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Dawno
03-04-2006, 11:33 PM
Interesting article (http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/19/magazine/19wwln_safire.html?ex=1298005200&en=a5d06ad7e7aca6e6&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss) by William Safire.

Love this line:
That means it is time to send the world a ping about the link love or memes available to be tagged, as well as a friendly tip on deliciousing.

Enjoy!

jenngreenleaf
03-20-2006, 04:48 PM
I've been blogging since 2003 and, apparently I still have a lot to learn. This, for example . . .




Delicious, though an adjective in standard usage, is both a noun and a verb in blargon: Adlam defines it as "a social bookmarking service that allows users to share their bookmarked sites with others. To del.icio.us someone is to add them to your delicious bookmarks. Many bloggers strive to make it onto the del.icio.us front page (otherwise known as being popular)." This has led to the verbal noun or gerund deliciousing.



. . . is something I've never heard of before. Glad I read the article -- learn something new everyday!

A separate question -- I notice A LOT of people using www.blogspot.com (http://www.blogspot.com) and www.typepad.com (http://www.typepad.com) . . . is there a preference? I use www.livejournal.com (http://www.livejournal.com), but I don't really like it as much as I used to and I'm considering changing. Thoughts?

NewB
03-20-2006, 04:57 PM
Going by the popularity, blogspot seems to be the preferred one. I use blogspot, haven't used livejournal or typepad. Going by my experience, blogspot is easy to use and quick to grasp. But, as you become more experienced in the blogging world, you might find blogspot limiting or unflexible. I think that is when you switch to typepad.

You can try blogspot, create a dummy blog and see whether you it fits your requirements.

jenngreenleaf
03-20-2006, 05:00 PM
Going by the popularity, blogspot seems to be the preferred one. I use blogspot, haven't used livejournal or typepad. Going by my experience, blogspot is easy to use and quick to grasp. But, as you become more experienced in the blogging world, you might find blogspot limiting or unflexible. I think that is when you switch to typepad.

You can try blogspot, create a dummy blog and see whether you it fits your requirements.

Thank you for responding so quickly! I'm going to do as you suggested -- I've seen SO many creative blogs on there (and on typepad, too, for that matter) and it really inspired me more than what I've seen on livejournal. I like the networking I've done on livejournal, but I really haven't found any "professional" writers or artists on there (been on there since 2003) . . . so I feel like it's time to expand my horizons. I agree -- there does seem to be a popularity trend with blogspot.

:) Okay, off to see how to do the what's and how's off all this.

NewB
03-20-2006, 05:19 PM
You are most welcome, jennhollowell.

Create a blog and post a link here so that we all get to see what you've got there. :)

jenngreenleaf
03-20-2006, 05:51 PM
You are most welcome, jennhollowell.

Create a blog and post a link here so that we all get to see what you've got there. :)

Okay - no problem! :D

Dawno
03-20-2006, 07:07 PM
Jen - don't totally discount LiveJournal! A number of our members use it - including James Macdonald. It's just a bit harder to find them amidst the noise. I think I have several writers on my friends list at LJ - and others I subscribe to their RSS feed and see it on my flist.

jenngreenleaf
03-20-2006, 07:13 PM
Jen - don't totally discount LiveJournal! A number of our members use it - including James Macdonald. It's just a bit harder to find them amidst the noise. I think I have several writers on my friends list at LJ - and others I subscribe to their RSS feed and see it on my flist.

Okay! :D I don't know why I thought everyone over here used www.blogspot.com (http://www.blogspot.com) (or at least the majority) -- I guess it was because that's what I mostly saw in the threads and signature line. I created one at www.blogger.com (http://www.blogger.com) that I'm going to use for specific writer/artist related stuff:


Jenn's Blogger (http://writerjennh.blogspot.com/)


I've managed to create a nice group of "friends" over at www.livejournal.com (http://www.livejournal.com) and I doubt I'll ever leave that site completly. It's been sort of an addiction. I run communities and all that as a way to keep the creativity flowing.


Jenn's LiveJournal (http://www.artist-writer.livejournal.com)


You're all welcome to join me in either or both places. The www.livejournal.com (http://www.livejournal.com) one might be boring or confusing to some because I use initials instead of people's names (habit) and I talk A LOT about the miscellaneous bits of what-not going on in my life.

Dawno
03-20-2006, 07:24 PM
Jenn, you might want to go add your new blogger journal to your post in the AW Bloggers thread, too. I'd guess if anyone was looking for blogs they'd check there first...this thread will eventually sink to the back pages and that one is a sticky.

jenngreenleaf
03-20-2006, 07:26 PM
Jenn, you might want to go add your new blogger journal to your post in the AW Bloggers thread, too. I'd guess if anyone was looking for blogs they'd check there first...this thread will eventually sink to the back pages and that one is a sticky.

Whoops, you're right -- I hadn't thought of that! I'll copy it into there. Thank you for pointing that out! :D