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Re: I blog...

by planetscape (Canon)
on Apr 05, 2007 at 18:47 UTC ( #608529=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to I blog...

I chose "I can't imagine doing that" and then remembered I have one entry on use Perl;. (Is use Perl; a blog?)

Still, "I can't imagine doing that" seemed the most appropriate choice. I have some writer friends who like to get together every couple of weeks and critique each other's work, offer suggestions, brainstorm, etc., and one of them opined that we should post our work to a blog (presumably to somehow further the agenda of our physical meets). And my reaction was, then, pretty much: "I can't imagine doing that."

HTH,

planetscape


Comment on Re: I blog...
Re^2: I blog... ("blog")
by tye (Cardinal) on Apr 05, 2007 at 19:20 UTC

    http://use.perl.org/ has user journals which are certainly blogs, IMO. It also has non-journals which form a forum and are not blogs. I'm baffled by the previous claims that slashdot is a blog. Note that the previous poll said "blog / web journal" to help clarify what was meant by "blog".

    Nearly every "blog" I've seen was a series of items written by the same one person with no one theme overpowering the "theme" of authorship. Not that I claim to have seen a large percentage of the blogs in existance, but I've seen no small number of blogs and the vast majority were "personal". The proliferation of tools to help people publish their own blog has lead to people using such tools for non-journals or at least not-personal journals. But I consider such to be "using blogging tools" for non-blogging (such as publishing a bnewsletter).

    So I don't broaden the term "blog" to cover all manner of web sites with dated articles, because that'd make "blog" a relatively useless term. I stick by (near as I can tell) the original meaning where I think the single-author aspect was an important part of the definition. I'm quite sure the rest of the world won't keep "blog" narrowly defined (and thus useful), however. :)

    - tye        

      So I don't broaden the term "blog" to cover all manner of web sites with dated articles, because that'd make "blog" a relatively useless term. I stick by (near as I can tell) the original meaning where I think the single-author aspect was an important part of the definition. I'm quite sure the rest of the world won't keep "blog" narrowly defined (and thus useful), however. :)

      You're perfectly right. Though most modern blogs although very differing each other in their visual appearance, also have something in common that makes them recognizable at a glance. For example, even Gmane now offers a blog-like web inferface, which some people may be more comfortable with.

Re^2: I blog...
by fenLisesi (Priest) on Apr 12, 2007 at 07:03 UTC
    We are the Blog. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.

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