Yes that’s right… Doogie Houser, MD, the worlds first “blogger.”
Just in case you don’t know Doogie; Doogie Howser, M.D. is an American comedy-drama television series created by Steven Bochco and David E. Kelley, and starring Neil Patrick Harris in the title role as a teenage physician who also faces the problems of being a normal teenager. The half-hour dramedy began airing on the ABC from 1989 to 1993 for four seasons totaling 97 episodes. (Thanks Wiki)
I watched it some, but not a lot as I was already a sophomore in high school and who would really admit to watching a baby faced Neil Patrick Harris? But here’s the gist. Doogie would manage the drama of being a physician and the drama of being a teenager all in 30 minutes each week. At the end of each riveting installment, Doogie would close out his day in front of his computer… Tap, tap, tapping away on a black screen with green type about the musings of his life, making him the first “blogger” EVER.
And so I’d like to thank Doogie on behalf of bloggers everywhere for making blogging the next big thing.
And just so you know… Blog it’s an official term. (Weblog)
The web says so…. So gone is the way of the traditional ink and paper journal or diary perhaps forever replaced by the tapping of keys headers and insert images here. While I am typically a fan of the “old school” approach — blogging appeals to me. I love that it gives an outlet for my limited creativity to be set free in more than words, but with pictures and other images that I just love.
If you’ve never kept a blog… perhaps that might be something to consider in the coming year. I’ll say this, it’s fun to do in the moment and a great little memory of things gone by.