I love the idea of a Stanford blog. The students here have such a diversity of opinions, and exciting thoughts and issues are constantly circulating through our community. I truly believe that the rise of the ‘blog’ has been one of the most exciting things to happen to internet, and that it can be the perfect medium for facilitating this discussion. However, I’m also dismayed that this blog has been more of an alternative Stanford Daily, with many of the posts just rehashing yesterday’s news. I call upon all of my fellow bloggers to write about the things that make them feel uncomfortable. Upload posts that incite discussion, and get all of us thinking. Bring out the issues that lie just beneath the surface of everyday life that we are too timid to talk about. The last thing I want is for this blog to be a nice news forum, where people write about benign and, frankly, boring topics. Let’s make the Stanford Blog something special. Let’s make it something that people are excited to check out.