Thursday, November 30, 2006

To Blog Or Not To Blog

Hmm.... I said to myself (and to others) before that I would never start a blog. I seem to have done so however, the reason being that I encountered a blog which required me to have a blog to comment on it, so I am starting a blog so that I can comment on someone's else's blog. The inanities of blogging are quite beyond me. (Maybe there should be an 's' character in the second word of the last sentence.) However, I will desist. Hopefully my foray into blogging will curtail itself with this post. If anyone is reading this, then my apologies. :)

34 comments:

Ruth said...

I'm laughing uproariously right now, Matt! After years of "blogs are dumb", "such a stupid timewister", etc. you now, grugdingly, are the proud owner of a new blog. Congrats! And maybe if we submerge you with comments, you'll not have a choice about the matter :) :)

Melissa said...

Unbelievable! I am shocked!

Are you sure you want to get into this 'timewaster?' (I think that is what you meant, Ruth? ;-)

Steffi said...

LOL, Matt! It's great to see you've joined us. I look forward to seeing more posts in the future!

~Marie~ said...

Wow! Congratulations! Looking forward to lots of posts!!

Gloria said...

You know Matt, blogging doesn't have to be a complete waste of time. But thats up to you. Personally I hope you keep blogging. Just one question, Can I add you to my links on my blog?

Dave Westerveld said...

Blogs can be much more than a timewaster. Post away brother. I'm sure you'll have plenty to say that will be helpful for the rest of us.

*katelynn needs a real man, not someone who believes in aliens * said...

Oooh another blog to view.. yes they do make the time pass by very quickly. I tend to be on them way too often. VERY ADDICTING I must say.. anyway.. welcome to the world of blogging Matt

Anna said...

Matt, I blog to keep my sanity and insanity firmly in place. Since I just moved I have to keep up to date on my family's lives and blogging keeps the phone bills down. :)

Anna said...

I forgot, I don't think we have been introduced; I am Mark and Rebekah's sister. ;)

Curt & Jen said...

I know the real reason you started a blog...

Mark R said...

LOL...Matt, a blog is what you make of it. I won't insist you update it, but I highly recommend it. :p

Nic said...

Hey Matt..haven't talked to you in a while but hopefully that will change now that you have a blog. They are kinda fun..post pictures. But I want to know what curt and jen mean by what the real reason you have a blog is. Come on Matt I want to know. Talk to you later.

Rebekah said...

Ruth, I find your use of the word "proud" a trifle doubtfull considering the contents of the above post. Matt, are you a proud owner?

Melissa said...

Being the owner of a blog is a very prideful thing, actually.

;-)

It's a good way to keep in touch with people anyways, if that's a good enough reason to get one...

Matt said...

Hello everyone... thanks for the comments on my blog. First, to clear things up... Curt, you are all wet. (In fact, 'Curt is wet', for those who might know something about the history of that comment. :) ) If you really want to see the comment that started this blog, go to Rare And Beautifal Treasures - the blog of Rich and Ang Bout in Mexico - and you will see my comment on one of the posts there.

As to being the proud owner of this blog, I'm not quite sure yet. I'll have to see how much time it takes / eats up, as that is mainly what I am worried about. But I will try to post pictures once in a while.

Hello by the way to everyone... to Ruth (by the way, my dear post-English student, grudgingly is spelled 'grudgingly' and not 'grugdingly' :) And, as Melissa pointed out, 'timewister' is definitely wrong. :) ) and hello to Melissa and Stef (How's it going? Say hi to Jason for me please!) and Marie (who unfortunately I can't put a face to your name, and who if I saw your face I would undoubtedly recognize you, but be unable to put a name too. :) My apologies, I am very bad with names, no matter how hard I try. There is one Mexican guy I know who to this day I cannot remember his name, though I have asked him at least 15 times. :) It is somewhat of a longstanding joke.) ... and to continue, to Gloria (sure, if you really want to you can put a link in, though I am afraid this blog may have a a rather dismal future) and Dave and Kate and Anna (yes, I have met you, at least by telephone, if you remember) and Curt and Jen (Curt, you should definitely be studying. :) Just kidding of course.) and to Mark and Nicole (I didn't know you had a blog! Nice pictures!) and Rebekkah. Whew. I think that's the worst run-on sentence that I ever wrote. I am afraid that writing a comment does not really lend itself to writing in proper form.

Anyways, to wrap up, ¡hasta luego a todos mi amigos!

Rebekah said...

Ahem. My name is spelled R-E-B-E-K-A-H. Thank you. Perhaps you were merely suffering from a lapse of stutterishness or some such thing. You will find that forgiveness flows freely from my heart.

Ruth said...

Appalling spelling mistakes, driveling run-on sentences, mis-spelled names… all from the children of a reputable teacher! This is not a good representation. It needs rectification –all pursuant to the larger need for Matt to maintain his blog :)

Matt said...

R-E-B-E-K-A-H.
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There, I wrote your name out 10 times. Hopefully that makes up for my spelling mistake a little bit. (Though I have to admit, it's not all that hard to do on computers, which I'm sure most of our mothers figured out a long time ago.)

Melissa said...

I was going to say, yeah right you typed it out 10 times! ;P More like, C/Ped it.

Steffi said...

It's going pretty good, Matt. I will be sure to say hi to Jay and i'm sure he sends his greetings back. tell ur sister to call me soon!

~Marie~ said...

No Problem Matt. I have that same problem a lot too. TO help you out I come from Bowmanville, and I saw you a few weeks (months?) ago, when you came to coffeehouse at the Overgaauws.

Lizzi said...

Hi Matt, looks like if anyone besides you has any say in the matter you're going to be stuck blogging!
ha ha.
Well don't worry, it isn't all that bad... They don't actually feed you to the sharks if you don't post for a while - though sometimes it sounds like they're going to =)
Uh & yeah that is my personal experience.

Tim said...

Hey Matt,

You put longer posts in your comments than you do on your blog :).

Krista said...

huh? lol having a blog means updating it! :)

Lydia Jones said...

Welcome to Blogworld :)

Gloria said...

Matt thanks for letting me do that. Whether or not you post I'll be sure to stop by.

P.S. Don't worry to much about Rebekah's name. I've miss spelled it a time or two myself.

Curt & Jen said...

Hey Matt,
I'll keep the real reason a secret... if you do this for me.

Post some pictures of the new house, and of our new apartment. We would love to see it ahead of time, cause Jen wants to decide how to decorate it. (and you could even use this as a decoy reason for your blog)

Thanks! oh. and clean your bedroom before you photo it.

Ruth said...

I feel obliged to speak in Matt's defense; Curt, you are a master of blackmail, and are able to create suspicion where there is absolutely no grounds for it! :P The apartment is a funny shade of green (walls) blended with a nice blue carpet. Hardly ideal, but I have high confidense in Jen :)

kev & cj said...

found you matty. see you sometime soon hopefully for a Christmas get together & looking forward to some sweet updates on your blog. :) you VD kids have such a flair for writing...nevermind, upon second thought the whole family has talent!! i am very bummed that your mom wont' be sending a Christmas letter this year, you can tell her that for me :)
give my love to your family - & to curt & jen, you should update your blog sometime!! love cj

kev & cj said...

nevermind there curt...i see you have finally updated your blog however i didn't see a way to comment on it directly and also none of your pics are coming up for me. maybe some other day!! see you soon. :)

Angela said...

Welcome to the bloggers world! You now have 31 comments. lol

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