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Humble beginnings.

First post!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Jan 5, 2007 - 58 comments

Mmmmmmm...

A new food blog! Slashfood. Looks like a good one. They seem to be covering pretty much everything. Instant bookmark!
posted by braun_richard on Aug 19, 2005 - 25 comments

Stop torturing yourself, you silly bastards!

A nonist public service pamphlet. Here you will find a 6 page pamphlet meant as a public service to help educate bloggers about the growing problem of blog depression. ;)
posted by FunkyHelix on Jul 28, 2005 - 14 comments

save your posts? why not

the simplest ideas are usually the best ones. Its easy to forget that the internet is a relatively new medium. Whats the bet that in the future that we will all be wishing that we still had all of our content that we contributed to "cyberspace" such as reviews, comments, posts... Who knows if 10 - 15 years from now, if the sites we post on will still be up, even stable sites such as MetaFilter may not exist in the future. sites have shut down before, taking everyones content with it. Its a simple idea, why not just store your content, be it on your desktop or a web application? So who wants to start a MeFi label over at bulletin board buddy.
posted by omega on Mar 16, 2005 - 30 comments

Blogs Illustrated

Blogs Illustrated: Webring of illustrated blogs. Very, very cool - via Michael Nobbs.
posted by taz on Nov 16, 2004 - 6 comments

all hail the bbs

Blogumentary? Pshaw. BBS: The Documentary, directed by Jason Scott of textfiles.com, is where it's at.
posted by reklaw on Jul 18, 2004 - 9 comments

Beware the Thought Viper

A gallery of inexplicable objects like a fridge magnet warning, a U-haul truck, a moist toilette, medicated cream, and many more. *Bonus Link* The same guy also has a review of the steaming pile of movie known as Gymkata.
posted by euphorb on Jul 15, 2004 - 11 comments

not even good looking

Meet the Weblog. Time Magazine describes the trendy fascination with online digests.
posted by plexi on Jun 17, 2004 - 30 comments

Why I hate Personal Weblogs

Why I hate Personal Weblogs While the Introduction to this psuedo-research paper is a bit rough and profane, I couldn't help but agree with much of the content, although I generally don't hate personal weblogs. I particularly enjoyed Chapter 2 - Why Do They Do It, as well as the the final snippet which asserts: I, in an effort to separate the wheat from the chaff of weblog authors, propose that all weblog authors create a Statement of Audience once per month (or, every two weeks if possible) to facilitate understanding of their place in the universe and the importance of their writings.
posted by jonah on Jan 7, 2004 - 41 comments

Chris and Erin's Wild Ride

In May 1999, Chris and Erin Ratay quit their jobs, sold their Upper West Side Manhattan apartment, and shipped their motorcycles to Morocco to begin a trip around the world. Now, four years, 50 countries, and 100,000 miles later, they're back home. They've kept a continuously updated web journal over the past four years, available here. Ignore the unfortunate font and JavaScript choices and read this couple's incredible story.
posted by grrarrgh00 on Aug 11, 2003 - 7 comments

Steal This Feline

Abbie the Cat Abbie the Cat has a posse. One of the few cat-related, non-saccharine weblogs out there. I'm pretty my cat thinks many of these things.
posted by Spezzatura on Jun 12, 2003 - 6 comments

B-Blogs: they're not just for stutterers anymore!

The Clickz Weblog Business Strategies 2003 Conference & Expo kicks off on June 9, with the highly-relevant keynote: "What Are Weblogs?" Also on the schedule: "Business Blogs: Hype or Opportunity?"

Kathleen Goodwin (conference chair) Blogs : "Someone wrote that they are offended that blogs, what used to be "an 'innocent' repository of ideas," are now becoming commercialized. Hello! Get with the program. It is the 21st century and every great idea gets commercialized in a nano second these days."
posted by scarabic on May 29, 2003 - 21 comments

the dullest weblog in the world

Welcome to The dullest weblog in the world. Just as Steve Wright is a genius, so too is this weblog. Be sure to check out the sometimes copious commenting for more comedy gold. If you like it, there's a club you could join.
posted by ashbury on Apr 8, 2003 - 21 comments

None dare call it blogging.

Superseding the mainstream media, or "quirky parasites"? Less of interest here than the IraqFilter context itself - which amounts to the question "Is blogging to Gulf II what TV was to Vietnam and cable was to Gulf I?" - is an established medium caught in the act of visibly sizing up this comer, this new kid on the block, this parvenu we know as "blogging." Is it a valid new medium of reportage, fit to take its place alongside print and broadcast? Or is it merely parasitic, interstitial, even marginal? Inquiring minds want to know. (Note O'Donnell's hedges and his final & bizarrely misplaced condescension: "Maybe Allbritton will start a trend - bloggers no longer dependent on the mainstream for their material." WTF?)
posted by adamgreenfield on Apr 1, 2003 - 12 comments

Iranian blogger's meeting

15 months after the first waves, Blogging seems to prove so popular among young Iranian boys and girls that now the number of Persian (or Farsi) weblogs has jumped to more than 9,000. Almost half of them are using Blogger.com's free service and other half are using a similar but more Persian-friendly online application, created by Iranian programmers, called Persianblog.com. Tomorrow, they are gathering in a big conference hall in Tehran to meet other colleagues and bloggers and to share what they've experienced during their lovely days of a rare thing in Iranian history: absolute freedom of expression
posted by hoder on Dec 26, 2002 - 12 comments

iCal weblogs

iCal weblogs via the iCal weblog. *head explodes*
posted by sudama on Sep 14, 2002 - 21 comments

Sinister cult hijacks Weblogs.com?

Sinister cult hijacks Weblogs.com? While working on an application that finds patterns in the data supplied by Weblogs.com, Mo Morgan found some disturbing patterns:

"[...] between midnight and five there had been over 60 pings to Weblogs.com from sites that contained the string "srichinmoy" in their URI."

At first it just looks like some idiot abusing the ping system. Or could this be something altogether more sinister?
posted by dutchbint on Aug 30, 2002 - 30 comments

Laurel Wellman thinks blogging is dumb.

Laurel Wellman thinks blogging is dumb. Well, you knew that was coming.
posted by brookish on Jul 2, 2002 - 32 comments

GNN.

GNN. Once Again we find some great stuff over at GNN. We have IBM and the Holocaust, The Lie wont stand , also they have a link to A TIMELINE SURROUNDING SEPTEMBER 11TH - IF CIA AND THE GOVERNMENT WEREN'T INVOLVED IN THE SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS WHAT WERE THEY DOING? Good Stuff!
posted by Niahmas on May 22, 2002 - 12 comments

Blah, Blah, Blah and Blog

Somebody is going to link to this Wired article about blogging, so lets get it over and done with.
posted by jedro on Feb 18, 2002 - 28 comments

Band names

Band names are out; blog names are in. All of us musical inepts who spent more time thinking up band names than actually learning to play an instrument now have a purpose for our great list of names that rock your world, dude! Here's a really brief list of blog names grabbed from Linkwatcher, any one of which could have been a band name: Virulent Memes, Grouse, The Dome of the Sky, Underduck, Sixth Dev, Ten Reasons Why, Industrial Technology and Witchcraft, Phester, Hopeless Romantics, Next Generation Degeneration, Being Terran, Hit or Miss, Entropy, Wee David, Kitty Kitty, Inexplicable Fancy Trash, etc etc. On the flip side, you could use random band name generators to come up with blog names, too. Some people compile lists of band names. Of course, some sites take band names seriously. What's your best band/blog name ever?
posted by monkey-mind on Dec 30, 2001 - 38 comments

Political Wire

Political Wire aggregates the latest news coverage on tomorrow's elections and highlights Tuesday's weather in Virginia, New Jersey and New York City. All of the forecasts say it's going to be a wonderful day -- sunny and mostly sunny -- as voters go to the polls. But here's the real question: Does this favor Democrats or Republicans?
posted by flip on Nov 5, 2001 - 12 comments

Moveable Type,

Moveable Type, a new entrant in the weblog management system applications arena, has just been released! Let's hear what the Mefi masses think...
posted by fooljay on Oct 8, 2001 - 59 comments

Weblog tracker weblogs.com is going to change.

Weblog tracker weblogs.com is going to change. In the new version, weblogs have to send an XML-RPC or SOAP 1.1 message to weblogs.com to indicate an alteration.
posted by tsja on Oct 3, 2001 - 13 comments

The Blogger Purity Test - Phase One

The Blogger Purity Test - Phase One "Stage One is a call for questions. Go to the site (http://pure.fury.com) and submit the questions that you think should be asked of webloggers. You can also read the most recent submissions from other bloggers and readers. The site will be open for submissions until August 15th, when a few of us will hide away and pick out the best 200 or so questions and present the test survey for the month of September. Then, it's tallying up the responses and seeing what the state-of-the-blogunion is for 2001.
posted by minjungkim on Aug 2, 2001 - 7 comments

I think I'll fix myself a cheese sandwich

I think I'll fix myself a cheese sandwich
"Cheese sandwiches, fucked up punctuation and all! I don't give a rat's ass, I just wanna hear about people's lives." Weblogs together are learning to develope community and I miss the great blogs that are gone, but when I surf around it is to read about people's lives. "Are you ready for a breakdown, sugar? Live it up, it's blogtastic!"
posted by riley370 on Jun 19, 2001 - 10 comments

"Ah, the vibrant interaction of electronic conversation. Isn't it beautiful? In a word: No."

"Ah, the vibrant interaction of electronic conversation. Isn't it beautiful? In a word: No." A pessimistic take on "community."
posted by maura on Mar 26, 2001 - 26 comments

geek girl beats out just sex

geek girl beats out just sex - Ev analyses click through rates on ads at weblogs.com - "I did a little sifting through the banner ads and stats at weblogs.com. The average click-through rate for all 689 ads is 0.60%."
posted by rmw on Feb 23, 2001 - 9 comments

Why Blogger Empowers Mindless Nits.

Why Blogger Empowers Mindless Nits.
posted by capt.crackpipe on Jan 12, 2001 - 40 comments

Weblogs going corporate:

Weblogs going corporate: Is it any surprise that something initially popularized on the wild and wooly grassroots nature of the Net be turned into a profit-machine?
posted by karmasalad on Dec 13, 2000 - 11 comments

Blogger is the answer.

Blogger is the answer. Portals suck. "Community sites" suck. The always-excellent NUblog crew think Pyra has the answer -- communities of Bloggers focused on specific subject areas.
posted by lbergstr on Nov 16, 2000 - 7 comments

The New Yorker dedicates ten columns to Meg, Jason, Ev, Pyra, Blogger, MetaFilter, and weblogs, and nobody blogs it. (Yeah, I saw M, J and E mention it, but it's as if you modest Maggies didn't want us to see it.) Probably the most appropriate journalist take on personal weblogs so far, too bad it's not online. High profile, with photo-- c'mon, this deserves bloggage!

Page 102, Nov. 13th, Cartoon Issue.
posted by dan_of_brainlog on Nov 9, 2000 - 31 comments

http://fast.weblogs.com/

http://fast.weblogs.com/
Sure, it's not quite what I'd call fast right now. But here's to hoping ...
posted by sylloge on Oct 21, 2000 - 7 comments

Dear Blog....

Dear Blog.... with all the "ranting" and "whining" going on out there why would anybody want to be a part of this online community?
posted by jaz on Oct 11, 2000 - 38 comments

Ooops. Bloghop make the coolest error ever.

Ooops. Bloghop make the coolest error ever. Admitedly it's only cool for me. You see...(more inside).
posted by davidgentle on Oct 10, 2000 - 6 comments

k10k redesign?

k10k redesign? Am I missing something here? Zeldman had a short notice that the k10k web site was back and redesigned for functionality. It looks the same to me.
posted by Brilliantcrank on Sep 12, 2000 - 8 comments

freshman teen

freshman teen if you've ever wanted to know what goes on in a teens mind, this is for you.
posted by worth on Aug 25, 2000 - 39 comments

Tapping Dave Winer's backend , so I don't have to.

Tapping Dave Winer's backend , so I don't have to.
Are Webloggers and Weblog-followers getting so jaded as to not even care about the New-And-Improved SubHonker Filter? Let's see: according to Weblogs.Com's Weblog Search, it has been mentioned by only 9 weblogs (including its creator's own) prior to this post, and never made it over the threshold to show up on Beebo's Metalog. Or maybe that's the point. We're not supposed to be counting hits or trolling for readership. But when you're looking for something new and fresh from someone who has something unique to contribute to the Weblog Community (which we're not even supposed to admit exists) is there an easier way to go than a random dive into the SHF's list of "New" blogs? Or maybe you just want to be made aware within an hour of when your favorite web-pundit has posted another magnum-opus (or magnum-bill-the-cat). Do these tools matter anymore? Or is it just that, with a couple thousand registered to weblogs.com, you have to be an obsessive-compulsive nutcase (like me) to even dive into the swamp, no matter how much Dan has improved the filtering interface. (Four hours going through the list so far, and I've only decided Yes-or-No on about 15%, and it's the obvious 15%!)
posted by wendell on Jun 26, 2000 - 17 comments

the age weblog [via wetlog, of course]

it's pretty obvious she's reading MeFi [and memepool] -- but not linking to them.
posted by palegirl on May 25, 2000 - 22 comments

Jason

Jason has been nominated for a Webbie Award in the Personal site category. Other than that, I was not impressed with the nominees.
posted by webshaping on Mar 14, 2000 - 6 comments

Websoup

Websoup is like a weblog monitor for all the "site of the day" sites. This is a real time saver, there must be 50 sites all summed up in one place.
posted by mathowie on Jan 23, 2000 - 0 comments

Glassdog:

Glassdog: "A Weblog is a links page masquerading as a home page. They rarely involve much creativity on the part of the Weblogger. (see: Memo) A Weblog owner simply hunts around for cool stuff other people took the time to do and then they link to it. ...And then there's MetaFilter..."
posted by evhead on Jan 21, 2000 - 5 comments

A perfect complement to MetaFilter -

A perfect complement to MetaFilter - a weblog metasearch tool. Found this on Scripting News.
posted by triptych on Nov 6, 1999 - 1 comment

Misc. Media zine

Misc. Media zine has a nice article about weblogs.
posted by camworld on Jul 16, 1999 - 0 comments

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