What is AWCA?
"It’s an illness that can strike at any time, that can affect even the most sensible and rational blogger. It strikes slowly at first — a glance at The Nation
or Village Voice,
a quick peek at what the Berkeley City Council is up to this week — but can develop into a full-bore obsession. Minutes trolling on Indymedia turn into hours, ridiculed websites make their way to the Windows Favorites list, until finally one cannot bear to turn off the computer before seeing the words quagmire, proportionality, Arab street, root causes,
(in quotation marks only)."
My name is Steve, and I suffer from AWCA.
RIP, November 16th. SnorComments
: RIP, about a week later, due to a massive migration of BlogBack's deserting rats. With the blogging community reaching critical mass, is it possible for a remotely-hosted comments service to survive the bandwidth bludgeoning?
Got a "Dot-mil Buddy"? George
have new readers from the .mil domain. What about you?
What is the future of online news.
Will subscription eventually win through? Is there a viable business model that will allow independent publishers (such as Salon) to survive, or will we see further media consolidation? Where does blogging fit into this spectrum?
The four noble truths of blogging
1. Painful Mediocrity (Kutaifishi)
2. Cause of Painfully Mediocre Blogging (Jittaifishi)
3. Cessation of Mediocre Blogging (Zeitgeistidiota)
4. The Path (drole la voie d'acces)
searches the Blogdex
for the URL you feed it and gives you the results. At the Blogdex page. Isn't that what that "url search" link--at the Blogdex--page is for?
I was just over at Matt's blog
, and he mentions
that his favorite baby blog is evohr.org
. Personally, mine is henrysdiary.com
. What's yours? Or do you have problems with this sort of site... do you think it's exploitive or otherwise dangerous?
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!
Stupid things I have done,
a list by Heather and her readers.
Blogging behind bars.
"Before he sent me to the hole, the administrator looked at me and said, "You should have thought about this before you started playing games." I didn't start this journal to play any games, but now that we're playing, I'm determined to win."
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.
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.
A world wide weblog.
Neale's trying out an idea: a weblog by anyone, anywhere--but the technological "seeds" have to be planted by people. So far it's spread to Brunei, Australia, England, the US and the Moon. Slow virus, distributed guestbook, or what? I don't know, but I like it. Help blanket the earth!
that lame child actors grow up to be lame adult actors. With lame web sites.
I enjoy introducing my friends to the web and weblogging and I am quite fond of watching them play with the medium without
prior knowledge of the weblog community and it's "rules". It's fascinating to see what they produce when they are not told to "Write everyday about what happens in your life and then link to things you found while surfing". One such friend is Karen Wright who has taken to her website perceiving.org
with a style that is very much her own. Somehow it feels more literary, more story-centric, less about links and more about life. What do you all think? How have "the rules" effected your writing?
Hot damn, look at all the cool blogging tools that have come out of Blogger API
. In the last few days industrious developers have come out with wapblogger
, and my personal choice for coolest thing ever: ( blogdex )
, which daily indexes the most-linked-to sites in the blogging community. (And yes, it really works!) How are you putting these tools to use on your own site?
"I dedicate this site to recording the evidence of your country serving you...
...But I have love. God knows I have love. Oh Lord, how do I give my love."
An aide to Kansas Senator Sam Brownback has decided to blog his observations about Washington politics, phone-etiquette/power, and other Beltway business. Is this a good idea? Will the Senator's constituents appreciate this, or be ticked off at the candor?
useful and simple tutorial for those using this weblog publishing software and want to put their weblog contents in other sites in a very easy way.
Liberals Now Target Media
Terry Anzur is not happy with reporting on the internet. She is unhappy that anybody with a website can be a reporter or a pundit.
End of an (albeit brief) era
Caroline Casey, of the The Age
, one of Australia's finest newspapers, proclaims:
Friday, 29 June
5.16pm: THE BLOG IS DEAD!
I was trying to think of the best way to depart – an appearance on ghost sites? a web-generated apology note? But I decided a listing of my favorite websites was best. ... Thanks for the hundreds of entertaining submissions I have received over the year.
That's it, no explanation. I guess the weblog is a dead concept, for sure now. (More
Meanwhile, we find the the current Vice President has not only been making deals with Iran, but has also been selling oil equipment to Iran in the last decade.
Steven Baum is a better news source than CNN. Once again, he makes a point as concisely as any human being on Earth. This
is the best blog on the web, the best blog that has ever been and probably ever will be.
Political Loose Cannon
is The View From Here
's mum (and in spite of a back problem, no one here's dying of cancer)...I think this is so sweet - anyone know of other (real) parent/child weblogging families?
Another weblog goin' down.
There are almost too many of these to mention these days, but I hope I can be excused for thinking this one is special: Tomalak's Realm
is shutting its doors on Friday after two and half years and almost ten thousand links. A genuinely useful site, with lots of attention to detail. Thanks to Lawrence for all the work.
Now there's no excuse for starting that blog.
This software allows you to create entries on your Palm (Windows only it appears :-( )
Steve Jackson Games
, the makers of such fine pen-and-paper RPGs as Gurps
, has been running a blog
since 1994. I've been reading it since 1996, and I just now realized: it was the first blog I've ever read. In addition to release information, they also post game industry news, personal stories, and even the Illuminated Site of the Week
, all with intimacy and personality we've come to expect from blogs.
dack kills his blog
". I want to spend more time making short films, playing golf, and reading books. But what I really want to do is make computers, and specifically the Web, a much smaller part of my life.
I guess there's no enjoyment left in poking fun at dot.com vanity in this day and age...
Backwash - get paid to blog.
Someday. Maybe. "The job of each Backwash Member is to scour the Internet for quality content that they personally find interesting and that they personally would spend time enjoying. The Member then recommends that content to their audience."
-- include-all blogging in real-time? This new program will allow you to spy on what your instant messenger buddies are browsing on the web, let them know what you think about the sites they're on, rate them, comment on them, send them to a friend etc. (Their press release
I bet you think this [article] is about you,
(apologies to Carly Simon and anyone inflicted with the earworm.)
Blogging pay model
hits the wires. Would you fork out $4 per month for Image Hosting, Spell Checking, and an xTools editor that lets you cut and paste, format fonts and colors? Think the Trellix
eyes will be watching?
Who Let the Blogs Out?
I would just like to say, for the record, that my juggernautal legal team is currently assembling their case against Yahoo for copyright infringement
Slate's MeZine Central
offers a sampling of politically oriented journalists' sites, featuring what they
call "The Best Political Weblogs".
This link is copyright, Eric Costello...
. No, really, he's serious. Is this really necessary? Comments?
Blogs of Our Lives.
There I was, enjoying a Burger King breakfast, reading the local Gannett paper, when I turn to their Tuesday technology section and find . . .
Blogging from space
On board with the Expedition One crew. Does Blogger have a "[REDACTED MATERIAL]" command?
The Seattle Times does a blogging story
and educates readers about blogorrhea and blogrolling.
Is there a perfect weblogging software?
Here's my wish list: a database back-end, static pages, searching, HTML, easy templating, syndication through RSS, and, most of all, the ability to back-date my entries. PHP-Nuke
is amazing, but isn't quite right for what I want to do. I like Blogger
, but I worry about its future; will new features ever be added? The talented Noah Grey
isn't updating his elegant Greymatter
except for bug fixes, so asking him for features wouldn't be cool. One possibility is a Perl script called Newspro
: very, very flexible, with interesting add-ons
Has anyone been to Megnut
recently? Be sure to read the page source.
The AYBABTU backlash continues
. Is the blogging community (surely most responsible for perpetuating the meme) just a bunch of Nathan Barleys?
"Blogging" makes Newsweek.
Because someone had to post it....
Jorn tries pay for play.
Seeking to sell links near the top of his extremely-widely-read weblog Robot Wisdom, Jorn Barger has set an (experimental) $20 submission
fee: you don't get considered if you don't pay, but if he approves of your site you get a link. (Actually, it's even more complicated than that, which is characteristic of the man.) There's even a $100 fee for certain commercial links. Jorn can do what he likes, of course, but how well do you think this might work?
Ev explains the Pyra situation.
Sad news from the makers of Blogger.
"Because in the end..."
One of the most insightful, engaging, and well written sites (not to mention the one that got plenty of us blogging in the first place) stops updating, at least for the near future; the tear-jerker of a last entry touches on so many things- relationships, art, emotions, careers, etc - it perfectly encapsulates so much of what made the page great. We'll miss you, Jack Saturn.
That being said, I can't wait for the book.
woo! blogvoices is staying open
thanks to the good folks at pyra. well, im just going to go right out and say that this has made my
day. way to go chris and pyrates!
SurvivorBlog2 - Crazier than the first time around
Now, if only Yahoo would add this as a module for my start page.
For those who followed SurvivorBlog1, all the old contestants are back in the peanut gallery and there's a heap load of drama, cat fights, & smack talking going around for SB2. Sick, twisted, embarrassingly addictive.
One wo/man; many, many votes.
From the seventh circle of hell comes the second-last sign of the apocalypse; the voting form for the bloggies. I know which site I voted for... you're reading the damn thing right now. Go MeFi!