Before the time of blog…

prehistoric sunrise

…there was silence in the ether.

It was good.

A light blinked in the dead of night and the worldwideweb became a squirming mass of html tables and font tags brimming with vital information, allegedly instantaneous communication and vast amounts of exasperation. People spent their time filling databases with facts and figures, sharing beige tinted documents and badly drawn diagrams.

Then came the blog – a beautiful world of cascading style sheets, a living framework to enhance and transport the creative word to the people of planet Earth…

Bloggers were instinctive, individual, almost radical. They thought, they mused and they pondered – brightening the lives of others.

From nowhere sprung Facebook and Twitter. Youtube and Icanhascheezeburger. Mindless distractions sucking the life force from the previously agile minds of the people. The mediocrity virus was spawned and within moments the internet was overflowing with warm, squirty cheese…

I don’t care what you had for breakfast and your cat isn’t funny.

Don’t press publish. Don’t hit the ‘quick post’ button. Don’t Tweet me or Facebook my Mum. Please.

I didn’t surf today. In case you got this far down the page…