Saturday, July 07, 2007

Profiling The Blogger's Workplace

Maybe we now have close to 40 million blogs around the globe, and still counting. We have been served up a plethora of insights about who these bloggers are and what they blog about. We invariably catch passing glimpses of them around town, in WiFi hotspots lugging their laptops. We see them in airports parlaying waiting time to rapt sessions on the web reading or writing blogs. We know friends who are bloggers and in personal conversations, they tell us about themselves and their blogs. Many of the more successful bloggers came from mainstream media and so we have known of them previously as journalists. In fine, we do pretty much have a good profile of who the more visible bloggers in our virtual world are.

But they do not account by any estimation for the bulk of bloggers. And precisely because these are members of the “citizen journalism” caste or more popularly, members of the Pajamas Media, they stay and lurk in anonymity, creating their blogs and reading other blogs in the privacy and secrecy of their little worlds at home. And indeed, mostly attired in their creased pajamas, lingerie, shorts, and I’m quite sure, a number bare naked at their computer table their fingers humping at the keyboard as they create their blog entries.

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4 comments:

  1. Ugh. I prefer not to think of my fellow bloggers in their "all togethers" and "jammies" while I write and read. Its almost as bad as thinking of parents having the sex that resulted in our existence; you know it happened, but why dwell on it? ...grin...

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  2. HeHeHe. Couldn't help with that added spice of info since I was inadvertently reminded of this ditty I heard many moons ago:

    A pretty wife, alone in the house, hears the phone ringing while in the shower.

    With nary a stitch of clothing, pretty wife, dripping, rushes for and lifts phone.

    Male stranger voice on phone: Wow, what pretty body!

    Stranger hears: Very loud "EEK!!" and sound of phone dropping.

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  3. Anonymous1:58 PM

    Rod Lauren aka Roger Strunk jumped from a "second floor balcony to the parking lot below..." Yet your photos of the rear of the hotel don't show any balconies, much less a clear drop from any second floor rooms - they all appear to have 1-floor additions below them.

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  4. Hi, Anon:

    Have posted the more precise location of the Tracy Inn backlot.

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