Blog long enough and you'll unload a lot of language, most of it mundane, some of it completely appalling and an occasional little gem lurking in there. What gets me is that every now and again I come across something like this posting from Talkshop.
Now, maybe its just old age, but I couldn't for the life me remember writing that, and if you asked me what comedy is, I don't know that I'd say "three parts outrage".
While no one can underestimate Google's power, putting so many of your eggs in such an unsteady basket as search result ranking does not a business plan make.
One could argue using a variation of the well-worn — and very false — publicity axiom that "There's no such thing as bad PR" and that this lawsuit is part of a PR strategy. I don't agree. Sure KinderStart is getting a lot of linkjuice for this lawsuit, however, none of it is building the brand and I'm not sure it's worth the expense and distraction of the lawsuit.
The other reactions from around the blogosphere:Earl Mardle: "There are days when my mind needs a good boggle just to remind me that comedy is three parts outrage. If this wasn't so outrageous, it would be hilarious."
On a broader note, Lilia unpacks a posting by Jack Vinson who quotes something I said to my daughter when we were having a heart to hear a few weeks ago. "How do I know what I think till I hear what I say?"
Don't know how it works for you, but in my case I really (I think she means rarely) know what I want to say in a paper once I sit and struggle on writing - even when I have a detailed outline before starting, writing is always discovering something that was hiding in half-baked thoughts before.
For more on that check Research on how artefacts support thinking and knowledge creation, How artefacts support thinking and knowledge creation (2) and comments to the second one.
And, something else (from August 2002 :) - Uncovering the implicit, on how blogging seem to fit well professions that involve turning implicit into explicit. What is funny, is that then I write about the mangrove effect of blogging, not knowing that it would actually turn into a line of theoretical inquiry later on:
For me, blog is something for articulating ideas. They get some shape once they get out of my brain, and it becomes easier to deal with them. Blog is something for catching those difficult to catch things...
Blogging is thinking outside the head, and in my case it is also remembering what the hell I said.