Saturday, March 01, 2008

BufBloPoFo DayOne:

Ladies and gentlemans, participants and lookers-on, BufBloPoFo 2008... is... ALIVE.

It seems to have already started without me, actually. As I type this, it’s already mid afternoon. Hardly the 12:00:01am posting time I hoped for, but whens you gots kids, your sleeping pattern is kind of dictated for you’s. So I’m posting now, stepping over the severed red ribbon at the front door of BufBloPoFo 2008. Welcome!

Yesterday, I asked you to talk about your blog, so allow me to take a taste of my own webicine. (That’s “medicine” on the “web”. I’m damned clever.)

The Royal Toybox kicked off November 11, 2004. I first heard the word blog in a Doonesbury strip that talked about flash mobs and Howard Dean. (Trivia – I didn’t start a blog until after BA Start explained to me what it was. Until then, I figured you had to like impromptu, loosely organized gatherings in support of politicians.)

Anyway, I was in business school at the time, going after my MBA. I was concentrating in marketing, so the idea of self promotion was never far from my consciousness. Because I was always either studying or courting that hot young Lisa, I didn’t get to see a lot of my friends, and figured a website was a good way to keep in touch with them.

The name “Royal Toybox” came from a discussion a college room mate and I once had. We were (drunk and) trying to top each other’s idea of the best porno website name. “Royal Toybox” was not only aurally (hehe) catchy with its repeating “-oy” sound, but a) suggested an air of depravity on a regal scale, and b) had a sexual euphemism right in it! Brilliant!

The template I chose at random. I’ve kept it because I’m too chickenshit to try anything else, even though I hate it. I get hate-mail when I change the order of my sidebar links list, so if I ever do pick something new, I’d better make sure I have enough time to make it right. Then again, I do like the color scheme. mmm... shades of orange and blueeeee....
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Well well! Look at us! We’re through day one! Check out the roll call for all the Buffalo Blog Posting Fortnight (the “BufBloPoFoRoCa”?) over to the right to see who else remembered to post today. And for you participants, here’s your homework:

BufBloPoFo Topic for Day 2: What’s the best gift you’ve ever gotten? (Subtopic: What should I get Lisa for her birthday? (On 3/22.))

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