Monday, March 05, 2007

The Blog Project Story

Bryon Quetermous and Dave White set today as the date the latest blog project stories would go live. Each story was supposed to mention blogging, I believe. So I figured why not go the whole hog? My story is a blog. You can read it here. Since it's a blog, you can start with the most recent post and read it backward, or you can go to the beginning and start there. You won't be allowed to comment, but you can read the comments, I hope. They're kind of part of the whole thing.

I believe we were to receive the links to the other stories today, but I don't have those yet.

Update: Gerald So's keeping up with the contributors to the project on his blog. You can go there for the links.

31 comments:

  1. Just terrific. I could never have written it because I could never have figured out how to create another blog.

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  2. Thanks, Patti. Believe me, as Mike Hammer said, "It was easy." Or else I couldn't have done it.

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  3. Anonymous10:36 AM

    As Paris Hilton would say, "Way excellent!". Can this be the wave of the future?

    stilwell

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  4. Madly creative, Bill.

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  5. Great work, Bill. This is amazing and way more work than i ever expectd anyone to put into this little project. Thanks.

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  6. Thanks, guys.

    Steve, I think Paris would say, "That's hot."

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  7. Anonymous10:54 AM

    Well, nobody knows her better than you do, but after I posted I decided "way awesome" would have been better.

    Are internet stories eligible for awards? This is a serious question.

    stilwell

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  8. Steve, Internet stories are eligible, I suppose. Why not? They've been picked to a number of "best of the year" books already.

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  9. Bill,
    Fascinating story. I loved the reading of it, from present to past, and all that got to infer.

    Wildly creative.

    A pleasure.

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  10. Anonymous12:00 PM

    But do they have to appear on paper before they can be short-listed for awards? Could this story be nominated for an Edgar, or some other award, as it appears here? With no other appearance?

    Stilwell

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  11. Thanks, Pari.

    I can't answer that last one, Steve. I guess someone from MWA might know, if anybody from there's reading this.

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  12. Your use of the "terrain" of blogging, going backwards in time, was brilliant.

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  13. Thanks, Dusty. I was hoping it would work.

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  14. I'm floored, Bill. Absolutely floored.

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  15. I hope that's good, Vince.

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  16. See, this is why you should be winning all kinds of awards. Who else thinks of the extremes and turns them into read-easies?

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  17. They should put you in charge of all the awards, Benjie.

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  18. THis is excellent, Bill. After my wishy washy decision not to make mine a new blog, I'm glad you didn't falter!

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  19. I loved the format, and the narrator! Great, great stuff.

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  20. Thanks, Christa and JT. When I thought about doing it as a new blog, the only thing I faltered on was using a new identity. I'd have done that, but I just didn't have time.

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  21. This is why we should not allow Crider in this thing ever again.

    He makes us all look like idiots.

    You win again, Bill. You win again.

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  22. Hah, good one, Paul. But untrue. I've read the other stories, and the quality is amazing. Including yours, you secret Faulknerian, you.

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  23. What we're all really saying is, "wish I'd thought of it first!"

    Great story, Bill. And it works if you read it in either direction. Me, I treated it like a proper blog and scrolled up the page.

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  24. Great one, Bill.

    Um.. do the comments belong in with the story?

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  25. Thanks, Daniel and Juri. And, yes, the comments are supposed to be part of the story.

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  26. Great story. I read it from the oldest post to the newest, and found myself happy at Frank's demise. Makes me wonder how I'd have felt about it had I read it in reverse.

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  27. I read it in reverse (newest to oldest) and found that it was a little Columbo-esque--seeing it happen then figuring out the whys along the way.

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  28. A whole blog, brilliant. Loved the way you used the comments.

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