Sigh. For most of the day I thought it was Saturday, only to eventually realize that tomorrow is Monday, so today must be Sunday. I hate it when that happens.

Ah, well. It'll be a short week for me, work-wise. I'm at Yahoo on Monday and then it's off to Ohio for a week starting really early on Tuesday morning. It's the normal San Jose to Chicago to Toledo route I'm so familiar with on American Airlines.

In other news, I'm weird. According to my sister, who recently said this in e-mail: "Why do you have something about your trip to the dentist on your web site?? You are weird!"

At least little has changed since I was ten years old. :-)

I guess that means she discovered my weblog. The big question is whether to bother trying to explain it over the holiday. If I do, I'll probably also end up having to explaining it to my Mom as well. And it'll mean having to answer the "who would ever want to read about that?!" questions.

Posted by jzawodn at November 24, 2002 07:43 PM

Reader Comments
# kasia said:

You're weird.

on November 24, 2002 10:54 PM
# Paul said:

I suppose it is hard to hide when your weblog ranks #1 when your family is searching for you on Google.

on November 24, 2002 11:47 PM
# Dan Isaacs said:

That I would have to explain is the whole reason I don't tell them about it.

on November 25, 2002 07:35 AM
# Kenneth said:

Welcome to the "my family found my website" club.

The tech stuff's good. But the commonplace is important as well. It adds variety.

on November 25, 2002 07:45 AM
# kasia said:

Now that I've had time to think about it.. or to be more accurate after I had a nightmare that my mom found my weblog (thankfully that's not very realistic since my mom is completely computer illiterate and thinks the Internet is the invention of the devil).. this is an interesting thought..

Why are we so afraid that people that do know us best (mom, sister, brother -family types) will read things we share with strangers on daily basis..

on November 25, 2002 08:01 AM
# Kenneth said:

We all have existing relationships with our family.
Either for better or worse. If you did not ask your family to read your weblog, you are not 'talking' to them. You may realize they will find it with a search engine (perhaps subconsciously); if you use your name it makes it simpler.

But the weblog is all about voice. Christopher Locke goes into this in detail.You've found a new mode of expression, and whether you're exploring your voice. Or interacting with others via the commenting system, it is all about voice.

This is a conversation in a marketplace of ideas.
The currency is an inventory of information. But rather then some tired old saw about who you know;

It has morphed into "Who knows, that you know it."

My site is for me, I post items I'm working on or researching. If others find this valuable, or wish to join in that is great. Demonstrating that the Technology Works.
So get out there and Use It.

on November 25, 2002 10:01 AM
# matt said:

I have been thinking about starting a weblog, but this very issue is what worries me. I either have to selectively post (keeping family, friend and colleagues in mind) or just post anything and everything. The selective posting keeps thing simple as far as non web addicts understanding why I would want to put everything out there on the web. Basically I feel that I could better express myself without having to possibly defend everything I post to the people I see everyday.

on November 25, 2002 01:28 PM
# Steve said:

kasia: The internet "IS" the devil!

on November 25, 2002 05:03 PM
# Kenneth said:


"From the dawn of human society, people have been drawn together by storytellers who not only shared their interests but also had a special quality of speech -- let's call it voice. True voice is not just the ability to speak, but the ability to speak effectively. The best measure of this effectiveness is whether a particular voice can attract and hold an audience. This is as true today as it was in Neolithic times."

Gonzo Marketing: Winning Through Worst Practices

Find a voice and use it. If you don't want attribution tied to your name, post under a pseudonym. Blogging rocks.

on November 25, 2002 06:55 PM
# Dan de Isaacs said:

I'm a big fan of never saying something you wouldn't say in front of Grandma. Nothing I say on my blog (or anyone else's) varies in the least from what I say in Real Life.

If you aren't prepared to answer for something you wish say, don't say it.

on November 25, 2002 08:32 PM
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