Blogging


Dare Obasanjo’s blog is humming with quite a lot of buzz after a long hiatus.  The redesigned site is pleasing to the eyes.

One thing seems odd – why does clicking on the permalink for an entry does not come up with comments?  One specifically has to click on the comment’s link to get the comments along with Dare’s writeup..

Om Malik of gigaom.com, a blog that I follow regularly,  has suffered a heart attack.  Hope he recovers soon and continues blogging as before.   And through Newyork Times,  I come to know that, his heart attack might have been because of blogging stress

Despite joining the exhortations that “we need you,” Mr. Kedrosky also warned, “If you come back to blogging before I give you permission, I’ll be at your door to take away your MacBook.”

I second Paul Kedrosky.  Yep, we need him.  He is a guy that takes a second to pause and question some of the Telco, Web 2.0 & tech enthusiast bull. 

I think Newyork Times is just creating news where none exists.  Come on guys, give him a break.  Yes, stress might be a reason.  Not only for bloggers though.  Isn’t there umpteen number of other reasons as well a guy could have a heart attack?  Like genetics, race, his constitution, eating and exercising habits, et al?  Or any combination thereof?  And most probably we will never know.  That is between him and his physicians.

Maybe, just a maybe, he likes blogging and networking so much, it could be his therapy and speed up his recovery.

Om, wish you a speedy recovery.  Come back, soon!

Rough Type is one of the blogs that I frequent. I lean towards Nick’s skepticism and disbelief at hyperbole and I like his style of writing. However for each Rough Type, there are innumerable blogs that are really rough but not of the same type.

Did wordpress & blogspot really lead to a utopia of zillions of meaningful blogs? No, and I can bet all your farms on that. Take this blog for example. Is it all that great? No, and I bet all your farms again on that 😉

WordPress & blogspot and all other blogging platforms are just tools. Nothing more, nothing less. As is Eclipse IDE, Visual Studio, as is the pencil. It is the human mind that has to create all the content. A tool does not create content all by itself.

Also, I am still not able to comprehend that in the not-so-distant-but-not-so-near-either-future there will be systems created by us humans that will rival us in the creativity department. I may be proven dead wrong. But then, I ain’t claiming to be infallible.

Seems like there is some issue with wordpess.com today. Early in the day, I had to do multiple postings to get my Interesting Stuff published. Every other post failed.

Now, most of my posts show up under Uncategorized. But the categories show up correct in edit page.

Anybody else notice the same issue?

Update: Seems like the feeds are also affected. There should be a title for the post starting “Thanks to Arunk”.Issue with WordPress

Update (2007-09-16): Seems like the issue with wordpress.com is resolved.  All the posts have the correct categories and the post without a title has a title now, although it is a new one I added.  Mebbe that is my fault and I did not put a title for that one.  Anyway, all is well with my blog.  As to the world, thats an altogether different matter.

Whats up with requiring that commenters should have a blogger account to comment? So those with non-blogger blogging accounts or those with no blogs at all I ain’t invited to the party?

You are not invited

Thats not fair. Mommy 😦

I guess there are quite a lot of blogs that do not get updated regularly. For one there is Asal Thamizh Penn that was last updated about 2 months ago. There was an enplaned which dealt exclusively with airlines industry which stopped being updated about 2 years ago. A fan has put up cached material. Adam Bosworth last updated his blog about 22 months ago.

If it is by some known person, we can come to know what happened and why the blog does not get refreshed. What happens to the anonymous blogs? What happened to those behind the anonymous blogs?  Did something happen or did they just lost interest and moved on to the next thing? What happens to the material they contain? Who owns them? Do blogging service providers scour their databases to find blogs that have been inactive for a certain time and follow up on freeing up those domains for others? And do not tell me to read-the-f***king-TOS.

I came across this blog F**k in blogspot last updated in 2002 and S*x last updated in 2001. However, for the respective equivalents in wordpress, the first was last updated just a month ago and the second is not taken yet. I am sure that domain name would be worth a lot to blogspot/wordpress if it were to be ever auctioned off.