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revenge of the three-minute Blog ©

by mg at 02:05 PM on September 27, 2001

It seems like many moons ago when I introduced the Three-Minute Blog ©. I started up what would surely, in other times, have quickly brought me into the ranks of Internet Rockstardom, just like that “I Kiss You” guy. But world events stopped the burgeoning momentum of a sure fire meme success story. Damn you Mariah Carey, and your nervous breakdown!

But, from out of the depths of obscurity, one woman saved the meme. And what an unlikely woman it was.

The Three Minute Blog redeemer was none other than bobthecorgi, internationally renowned anti-meme activist (she organized the protests at the World Meme Development Conference in Seattle last year). BTC decided to give the Three-Minute Blog © the Corgi seal of approval by attempting one of her own. This post will probably certainly be remembered throughout all of weblogging history as the first Three-Minute Blog © to mention “Blokes” and “Sheilas.”

The very same day, Three-Minute Blog © received international attention when feral living decided to give it a whirl. The thin air of the Austrian Alps must slow the flow of time. How else to explain Miguel’s boyish good-looks at the age of 103, and just how many words he was able to type in three minutes.

And, if all that wasn’t enough to signal a new golden age of the Three-Minute Blog ©, the Joy of Soup lady, (who bears a striking resemblance to bobthecorgi) graced us all with a Three Minute Soup. Sure, even if it didn’t involve beef, and I wasn’t a vegetarian, I’m not sure if I would try this soup. I mean, I like soup and all, but I don’t like jello. And I don’t like cold things that should be hot. My former roommates could eat cold pizza for breakfast right from the box, which had been out on the floor of the living room all night. Gross. So, thanks for the recipe soup lady, but no thanks.

At any rate, it appears the Three-Minute Blog © is back, and better than ever. Hurrah! If you want to join the growing rush of Three-Minute Blogers, go on, what’s stopping you!? Just get writing, stop after three minutes, publish your post, warts, grammatical errors, and all, and make sure to let me know so I can link you up. Get the recognition you deserve: write a Three-Minute Blog ©!

comments (10)

Well now it's my turn, I just threw up my attempt at the three minute blog...it's not exactly Shakespeare but I don't think it's boring.

http://www.tripleb.rossfleming.co.uk/cgi-bin/archives/00000014.html

by Mike at September 27, 2001 3:51 PM


It occurs to me that having a recent entry with the number 14 makes me look all new...I'm actually really ancient, but Greymatter has made me reload it a zillion times.

Why am I explaining this? Now I'm just rambling...

Thanks for the sidebar link btw :)

by Mike at September 27, 2001 3:55 PM


. . .even if it is misspelled?

by space at September 27, 2001 5:14 PM


You really really like point out my mistakes, don't you space?

by mg at September 27, 2001 5:28 PM


i hate it when my own words come back to bite me in the ass.

generally speaking, i abhor memes because i feel they supress original content. but i do know a good thing when i see it, and the three minute blog is destined for interent glory.

it demands original thought and insists on honesty. what more could one ask?

and i kept re-reading miguel's contribution to look for the three minute mark. did he write all that in three minutes?

by bobthecorgi at September 27, 2001 6:06 PM


it wasn't easy to come up with a three minute soup, you know.

the only other alternative i had was to make a package of ramen noodles in the microwave and throw some petite peas into it. but that would only take 90 seconds and i would have had to walk it ever so slowly over to the table to use up the time.

by the soup lady at September 27, 2001 6:11 PM


I was all ready to do a three minute blog today about my lunch, which consisted of jalapeno cheddar instant soup, salt and vinegar potato chips, krispy kreme donuts, and Diet Pepsi, I had it semi-written in my mind (that's not cheating, is it?). Then, some stuff happened, and I never got around to it. I'm going to get around to three-minute blogging one of these days, isn't it amazing how something that takes only three minutes can still be procrastinated like this? Well, I am an expert!

by kd at September 27, 2001 11:44 PM


Misspelling TripleB indeed...I'll live.

Considering it's a much hyped thing, three minutes isn't much time to write much at all, is it?

by Mike at September 28, 2001 10:55 AM


OK, I'll try, what the hell. (Great philosophy of life there....)

by Moira at October 9, 2001 4:45 PM


hey

by beean at October 13, 2001 12:26 PM



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