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02 July 200808:46AMmeta

Ah, the prefix meta- . What it means is basically something about something. Like, X about X. Okay, this isn't working. An example then. Our english book has a whole section on metalanguage, that is, the language about language. Or on files on your computer, metadata, is data about data (the date created, last modified, filename and size, permissions, etc.) So a blog post about blogging is metablogging (so blogging about metablogging, as I have just done is metametablogging). I just made this word up but I doubt I'm the first... anyway.

I've so far been using this blog as a generic dumping ground for random bits about my life. However, I've started to notice that I'm creeping from a straightforward journal into an outlet for my opinions and views on other things too. This is interesting, and it helps me to figure out where I stand on things by writing about them. I even end up thinking about things and saying, "Hmmm, I should blog about that." Theres an interesting article about that here.

I am also acutely aware that my readership is extremely low. As of right now, bloglines is reporting 1 subscriber: Me. But that's ok. I don't really care whether people read this or not (although I do like it when I get comments and stuff, it makes me feel less silly). I'll keep blogging 'cause I like it, I think it helps my writing skills and to get my thoughts into order. Even if nobody actually reads it. I guess I'll just keep blogging away, into the ether...

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