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July 13, 2006

No World Cup Blog?

Recently I had an email from a friend who asked why I did not run a blog for this world cup like a I did for the last one. For those who don‚Äôt know, or do not remember, I ran a small blog for the last world cup, which may well have been the most […]

Recently I had an email from a friend who asked why I did not run a blog for this world cup like a I did for the last one. For those who don’t know, or do not remember, I ran a small blog for the last world cup, which may well have been the most successful football blog of 2002 (OK, maybe not, who knows?).

Well part of the reason was because I was in the process of moving from India to Hong Kong (with a holiday detour in Australia), so I didn’t want to commit to something I couldn’t do well.

But another reason was that there was so much good, interesting and amusing comment already available (especially with the blog-format coverage by mainstream newspapers and the excellent range of podcasts).

The final reason is that my comments would have been secondhand. It is different blogging from a perspective, but blogging secondhand from no context is not compelling. A blog from someone at the world cup matches, or located in a key fan centre is compelling, a blog from some dude watching it on TV in a hotel room is, umm, dull.

Not that I won’t do another, more quotidian blog one day, because I would like to. Maybe a golf blog, or a cooking blog, or maybe when I get a Chelsea Season ticket again. But, not now and not yet.

[tags] World Cup [/tags]

Responses
kris 16 years ago

hey fernando – i was depressed that zz’s career ended on a bum note so have set up a virtual shrine for him to celebrate all the good bits – check it out at

Fernando Gros 16 years ago

Hey Kris, that is cool on so many levels.

kris 16 years ago

thanks Fern! i really enjoyed building it. one of those things you do on the spur of the moment and are glad you did.

hope hong kong is treating you well. have you been to the jumbo floating restaurant yet?

Fernando Gros 16 years ago

The huge place in Aberdeen (i think it is 4000 covers)? I’ve seen it, but not had the guts, so to speak, to brave it yet. Have done one amazing Dim Sum place though; about the size of Heathrow Terminal 4, but busier. I think it was about ¬£6 for a meal I will not forget in a hurry!

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