Long before there were blogs...
long before there were internets...
hell, long before there were even computers... people were writing posts and sharing them with their friends.
And to what am I referring? I'm talking about that rich annual tradition of writing and sending Christmas letters.
And if you think about it, this was very similar to what we're all doing here right now... blogging!
That's right. Except for the fact that the frequency of the posts were a little more sparse, they really weren't that much different. And how, you may ask, are Christmas letter-writers like bloggers?
Check it out...
people share too much personal information
people think they're clever and hysterical
if you don't reply with your own you'll eventually get dropped from their
pictures look like crap because they have to be shrunk
one person writes the letter and publishes it without the consent of the rest of the family
everybody is always trying to make a better
template border than the next guy
letters are usually way too long
the one person who writes the letter always picks out the picture that makes him or her look the best regardless of how the rest of the family looks
goal is to see how many other people's return
comments letters you can collect on your wall
people are convinced everyone else will love what they wrote