BrotherJones was an award winning website than ran from 2005 to 2010. Blogging was brand new and the Jones brothers (Doug, Dennis and Don) were on the cutting edge of the phenomenon. The website had a dedicated section for each brother to post on. With all three of us working together, there was consistently new material making an appearance on the blog. It was an online clubhouse where three brothers from three different states could get together and have a little fun.
At the bottom of each of our individual pages, there was a comment section… and that’s where the fun really began. Literally anyone in the world could comment, say anything (and I do mean ANYTHING) they wanted and it would IMMEDIATELY pop up on our pages. It was the wild, wild west. We had no way of controlling our comment sections (other than to delete offensive, weird and bizarre comments AFTER we saw them) …as you can imagine, things sometimes got pretty exciting on the old blog.
BrotherJones was built by famous web personality Keegan Jones with Adobe Flash and while it was a cutting edge website at the time, technology continued to move forward and BrotherJones eventually became obsolete. Spam became a nightmare on the site and ultimately killed it.
I really hated to see The BrotherJones Blog totally disappear from the web because so many of us had such a good time with it, so I have gone back and reposted my section of it. Some of this will not make a lot of sense because when it was originally written we were bantering back and forth between our individual blog sections, but then again, a lot of what we said back then didn’t make a lot of sense to start with.
If nothing else, the old Brother Jones Blog is an interesting little time capsule to trip down memory lane with.