Globe of Blogs
March 17, 2002 7:47 PM   Subscribe

Globe of Blogs lists weblogs by location (Portugal, anyone?), title, authors's name, sex, age or birthday (why?). Problem is, the list is scanty at best. Sign yourself up.
posted by rodii (22 comments total)
 
*Tip o' the topper for the Robyn Hitchcock reference.
posted by rodii at 7:49 PM on March 17, 2002


Given the age of the directory -- less than a week -- it's actually developing really quickly. Kudos are due to Heather for developing this and has shown her commitment to grassroots 'blog community building yet again. (For those not in the know, Heather is also the brain behind the megameme, the Friday Five.)
posted by Dreama at 10:30 PM on March 17, 2002


developing this and has shown

Uh, yeah, I can proofread -- that should be "developing this, and showing" instead. D'oh!
posted by Dreama at 10:32 PM on March 17, 2002


"Please do not submit commercial sites, generic personal sites (i.e. poetry, pictures of your dog, etc.), journals or online diaries."

I almost signed up before I realized I wasn't really welcome (my site is a mixed bag). It's a shame "blog" is defined so narrowly, as I'd like to get to know more local folks, whether they're using the traditional weblog format or not.

Ah well, to each his own.
posted by frykitty at 10:44 PM on March 17, 2002


Why not sign up anyway? If you have any of the elements in consideration, what's wrong with "adding your uniqueness to the collective?"

(I, for one, have already been assimilated)
posted by Poagao at 11:03 PM on March 17, 2002


Does anyone really read these blogs? Don't take that as an insult, I'm just curious to know who really reads all of these things...
posted by Aikido at 11:18 PM on March 17, 2002


Not tot take anything from what Heather has done, I think it's another great resource, but there is also The Pepys Project which does something similar.
posted by tonelesscereal at 12:01 AM on March 18, 2002


More, um, Xenoblogs here.
posted by mkn at 12:12 AM on March 18, 2002


"Please do not submit commercial sites, generic personal sites (i.e. poetry, pictures of your dog, etc.), journals or online diaries."

Boo, Hiss!

Thanks to Globe of Blogs, I can read the same memes in ten different languages! ;->
posted by insomnia_lj at 12:26 AM on March 18, 2002


Heather is also the brain behind the megameme, the Friday Five

oh, i read that, once.....
posted by Ufez Jones at 12:32 AM on March 18, 2002


tonelesscereal: there is also The Pepys Project which does something similar.

Gossamer Threads! Damn, why didn't I think of that?

frykitty: It's a shame "blog" is defined so narrowly, as I'd like to get to know more local folks, whether they're using the traditional weblog format or not.

Narrow definitions are problematic, true, but I'm among the flailing minority that hangs on tight to some distinction between 'blog' and 'personal journal.' Heather's weblog directory is for weblogs. The registry I started in '98 is for diaries. We link each other in case you don't think you fit in where you're at...

As for 'Friday Five' - imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. There isn't a day of the week without its own prompt-meme. Some have two!
posted by pzarquon at 12:43 AM on March 18, 2002


It's a shame "blog" is defined so narrowly...

I only just recently came to understand that I'd been incorrectly using the two distinctions interchangeably, as most sites seem to have both elements going on.
I wonder when that divide in classifications will break down.

A site seems a bit stark to me if it doesn't have some of the creator in it, and a bit pointless if it doesn't look outwardly like a blog.
posted by dong_resin at 1:50 AM on March 18, 2002


Odd. I signed up at both the blog and the journal place, and both validated and took me. *shrugs*
posted by FunkyHelix at 3:43 AM on March 18, 2002


"generic personal sites (i.e. poetry, pictures of your dog, etc.), journals or online diaries."

umm... i've been into this for a few years, and just now i find out this *ISN'T* the definition of a blog?

screw this, that's my definition of one, and that's the one i've been telling people for years.

thank god anything truely personal can never be considered 'generic'.

jcterminal: hijacking contemporary word definitions since 1978.
posted by jcterminal at 4:48 AM on March 18, 2002


My site fits into the definition of a weblog also, if by weblog you mean a site which has a section which is updated on a regular basis, said section being one which mentions and links to various sites on the web. But my site doesn't fit into the weblog world as painted with the weblog community brush, since it's pixel/icon-centric and I only mention sites that have icons or pixelly things. Very dull reading if you aren't into that stuff. I don't believe I've ever been linked by another weblog, and I think I may be the only iconish (I like to make up words) weblog out there besides the rarely updated Gui Galaxy. So I do "blog", but I don't tell you what I ate for dinner or what I'm lusting after on eBay.

So these big-ass lists of weblogs sites are not looking for sites like mine, either. You either fit or you don't, and if you don't, you move on and you find a big-ass list of whatevers that you do fit into, or you start one.
posted by iconomy at 5:06 AM on March 18, 2002


I, too, was disappointed that "blog" was so narrowly defined. They do point us "web journalists" to Diarist.net, which seems to be a closely related cousin to Globe of Blogs.

Still... I think of myself within the blog community and wonder what, in human nature, requires us to constantly strive for exclusivity in the name of clarity (not meaning to set off another round of the blog definition wars).
posted by Taken Outtacontext at 6:05 AM on March 18, 2002


Um...where has this "globe of blogs" gone? I just did a search, but none of the links point to anything.
posted by Badmichelle at 5:43 PM on March 19, 2002


Now at www.globeofblogs.com, apparently. I don't know why they didn't arrange forwarding.
posted by rodii at 6:41 PM on March 19, 2002


Portugal has acquired another blog! Now there are two!

...but only two? How can that be? There must, simply must be someone else in Lisbon with a weblog. But who? If only we knew some way of finding him...
posted by rodii at 2:50 PM on March 24, 2002


Bah. A Globe of Blogs? A jedi wants not for such things...

It's foolish how they are ruling out journals and diaries. The boundaries are hopelessly (and happily) blurred, and getting fuzzier every day.

Blah on their narrowly defined blogs. If they choose to exclude people and, as a result, webloggers don't form the strong communities that are possible, well...

On the other hand, I can always go the LiveJournal Directory and find 130 Portuguese weblogs/journals, or do a search for Lisbon and find 22. Once we start adding those people with RSS feeds who aren't LiveJournal users into our directory too, well, that will be interesting.
posted by insomnia_lj at 12:41 AM on April 6, 2002


birthday (why?)

So we can send you a card, you big dummy.

Hey, rodii, what's your sign?
posted by y2karl at 8:04 AM on April 6, 2002


"Do not disturb", karl.
posted by rodii at 9:28 AM on April 7, 2002


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