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The Seattle Times does a blogging story and educates readers about blogorrhea and blogrolling.
posted by gluechunk on Apr 1, 2001 - 5 comments

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.
posted by tranquileye on Mar 24, 2001 - 29 comments

Has anyone been to Megnut recently? Be sure to read the page source.
posted by jpoulos on Mar 7, 2001 - 74 comments

The AYBABTU backlash continues. Is the blogging community (surely most responsible for perpetuating the meme) just a bunch of Nathan Barleys?
posted by ecvgi on Feb 26, 2001 - 39 comments

"Blogging" makes Newsweek.

"Blogging" makes Newsweek. Because someone had to post it....
posted by fraying on Feb 25, 2001 - 73 comments

Jorn tries pay for play.

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?
posted by dhartung on Feb 13, 2001 - 42 comments

Ev explains the Pyra situation.

Ev explains the Pyra situation. Sad news from the makers of Blogger.
posted by prolific on Feb 1, 2001 - 178 comments

"Because in the end..."

"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.
posted by NickBarat on Jan 31, 2001 - 7 comments

woo! blogvoices is staying open

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!
posted by will on Jan 26, 2001 - 23 comments

SurvivorBlog2 - Crazier than the first time around

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.
posted by jujubee on Jan 26, 2001 - 9 comments

Crud! Blogvoices is closing.

Crud! Blogvoices is closing.
posted by Sean Meade on Jan 23, 2001 - 24 comments

One wo/man; many, many votes.

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!
posted by Neale on Jan 22, 2001 - 38 comments

"Ego Finds a New Outlet In 'Blogs'"

"Ego Finds a New Outlet In 'Blogs'"
blahblahweblogsblahblahyesi'minitblahblah. One of the few to acknowledge Justin Hall as Our Great Blog Father.
posted by peterme on Jan 19, 2001 - 30 comments

Greymatter 1.2

Greymatter 1.2 For what it's worth, the notably talented Noah Grey has just recently released a new version of his weblogging software GreyMatter. I've been using GreyMatter for my personal weblog for a few weeks now: anyone feeling frustrated with server problems over at Blogger or just wishing for a little more control over their content might want to check it out. Let me tell you, it's a control-freak's dream program. And especially nice, it runs using Perl cgis on your own server, so there shouldn't ever be any accessibility problems. Noah is a great guy and really deserves more recognition for the wonderful job he's done on GreyMatter. Just thought I'd mention...
posted by hanseugene on Jan 18, 2001 - 10 comments


Ouch So, a new Fantastical is out via wetlog. Am I the only one a little put off the by scathing article about weblogs? (more inside)
posted by Hackworth on Jan 16, 2001 - 23 comments


StorTroopers! With their giant heads and interesting range of fashion accessories, these little buggers are taking the UK blogging world by, um, storm.
posted by Foaf on Jan 11, 2001 - 11 comments

Here's an idea for struggling web-based publishing tools

Here's an idea for struggling web-based publishing tools
Jump-start the reflective process by prompting webloggers on what to write about.
posted by rschram on Jan 9, 2001 - 10 comments

LiveJournal's "Paid Accounts" model

LiveJournal's "Paid Accounts" model might be the route that Pyra wants to take with Blogger. I don't know much about LiveJournal's features as compared with Blogger, but they certainly have thought out their revenue model. Does anyone know anything about LiveJournal?
posted by jmcnally on Jan 8, 2001 - 9 comments

"Ante up!"

"Ante up!" Say the good folks at Pyra, as Blogger goes to telethon mode and asks for New Server donations. And they really suckered me in, too, because sufficient donations yield free stickers!
posted by anildash on Jan 2, 2001 - 139 comments

A student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign wrote a paper on Weblogs and Journals, dissceting the thoughts and blogs of a few people. Very interesting paper, in my opinion (not because I am mentioned very briefly :) and worthy of some discussion and dissection.
posted by Arvid on Dec 13, 2000 - 14 comments

India discovers weblogs

India discovers weblogs It doesn't say much, but it's a start. Print alert: There's also an article in Speak magazines about online journals and weblogs.
posted by debrahyde on Dec 6, 2000 - 3 comments

ISSNs for your blog?

ISSNs for your blog? Joe Clark looks at the process, and urges authors to sign up, which puts your blog officially in the worldwide standardized encyclopedia of periodicals. It sounds like a good idea, and could help people using the periodical databases for research, since many blogs cover the same things magazines do.
posted by mathowie on Nov 25, 2000 - 7 comments


Jason put up a link to the New Yorker article that mentions himself, Meg, Pyra, EV, etc. It also mentions MetaFilter and myself. I find this funny in a way, all of of these people that never would have known anything about each other are all interconnected. Why? Because Ev and Meg started Pyra. Because I read an article about the original Pyra app. Which led me to Blogger. Which led to Ev, Meg, Pb, MetaFilter... whcih led to Kottke, Haughey, etc. Ahhh the good old days
posted by monkeyboy on Nov 21, 2000 - 36 comments

More dating webloggers.

More dating webloggers. Online journallers, really: Stephanie polled her readers as to whether she should go out with Mike. They voted overwhelmingly in favor, and now she's traveled from Detroit to Columbus to meet him. Everyone's watching with bated breath. Well, every one of their readers, anyway ... but five thousand people voted in her poll.
posted by dhartung on Nov 17, 2000 - 22 comments

The A-List Fan Club.

The A-List Fan Club. I know you're sick of hearing about it, but I found this site too amusing to not mention. Does anyone know the story behind it?
posted by Byun-o-matic on Nov 17, 2000 - 38 comments

Blogma2001: A Manifesto for Better Weblogging

Blogma2001: A Manifesto for Better Weblogging

Virulent Memes's riposte.
posted by Mr. skullhead on Nov 15, 2000 - 42 comments


Joe Clark (a fellow Torontonian, no less) has provided food for thought in his "Deconstructing 'You've Got Blog'" screed. While Joe scores some valid points, I think he misses the mark in a few major ways. In the process, he comes across as cynical, and a bit wounded, too. [more inside]
posted by jmcnally on Nov 14, 2000 - 44 comments

Should have used Blogger.

Should have used Blogger. Is Groksoup.com dead? (Or is it just resting? And why did it go down on a full moon Friday the 13th?) Seems quite a few bloggers just lost EVERYTHING in their Groksoup weblogs. Ouch.
posted by jca on Oct 15, 2000 - 1 comment

Reading, 'Riting, 'Rithmetic

Reading, 'Riting, 'Rithmetic Jakob Nielsen says "to take the Internet to the next level, users must begin posting their own material ... the vast wasteland of Geocities confirms this. Giving users a home-page editing program does not turn them into good writers." Meg takes Nielsen to task: "his recommended approach is crazy ...Why bog kids down with HTML?" Blogs, of course, are her solution. But for some folks this simply doesn't add up. Saying kids shouldn't learn HTML because Blogger exists is like saying they shouldn't learn to add because calculators exist.
posted by webchick on Sep 30, 2000 - 122 comments

I am hallucinating. Or,

I am hallucinating. Or, this is just peculiar. One of those things that makes me feel as if there's a big joke that everyone else gets but me. (see also, everyone blogging the little-girl-with-the-bike recollection.)
posted by lileks on Sep 8, 2000 - 13 comments

Olympic Bloggers!

Olympic Bloggers!
Follow up to the recent post about the IOC's ban on website communications by athletes. The above is from the IOC website. It's Survivor meets Big Brother meets Chariots of Fire!
posted by rschram on Sep 6, 2000 - 0 comments


E/N Everything / Nothing is a type of blog I've just become aware of, with the running theme buying young guys that blog porn and violence. What do you guys think?
posted by owillis on Sep 6, 2000 - 15 comments

Blogger/Pyra is getting into hosting?

Blogger/Pyra is getting into hosting?

Blog*Spot.com is run by Pyra, it's obviously not done yet, but it looks like it'll be an easy-to-setup microhost for blogs, complete with templates.

On a semi-related note, is anyone using WrapZap as an ASP for forms on their blog? Seems like integrating that with Blogger would be a nice little bit of advanced functionality for Blogger Pro.

posted by anildash on Aug 30, 2000 - 21 comments

Weblogs get some more press

Weblogs get some more press... and it's positive this time!
posted by phooey on Jul 15, 2000 - 5 comments

Oh great another "weblogs are stupid and they all suck" article came out, but what I really want to know is: why does the other article running this week at ALA acknowledge that "99% of everything is crap," but the weblog article doesn't? Comparing the cruft at the bottom of weblogs with the 1% best of writers (Ginsberg and Kerouac) seems unfair and pointless. And where are the solutions? Tell everyone to stop? Tell them to write better? What's so hard about ignoring the sites you don't like instead (I do that with most advertising)?
posted by mathowie on Jul 14, 2000 - 96 comments

Are Jason and Heather secretly the same person, or is there some other reason (that escapes me) that his July 6th and her July 7th entries start out with exactly the same paragraph?
posted by lia on Jul 9, 2000 - 30 comments

The Bicycle Story

Did I miss something? Okay, the bicicycle story that Barbelith, Megnut, and Kottke have all blogged.. what is this? I must have missed some inner circle of childhood memory bonding?
posted by eyesandfists on Jul 7, 2000 - 44 comments

Douglas Rushkoff:

Douglas Rushkoff: "The myth of the internet - and one I believed for a long time - is that most people really want to share the stories of their own lives." And I'd add to that: most of those people who DO want to share their own stories really don't know how to do it. And that includes me...
posted by ericost on Jun 29, 2000 - 13 comments

Dru Jay has a good article on voluntary micropayments,

Dru Jay has a good article on voluntary micropayments, and the theme is something the failed micropayments crowd never thought of: instead of forcing the charge before you see it, treat a site as shareware, and pay after you've enjoyed it. Thanks to two individuals, I'm $0.50 richer today. Are voluntary paypal donations the wave of the blogging future?
posted by mathowie on Jun 20, 2000 - 74 comments

Journaux munis d'un blog

Journaux munis d'un blog The Guardian has a Weblog, as does The Age in Oz. Any other coelecanth media taking the plunge?
posted by joeclark on Jun 1, 2000 - 0 comments

are webloggers male or female?

are webloggers male or female? i'm doing a poll to try and discover the gender distribution of webloggers. someone recently asked this of me, and i had no idea if anyone had gathered that info.
posted by brig on May 31, 2000 - 22 comments

blog nicely!

blog nicely!
posted by efader on May 21, 2000 - 179 comments

bla-bla.com and grrl.com (a new chickclick style portal from womensforum.com) are on the hunt for independent female sites to lump together and sell off to their advertisers. what have your experiences been with .commers? how do you feel about advertising on yr own site? what kind of money is actually earnt from being part of a portal (which seems to be their major selling point)? what resources are available to independent site owners? perhaps another branch of the metafilter community could be dedicated to informing people about what does happen when a site signs on to a portal business, and what the alternatives are.
posted by gusset on May 13, 2000 - 8 comments

The Great Blog-Off

The Great Blog-Off is coming- so far 8 bloggers will be madly competing for 24 hours to find the best links on the web on an as-yet-unknown topic. A lesson in futility or potentially dirty, self-absorbed fun? Discuss amongst yourselves.
posted by wisdom on May 9, 2000 - 5 comments

This guy has *nailed*

This guy has *nailed* the Winerlog situation. [ spotted by Brennan at Weblogging Considered Harmful ]
posted by baylink on May 7, 2000 - 1 comment

Many more moments of silence

Many more moments of silence in between those bloggings. (alice) is the one who introduced me to the genre — hopefully she really isn't gone for good. Thanks for all the URLs :)
posted by sylloge on May 6, 2000 - 2 comments

Orangina is the new orange

Orangina is the new orange All right, I tried to blog this and keep finding dead ends. Can someone please point me to permanent bookmarks of conversations (i.e., monologues) on A-list blogs like powazek.com and n-list ones like psionic.nu declaring that "[colour] is the new orange"? ¶ (At the Toronto bloggeur f2f, we engaged in ironic discussion of the fact that our blogs are not on the A-list and never will be, though I argued that merely contributing to Metafilter gives us exposure among the A-list crowd  in effect, a social-climber/arriviste argument for which I do not apologize. Miss Emmajane wasn't present for the ironic part, however. I am familiar with the argument that one who blogs as a ploy for readership is a failure. I agree. But blogging and being the only reader is, frankly, onanistic. I speak as someone whose blog is linked to by a grand total of three others. I'm not sure there are ten people on earth who regularly read what I write. I'm OK with that, but I'd love to be more... popular! Discuss. But give me the orange link first.)
posted by joeclark on May 1, 2000 - 23 comments

Cassie and Jason

Cassie and Jason have engaged me better than any soap opera, movie, journal, weblog, anything. Cassie's reports about her husband's near-fatal car accident and his creeping recovery are, well, moving. She writes with clarity and simplicity and selflessness. Her letters make my eyes tear, then I grin and can't hold it back. I flinch, wince, sigh, laugh. The hair on my neck bristles. I want to squeeze that lovely woman and carry that man around like a king.
posted by Mo Nickels on Apr 27, 2000 - 3 comments

Anybody have what used to be here (http://www.spoonfed.net/reflect/monkeys.html) in cache or anything?

Anybody have what used to be here (http://www.spoonfed.net/reflect/monkeys.html) in cache or anything? I ask because I am fascinated by the intense reactions that blogging evokes in some people, and so I really want to read what Mr. spoonfed.com had to say. Especially since he seems like a decent writer when he explains why he took the anti-blog piece down.
posted by ericost on Apr 15, 2000 - 5 comments

Love that Blogger redesign.

Love that Blogger redesign. Normally I wouldn't blog about this here, but they leave me little choice. (Other than jumping ship and kludging some scripts together). I want my free service that I pay nothing for and should be grateful just to have now!

On a serious note, I love Blogger, think it's great, and use it myself, but is it bad to become dependant on a third party tool? You've basically placed the life of your site at the whim of the tool provider. Granted, Ev, Meg, PB, [that fourth guy], Matt, and now Jack seem like pretty nice people to be at the whim of, but wouldn't it be better to do it 'on your own?'

Just thinking out loud, as soon as it's back up I'll go to my little traveled corner of the web and stay there.
posted by alan on Apr 11, 2000 - 16 comments

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