Leo Babauta writes about something he came across in the desert mountains of Nevada. It's an interesting example of how ones perspective influences what something means to them; who else would see a cardboard sign and think 'blog'?
Amidst the rocks I found a small cardboard sign with some neat handwriting on it:
"February 11 marks our 3,068th day living out here. Thanks P+T (for 3 weeks ago)."
Then there were numbers crossed out, marking the days after that, until it hit today’s total of 3,150. It also had a note inserted among the numbers that said "Happy Easter".
It occurred to me that this hand-made sign is the most minimal blog there is. Basically a statement of how long they've been living out in the desert, and daily updates in the form of crossed-out numbers. With a shout out to friends, of course.
What is blogging at its best? This sign distilled blogging to its essence: regular updates that inspire others from someone doing something remarkable.