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There's something I've been meaning to do here at Tossing It Out, but you probably know how one can get distracted and keep putting things off and that sort of thing. I'm always thinking of blog post ideas that I put in the queue to write about some day and then they become outdated or I just flat out forget why the topic was so important or interesting to me at the time. But it's probably time to get to this one thing I've been meaning to do.
However before I get to that here are a few little things that have crossed my mind:
The Infinite Web
They say that once something is on the web that it stays forever. I'm not sure that I totally buy that theory. There are lot's of things that I've found on the internet that seem to get lost when I go back to look for them. Besides all this data isn't just floating out in space as far as I know. If I understand correctly I think everything is stored on servers or something like that. What if there was some major catastrophic event that destroyed all servers? Or some electromagnetic pulse type thing that eradicated all man-made power? I'm probably not being technologically correct in some of my terminology or thinking, but I'm just not sure that the statement "What goes on the internet stays there forever". Will there be internet in Heaven? Or maybe it will be reserved for Hell.
From the Arlee Archives:
Here's a relic that I ran across on the internet regarding my own past. A wedding announcement from my first marriage to Cathy Clarke appeared in the December 20, 1976 edition of Circus Report. Scroll down to the top left side of page 36--it's not far down since the pages start at 33.
Check it out:
Maybe things do stay on the internet forever.
College of Blogging
Sommer Leigh at Tell Great Stories offers some great suggestions in her College of Blogging posts. This is actually an entire series of blogging help tips. If you're looking for a good resource for yourself or to help someone you know who is new to blogging, send them over to Blogging College with Sommer.
Update!! -- Looks like the individual "College" Posts are all gone! But you can still get to Sommer's blog. Maybe she compiled them into a book form?
I'll be taking a leave for the next couple of weeks. I'll tell you more about this after my return in July. In the meantime I'll be leaving Tossing It Out in the very capable hands of bloggers such as Colby Marshall, Damyanti Biswas, Nicole Ayers, and Alex J. Cavanaugh. Stay tuned as the blog will remain open while I'm gone. I'll probably be scarce or nonexistent in blog visiting for a short while. But I'll be back.
Now What Was I Going To Say?
I know I had something else that I intended to do in this post, but I guess I got sidetracked. Besides, this post is long enough now. Whatever it was that I meant to do can wait until another post.
What odd tidbits about your own history or someone else's have you run across on the internet? Do you believe that what appears on the internet will really stay there forever? Do you have any things that you keep meaning to post about but keep postponing?