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Loads of people (usually techno-phobic NON-experienced bloggers) criticize 'blogging', labelling it a waste of time and can't understand the purpose - "Just egotistical self-indulgence" they cry. A shame they don't see the potential of a blog, just like the internet, blogging is a focused diary/digest dispensing information, help, crazyness, above all 'sharing' & 'giving'!! etc. etc.

OK, maybe many are self-indulgent but they work; no different from your favourite newspaper journalist's column, radio presenter's tip of the week, TV broadcaster's weekly 'how to' spot - whatever.

Anyway, Simone's blog, mentioned on this blog several times (here & here to name but a few!!), is seriously worth the 'ree-wind' and another big up. I simply love it. OK, I know Simone very well, having worked with her daily at MTV for nearly 10 years but if I had stumbled across her Belize Blog randomly, I'm sure I'd re-visit it again and again.

Seeing Simone's life with Andy & Lucas etc. in Belize shape & develop is a wonderful read; raw, open & honest, well-written & those sharp pics, particularly of Lucas growing up/playing - gorgeous!!!

I was prompted to write this blog after checking Simone's Belize blog today, reading up on some old Skool MTV presenter nostalgia and boy did those memories come flooding back - those debauched early 90s MTV Europe Music Awards and general day-2-day f*cking about but of course, always getting the job done!!
Thinking back to those days is like the regeneration process in Dr. Who; it really feels like another lifetime!!

Cyber-shouts & love to Steve Blame, Kimsey, Thomas Markert, Enrico (flattered that you just e-mailed to say I inspired you to DJ, :) thanks!!) etc.

Also, shout to my good mate James Gulperin who's just started blogging after I nagged him, as a result of his numerous e-mails, his hilarious banter packed full of our crazy lingo & pop-culture references.

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Finally from James Gulperin's embryonic blog to to the 'Blogfather', Jorn Barger (pictured/right), one of the pioneer's of 'blogging' and first to coin the term. Wired Magazine, December 03 reported on reclusive Jorn and this Wired post sadly highlights Jorn living on a dollar a day (!) with his 'spare some change' sign, "Coined the term 'weblog' but never made a dime."

The internet's always given a lot away for free, one needs to be super-smart to capitalize on 'free' - Google & Skype, just 2 examples of market leaders doing just that.

Posted on November 01, 2005 at 09:46 AM

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