Monday, 11 June 2007

Hello World

I once thought it would be nice to make an anthology of inaugural blog posts, but this probably isn't the place or the time, especially as I've only got 27 minutes of battery life left.

Anyway, this is my new blog, where I'm going to post all of the stuff that I currently post on the Prompt group blog, most of which is cross-posted from my weekly Web 2.0 Watch column in the (eminently subscribe-worthy) Prompt newsletter.

I'm aware that Web 2.0 is already a terribly passé term, incidentally, but I'm hoping that by refusing to let go of it, I will eventually surface on the other side of the trough of disillusionment and acquire some kind of retro-cool. I'm still hanging on to my Compuserve t-shirt for the same reason.

Rest assured this isn't going to be another PR blog; there are plenty of those already, and some very good ones, and although Prompt does provide PR consultancy I'm not very involved on that side of things.

No, instead it will be a place for me to subject the quotidian events of the world of Web 2.0 to analysis and scrutiny, and essentially indulge my fantasies that I could easily have been a writer for the Economist or Wired if I'd really wanted.

Yes, I know, deluded. But I shall enjoy writing in here anyway.


Andrew Smith said...

Quotidian - now that's a word you don't see every day - nice!

Fiona Blamey said...

I see what you did there, Mr Smith.

It's a word that probably frowned upon by the Economist Style Guide, but I have a terrible weakness for long words, especially ones with Qs in them. 'Propinquity' is another particular favourite, and I hope to use it here soon.

dave said...

Then may your blog always be populated with quidnuncs and never become quiescent.