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One Post Wonder. A collection of amazing blogs that only lasted one post. (Via.)
posted by Astro Zombie (38 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
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posted by Poolio at 4:47 PM on June 26, 2008


If you follow these rules the guild will be much better!

Thus proving if you want people to come to your ghost town, never send out the welcome wagon with a litany of ordinances.
posted by crapmatic at 4:53 PM on June 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


Hey! I have a few one-entry blog myself! Maybe I will join them together into a single blog of super-suck!
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 4:57 PM on June 26, 2008


I was scouting blogspot URLs for a project I was kicking around in my head, and found the one I wanted was occupied by just such a blog. Oof.
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] at 4:59 PM on June 26, 2008


HA!

"Sunday, January 20, 2002 :::

I am a beginner.

::: posted by Ho at 7:00 PM"

posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] at 5:00 PM on June 26, 2008


Pithy.
posted by bardic at 5:01 PM on June 26, 2008


The Stalking Blues is brilliant.
posted by lekvar at 5:06 PM on June 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


A collection of amazing blogs that only lasted one post.

One of these words is incorrect.
posted by DU at 5:08 PM on June 26, 2008 [2 favorites]


I apologize for making anyone read this one, but after nearly clawing my eyes out reading through the inanity of it, the final line just saved the experience. It may be a work of brilliant satire.
posted by chudmonkey at 5:12 PM on June 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


A collection of amazing blogs that only lasted one post.

One of these words is incorrect.


A collection compendium of amazing blogs that only lasted one post.

fixed &c.
posted by dersins at 5:12 PM on June 26, 2008 [2 favorites]


I had never seen the tag "n yeah" before, but apparently it's a thing. Interesting, and also vaguely upsetting.
posted by danb at 5:13 PM on June 26, 2008


Hm. My mom's blog lasted to three entries, so I guess it won't be in this collection.
posted by maxwelton at 5:15 PM on June 26, 2008


"ok me is good man i live in anchorage alaska .me is 8yrs. old"

it was worth it for that....

but then I quit 'cuz I knew it couldn't get any better...
posted by HuronBob at 5:19 PM on June 26, 2008


A collection of amazing blogs that only lasted mercifully died after one post
posted by ZachsMind at 5:20 PM on June 26, 2008 [3 favorites]


Perhaps we could pick one, and leave 30,000 notes of encouragement?

(This reminds me of a plane trip where the guy diagonally across/ahead of me opened up his laptop and typed "MY SCREENPLAY" across the top. For the next two hours he would type a few sentences, then erase them - start over.... again... and again... and again... nothing.)
posted by R. Mutt at 5:24 PM on June 26, 2008 [19 favorites]


Related: Metafilter posts that go nowhere: 1 2 3 4 5
posted by crapmatic at 5:30 PM on June 26, 2008 [5 favorites]


I've started and forgotten so many blogs I'll be surprised if one of my isn't on there.
posted by zardoz at 5:46 PM on June 26, 2008


I would have been more impressed if it contained one and only one entry and that was a link to itself.
posted by Hamusutaa at 6:02 PM on June 26, 2008 [4 favorites]


I'd like to see which blogs have the most posts. That would be more impressive.
posted by Jaltcoh at 6:19 PM on June 26, 2008


I invented 'scatterblogging' a few years back -- deliberately starting a blog on one of the many free services out there, posting a single post, then forgetting it. I must have dozens of them out there, and no idea where they were or what Brainfarts For The Ages™ I felt compelled to share.

But I am sure they were all amazing.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:35 PM on June 26, 2008


I'm just relieved they don't seem aware of any of my failed projects
posted by EatTheWeak at 6:44 PM on June 26, 2008


Makes me wonder about what happens when bloggers, or online gamers for that matter, die suddenly and without warning. Surely it's happened. If no one were left behind who knew about the deceased's blog or online avatar, then no explanation would be forthcoming to the online community, to whom the deceased's disappearance would be a mystery. I can imagine the regulars posting comments - "Dude, where are you?", "Was it something I said?", and then the comments becoming less and less frequent, maybe a year or two later one writes "Whatever happened to you?"
posted by subgear at 6:55 PM on June 26, 2008


Ultimately, isn't Metafilter just 72,836 one-post blogs?
posted by lukemeister at 6:59 PM on June 26, 2008


The ephemera of the net, I suppose.
posted by wg at 6:59 PM on June 26, 2008


But I am sure they were all amazing.

Yeah, I've been meaning to ask if you would sell the movie rights to your blog posts, Mr. "stavrosthewonderchicken"

"Blog posts" are the new "short story" when it comes to film rights, baby.
posted by R. Mutt at 7:05 PM on June 26, 2008


I would have been more impressed if it contained one and only one entry and that was a link to itself.

But if they did that, I couldn't add it to my complete blog of all blogs that don't link themselves.
posted by CrunchyFrog at 7:06 PM on June 26, 2008 [4 favorites]


Well, that site certainly motivated me to do something about my one-post blogspot sites.

Kill them. :)

I just hope they haven't already queued them to post.
posted by theclaw at 7:15 PM on June 26, 2008


best evah one hit wonder blog
posted by madamjujujive at 8:30 PM on June 26, 2008


I hear that this guy is planning on making a second post, just as soon as his new router finally sends the request through.
posted by Effigy2000 at 8:42 PM on June 26, 2008


opened up his laptop and typed "MY SCREENPLAY" across the top.

Some guy in his 30's rented a studio space from me for nine months. On the first day he brought in a sliced log, about two foot round and four inches thick, and placed it in the center of the 700 square foot room. I saw the lights on in there often, but he never brought in anything else. He paid the rent on time, until one day he said he had become disillusioned about becoming an artist, and would be moving out. He had brought a hatchet with him. When I went into the studio, he had chopped the piece of log into two pieces and left it behind.
posted by StickyCarpet at 9:31 PM on June 26, 2008 [17 favorites]


There's a purity about single post blogs. Most people cannot resist the standard terminal post, which goes, of course:

Sorry I haven't been updating much recently. I've been busy with a lot of stuff, but I should be able to do better in future.
posted by Phanx at 1:18 AM on June 27, 2008 [2 favorites]


I'd like to see which blogs have the most posts.

About a year ago I was contacted (and listed in the top 3) of somebody who kept track of that. My weblog, the Daily Irrelevant (warning, self-link!*) had some 10,000 posts in the database back then (a bit over 12,500 right now), and it could have been much higher but I deleted a lot of stuff on my move to wordpress.

Having the most isn't really all that interesting, I think.


*: Duh!
posted by DreamerFi at 2:49 AM on June 27, 2008


StickyCarpet, that guy just became my favorite artist.
posted by dirtdirt at 6:19 AM on June 27, 2008


... and they never saw them again.
posted by Debaser626 at 8:26 AM on June 27, 2008


... rather:

I just got your message in my inbox
Your Out of Office Auto-reply
But you never said you were leaving
And you know that we talk all the time

Where did you go?!? I'm so lonely
How could you just leave me, is this the end?
Please respond, I'm so frightened
That I'll never see you again.
posted by Debaser626 at 8:52 AM on June 27, 2008


A while back, I looked up this username at blogspot and found it was being used by an auto-redirecting purveyor of highest quality ass garters, with a long history of leaving enigmatic blog comments about anabolic steroids anabolic making making quality anabolic. Checked the AskMe archives for instructions, got him evicted, and took over the space myself. Which is why there's only one post, okay, I'll get back to it someday, god!
posted by ormondsacker at 9:03 AM on June 27, 2008


stickycarpet's post about log dude may be my favorite MeFi story ever. If it's true, awesome. If it's not true, awesome.
posted by everichon at 10:08 AM on June 27, 2008


Makes me wonder about what happens when bloggers, or online gamers for that matter, die suddenly and without warning. Surely it's happened.

Yeah, it happens. I've seen a few livejournals like these, and facebook pages. Usually someone who finds out about it will start posting comments (or wall posts) with R.I.P., or we'll miss you, or whatever. Sometimes a friend even knows the password, and will update the blog explaining the situaiton. And then people visiting that blog, wondering what happened to their friend, will see that there or in the comments. Kindof a shitty way to find out someone died, but I've seen it happen a few times in the last coupla years.

Unless the blog wasn't really a part of the person's life, or completely secret. In which case, I think it probably just ends up in the large pile of forgotten blogs.
posted by lunit at 12:32 PM on June 27, 2008


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