Thanks to Vanessa Fox (nude!) [1] for tagging me in the latest Friday blogging meme.

Here are my five reasons for blogging, with very little deep thought:

  1. I like to write. Hell, I even wrote a book once and you can read all about it on that outdated website.
  2. People actually read this stuff. Seriously. I don't know who most of you are (just some of you), but I appreciate the fact that I'm able to entertain, annoy, or otherwise occupy bits of your free time. It makes me feel loved (and hated).
  3. It's a very efficient way to cause trouble, create a ruckus, or otherwise bitch about stuff from time to time.
  4. I gives me a place to post stuff about my life that I'd otherwise not make the effort to email to the 10 people that probably want to know.
  5. Most importantly, I learn a lot from my readers. As a group, you all are way smarter than I am. Individually, that's probably the case too. But how else would I get Dried Fruit Recommendations or Scotch Recommendations without a blog?

[1] I'm sure that she'll get a ton of clicks with the "nude" reference in there. But that's what she calls her site. I wouldn't be surprised if a few people had a weird mental association that brings back memories of a nude Samantha Fox (you know, the one-hit wonder that created "Touch Me" back in the 80s). She posed nude, or nearly nude, at some point. At least that's what I'm told... :-)

Posted by jzawodn at April 06, 2007 01:27 PM

Reader Comments
# Stuart Langridge said:

While I don't want to appear here like a person in a rather dirty mac, it's illustrative that Sam Fox's legacy is as a one-hit wonder singer who also did some nude work, on the grounds that here in the UK everyone who remembers her will remember her as a Page 3 model (softcore newspaper photography modelling) and, if pushed, might recall that she did a song. In the same way that Bruce Willis once recorded an album, or that Elvis Presley did some films. :-)

on April 6, 2007 02:45 PM
# Rachel said:

Ms Fox appeared semi nude a lot, on Page 3 of that bastion of British tabloid journalism called The Sun, one of the more famous of the alumni from that page

on April 6, 2007 02:53 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Thank you for reinforcing point #5. :-)

on April 6, 2007 03:02 PM
# Joe Grossberg said:

Oh, come on -- "I wanna have some fun" was a hit too! (As was "I only want to be with you", aroudn the same time.)

Confession: I had a Samantha Fox poster as a teenager, but only one of her albums.

As it turns out, she came out of the closet recently and all those hopes that she would be my girlfriend one day were futile. :)

on April 6, 2007 03:11 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:


No Way! Out of the closet?!

What a strange, strange world...

on April 6, 2007 03:20 PM
# Hooda Thunkit said:

Oh Sammy Fox did indeed appear nude..., not a pretty sight, really.

Sure she had the requisite equipment and plenty of it, but overall it didn't make a pretty package, IMO.

I didn't know about "the hit."

on April 6, 2007 03:42 PM
# Koranteng Ofosu-Amaah said:

I see others have set you straight about Samantha Fox's musical legacy because I was about to point out that the Full Force-produced I wanna have fun was the proving ground to the latter's later graduation to Christina, Britney and the like - a sad fall from musical grace but good for their bank accounts. I place her fairly high in the grand scheme of the B-movie pop music aesthetic.

And very well done, I indeed assumed that the nude fox meant our Page 3 girl (although I didn't click to find out).

The other bit about the serendipity of blogging is that you'll soon find your blog ranked as expert on Sam Fox - what a legacy...

on April 6, 2007 04:25 PM
# Simon Heseltine said:

Just like Hasselhoff is big in Germany as a pop star, Samantha Fox is / was apparently very big in India as a pop star...

on April 6, 2007 04:47 PM
# Vanessa Fox said:

I would chide you all for going off on the Samantha Fox tangent, but I suppose I brought it on myself. ;)

on April 6, 2007 07:16 PM
# Philipp Lenssen said:

> I don't know who most of you are

I'm the guy who sent you the interview questions a while ago :D

on April 9, 2007 04:20 PM
# Sundar said:

Comparing this blog post with says a lot about the two worlds!

on April 10, 2007 02:14 AM
# celebroundup said:

Mmmmm Samantha Fox
Touch Me (I Want Your Body)
Naughty Girls need love..uh uh uh too !
No more fun and games of the mind !

on April 10, 2007 12:14 PM
# Sean O'Donnell said:

lol@ the Samantha Fox reference... I bought her nude-pic vinyl records back when I was in like 5th grade (my mom made sure I didn't end-up gay), and still have those today.

1 reason why most people blog: Deceptive SEO Advertising/Tracking Revenue-Generation Tactics. That reason alone has made me cut-back on which blogs I read. Yours is ok, except for the mybloglog tracking widget. ;-p

on April 10, 2007 04:27 PM
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