Forbes.com Article Indicates Lyons’ Blog Abandoned

I think I might have just found an explanation for Lyons’ lack of recent posts.

A few days ago, on the 9th, Lyons had an article published on Forbes.com, Easy Blogging. It’s basically about him trying out some different blogging sites (like Blogger), looking for the easiest to use. He mentions WordPress.com:-

I’ve also operated a blog on a third system called WordPress. … WordPress is free, and it’s fairly easy to get started. But it is not so easy to figure out how to use the software. …

There is a help button, but it takes you to an almost impossible to navigate list of frequently asked questions. In frustration I ordered a manual called WordPress 2 Visual QuickStart Guide. But when the book arrived, I just sat there looking at it and then abandoned my WordPress blog.

Could that be the explanation for the lack of recent articles on his Floating Point blog? Is Floating Point the “WordPress blog” he abandoned?

As usual: so what?

Well, as before, if I wanted to make something of it, I might point out the interesting timing. Just a few days after I start this blog, somewhat in response to his blog articles about Groklaw, he abandons his blog. Coincidence? And look how his Forbes.com article starts:-

The goal: Find a way to share photos and adventure tales of the twins online with friends and relatives. Thus began a search for the best blog software…

“a way to share photos and adventure tales of the twins online with friends and relatives”? Does that sound like Floating Point to you?

Of course, I’m being silly. He didn’t actually say, in that article, that that’s why he’d “also operated a blog on a third system called WordPress.” I’m just indicating how easy it would be to selectively take some facts, add some questions, juxtapose things just right, and make things look like they might be other than they really are. Not that Dan Lyons would ever do something like that – would he?

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3 Responses to “Forbes.com Article Indicates Lyons’ Blog Abandoned”

  1. Tim Ransom Says:

    Hmmph. Looks like Dan is copping out!

    Not one mention of his Floating Point adventures.

    Wonder why not?

    Oh, that’s right: Dan just wanted to “Find a way to share photos and adventure tales of the twins online with friends and relatives.”

    *snort*

  2. saltydogmn Says:

    I still say he would have been better off calling his blog “Floating Turd”.

    Dan Lyons – just another Microsoft whore.

  3. Tim Rancid Says:

    There’s lot more for you to enjoy on my website!

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