I made a mistake and didn’t start my post-run rambling right after finishing my run. There was an urgent request from the ScienceBlogs staff for us to provide our best-ever comments as part of the promotion for their 500,000th comment contest.
You know what? Very few CogDaily comments are worth much on their own — they’re part of a discussion. There’s certainly no way I’m to go through *all* of them — there are thousands, and despite appearances, I have a life outside of blogging.
In fact, once someone asked me to recommend a good blog post for an anthology, and I had a difficult time with that. I’ve read hundreds of great posts, but usually these posts are written in response to other posts, and those posts respond to other posts, and so on, and so on, so it’s hard to find one post that stands well on its own. CogDaily is actually quite rare in that regard — since we do so much reporting on research studies, a lot of our posts do stand on their own. But we’re quite an unusual blog.
Anyway, the “oops” is that I forgot what I was going to write about. I was thinking about something really interesting during the run today, but now the moment’s over and the thought is gone. I suppose it doesn’t really matter in the great scheme of things; the goal of the “post-run ramblings” feature wasn’t to record every interesting thought I’ve ever had, just to get me warmed up for a day’s writing while I cool off from running.
I think I’ve probably written enough to accomplish that, so I’ll see you next week.