12 December 2005
Well, TTLB reports that I finally dropped below the Large Mammal threshold today. (It was just a matter of time.)
Besides, I look like I have a pouch, so Marsupialhood is probably more appropriate anyway.
Posted at 10:38 AM to Blogorrhea
We used to be a Large Mammal, back before I split us up into four different domains. Now we're two Flappy Birds and two Multicellular Microorganisms.
Well, it's harder than it used to be: N. Z. Bear seems to have fixed the threshold at around #800, when it used to be #1500 or so. Last I looked, I was something like #807.
I think there should be an Inanimate Objects (or lower) class for spamblogs.
Of what? I have to drive fourteen hundred miles just to get decent baked ziti.
We should have you over for dinner some night, then. Many miles closer.
I think he should add plants at the bottom. If I recall my high school biology correctly, the most primitive plants are called 'slime molds'. Sounds like a good description of a spam blogger to me.
Yes, after long years of working myself up to flappy bird status, with pretensions of adorable little rodenthood, I am now a crawly amphibian again, even though I'm doing about the same as I ever was. This sort of up and down Darwinian rumba is very hard on the knees, you know.
I haven't even checked mine lately - does he have an ameboa category?
If he doesn't, he probably ought to.
(OTTH seems to have remained in the middle of all those Large Mammals.)
I try not to take this stuff too seriously, but if I were completely devoid of ego, I'd have never put up a Web site in the first place.
Life at the bottom of an ecosystem can be a "rich mud of conceptions" (Charles Sanders Pierce).
When was the last time you got your arms, chest, chin, and nose disgustingly mucky and dirty, only to discover a pearl or some other treasure almost beyond your reach? Such events happen, and more frequently than you might imagine, in this new construct we innocently (and perhaps prematurely) call the blogosphere.
So don't worry about hanging out with the other pearls at the bottom of the ecosystem. Insight, analysis, news, knowledge, wit, and hilarity exist there too, alongside you. Contribute what you can, as often as you are able. That is your mantra.
It really should be referred to as the 'egosystem'.
Then everyone would be at the top. :)
I maintained my status as "large mammal" for quite a while after the Axis of Greeblie when kaput and I lost all the extra bloggers... Now I'm just a happy little adorable rodent.