A WEBLOG DIES A NATURAL DEATH . . . "So the journey is over," writes lawyer Jim Peterson at his weblog Lewis and Clark: What Else Happened. "This is my last post."
I first noticed Peterson's weblog in January, 2005, when I was regularly "reviewing" weblogs. I wrote--
It's a daily dose of the Lewis and Clark expedition, detailing both what happened with the expedition on a particular day and what happened somewhere else. As the weblog's author, Jim Peterson, explains, "This weblog is not so much about Lewis and Clark as it is a riff on Lewis and Clark. It’s about simultaneity. Ever think back to an important day in your life and wonder what else happened that day? Here I’ve considered every day of the Lewis and Clark expedition as important, and looked for simultaneities."
It was a good idea. But just as the Lewis and Clark expedition came to an end when the expedition reached St. Louis on September 23, 1806, so Peterson's weblog came to an end September 23, 2006. Congratulations to Peterson for sticking with the idea from start to finish and executing it so well.