Breaking news

Breaking news: CNN.com is reporting (via AP) that lots of websites haven’t been updated in god knows how long. This indepth investigation reveals that Ajay Powell has been especially lax in updating her website about quitting smoking and training for a marathon.

How stupid is this story?

They could have done a story about how magazines that are stored on a shelf no longer have current news in them. Or, perhaps, they could run a story about how that girl you dated when you were 17 now has her hair cut a different way.

Yes. There are dead websites that are still around. And there even exists a search engine for finding even deader ones that no longer are around.

  • lcreekmo

    Oh I’m so glad you said all that. Initially after I read that story, I felt quite guilty for creating then abandoning my own website (last updated a year and a half ago, and only sporadically before then, therefore no link is provided here). I quickly realized however that the reason I didn’t ever update it is that it wasn’t the thing for me at the time, and I had no obligation to society to do anything to it.
    And now you have removed any last iota of guilt I might have had. Thank you.

  • Hudge

    I on the other hand am racked with guilt that I made one entry in a blog of my own and then quit for lack of anything meaningful to say. So I moved over here.

  • Rex Hammock

    You are both absolved. However, both of you could have great blogs on topics about which you are experts. However, unlike me, you obviously are busy doing real work…so forget this stupid blogging stuff. On a personal note, I will admit that approximately 15 months passed between the first and second post in this blog. I kept trying, but couldn’t figure out how to do something (I can’t recall now what) and that kept frustrating me. Yet after that initial hiccup, however, I’m quickly closing in on doing this for two years.

    Also, Bill, it should be quite apparent from the rexblog that keeping a blog has nothing to do with having something meaningful to say.

  • Hudge

    >Also, Bill, it should be quite apparent from the rexblog that keeping a blog has nothing to do with having something meaningful to say.

    Au contraire. I’m still trying to decide if this internet thing has legs, and the who-knows-how-many Web sites and screedblogs that abound keep me wondering. Blogs such as yours and the ones you link to give me hope.