The Life Cycle of the Average Blog

John Scalzi, epispherical scientist, provides the lecture:

The vast majority of blogs, in fact, have nothing but the following three posts:

Post One: “Here’s my blog! This is where I’m going to share all my thoughts about life, the universe and everything! It’s going to be great and I can’t wait to tell you all what I’m thinking about everything!”

Post Two: “Hey, sorry I haven’t updated in a while — life’s been crazy. But I’ll be back soon.”

Post Three: “Here’s a picture of my cat.”

And then it’s done.

Clearly what is needed is some general theorist who can provide the intellectual basis for countercyclical fiscal policy capable of rescuing these underemployed bloggers from the curse of the cycle and restore the blogosphere to an equilbrium state of optimal production. And yes, if you must know, I do get a little strange once I’m on the home stretch of a book. But I’m not the only one.

“It is astonishing what foolish things one can temporarily believe if one thinks too long alone, particularly in economics….”
– John Maynard Keynes