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Friday, March 11th, 2005 · 2 Comments

It seems that my blog was mentioned in a story in today’s Saratogian. I had no idea, but this shows what a small town this is.

The Saratogian / Local bloggers make for good reads:

Locally, Saratogians can travel right alongside the globe-trekking Masies on their blog (, check in on the doings of their neighbors at, and read up on the visions for the future propelling Saratoga Springs Democrats at

(Emphasis mine.)

Contrary to the story’s headline, the tone is pretty negative and sarcastic:

The downside is that the blog also provides a forum for the delivery of some of the most pitiful poor-me ramblings, half-baked truths and personal vendettas — usually from unverifiable sources.

With so much information, the question is just how much is too much? Other than his mother, does anyone really care that ‘Joe’ visited Saratoga Springs, ate a sushi dinner and shopped at ‘a very granola clothes store’?

Considering my blog typically covers anything but “poor-me ramblings,” I won’t take offense to that accusation. As for the question of too much information, I don’t know that the comments were necessarily directed at my blog, but I will say that my blog is as much for me, my friends, and my family as it is for anyone who happens to stumble across it.

For the record, my blog has been a resource over the years for many people from around the world in more ways I can count. Some examples:

If any of my Saratoga neighbors are reading this, please drop me a line to say hi; I’d be interested to hear from anyone who comes across my blog as a result of the Saratogian story.

Although blogging is, in the eyes of the mainstream, a “fairly recent phenomenon,” my blog has been online since 2000, so I’m no stranger to it.

(Thanks, Justin, for the heads-up on the Saratogian story.)

Tags: saratoga springs

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jonty // Mar 13, 2005 at 11:57 am

    Finally, someone giving Gabe the hint. Man, don’t you see that the only people interested in reading your blog are…. wait. Nevermind.


  • 2 Alex D. // Mar 18, 2005 at 10:28 am

    Don’t listen to them. They’re just jealous.