I don’t know if you saw this in the news the other day (or one of the umpteen articles like it over the past 12 months). Nothing you didn’t know perhaps, but I was struck by the figure of ‘one a second’ though. That seems like an awful lot of descriptions of uneventful of weekends, dynamics of office politics and photos of cute nephews to be got through. I was trying - and, due to a poorly screwed on head today, failing - to think about the implications of this expansion of the blogosphere going unchecked with regard to birth and death rates: at this rate are we going to see an increase in geriatric blogging…?
“Put on my suit, tie and favorite waistcoat in order to pop down the shops. Maud had a rather nice new shopping trolley: a really fetching tartan check design. Forgot what I went out for though, so came home. Am so very frightened of everything. Ears are continuing to grow.”
Or even pre-natal?
“I swear this room is getting smaller by the day.”
On a perhaps less frivolous note, it got me thinking about how the widespread adoption of blogs by a significant amount of the population might one day become an issue with regard to job seeking. By browsing the last 4 months of someone’s blog archives, I’d wager you’d get a much better idea of their suitability for a position than you would solely via a CV or a 20 minute interview. In turn, this got me thinking as to whether my blog would serve as a good advert to a potential employer. I like to think I don’t write anything too incriminating about myself here, nor do I vent my spleen like some coiled-spring-alike suppressed psycho on the verge of going on the rampage with a shotgun. But then, they’d probably have good grounds to worry about the hours I waste on their time maintaining my blog and reading others.
Today’s Question: What do you think your employer (or a potential one) would make of your piece of the web?
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