The first blog I ever posted to was the Free Dartmouth. (It’s under politics in my blog list.) The way it went down was: Kumar Garg randomly comes into the Free Press (this was before it was basically just our office) office and says, we need to do some kind of ‘blog. Everyone’s doing this. In some sense this was said. So, I set out to design it, and Laura (who is getting married now?! Dayam) wrote the first post (“Welcome to the first progressive blog at Dartmouth College.”). Years later, some of the awful (and I mean awfully brilliant) things I wrote against Bush and the conservatives at Dartmouth are still preventing me from getting that job in the Obama administration. Which is fine – also, bite me, Google. Your weighting system is heartless and bizarre.
Anyway, now I’m writing about myself, politics, technology and probably other stuff. I want my friends in, too. If you’re interested, please let me know and I’ll add you to the writer list. I’m especially interested in works of short fiction and poetry, which I think just need to be sent into the blogosphere. (Which Apple Spelling thinks is a word – w00t!) I always figured that if an alien race were ever to to find us and judge us, and assuming they didn’t just destroy us immediately having watched the latest season of 24 (oh yeah, I went there), maybe they’d come upon some hint that there is beauty and creativity in the world and refrain from massacre, perhaps just using us as kinky sex-slaves or taxi-drivers.
If that’s what you’re into, read on, brothers and sisters of this only child. Also, comment! It eggs me on like waterboarding.