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Monday, January 09, 2006

Five thoughts

  1. The Springfield blogging community, which I recently described as coming together with no organizational structure, seems to be coming apart. With no organizational structure.
  2. A nice gift card to give and receive is one from Walgreens.
  3. I had no idea until a few minutes ago that Scott Johnson left Feedster.
  4. I made a minor repair to my .rdf file and needed to post something to make sure it works. So, I'm posting this five thoughts thing instead of a test post thing.
  5. I respect funk.

Posted by Marie at January 9, 2006 9:11 PM

Comments

Re #1...
You're totally right...stay tuned for some orgainizational structure.

ps - your blog is fantastic, and there are others out there that do update frequently but don't get the publicity (yet) that the 'first' batch of local bloggers got...but maybe it's time to edit the old blogroll.

Keep up the good work Marie!

Posted by: Russ at January 9, 2006 9:40 PM

Thanks, Russ. On your suggestion, I just updated the Springfield blogroll by adding five new ones.

Posted by: Marie at January 9, 2006 11:55 PM

And I respect you for respecting funk (which was the funniest deadpan line I've come across today).

Posted by: Dan at January 10, 2006 1:50 AM

I'd suggested in the past that it might be fun to have a get togther of local and regional bloggers and technology geeks. Similar maybe to something like Mind Camp. Or even an informal gathering at a local establishment. The only time I attend such an event now is Gnomedex. Which used to be held in Des Moines and was much cheaper years ago.

Posted by: Iggy at January 10, 2006 3:54 AM

Hi Marie,

Could you elaborate a bit on how the local blogosphere is coming undone? I'm not as in tune to it as you, but I haven't really noticed a big dropoff from the blogs I check out regularly. Do you see it as possibly being a passing fancy, as Dave suggested on Eleventh Hour?

I haven't posted as much lately, for various reasons, but I haven't grown disallusioned with blogging. I also still enjoy reading other local blogs.

Thanks,
Dan
BlogFreeSpringfield

PS I too enjoyed your respecting funk line.

Posted by: Dan at January 11, 2006 7:53 PM

Well, in part, I was echoing what Dave and Jerome Prophet were saying. Three blogs, that I know of, have been completely deleted. Several others have had no updates for quite some time.

No, I don't think blogging is a passing fancy. The blogging world is always expanding and contracting. I'm just marking a moment in time where it expands and contracts locally.

Posted by: Marie at January 11, 2006 9:40 PM