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Some of us are bloggers and some of us are hacks

Christian J - February 1, 2007

When Rusty asked me to do a few guest posts I wondered what he had been smoking. Maybe, I thought, he was trying to get me back for that Milton Glaser post. Maybe he was attempting to expose me for the hack that I am. Now I’m starting to think I was right.

You see, I’ve mostly thought of myself as a sham of a mormon blogger and most of the time find myself offering little insight and much beligerance to the ‘nacle community. For the most part, I blog because no one else talk about this stuff! As you might have noticed, my posts are well intended but mostly come out fragmented and flat. I’ve got so many things I want to say but just don’t have the brain space to articulate an good argument. I swear some of these permabloggers must be independently wealthy to be able to offer up such thoughtful discources in addition to all that life throws at us. The research some of these people do is astounding. In the end, I’m the kind of person that needs to put my whole heart and soul into something. I hate doing half jobs. So, with the arrival of a new baby and with school turning up the heat, its time to trim the fat. That means you Nine Moons. Thanks for all your insights and wisdom. Thanks for letting me be a part of this space.


  1. Oh man, so soon??! Well, congrats on the new baby and good luck on school. You’ve got lots of stress coming up, I’m sure it will work out great. It’s been a pleasure and if/when you get around to writing those posts you’re welcome to post ‘em here. Cheers mate!

    Comment by Rusty — February 1, 2007 @ 9:07 pm

  2. All of us are hacks.

    Comment by Tom — February 1, 2007 @ 10:01 pm

  3. I’m not even sure what a hack is.

    Comment by Susan M — February 1, 2007 @ 10:14 pm

  4. Susan M,

    My completely erroneous definition of a hack is as follows. To hack is to forcefully cough, often with some good phlegm involved. So a blogger hack is someone who proceeds to cough phlegm all over the keyboard until some semblance of a thought is typed out and then click on the submit button.

    Well, that’s how I do it anyway. :)

    Comment by cew-smoke — February 1, 2007 @ 10:29 pm

  5. Ah. That explains it then. I do have this cough that won’t go away.

    Comment by Susan M — February 1, 2007 @ 10:41 pm

  6. New baby!! I hope you’re sending updated pictures on a daily basis to your parents! And even if you’re not going to be “posting” it’s always good therapy and a nice break from the REAL challenges of life to at least comment occasionally. Just keep doing your best.

    Comment by lamonte — February 2, 2007 @ 6:02 am

  7. Welcome fellow hack.

    May all your posts have the appearance of learnedness.

    May the ranks of your followers swell forever. =)

    Comment by Seth R. — February 3, 2007 @ 5:54 pm

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