is a blog genealogy site: "You can register your blogs and record which blogs inspired their creation." It's an interesting new way to catalog and find blogs in tandem with Blogdex's social network explorer
. Which blogs inspired you to start your own blog and have you in turn inspired anyone else to blog? The favorite blogs thread was a long time ago so those of you who've had blogs for years, which new(ish) blogs inspire you to continue blogging now? [ via Blogroots
posted by lia
on Aug 4, 2002 -
call it a sophomoric joke. but i'm betting everyone included in the beauty pageant is afraid of a low rating. the only thing about this i find surprising is that neale
hasn't done it already. (via victor.
posted by patricking
on Jul 26, 2002 -
Get a real live musician to write a theme song for your blog. Of course you have to somehow return the favor. "I'm calling it the rockin' blogroll," notes Philip Clark, the multiple band guy
that is willingly offering up his own service against silence.
posted by boost ventilator
on Jul 9, 2002 -
Cosmic Log - on msnbc.com
Alan Boyle, the science editor for msnbc.com (and former coworker who I respect) has ventured into the land of the blogs, his being primarily science-news based. MSNBC and Alan both seem to be viewing it as an experiment, and are soliciting feedback. If you think a journalist-as-blogger is a good thing (and like the quality of the content of course), you can send feedback, or anonymously rate the page (at bottom of page).
posted by kokogiak
on May 14, 2002 -
is a 'weblog on language' by a Brussels-based freelance interpreter. Are any of your favourite blogs on
posted by ceiriog
on Apr 22, 2002 -
"i met ben affleck today. he's the title role in a movie we'll be shooting called gigli. i'm sure you'll hear about it sooner or later... but anyway, this affleck character - he's a pompous asshole. i have tremendous respect for him, don't get me wrong, but there's nothing wrong with this kid that a good ass kicking won't fix." Does this blog belong to the REAL Christopher Walken
? I tried reading it with Walken's accent in my head but I still can't tell...
posted by timyang
on Apr 18, 2002 -
Antidote to the Liberal Monotone: Blogging
After reading MetaFilter for a while, I would assume that blogging ticks off all people, left and right, equally. Does exposure like this on a major Op-Ed page show that blogging is on the verge of becoming something big?
posted by dewelch
on Apr 4, 2002 -
""I think this is one of many weird phenomena that contributes to a national attention deficit disorder."The crawl -- that stream of info-morsels and promotional hooks that seemed so urgent right after Sept. 11, but now seems so annoying and distracting -- seems to carry Gitlin's point with it as it creeps across the screen."
Is this a real problem, or is it just the old guys not hip to the kids' video world? (via i want media
posted by owillis
on Apr 1, 2002 -
is a music blog, focused on bootlegs. Not old Grateful Dead concerts, but DIY remixes and combinations, with tracks that pit Eminem against Britney, or Grandmaster Flash against Boards of Canada. Crazy stuff. bsx
is a helpful filter that whittles it all down to must-listen boots and mixes.
posted by lbergstr
on Mar 14, 2002 -
is a blog about, you guessed it, Mozilla
! Why Mozilla? Because IE sucks.
Agreed. I've been using Mozilla and IE interchangeably for the last month, and giving serious consideration to going Mozilla full-time. Very
posted by sillygwailo
on Feb 21, 2002 -
The Secret Diary of Gollum
: Day Thirty-One - "[Very] Dark in Mines of Moria. Bad for ogling. Have been following sounds of Legolas complaining loudly about state of his backpack and dank air of Moria being bad for his skin. Gandalf stuck gum in his hair while he wasn’t looking. Rather like Gandalf. Always has gum."
Ignore the fact that it's a LiveJournal
link. It's Middle Earth slash-fiction
. And it's funny. Really, really funny. [via Modern Life is Rubbish]
posted by grabbingsand
on Feb 12, 2002 -
Let Slip the Blogs of War For a while I didn't think I was gonna make it, but around 1800 hours I laid down a barrage of trenchant observations and we finally broke through
...star studded article by tim cavanaugh.
posted by th3ph17
on Jan 17, 2002 -
For all your middle east rumor mill needs
Just another alternative media, highly speculative source for rumors... blah, blah, blah Quite a few of their "stories" have been confirmed as of late. Maybe it's worth another look for those of you who have never been.
posted by yangwar
on Nov 21, 2001 -
Welcome to Teddy.
Images, words, and comics about a relationship gone wrong, right, wrong, wrong, and wrong from Ethan Persoff; incredible stuff. Some language may not be suitable for work viewing, unless no one can see your monitor. (Thanks to Velvet Cerebellum
posted by moz
on Nov 7, 2001 -
Are you a blogaholic?
Auiz that rates you as some who blogs and is perhaps addicted. Take the quiz and get your score. Is it bad to be a blogaholic or merely a habit, like doing hard drugs?
posted by Postroad
on Nov 6, 2001 -
Obviously, some other people do, as evidenced by Dream Catcher
. Set up as a weblog that allows anyone to post via a "guest blogger" account, Dream Catcher is set up for the discussion of dreams and dream-related links. While it's just starting out, I think Sean Mattison may've hit on an idea that could be a valuable, useful, therapeutic, and even entertaining resource on the world wide web. Visit Dream Catcher at: http://www.seanmattison.com/dreamcatcher/
posted by philulrich
on Nov 5, 2001 -
Driving home last night I passed a Land Rover
. Not just any Land Rover, mind you, but a Land Rover headed from Virginia to the tip of South America
and back. Not only did these people implement some considerable alterations
to the vehicle, they are blogging
the details of the trip along the way. Nice to see some people come out of the 'bubble' with a bit of money and the gumption to chase their dreams.
posted by donkeysuck
on Oct 22, 2001 -
Are you ready for The Galaxy Girls
-- the world's first group weblog written by drag queens? I count nine girls participating so far, and more are on the way. Diamonds, Vicodin, Strom Thurmond -- whatever it takes to get ready for the next show!
posted by bjennings
on Oct 16, 2001 -
Metascene is alive!
In case you were getting worried like me, apparently metascene survived the transplant to NY and is posting again. Well, sorta...
posted by josholalia
on Oct 3, 2001 -
The Ramon Stoppelenburg deathpool inaugurates as the naïve young lad jets to Sithifrica. Will he survive? “I found out that South Africa isn’t that criminal as I was told at previous places and by people I met on the road. It is just a country where you have to take extreme caution. I can’t just walk with my mobile phone to my ear in downtown Johannesburg and take some photographs with my camera at the same time. There is a minor possibility that I get shot to dead and mugged the next moment”
posted by joeclark
on Oct 1, 2001 -
of a guy recovering from schizophrenia. Interesting, he includes some stuff from his madness on the site.
posted by paladin
on Sep 25, 2001 -
current (September 28, 2001) edition begins its story on the Internet in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in the United States with a paragraph stating that:
By 9:15 Tuesday morning, a link to a live webcam atop the Empire State Building with a clear view of lower Manhattan was posted on Dave Winer's Scripting News Weblog (scripting.com). And dozens of other daily log writers, including the all-encompasing Metafilter.com, compiled the highlights from U.S. and foreign news sources.
The article goes on to mention many other links to relevant online sites including kottke.org, thefineline.org/tflblog, and camworld.com.
Apologies if this is a repost. I couldn't find it in recent days listings or search results.
posted by MarkBakalor
on Sep 21, 2001 -
Islamic militants are like Medieval Christians:
The religion to which [modern-day Christians] pay lip service is a thin, watered-down version their distant predecessors would denounce as wicked. The Islamic Faith, by contrast, never had an Aquinas and thus never experienced a renaissance; it was never neutered. [...] Those we are at war with are consistent advocates of faith and self-sacrifice. We cannot defeat them by "getting back to God" -- that is, by clamoring to become earnest practitioners of a slightly different version of the same evil we're fighting. Instead we must selfishly, unequivocally and proudly stand for the worldly values that ended the "dark and doleful night of Christian rule" and ushered in the prosperous way of life Westerns enjoy [today]. (Via fkrn
posted by dagny
on Sep 21, 2001 -
Moby tells his side of the story.
Moby lives in Lower Manhattan, and he has been keeping the world updated in his own online journal. He has some rather poignant things to say. Moby feels that paying taxes to security organizations who have failed to protect the US is stupid. I'm inclined to agree.
posted by wackybrit
on Sep 14, 2001 -
Seventh seal opened, nytimes.com has a web log
Or is it...? This list of links in a section entitled "According to the Times" is a "Web-only feature highlighting facts and figures culled from the week's news. It appears every Wednesday." It seems to be a scanner of news stories by the NYT, not offsite. I used to think they were cool, but this dogged resistence to trends is making them seem aloof, no? (well, more so than usual...)
I miss CC...
posted by rschram
on Jul 23, 2001 -