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After such a somber post yesterday, let’s lighten things up a bit and award some great prizes! Shall we?
I have nothing to give away, but remember: the greatest prize is the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve done well.
Based on your comments this month, I’ve learned some interesting things: that everyone wants to have a baby (the A1C post), and not to invest in the sugar-free syrup business (the sticky math post). There have certainly been some interesting discussions.
But there can only be three winners. And here we go…
August was a bit of a light blogging month for me. As I thought about this post coming up, I realized that I hadn’t given you folks much to talk about and wasn’t sure if I could follow up. I feared that the monthly ritual that I began in July may end up being just a One-Hit Wonder.
Being a One-Hit Wonder may work for Tone the Chiefrocca, but not for me. (If you don’t understand my reference, you need to see this.)
Anyway, as I looked back on the comments left this month, I have to say that you guys really pulled through. And I appreciate that. But sappy niceties have no place following that video to which I just linked, so I’ll just go on with the countdown.
When bloggers run out of new material, they sometimes resort to gimmicks. That’s what I’m doing now — and rather than start a unique, introspective, or exciting discussion, I’m taking a chance in going back and recognizing my three favorite comments left last month on the blog. I may do this every month, or I may just give up after one. We’ll see.
You might call this it’s a way of encouraging more people to participate in discussions. Perhaps it’s a way of trying to get you to be more witty. It could even be helpful in getting some of you early birds, who read the posts when they go up at 7:30 am ET sharp (as most of them do) to see the discussions you’ve been missing as the days have gone on.
But I like to think of it as my way of saying “Thanks”. Thanks for reading and for participating.
So, in the immortal words of Casey Kasem: On with the countdown...
Once upon a time, the Internet was thought to be like a high-speed road. Some thought of the Information Highway as a path towards unfamiliarity and confusion, much like the Jackie Robinson Parkway which twists and turns through parks and cemeteries before dumping you amid the streets of Brooklyn. Others thought of it as a way to make more distant locales seem closer, like Interstate 80 which can guide me from my home in New Jersey to San Francisco, California without making a single turn. But, like a highway, it was one-dimensional, both in who used it (techy-type people) and what it carried (text.)
Then it went from being one Highway to an intricate lattice of highways that not only crossed continents, but somehow crossed oceans as well. Its reach connected to every type of home and every type of person. They called the network of roads the World Wide Web. Software programmers used little spinning earth-icons to reinforce its long and multi-dimensional reach.
But the World wasn’t big enough for some. They had to make it even bigger and expand the metaphor beyond the third rock from the sun and into space that hasn’t yet been fully discovered. Entering: CyberSpace. Its capabilities had again expanded, but its user-base was lagging.
So today I have a choice: I can either tell you three blog posts I’ve read and loved this week, or I can tell you three new blogs I’ve found, or I can pick another wildcard and tell you my fantasy device.
Since it’s the last day of Diabetes Blog Week and I don’t really want to leave any stone unturned, I’ll do all of them (sort of).