Friday, January 26, 2007

Blogito Ergo Sum

An old friend who is a silent reader of my blog sent the following sales essay to me today. Thank you T. for bringing me back to earth! {-; And (drumroll) today's meta-blog:

I Blog, Therefore I am
Bloggers everywhere are opening their hearts to the world. Their souls are laid bare for all to see, feverishly tapped out in hypertext. Whether you're a actor-turned-writer-in-exile trying to find an audience you had once forsaken, or you're a political wonk showing people who really wields the power, blogs are the great leveler. They bring information directly to the people, bypassing the controls and filters of traditional media.

Then again, sometimes they're just the useless prattling of me-too writer wannabes with grandiose ideas of readership.

Either way, many people identify themselves with their online personas. Their entire identities are completely wrapped up in their blogs. Some of them believe that if they didn't have an open and public dialogue with the world, they would simply cease to be.

Blogito Ergo Sum. I Blog, therefore I am.

This t-shirt is charcoal with a blogger-brown button dead-center on the chest with "Blogito, ergo sum" in white. Beneath, a small reminder that you might not be as popular as you think: "Comments (0)."

(Click on title link to actually buy the t-shirt-TC... but I'm not THAT obsessed...)