogs ~ but this one isn't there although I thought I'd registered. I've kept this going for more than 2 weeks now. Why? Perhaps it's as the Guardian
says, "For some, the blog is the easiest way for family and friends to keep in touch. Parents discover more about their children through the surreptitious reading of their blogs than over the dinner table ....... At the last count, the website Technorati had tracked 1,944,106 unique weblogs in the world, and there is only one theme common to all: they are all about ego, about wanting to be heard."
Maybe it is, or in the case of the only other blog from Indonesia
I've found, was.
I don't watch much TV here. There are too many repetitious ads for soap powders, soft drinks and skin whiteners for continuous viewing pleasure. (Thought: why do Caucasians come here partly to seek a suntan, yet Indonesians want to fade?)
In their search for cheap programmes subsidized by cheap ads, many TV schedulers seem to rely on so-called reality shows. Look At Me. I'm a Complete Prat
is universally popular. Why? Are they visual, easily digestible blogs?
I've always believed that laughing at, rather than with, others is morally indefensible. So, why am I gripped by the cattle auction that is Bachelorette
? This is the everyday story of a pretty 30-year old seeking, from an initial cast list of 25 hunks, the last two of whom she probably bedded, Mr. Right. I enjoyed a certain tension and relief from reality until TV7 started trailing the episode entitled Trista and Ryan's Wedding