Think this bad? You should see my journal from 1993.

While exploring the huge areas of the Web that seem to have been taken over by bloggers, I came to understand three things:

  1. Most weblogs are badly-constructed as websites.
  2. Nobody on LiveJournal knows the rules of English grammar or capitalization.
  3. Most mediocre blogs (and all dead ones) start with a "Why I started a blog" entry.

While I'm no fan of peer pressure, I'm not one to turn away a good web cliché, either, I'm going to choose Door Number Three as my special sin. Here's the truth and the whole truth: I'm a loser, and I've got nothing better to do right now.

I mean: I'm unemployed (that's a reoccuring problem in my life -- I'm apparently not popular with capitalists, mostly because I say things like "I'm not popular with capitalists"), I'm living with my parents again (because I thought me being homeless would embarass them more, although now I'm not so sure), I'm not getting out much (because I can't afford car insurance), I have no nearby friends to talk to (a serious problem, since all my friends admit I talk too much), and I'm constantly forgetting things (did I mention I'm 32 years old?). I wanted to someplace to vent. I have a website that (barely) pays for itself. The software is free. This is the most cost-effective way to keep from losing my mind.

I have nothing else interesting to say tonight, so I'm going to refer you to a (sadly, defunct) web column that I've always been fond of, especially on days like this: "Life as a Loser" by Will Leitch. Sadly, I'm not even as cool as that guy.

Posted at 02:04:41 AM EDT on 04 October 2003 from Trenton, MI