The Hess Report


Friday, May 28, 2004

I've working on a couple of big posts, so be patient.

In the meantime, maybe you can help me with some brainstorming. At the end of June, I'll be applying for the 11th installment of Survivor (and YES, people still watch the show, and YES, I'm serious). I have my application completed, which, while not quite as burdensome as the FBI's FD-140, was still a pain in the A-double-snakes. I'm looking for ideas for a good video. I have to submit a (no longer than) three minute video of myself. It has to be something interesting, creative and that shows my personality. Therefore, as the fact that you're reading this means that you are of exceptional intelligence, I have decided to solicit your ideas. You can either leave your ideas in the comments section below, or email them to: me at harkyman dot com, of course replacing "at" and "dot" with their respective symoblic representatives.

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Happy Birthday!

The Hess Report blog turns one year old today. Woo hoo!

According to this summary, 26% of weblogs die after a single post. Another 53% of the remaining weblogs have gone inactive. Blogs created by males were (slightly) more likely to die on the vine than those created by females.

The "average" weblog is updated once every two weeks. Only around 6% of blogs are created by people in my age bracket. The only stat that the Hess Report seems to fall onto the majority side is the mention of the nanoaudience. That's what I'm doing. This is a very narrow... erm... narrowcast.

Also, if you read every post of the Hess Report this past year, you consumed about 28,000 words of Hess family fun and games.

The point? As usual: nothing. But happy birthday to me.