Friday Five – Valentine’s Day, 2003

I was dreading that the Friday Five this week would be all about valentine’s day and then I would have to explain how pathetic I am and how I don’t have a girlfriend to be with this day but now I don’t 🙂
1. Explain why you started to journal/blog.
Before I was hyperlinkable I started chatting with Firda, Nita and Wari on something called the Quack-O-Matic (which is a neat little chat window created by Firda for her weblog). During these chat sessions they were most insistent that I should start up a weblog, but at the time I didn’t really have time so I put it off. Eventually Wari and Nita offered to host me on and Firda offered to create a weblog template (since my initial attempts were quite pathetic) and her we are. So basically I did it to appease people 🙂
2. Do people you interact with day to day or family members know about your journal/blog? Why or why not?
I have given the address to four or five offline friends and none of my family members know of this site. They could easily find it by googling my name since I appear to be the only online Troy D’Hondt (or maybe in the world). As for why more people don’t know. I don’t want too many people I know offline reading this. One reason would be that if they know everything that has happened in my life I won’t have anything to talk about when I talk with them and number two is sometimes I feel like writing personal stuff that I don’t want everyone to know about.
3. Do you have a theme for your journal/blog?
Ummm. Not really. Inane ramblings from someone whos mother was eaten by blue space goo?
4. What direction would you like to have your journal/blog go in over the next year?
Less talk, more rock? Or maybe updating with more interesting stories than the regular bland “had a bagel this morning, thinking about cutting my hair” type entries.
5. Pimp five of your favorite journals/blogs.
Since I pimp seventeen blogs on the right sidebar already I’ll pick five that I read pretty well daily but haven’t added to the list (in no particular order and excluding any big names such as Jish, David Fury and Zannah):
i) Krisalis
iii) My So Called Life
iv) In Flight
v) Digifox

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  1. Sweet. Thanks for the link love. 🙂
    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  2. No problem. You’ll be added to the link list when I’m not so lazy and feel like updating it. 🙂

  3. Am

    hehe, it’s not “pathetic” NOT to have a significant other, or whatchamacallit, Troy.
    One should only get attached if one has his eyes set on someone. Being with someone else just for the sake of doing so is rather pointless, if u ask me.

  4. Use blogrolling. ( It’s free, and fast. They even have a reg hack where you can just right click a page and add them to your blogroll (links list).
    Thanks again. 🙂