A famous Rhode Island blogger once suggested that drunk naked blogging is a bad idea.
He's probably right - it sounds like he was speaking from experience - but I can neither confirm nor refute his theory. It sure sounds like it would be fun to try though, under properly controlled laboratory conditions.
But I think I've discovering a follow-up to the theory, which, quite modestly, I call the O Dock Corollary:
Blogging at 2 am, even if not drunk or naked, is a bad idea.
Well, OK, for me at least. Does this happen to you, too?
I tend to be something of a night person. I stay up much later than I should, wandering the internets, reading blogs, and stirring up mischief.
But I think I sometimes drift into a curious corner of the space-time-jelly donut continuum. Time seems to be behaving itself, but it's the words that are expanding and contracting. I find that things that sound profound to me at 2 am often sound profane in the glaring light of day.
I'll post something, congratulating myself on some lyrical legerdemain, and then drift off to sleep.
Then I read it the next morning, sobered by sunlight, and cough up my morning coffee. Yack! I wrote that? Sometimes, I make a mad dash for that little trashcan icon that erases my mistyping, hoping no one's actually read it yet.
Before, I could get away with this, since I was just posting a comment somewhere, and who reads comments pages, anyway?
But now that I'm rolling my own blogstuff, there's absolutely no place to hide. Feedburner has efficiently transported my words to both of my readers and the odds are good that at least one of them has a friend who has a friend who knows a good libel lawyer.
So I think I'm implementing a pier review process (uh, we're on O Dock, remember?).
Henceforth, nothing goes out at 2 am that hasn't first gone through the copy desk during daylight hours.
Why am I boring you with this? Well, I'd like to know - is it me, or does this happen to you, too?