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BS: Where is your Blog?

Stephen L. Rich 24 Oct 06 - 01:44 AM
hesperis 06 Apr 06 - 03:09 PM
Scoville 06 Apr 06 - 02:42 PM
Purple Foxx 06 Apr 06 - 12:25 PM
Bert 06 Apr 06 - 12:06 PM
Scoville 06 Apr 06 - 11:27 AM
wysiwyg 06 Apr 06 - 11:20 AM
Scoville 06 Apr 06 - 10:40 AM
closet-folkie 06 Apr 06 - 08:21 AM
Ebbie 05 Apr 06 - 09:47 PM
GUEST 05 Apr 06 - 08:40 PM
Arne 05 Apr 06 - 07:40 PM
katlaughing 05 Apr 06 - 06:15 PM
GUEST 05 Apr 06 - 05:35 PM
bobad 05 Apr 06 - 04:59 PM
katlaughing 05 Apr 06 - 04:56 PM
Stephen L. Rich 03 Oct 05 - 10:50 AM
Seiri Omaar 02 Oct 05 - 11:58 PM
Stephen L. Rich 02 Oct 05 - 06:50 PM
GUEST 01 Oct 05 - 07:53 PM
fat B****rd 01 Oct 05 - 03:42 PM
Stephen L. Rich 01 Oct 05 - 02:22 PM
Freso 30 Sep 05 - 02:30 PM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 29 Sep 05 - 08:18 PM
Piers 26 Sep 05 - 06:12 AM
Sttaw Legend 26 Sep 05 - 05:25 AM
CapriUni 25 Sep 05 - 11:13 PM
vindelis 25 Sep 05 - 02:22 PM
Stephen L. Rich 24 Sep 05 - 10:01 PM
John Hardly 24 Sep 05 - 09:38 PM
snarky 24 Sep 05 - 09:19 PM
vindelis 24 Sep 05 - 01:33 PM
Gorgeous Gary 24 Sep 05 - 12:55 PM
Ron Davies 24 Sep 05 - 12:27 PM
Rapparee 24 Sep 05 - 12:06 PM
Ron Davies 24 Sep 05 - 12:02 PM
Ron Davies 24 Sep 05 - 12:01 PM
John Hardly 24 Sep 05 - 11:30 AM
Ron Davies 24 Sep 05 - 11:15 AM
John Hardly 24 Sep 05 - 10:55 AM
Ron Davies 24 Sep 05 - 10:34 AM
Ron Davies 24 Sep 05 - 10:33 AM
vindelis 24 Sep 05 - 06:54 AM
Ron Davies 23 Sep 05 - 08:58 PM
Stephen L. Rich 23 Sep 05 - 01:28 AM
Ron Davies 22 Sep 05 - 11:51 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 22 Sep 05 - 11:30 PM
Matt_R 22 Sep 05 - 10:36 PM
CapriUni 22 Sep 05 - 09:05 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 24 Oct 06 - 01:44 AM

I've got a new entry here.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: hesperis
Date: 06 Apr 06 - 03:09 PM

blogspot tends to be more political opinion and rants and soapboxes, very journalismistic. (Yes, I just invented that word.)

livejournal seems to be more just keeping in touch with groups of friends by posting about daily life. It's in between forums and blogs, really, but more personal. I like it because I don't have to email 15 people individually when I have news, and they can respond to each other's replies as well which causes a group synergy on some topics like what a good discussion forum will have.

myspace is either people connecting to music or people trying to get popular and get laid.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: Scoville
Date: 06 Apr 06 - 02:42 PM

My banjo-playing friend does not blog herself but says that she sometimes likes "being invited to go through people's psychic glove compartments".


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: Purple Foxx
Date: 06 Apr 06 - 12:25 PM

I don't think of Mudcat as a Blogosphere, WYSIWIG.
I followed a link to Capri Uni's Blog from this thread & this led to a Whovian site that had somehow slipped under my RADAR.
Completely engrossing as this was I don't think the 'Cat would have the space to accomodate it.
Which is in some ways a pity.
Would you like a jelly baby?


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: Bert
Date: 06 Apr 06 - 12:06 PM

Hey pineyflatwoodsgirl we all know that musician, it's our own Barry Finn. *GRIN*


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: Scoville
Date: 06 Apr 06 - 11:27 AM

I don't consider this a blog at all. I think of them as quite different.

I do agree that a discussion can be used as a blog of sorts but . . . I still wouldn't say Mudcat is a blog. I can't control what anyone else does with it, though.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 06 Apr 06 - 11:20 AM

I have not read the whole thread, so maybe I'm out of line-- but in skimming I note that some people seem to make a distinction between a blog (blogosphere) and a discussion board. But in other settings I've seen people treat them as the same medium.

I think they are NOT the same, at all-- but it does seem like some people sort of use Mudcat as their blog.

What do people think about that? Is Mudcat (should it be used as) a blogosphere?

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: Scoville
Date: 06 Apr 06 - 10:40 AM

Blogspot.

I've already abandoned accounts on Diaryland and LiveJournal when I got too many morose weirdos commenting on things, or when people got too cliquish.

I know blogs tend to be a love-or-hate kind of thing. I'm not an obsessive blogger--there just isn't that much going on in my life--and I don't expect people to read (or, if they read, be awestruck by) anything I put up there.

It's not that different from post here, really. It's just another way to find people with common interests.



I also have a blog set up as a sort of mini link library for our church (I don't know enough html to write a real website, and the blog template is much easier for me to manage).


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: closet-folkie
Date: 06 Apr 06 - 08:21 AM

Confessions Of A Closet-Folkie


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: Ebbie
Date: 05 Apr 06 - 09:47 PM

Rapaire, if you had sat still long enough when you were in Juneau we might have been able to connect! It's hard to hit a moving target. Anyway it was nice to talk with you nnd get some information about what you and your group were doing. Sounded like you were having fun.

Next time spend more time here- Sitka is all welll and good- but it ain't Juneau. :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Apr 06 - 08:40 PM

Thank you.
Here is my friend Mary's banjo blog. Mary is a very talented musician and an idol of mine. She is smart, creative and ahead of the curve.


A secret life of banjo blog


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: Arne
Date: 05 Apr 06 - 07:40 PM

Here.

For those inclined towards just pictures and wanting to skip political commentary, there's these:

here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and
here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and "here

Cheers,


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: katlaughing
Date: 05 Apr 06 - 06:15 PM

Beautiful pix, harpgirl!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Apr 06 - 05:35 PM

Yes, hesperis, I do have a blog. http://pineyflatwoodsgirl.blogspot.com

which is where I spend the majority of my internet time...in the blogosphere. There are so many interesting blogs to read, gardening, kayaking, political, crazy ranting, feminist. My blog is mainly a way to chronicle my days for my family to keep in touch. I don't think very many people would want to read it. But I am concentrating on photography anyway, nothing controversial because it is public. I'm going to start a private rant about the topics I am most passionate about, soon. but it won't be easy to identify me, I hope. when I I'm sorry I didn't respond to your question earlier...thanks for asking.
I'm trying to put mp3's on it but my dial up connection makes it too slow to do. guess I'll have to spend some money...


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: bobad
Date: 05 Apr 06 - 04:59 PM

My wife just took him out for a walk.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: katlaughing
Date: 05 Apr 06 - 04:56 PM

For those who scoff at blogs, know there is now an annual award for them. The young woman who won the first Blooker also garnered a publishing contract and has already sold over 100,000 books: click here.

I just helped my brother, a classical composer, start one, yesterday: Daily Process.

As a writer, I am thinking of starting one about my already published book, as a marketing tool.

Capri-Uni, good for you!

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 03 Oct 05 - 10:50 AM

There's a new entry to my blog @
http://www.stephenleerich.com/news.html

Stephen Lee


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: Seiri Omaar
Date: 02 Oct 05 - 11:58 PM

I run a LiveJournal, which is great as a venting tool. I also use it as a kind of semi-private discussion forum for my friends and I.
And honestly, some blogs are worth reading even if you don't know the person. For example:
Bark like a Fish, Damnit!
Other blogs, not so much, though.

Cheers, Seiri.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 02 Oct 05 - 06:50 PM

BTW, welcome back to the universe, John.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Oct 05 - 07:53 PM

Harry's place


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 01 Oct 05 - 03:42 PM

In my blathroom. Sorry.......


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 01 Oct 05 - 02:22 PM

This might be easier if the word "blog" didn't sound as though it refered to the mess left on the floor by someone who drank himself sick and didn't make it to the restroom in time.

Stephen Lee


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: Freso
Date: 30 Sep 05 - 02:30 PM

Online journal/diary/'blog': freso.livejournal.com

I might also add some blog-like thing to my website at some point, but I haven't quite decided yet. Would/Will probably also be mainly about site updates and stuff affecting the site. But we'll see. :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 08:18 PM

wahts a blog?


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: Piers
Date: 26 Sep 05 - 06:12 AM

The thing about blogs is that there is so much variety (perhaps it reflects the endless variety of humanity itself). Most of them are rather personal and often, but not always, introspective. Of this type I'm afraid I really only read the people I know. But there are a host of real news/journalistic type of team blogs that do provide an alternative to the mainstream media of all political hues (e.g. Adam Smith Institute, Crooked Timber Harry's Place, Lenin's Tomb). There are also serious commentators on a whole manner of subjects such as philosophy, science, art, environment etc., (you can find some of these via Technorati ). There are some that are complete rubbish, but there are also some dedicated to, and succeeding in, showing that the mainstream news comes out with complete rubbish too.

Someone said that blogging is the thinking person's television, I am inclined to agree. But it is not like the television, it is the product of individuals, decentralised, by and large produced not for sale but for the joy of it. Rather like the Mudcat, it is a level playing field for opinions, subject matters and campaigns - a democratisation of the means of media production.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: Sttaw Legend
Date: 26 Sep 05 - 05:25 AM

Many years ago we had an outside bog


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: CapriUni
Date: 25 Sep 05 - 11:13 PM

Just a thought for those of you who think you have nothing interesting enough in your life to post to a blog:

It's not the vastness or importance of your life that makes for good reading -- it's how well and how honestly you convey it. I mean, look at Robert Frost. What did he write about? This:

"Was out all day mending a wall with my neighbor,"

and:

"Went for a walk in the woods today -- started wondering about that weedy little trail..."

and:

"Ever notice how some birch trees get bent over in winter ice storms, and stay stuck that way?"

What a solipsist he was! Why should we be interested in how he did his chores?

And Emily Dickenson! Talk about a person who had no life! What business did she have, writing all those poems?

Okay, the sarcasm is now officially over from me. Yes, there are some pretty boring, banal blogs out there... but there are also a few gems. And if a having a blog inspires some people to write about their daily lives on a daily basis, I bet you, dollars to donuts, their writing and storytelling will improve.

Isn't that worthwhile, in and of itself?


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: vindelis
Date: 25 Sep 05 - 02:22 PM

I think I'm getting the idea:-
A sort of Self Penned: Who's Who?, Bio/lography, Glossary; Oh Roget Where art thou?


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 24 Sep 05 - 10:01 PM

Rapaire, LOL!!!! Finish that parody! I love it!

Stephen Lee


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: John Hardly
Date: 24 Sep 05 - 09:38 PM

ok, so I got grumpy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: snarky
Date: 24 Sep 05 - 09:19 PM

Wrong again, John Hardly!!! If you would look at some blogs by going to Google Blog (beta) and typing in a search term related to your interests, you would find a wealth of creative and fascinating personal web sites. Like mine, for instance. I noted it as a GUEST back up at the beginning of this thread.

It is a good way to keep one's friends and family apprised of your doings. ( For such a good looking guy, you sure have a narrow outlook....)

love, snarky


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: vindelis
Date: 24 Sep 05 - 01:33 PM

Like Vogon poetry?


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 24 Sep 05 - 12:55 PM

I also have a LiveJournal...not surprisingly, as gorgeousgary.

Admittedly not a whole lot of great import there, mainly interesting for con reports and concert reviews.

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: Ron Davies
Date: 24 Sep 05 - 12:27 PM

That's great, Rapaire. If you finish it, it could definitely make it in a lot of parody workshops, open sings, etc.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: Rapparee
Date: 24 Sep 05 - 12:06 PM

As I sat down one evening,
   in an Internet café
A forty year old barrista to me
   these words did say

I see you that you are a blogger
   and not just a common bum
'Cause nobody but a blogger
   stirs his latte with his thumb

My lover was a blogger,
   there's none like him today
If you'd pour coffee on it
   He'd eat a bale of hay...


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: Ron Davies
Date: 24 Sep 05 - 12:02 PM

That's "wouldn't", in case you were wondering.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: Ron Davies
Date: 24 Sep 05 - 12:01 PM

John--

I can't tell you how that breaks my heart. But regarding blogs, you really should learn to live and let live. Some like them, some don't. But of course we wouldn' ever want to put you in the "jerk" category for your intolerance.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: John Hardly
Date: 24 Sep 05 - 11:30 AM

Ron,

I appreciate good spelling. I appreciate good grammar as well. And when I am reading posts on a forum, I have a great appreciation for those who obviously proof-read their text before submitting. It shows admirable care, fine education, good breeding....you know, all those good things we should all strive for (except the good breeding thing -- not much we can do about that'n).

But, just as I can appreciate those whose posts are carefully drafted, I can't tell you how lame I think it that ANYONE would point out another's typo -- especially as a put-down, a one-upsman dig, a gauge of that person's character. It is the mark of an incredibly small mind, a pathetically petty jerk to do so.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: Ron Davies
Date: 24 Sep 05 - 11:15 AM

John--

Solipsistic is a fine word, but you might want to proofread before you hit "enter", since misspelling it undercuts the impression you are seeking to leave.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: John Hardly
Date: 24 Sep 05 - 10:55 AM

blogs...

...the symptom of a generation of solipsitic fools who like to hear themselves talk -- read their own musings -- SO much that they can't imagine a world that doesn't give a damn what they think.

...the symptom of a generation of "information age" fools who have confused the ability to surf the web with the ability to research a subject. They then add to the cycle by themselves (and their blogs) becoming the "source" for a multitude of other blogger/"researchers" to cite as proof of their ability to be informed on a subject.

"I think that, from now on, before I let any of you record, I am going to ask for a blog of the time you've spent rehearsing your parts. THAT is my new plan!"

"Wow. We gotta get some blogs."

"No, we gotta get a new producer."

"Are you a blogger?"


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: Ron Davies
Date: 24 Sep 05 - 10:34 AM

I hope that helps.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: Ron Davies
Date: 24 Sep 05 - 10:33 AM

blog--from web log.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: vindelis
Date: 24 Sep 05 - 06:54 AM

It's a bit like 'cash-back', one of those words you discover being used by other people and you just think - 'Que'?

What planet have I been living on. This is the second site that has suddenly used this word - 'Blog' I mean. Can anyone please define?

HELP. I assure you this IS NOT A WIND UP.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: Ron Davies
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 08:58 PM

Well, Stephen, all is not lost--- the blog-driver's waltz pleases girls completely (by report).




(I've escaped from my room).


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 01:28 AM

Ron, go to your room!

Stephen Lee


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: Ron Davies
Date: 22 Sep 05 - 11:51 PM

Put another blog on the fire. Cook me up some bacon and some beans.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 22 Sep 05 - 11:30 PM

currently on 17 different sites.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

Why would ask? Feeling academicaly... a little anemic?


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: Matt_R
Date: 22 Sep 05 - 10:36 PM

Ah, the stomping grounds of the world's emos and goths


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: CapriUni
Date: 22 Sep 05 - 09:05 PM

Firecat -- you need to be registered and signed in with MSN to see it...


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Subject: RE: BS: Where is your Blog?
From: Firecat
Date: 22 Sep 05 - 02:43 PM

Here, but I don't update it much


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