Good day, fellow "space" cadets.
I’m now almost a week into this blogging experiment, and to my amazement, I’m starting to get into it. Not only am I looking forward to opportunities to post new entries onto my blog, but I’m really enjoying the whole "Windows Live Spaces" culture.
Arranging gadgets on these pages becomes wickedly addictive. It’s a Zen thing, like Feng Shui…I keep thinking that if I can just find the right arrangement of gadgets, maybe I can improve my Chi and clear up my sinuses or something. Truth be told, I’ve probably spent more time this past week arranging this "virtual" space than organizing my real space (i.e., cleaning my apartment).
I’m also finding myself popping in at least once a day to browse the updated spaces of people I’ve never met, most of whom are half a world away. It’s called cyber walking, and I’m hopeful that it’ll be easier to stick to than an actual exercise regimen.
Of course, blogging isn’t a new phenomenon, but I think Live Spaces has a lot to offer the public at large. As per usual, Microsoft has just stood on the shoulders of giants, taken the next logical step, and then advertised the hell out of it like they were the first to come up with the idea. Of course, we know better, but there’s no denying it’s a fine service, nonetheless.
Intrepid bloggers have been doing it manually for years now. One fine example is my acquaintence, Mark Longmire (who shall be referred to as "Mark Longmire"). He has an absolutely hilarious space called The World of Longmire (www.worldoflongmire.com), including his (almost) Daily Comment. This guy proves that a successful blog has nothing to do with your platform, that content is king (as we’ve always suspected), and that with enough medication, the insane can be reintroduced to society. Do yourself a favor and check it out.