We bloggers like to create neologisms. We like the neologism that reshapes an older term in our new and hypercreative anguage-blay. We call these BLOGOLOGISMs, not neologisms, which is the old word for the new word we made up to cover this concept. I offer this prefatory comment as an explanation for the title of this post. In the lifeworld we have parks, and people often go walking there. Here in the â€“ yes â€“ BLOGOVERSE we have BLARKs, virtual spaces through which we virtually BLOGambulate. You see how itâ€™s done, feel free now to go forth and coin a dozen or so of your own BLOGGING BLOGOLOGISMs.
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A question I often ask friends, neighbors, and relatives is â€œDid you follow the links?â€ This is a follow-up question to â€œDid you read my blog this morning?â€ I think I can safely say that about one person in a thousand answers affirmatively to â€œdidja read itâ€ and one reader in a bazillion follows the links. Since I have not yet served one bazillion BLOG burgers itâ€™s anybodyâ€™s guess if anyone has ever followed any of the links that I offer like sesame seeds on the BLOG burger bun. Yet I persist in adding them, for my own amusement I suppose. This promises to be one of those posts with a lot of links, so if you are BETH or one of those other readers who just has no time for clicking through to the actual subject of my BLOGambulation, wellâ€¦ you might as well fire up Grand Theft Auto now, because there isnâ€™t a lot here for you.
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here, on myslnia, is an entire parallel life, existing at least since the times of the first neural structures on Earth. New science â€“ psychomemetics – is born. Its goal is, of course, exploration of myslnia. Are there psychomemetic plants, animals, intelligent beings (“neuromonads” )? (I stole word “monad” from Leibniz, but I use it differently, to describe “the cells” of psychomemetic organisms)
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I was gratified this morning by a comment from J. Alva Scruggs (not his real name). As often happens when someone leaves a comment I followed the link Scruggs left then surfed on through to other side. My Scruggs surfage led me to The Fifth Column. [Note to selfâ€¦ you really must enable permalinks on your own commentsâ€¦ end note to self]. Commenters at The Fifth Column are a merry band with charming names like Brian888, winna, xoid, and Magic Pink. These are not their real names, I think, but I like their direct style and communitarian good fellowship (or, as we say in the [air-quotes] BLOGOVERSE, their good [airquotes] BLellowship). I like it so much that I followed links on The Fifth Columnâ€™s blogroll hoping to see more of these peeps in other contexts. That blogroll is short and contains a couple of familiar namesâ€¦ Jon Husband and the Happy Tutor (one name real, one not). But it was by following the links to the less familiar places that I found the Loveologist (a second order link) and Twisty Faster. I also found a couple of great cat pictures, some cute, one sneaky.
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At this point if you are reading this I must assume one of two things about you. Either you are a highly accomplished web surfer with excellent command of the browserâ€™s back-button, or â€“ and this, sadly, is more likely â€“ you did not follow the links in this post at all. How boring for you.