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Saturday, June 13, 2009


Interesting article in the NYTimes on Sunday about Blogs. I remember well all the hype surrounding this new form of discourse, dialogue and conversation. But as I searched for blogs over the years to regularly read, or browse, I saw a lot of the same thing, - that being outdated, hardly-posted blogs, abandoned and left hanging loosely in cyberspace, never properly bid goodbye, or saluted farewell.

Now the Times comes out with some interesting stats -

Only 7.3 million blogs out of 133 million have been updated in the last 120 days, meaning 95% of all blogs begun, lay wasted alongside the road of high hopes, and grander ambitions. And of the 7.3 m, only a fraction of those have been regularly tended to over the past half year.

I think a lot of it has to do with difficulty to get comments going - where we were a little different was we never allowed comments, for fear of what was to be said, so we never used that as a measuring stick. We've been writing for over 20 months, and have accumulated over 200 different posts.

But finding something to say, remotely interesting, is definitely a challenge, and I think we all here at the Catskill Farms blog benefit from a sort of renewal every couple of months, with new houses, new talented customers, and new construction projects.

And that type of enthusiasm, simply measured by the ability to find something interesting and new about our journey every few day - can't be faked or accomplished without real passion.

And that's what separates us from the pack - our passion for the idea of simple country living, restrained but fine design, and our military precision that we attack our goals on a day after day basis.

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