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Friday, December 5, 2008

Lessons learned when turning 100


Pierini Fitness was "born" 100 days ago and today marks its 100th consecutive blogflection. For me, it’s a day to be grateful that God has given me an ability to express myself with the cyberspace written word. It’s also a reminder that it’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks, there’s nothing new under the sun, and there’s always something new to learn.

A case in point is learning the origin of the word “blogflection”. It’s a word I frequently use to describe my daily cyberspace utterances. With a false sense of cleverness, I thought it was an original word I created, and told so to several friends and acquaintances.

Turns out I was wrong – not once, not twice, but at least three times.

Blogflection was used in the Under The Southern Cross blog on September 19, 2006 when the blogger wrote:

“a blogflection based on a few transient emotions occurring in a heart beat. Blogs are immediate, but appear reflective, and thus allow regurgitation of notions, synapse flashes and semi-thoughts under the guise of reflection. A blogflection.”

Eureka, strike one!

Blogflection was also used in the PSoDT blog on August 19, 2007, excerpted in part as follows:

“Blogflection - . . . one of the beauties of blogging is that a writer's work can be treated as a reflection of how he or she thinks, and some analysis can be made of how they come to conclusions. One of the weaknesses of newspapers is that they treat a writer's work much more as a transitory experience. This is a major flaw in the editorial room, and it allows for writers to continue writing - and being clearly wrongheaded - for years and years and years, because each written exercise in boneheadedness is seen separately and not as part of a flotilla of feebleism”.

Eureka, strike two!

Finally, it was used in the title of ilovecerts' blog on May 16, 2008 "Post Webquest Blogflection”.

Eureka, street three!

It’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks, there’s nothing new under the sun, and there’s always something new to learn. These are lessons learned when turning 100.

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

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