I was hoping to get a special something done for tomorrow, but have failed.

I was going to put together a TrackBack-only weblog (similar to BlogPopuli) that could be pinged by any and all September 11th-related posts. In my little brain, it could serve as a focal point for the words and wisdom coming out of the weblogging community on the anniversary of a day that both changed our lives and changed our community. A year ago tomorrow, people found their voices, relationships formed roots, and new genres of personal websites claimed their space under the weblog umbrella; I had hoped to set up a site that could try to capture some of the reflection and thought that will inevitably come from this entire community. All of America will be exposed to an avalanche of mass media reporting tomorrow on the events of September 11th, 2001, and I envisioned a forum that would spotlight the more personal counterpoint that most other webloggers found so enlightening and comforting in the hours and days following the attacks.

Alas, I failed. I so wish I hadn’t, and I hope that someone else implements this successfully. (Of course, you can ping this entry if you so desire, but it’s just not the same.)

Comments and TrackBacks

I think a lot of us wanted to do more than we had the time or energy to do. However, it’s not too late to plan for next year, is it? At any rate, some of the “reflection and thought that will inevitably come from this entire community” can be found in today’s entry at Michele’s web log.

Oh, and thanks for the “ditto” the other day.

• Posted by: PhotoDude on Sep 11, 2002, 10:57 AM

I woke up on September 11, 2001 like I always did, listening to talk radio. We recently had a policeman

• Pinged by man/myth/geek on Sep 11, 2002, 11:42 AM

for yet another time i am greatful that i do not have cable

• Posted by: Linzey on Sep 11, 2002, 10:49 PM
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