When You Wish Upon A Blog
January 11, 2003 6:40 AM   Subscribe

I Wish, You Wish Nifty site that scours wishlists (Amazon and others) of bloggers and puts them all in one convenient place, sorted by either birthday or alphabetically.
posted by davidmsc (14 comments total)
Now I can conveniently ignore them all in one place, instead of having to ignore them on a blog by blog basis!
posted by jonson at 10:11 AM on January 11, 2003

Wait, how do I tell which one of these people will strip and write my name on their boobs on-camera?
posted by Stan Chin at 10:13 AM on January 11, 2003

Also: Daypop has a section devoted to spidering and collating Amazon wish lists so you can see what's popular (among the weblogs that Daypop spiders).
posted by ao4047 at 10:28 AM on January 11, 2003

what jonson said. Not to be snarky to you or anything, davidmsc, but this could very well be one of the most unecessary resources I've ever seen on the internet. I'm offeended by the tacky barrage of "hi, we just met, didn't I say something cute? Buy me this now"boxes on pre-fab blogs as it is, I certainly don't have any desire to search for even more of them.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 10:50 AM on January 11, 2003

In the same vein, someone should make a "save_xxx" repository, so we can also have a single place to ignore all of the people who want us to bail them out/pay for boob-job/finance their weddings...
posted by Fabulon7 at 1:59 PM on January 11, 2003

The above posts are just ONE of several reasons why Blogroots exists. Keep in mind that, apparently, Metafilter loves hating on blogs, despite the fact that it is one. In fact, I believe I'm going to add that to the Wiki, because it's counterintuitive.
posted by dhartung at 2:52 PM on January 11, 2003

Hmmm... from what I'm reading, it just seems that Metafilter loves hating on greedy beggars who've done nothing to deserve the rewards they are asking for. Maybe I'm not reading it deep enough.
posted by jonson at 5:40 PM on January 11, 2003

jonson: I did not ask to be put on this list. Maybe you think bloggers should not even accept gifts when someone volunteers to send them, but then, you're not a blogger, so fuck the hell off.
posted by dhartung at 11:31 PM on January 11, 2003

dhartung, wow. "Fuck the hell off?" Where'd that come from?

You know, nothing in either of my comments here was in any way about you... sorry if it sounded like I was calling you out about anything... jeez.
posted by jonson at 11:40 PM on January 11, 2003

Again, what jonson said. Dhartung, that was both ridiculously out of line and incredibly inappropriate. Obviously you have a blog, and I find it funny you've just told someone with the mindset of a blogger to stop contributing to a community dialogue. Furthermore, to stay on the point, I do have a blog, and I never felt the need to paste a list of items on it I want complete strangers to buy me, let alone exalt the convenience of a website designed to streamline such a process. That in mind, what exactly is your point?
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 9:50 AM on January 12, 2003

I was told I was a tacky, greedy beggar. Apparently, I must accept the judgement of my moral betters. May my supplications not offend thee; may my hands not soil thy raiment. I shall back off now, into the crowd; send not thy yeomen to beat me.
posted by dhartung at 10:10 AM on January 12, 2003

No one said that directly about you. In fact, only you brought you into the discussion.
posted by jonson at 10:12 AM on January 12, 2003

I often find the wishlists of bloggers to be helpful in finding new media to pursue for myself. I've stumbled across CDs, books and films on the wishlists of those I read and enjoy regularly that I never would have considered had I not been curious as to what they take in.

I hardly consider simply posting a wishlist at a personal site begging.
posted by brittney at 12:39 AM on January 13, 2003

Well, if I were a blogger, I would have only one wish: Please, Auntie Meme, cause all of the bloggers in our sweet cybervillage to love, honor, and cherish each other.

Cyber Love,
Ocelot Chewtoy
posted by Opus Dark at 1:41 AM on January 13, 2003

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