What would you do if you were twenty-five, unemployed, still living with your parents and had absolutely nothing to move on to in life? Nick Copeman's answer was to change his name by deed poll to HM King Nicholas and found an empire from his royal seat - a caravan just outside Sheringham, Norfolk.
One online confessional, though, breaks the mold. At PostSecret, found at postsecret.blogspot.com, the confessions are consistently engaging, original and well told. How come? The Web site gives people simple instructions. Mail your secret anonymously on one side of a 4-by-6-inch postcard that you make yourself. That one constraint is a great sieve. It strains out lazy, impulsive confessors.
We believe students' rights to exercise responsible free speech should be encouraged and not stifled. The Speaking Underground forum was created in an effort to keep students' voices from being silenced by school authorities. We invite you to study the documents on this website. Please contact the Pebblebrook administration, as well as Cobb County School District officials and encourage them to rescind the decision to remove journalism classes at Pebblebrook High School.
You thought it was a hoax but it's the real deal... the KRON4-TV Bay Area Blogger Meet-Up. There's now a tile on the front page at http://www.kron.com with a link to the evite you received. In addition, if you call the KRON4 switchboard at 415-441-4444 and ask for the Bay Area Blogger Meet-Up hotline, you will hear my greeting and get the chance to RSVP for the event.We are very excited about this opportunity to listen to the Bay Area blogger community about ways we can be a part of this personal media revolution. We hope to develop ways to produce great content for both blog readers and television viewers. Please invite all Bay Area bloggers to the Meetup on Saturday, June 11th, at 12:00Noon at the KRON4 Studios at 1001 Van Ness in San Francisco.... And please update your blog so everyone knows it's not a hoax.
The actual reason you can slide further is much more complicated. What these people forget when they're arguing that running faster will make you slide further is the fact that I also weigh a lot more than I did when I was 6. So, in my opinion, these two factors cancel each other out.
KRON4 television is hosting a meet-up of Bay Area bloggers at noon on Saturday, June 11, 2005. Snacks will be served and we'll have a little memento for attendees. There's no agenda other than helping facilitate this meet-up. We recognize the significance of the personal media revolution, and we want to listen to what you're saying. We think this is a good way to start.
Digital Dish is a book of astonishingly original food writing. It is a compilation of the best writing from 24 different food blogs across five seasons. The authors are true innovators in food writing and in cooking. They have been nominated for and have won food weblog awards and best weblog writing awards. They have been covered by major food magazines like Gourmet. They have been interviewed in newspapers like The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle and The Guardian in England. They create and write about food in ways that nobody else has.
Dear Biz,I wanted to let you know about a great resource for you and your blog: you can now add yourself into the Answers.com database!Answers.com, the Answers-based search engine, is now accepting entries and submissions from blogs. Here are the details:Find all blogs featured on Answers.com at www.answers.com/library/bloggers. Or submit yourself at the same URL. If approved, your and your blog will receive your own Answers.com page and be linked into other Answers.com pages where appropriate.Then, feature your Answers.com page on your blog. If your name was George Washington, the URL would be www.answers.com/George+Washington. (In other words, www.answers.com/firstname+lastname). Show all your readers the new page extolling your work.If you have any questions, or want to learn more about how you and your blog can be featured on Answers.com, please don’t hesitate to contact me. And if you do register, please drop me a note and let me know that you did.Best,-- Alan
I don't exactly understand what they're measuring there, but the gist of the piece seems to be that, in a matter of a couple years, blogs have only become just as important as mainstream press in politics. Not moreso. We repeat, they are not more important at this time. So let's not let those bloggers get to big for their britches.
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This is really cool. Jennifer Garrett, who writes for the the college alumnae magazine, Wellesley has the cover story this issue with "The Incredibly True Adventures of a Wellesley Blogger." I don't think Wellesley publishes the articles online ordinarily—maybe in this case they will make an exception? The cover art is great!
And so the sun sets on my time in New Zealand (and with it my moblogged vacation slideshow). May a new day dawn on ... something awesome.
Garden for Sale: "We started from scratch and fifteen years later the garden is glorious. Now we plan to move. The house is officallly for sale as of Monday May 9th. The house will sell easily, but I want a gardener to buy it."
This is pretty sweet - plush leather seats, a giant screen, and you should see the bathroom! I know you're not supposed to use phones at the theater, but there should be an exception for blogging.
"So I got myself all set up and have the addresses in my cell phone. This is fantastic. Now I can go around snapping a picture or two each day of my trip and send it to this blog and post some commentary or whatever. I'm going to turn this thing into a little travel journal. Follow Joe's travels through Italy... Oh man that's really cool! Yay for modern technology!"
"The feature is extremely convenient. Just send a picture, some text, or both to firstname.lastname@example.org. Blogger actually makes a new blog, then sends you a message back... I merged back to ThoughtLab and my initial post was automatically moved to ThoughtLab (from the autogenerated blogspot blog). I also typed in the URL of the autogenerated blog that I received in my message from Blogger, and I got a "not found" message, so the autogenerated blog is automatically deleted. Slick."
"They should be ashamed of themselves. This should be at least a ten step process!""It really is that simple. Get on your phone and send an email to email@example.com. Done. Whatever you sent, text, picture, or both, get posted to a blog (the email subject is the post title). It's that easy. Either just post, and do nothing else, or set up a full-fledged post-to-your blog system, or anything in between."
"As good as the new Blogger Mobile is, I find myself obsessed with its catchy jingle: 'Snap a photo and type some text; send it to Blogger and we'll do the rest!.' Now we know who's responsible for the li'l ditty: Grant Shellen. Grant's got a few words on the ditty on his blog, as well as the world exclusive extended version (yeah, its 15 seconds; so what?)."
Driving on the left side is easier than I imagined. But it's done nothing to improve my sense of direction. I'm sure things will work out.
Conveniently I'm in New Zealand on the day Blogger Mobile launches. Hope to share more on-the-go slices of my trip this way.
Boba Fett is one of the few people with whom I will share a meal. He was horribly disfigured by acid years ago, and I feel we hold a bond in common in that respect. He has never so much as winced at the ghastly noises that come through my ventilator while I chew, because he is a gentleman.