Handwritten Recipes found tucked here and there.
[via a tweet from Forgotten Bookmarks]
When the Thrill of Blogging Is Gone … – by Douglas Quenqua
Interesting article. You must register w/ NYTimes.com to read.
Like Mrs. Nichols, many people start blogs with lofty aspirations — to build an audience and leave their day job, to land a book deal, or simply to share their genius with the world. Getting started is easy, since all it takes to maintain a blog is a little time and inspiration. So why do blogs have a higher failure rate than restaurants?
According to a 2008 survey by Technorati, which runs a search engine for blogs, only 7.4 million out of the 133 million blogs the company tracks had been updated in the past 120 days. That translates to 95 percent of blogs being essentially abandoned, left to lie fallow on the Web, where they become public remnants of a dream — or at least an ambition — unfulfilled.
Judging from conversations with retired bloggers, many of the orphans were cast aside by people who had assumed that once they started blogging, the world would beat a path to their digital door.
New blog from Crawford Kilian: Write Your Nonfiction Book … Online!
The blog is new (only three posts so far) but I’m expecting some interesting content. Currently online, the book proposal.
Blog also includes links, links, links to blogs, links to online magazines, links to a collection of Kilian blogs, links to Web writing resources, more.
“a guide to the most wanted and collected books. There is some evaluation of why the book is wanted, what it is worth – with a range of selling prices, some trivia, apercus and bon mots, a few anecdotes, so called jokes and occasional rants.”
Entertaining blog for book huggers.
Spinning, a blog.
The thing ^H^H^H One of the things I find fascinating about the Web is all the things I find fascinating and stash away in a links folder or delicious or a Web page or a post and then forget all about and never return to.
Too many fascinating things.
With delicious, though, if I click to save a link to a page I’ve found interesting and I’ve already saved a link to that page, delicious lets me know.
I came across Susan Marie Rose Maciog Gibb’s blog from somewhere else earlier today and found the first post or two interesting enough that I clicked on her “about” page. I found her self-description and the items that were used to categorize her self and her life interesting. So I saved a link in delicious.
I then went back to the blog and read back a ways and said, that’s interesting. I’ll keep a link.
When I clicked to save a link in delicious, delicious told me I’d already saved a link: 05-Jun-2007.
I must’ve liked it then.
I’ve never been back since. (That I remember.)
How did I find it eighteen months ago?
Ah, the Web.
The Web is a wonder. Alan Valek has cobbled together photographs of cereal boxes to show the evolution of, f’rex, the Alpha-Bits cereal box.
His blog‘s pretty entertaining too.
Yes, there actually is a Web site called CUTE THINGS FALLING ASLEEP.
Found via CuteOverload.
Specifically … this post.
And why was I over at CuteOverload? Well because Jessamyn was tweeting that her Mom had never seen CuteOverload, and I said outloud (in a two-person office) that not everyone’s Mom has seen CuteOverload. And his nibs was all, “What’s CuteOverload?” and things went from there to there to there.
Snitched. [via Janet Reid’s blog]
Sounds delightful. His nibs isn’t a huge date fan, however.
David Lebovitz’ site and blog are full of foodie gems. Worth perusing.
We were discussing mincemeat over at Debbie Ohi’s facebook. I favor meat & suet homemade mincemeat with apples & brandy & sultanas, &c. Others tout a no-meat-only-fruit mincemeat. Lebovitz has a dandy meatless mincemeat.
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