Mar 1, 2007

Ask Wiwille: No longer sharing the same dream.

I was asked this offline by my co-worker Jeff after he read the Ask Wiwille post so I thought I'd give my answer online. Jeff posed the question of why no one posts on Billy Ocean: Student Council Treasurer anymore.

BOSCT was the brainchild of my friend and former co-worker Willtuck who started the blog for reasons unbeknownst to me. He then recruited other writers, such as Nhak, Zooloo, the sexy Mattbear, and finally I was asked to contribute. The blog started off well with the diversity of voices posting and commenting and it actually became fun. Although I'm not impressed with Wordpress' software, I enjoyed seeing five buddies write about various topics such as alternative energy, conspiracy theories, bad music, and movies. As one who knows us would expect there were the occasional Youtube videos which usually had someone getting hurt performing some stupid stunt.

There was talk of trying to make the blog a success, which I thought was a good idea considering the sharp minds who were behind the project, but alas no battle plans were drawn. Posts were starting to get less frequent as time went on and after a few months of it's existence only two people were contributing to the site, myself and Mattbear. I finally gave up on it considering I already have Erik's Ramblings to think about and I didn't need another site to lay bare my obsession with all things Scarlett.

I ran into Zooloo the other day and he stated he hasn't been to the site in forever stating he hasn't had the time. I informed him that no one has and he gave a chuckle. I haven't spoken with Nhak or Willtuck in a while. I believe Nhak has taken up a new line of work for Larry Flynnt industries designing energy efficient marital aids. Willtuck is developing a new sitcom for Fox which will star a midget, err short person, living a simple of life working in a dairy farm with dreams of becoming the world's greatest paintball player. Actually I have no idea what those two are up to nor why they no longer feel the need to blog.

Mattbear and I just got sick of being the only two people contributing to the site especially when both of us have our blogs to post on. Mattbear did seem to write more on Billy Ocean than The Inexusable though.

I think BOSCT was just a great example of how everyone feels they have something to say, but when pressed to actually communicate it they find their thoughts aren't really worth inscribing into the public record. I do miss the blog though cause it was a fun read.

"Suddenly life has new meaning to me,There's beauty up above and things we never take notice of, You wake up suddenly you're in love." - Billy Ocean


Mattbear said...

Yeah, I hated to see BOSCT die like that, but once it was down to just you and me really posting, it wasn't the same. The real value in BOSCT was the way things varied from day-to-day because of having 5 different writers.

Willtuck got busy at his new job where he didn't have time to post. He has also told me in the past that he gets bored with blogging after awhile, so I'm sure that contributed as well. Zooloo was next to go, but he never posted as frequently as the rest of us anyway. Nhak, I think, got busy at work. Since that's where most of our posts were made, it was bound to happen.

I enjoyed having a separate blog to work on. I put most of my crazy news things and other random discoveries up there, while I kept my blog mostly just about me and what was going on in my immediate world.

Big Ben said...

I like that Billy Ocean song, I however change the last line to: "You wake up and suddenly, morning wood"