July 24, 2005

Idea for a blog.

You pick a single word, and you run it through Google News every day, and you only blog the stories that come up.

What would your word be?

IN THE COMMENTS: A reader points to Literally, A Web Log, which is tracking the word "literally." Very nicely done!

21 comments:

Tom said...

Food. I already googled it, and I am quite pleased :)

Matt Barr said...

I briefly did a blog that essentially did this, with the phrase "Amber Alert." It occurred to me people should be paying attention to other things than a blog if there was an Amber alert.

I would pick moon.

Meade said...

narcissism

Ron said...

sandwich!

Ron said...

hmmm..."butt" also leads you to places you normally think it wouldn't...

bill said...

velcro

Gort said...

I tried

Antidisestablishmentarianism

very interesting stuff.

Paul said...

History

Gerry said...

I am what I am. I have such a word that I do Google every day.

"Poll"

(But it might be because one can't get very far Googling "is".)

Gerry said...

I should have said, I don't *only* blog about polls, but around election time it sure did come close when they were coming fast and furious.

Woodster said...

Pangalactic Garggleblaster - far more interesting than a 'cup of tea'

ploopusgirl said...

Cunt!

Dean said...

Interesting. You'd want a word that is general enough that you would get some results daily, yet not too broad that you'd be unable to read the results.

I would have to choose Christianity. Not as many hits as I would have thought.

Charlie Eklund said...

I once might have chosen "cunt", as ploopusgirl did. No more.

These days, my word these days supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. I've found that it truly does make me sound precocious.

Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay!

Charlie Eklund said...

I once might have chosen "cunt", as ploopusgirl did. No more.

These days, my word is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. I've found that it truly does make me sound precocious.

Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay!

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Today? "Plaid."

Earl said...

Here is something along that line

Mark said...

Strategery...

Steven said...

Once upon a time, with my LiveJournal, I was doing turtle news . . .

Gerry said...

That blog is (don't use literally... don't use literally) a blast! I particularly love the posed gummies.

Ann Althouse said...

Yeah, and I like the way it's called "Literally a Web Log" with the photo in the header being of literally a log ... on the web.