woo! blogvoices is staying open
January 26, 2001 8:45 PM   Subscribe

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 (23 comments total)
posted by Sean Meade at 8:52 PM on January 26, 2001

Extra cool nugget: it'll be running on my former home computer, which used to run MetaFilter.
posted by mathowie at 9:16 PM on January 26, 2001

posted by allaboutgeorge at 9:25 PM on January 26, 2001

Pyra and Blogvoices....two great tastes that taste great together!
posted by jkottke at 11:11 PM on January 26, 2001

"Hey, you got your comments in my weblog!"

"No, you got your weblog in my comments!"
posted by bradlands at 12:19 AM on January 27, 2001

Praise be to the bloggods.
This is such a relief!
posted by prolific at 1:08 AM on January 27, 2001

If anyone ever stopped by me and the Bearman's little blog, this'd be even better news. That said, though, who cares who sees it! Even if no one hears a blogvoice sounding in the forest, it still makes a noise! All hail blogger! All hail the swarming voices! All hail Hahn Premium with a little salt and lime! All hail my poor overworked liver! Wheeee!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:45 AM on January 27, 2001

wahoo! wahoo! this is good news. i can relate, stavros, as i think i may have been the only one to use blogvoices when i had it on the site. feh. i love blogvoices. it lets me interact with other people without having to write an email. yay for instant gratification, i say.

three cheers for pyra!

posted by sadgirl7 at 4:41 AM on January 27, 2001

I knew it. I just knew it, that Matt had something to do with 'the guy, Chrish is in contact with in order to get BlogVoices hosted'.

And if you say you hadn't guessed it when you read that notice, you are obviously not saying the truth :)
posted by kchristidis at 5:26 AM on January 27, 2001

One of the funny things is, is that this thread features no- why does everyone kiss blogger/pyras butt? No ones saying, "where's the business model?", or, "Will Blogger be the next to go?"

For anyone who has questioned why Blogger/Pyra are followed so closely, and why a lot of people seem to be concerned with them, is because of this kind of stuff. It seems as if they've actually found the line where People meet Dot-Com. And it's been this way from the beginning..... I've not seen anything else like Blogger or Pyra, I think the deserve humongous Kudos. Way to go Pyrates!!!
posted by TuxHeDoh at 5:39 AM on January 27, 2001

This is severely cool of Pyra, but can I ask one question - doesn't Blogger Pro come with comment features? Are they going to run the two concurrently?
posted by barbelith at 6:04 AM on January 27, 2001

Regardless of what features are included with Blogger Pro --- those features will only be available if you are willing and can afford to pay for the service. For everyone else, there is Master BlogVoices.
posted by chrish at 6:49 AM on January 27, 2001

This is all well and good, but I wonder how Pyra can make money. I mean, where's the business plan? And what about BlogVoices? How is that going to embiggen Chrish's wallet? La la la.
posted by sylloge at 7:01 AM on January 27, 2001

Three cheers for Pyra? Sure, I am very happy that they have come in to save BlogVoices, but I think a heartier three cheers should go out to Chris Hamilton (chrish) and his excellent BlogVoices idea in the first place. Chrish, you da man!
posted by thebooge at 7:53 AM on January 27, 2001

Has it ever been more obvious than now that Pyra was built to flip? I for one am not going to sit idly by and watch them get rich.
posted by ericost at 8:00 AM on January 27, 2001

Ericost: So, uh, I guess you'll be running in circles and watching them get rich.
posted by amanda at 9:26 AM on January 27, 2001

Are you kidding? He knows all kinds of stunts. Soon, they will be HaXor3d. When Eric is not sitting idly, he is bringing faceless multinationals like Pyra to their knees.
posted by sylloge at 9:43 AM on January 27, 2001

Any more light shed on the problems? I'm just curious whether it was purely BV's popularity, or whether there truly were abusers either in volume (busy chatrooms) or content (sex, drugs, hack&roll)?
posted by dhartung at 6:09 PM on January 27, 2001

Matt, I know we don't say it enough, but we love you.
posted by jpoulos at 8:29 PM on January 27, 2001

well, you know what they say: "a noble spirit embiggens the smallest man."
posted by bluishorange at 1:04 AM on January 28, 2001

posted by Optamystic at 5:52 AM on January 28, 2001

Yes, dammit, I know it's a Simpsons reference.
posted by Optamystic at 5:53 AM on January 28, 2001

it's a perfectly cromulent word.
posted by bluishorange at 8:53 AM on January 28, 2001

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