Thursday, October 28, 2004

Cool cats 

"You're hangin' with the cool kids..." was the message from Paul when he emailed this article from the New York Times to me today. Yes, all the news that's fit to print today included an article on Friday cat blogging. While I have only recently begun the practice (at Philip's urging) of posting photos of the cats (at least) once a week, it has apparently been a trend in the blogosphere for a year and a half or so.
"It brings people together," said Kevin Drum, who began the cat spotlight last year on his own blog, Calpundit. (www.calpundit.com) ...

"I'd just blogged a whole bunch of stuff about what was wrong with the world," Mr. Drum said. "And I turned around and I looked out the window, and there was one of my cats, just plonked out, looking like nothing was wrong with the world at all."

Grabbing his camera, Mr. Drum photographed his cat, Inkblot, and posted the picture (calpundit.com/archives/000597.html). He soon began doing it each Friday, attracting fans who just wanted to see the felines....

As often happens in the blogosphere, other people latched onto the idea and ran with it.

If you don't want to deal with the NYT's online registration, but would like to read the article, click below:

- All the cat news ->

You can find new links for cat bloggers (Friday and otherwise) each Sunday at www.carnivalofthecats.com.