Thursday, December 21, 2006

Return to the Island of Lost Blogs

Some time ago, TVB investigated the phenomenon of the lost blog--that is, those abandoned after only one or two posts.

Why go through the bother of setting up a blog and then drop it immediately? TVB still wonders.

Last time, we checked up on people who listed the Fountains of Wayne as a fave band on their Blogger profile. This time, it's people who love the movie A Matter of Life and Death as much as I do.

Blog: Hello, Readers

First post: July 1, 2004

Last post: July 4, 2004

Total posts: 2

Entry: A blog! Now to fill it - bwaaaaha-ha-ha!

Blog: Random Musings of a Brails About Town

First post: July 14, 2004

Last post: July 14, 2004

Total posts: 1

Entry: My first attempt at keeping a blog to keep track of all the things floating through my head...

Blog: Italian Trip

First post: Sept. 27, 2004

Last post: Sept. 27, 2004

Total posts: 1

Entry: Where did I leave my passport?

Blog: Thoughts From A Desk

First post: Sept. 29, 2004

Last post: Sept. 30, 2004

Total posts: 2

Entry: Trouble is there's not a lot going on in my head right now so I won't bore you with any more. I'll save it for when time is behaving in a more orderly fashion and moving at a regular pace I can live with.

Blog: Why Should You Read This?

First post: Nov. 17, 2004

Last post: Nov. 17, 2004

Total posts: 1

Entry: Well, this might be it. After all, the point of this blog is to say "why are you reading my inane drivel?". If I had anything worthwhile to say, I'd be a novelist, a poet, or someone's whose living is made from expounding my views and opinions.

Go off and read books, watch films, make pots, appreciate buildings, make some more pots. Just don't feel that anyone give's a monkey's [sic] about your views on them.

Blog: Stevesblog

First post: April 10, 2005

Last post: April 10, 2005

Total posts: 1

Entry: Don't know what I'm doing. Just feeling my way.
Life's like that though isn't it?

Blog: Press Released

First post: April 2, 2005

Last post: April 2, 2005

Total posts: 1

Entry: ... I'll update during the week.

Blog: Who Am I?

First post: April 21, 2005

Last post: April 21, 2005

Total posts: 1

Entry: As this is my first post, I thought I would tell you a bit about my self. Firstly I am a mail [sic] in my thirties who is recently married (in first year) with a four year old child. My job as you can not call it a profession is working in one of the many call centers in the East Midlands of the United Kingdom. ... Well there are the basics everything else you will have to find out by reading the posts.

Blog: Captain Curmudgeon

First post: May 14, 2005

Last post: May 14, 2005

Total posts: 1

Entry: Topics winging their way to you soon will include: Litter...rudeness...transport...customer "service"...politics...idiots...oh you know, the usual suspects. Back soon.

I hope the Italian Trip guy found his passport.


Mark said...

If writing a blog requires having something worthwhile to say (as "why should you read this" thinks it does) or even having something in your head ("thoughts from a desk") then we remaining bloggers might as well pack it in right now.

Jim Donahue said...

I still have no idea why I'm doing this.

fermicat said...

Good post. Do we all sound that stupid on our first posts? Probably so.