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This may come as a surprise, but...

Thu 2 Mar 2006, 11:46 AM

by Ben Langhinrichs
I don't care about Condoleezza Rice's fitness regime.  I never remember hearing about Colin Powell's fitness regime, nor that of Madeleine Albright, Warren M. Christopher or, for that matter, that of any previous U.S. Secretary of State back to Thomas Jefferson.  I do care about the fitness of the United States in the global economy and in global politics, and would be happy to read about those things, but personal weight training programs are just that, personal.  Couldn't we please obsess about something else today?  Like getting out of Iraq or fighting the global war on terror or something?  Please?

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What has been said:

442.1. Long time listener, first time caller
(03/02/2006 11:41 AM)

Your posting is ironic, as when I come to a Notes-centric blog, I'm here to learn about all things Notes, not the blog owners cats, dogs, or how they feel about someone else's fitness program.

Couldn't we obsess about something else today? Like Coex, or Sametime or Notes? Please?

I hope you understand my point here, I like your blog, and with any subject, site, etc human nature is to sometimes go off-topic, so don't call the kettle black!

442.2. Ben Langhinrichs
(03/02/2006 01:02 PM)

LOL. Touché! I guess you have a point.

442.3. Ben Poole
(08/03/2006 00:02)

I don't think long-time listener has a point at all!

CNN is a news site. Whilst I'm all for a bit of light-heartedness in the news (God knows we need it sometimes), covering stuff like Rice's fitness regime is somewhat out of scope for such a site.

This site, on the other hand, is a personal weblog. As such, you can go off-topic as much as you want, and write about anything that pleases you. This will either turn readers off, bring you new ones, or retain the status quo. Either way, it's your call, and yours alone.

(The brou-haha over Ed posting about travel comes to mind here too).