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Underbloggers: R - T

2 July, 2004 12:32 PM

Here are the nominated Underbloggers starting with letters R to T

Wow - what a response we've had to the Celebrating the Underblogger 2004 project. For those of you who don't know about it yet, last night I invited blog readers and owners to nominate quality blogs that deserved more attention than they get. 12 hours later over 260 blog have already been nominated - eclipsing last year's 100 Underbloggers. This was largely due to one big link up and the ensuing generous links from many other bloggers. Thanks to all who have nominated and linked up so far - it is not too late to participate - nominate your favorite under bloggers here.

(If you are an underblogger you might be interested in these Blog Tips)

Due to the large response I will be breaking down the nominated Underbloggers into alphabetical sections - here are Underbloggers starting with the letters R to T.

Rabe Ramblings | The Rage Diaries: | ralf pergande | Rambling Rhodes | Random Acts of Reality | The Random Muse | Rankin' Rob | Rantburg | Ranting and Roaring | RantingProfs | The Razor | Reality Blogs | Rebecca Writes | Red Wheelbarrow | Reforming Project Management | Relapsed Catholic | Relatively Absolute | Read/Write Web | Redscape | Resplendent Mango | Rev. Dale Owen | Ranting Profs | Respectful of Otters | Responsible Nanotechnology | Roaches of the Intellect | Rhonda Elizabeth | Right Face | Robert Tagorda | Rofters | Rosenblog | The Rostra | The Rough Woodsman | Rox Populi | Rubberhose | The Rude Pundit | Safe Haven | Saintly Salmagundi | The SaltwaterPizza Blog | The Samurai Barber | Sarcasmo's Corner | The Sarcastic Journalist | Save me Now | Scattered Words | A Schoolyard Blog | Science Fiction Twin | Screw Flanders | secondhandrants.com | Seeking serenity | Serene Chaos | Seth Worley | Seldom Sober | Semantic Compositions | Shanktified! | Shark Blog | Sharleen Mondal | Sharp as a Marble | Shasta MacNasty | Shebmo | Sheila's Redheaded Ramblings | shameless self promotion | "...she's a flight risk." | Shing Blog on the Hill | Shot In The Dark | Showcase | Sibby Online | Side Salad | Simon World | Simple Games | Slaglerock's Slaughterhouse | Slice | Small.To | Smitten | The Smoking Room | Sofia Sideshow | Solomonia | Small Business Trends | Small.To | The Sneeze: | Snippets: Rob Stewarts Blog | Snooze Button Dreams | Sofia Sideshow | Something Old, Nothing New: | SoulSoup | South Dakota Politics | South End Grounds | South Park Pundit | Spark | Spartacus | The Special Project | Spot on | Star Banker | Steel White | Stereo Describes my Scenario | Stone | The Stop Shopping Monitor | The Superficial | Stupid Evil Bastard | Susan Dobscha | Susan Tharp | Sweet Madness II | Swing State Project | Talk Energy | TaoSecurity | TargetBlank | Tasty Manatees | The Tattooed Texan | The Terriorists | Tex the Pontificator | textually.org | Thief's Den | Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor | TimBerglund.com | Th'inkwell | The Talent Show | tequila mockingbird | Terrorism Unveiled | Theif's Den | theosebes | Therapy | Things to Act | A Tiny Revolution | This Liberal | Tild~ | Tomas Kohl | Tornarius | TraderMike.net | Trish Wilson's Blog | Truth Be Told | Trudy Wschuett | Trey Givens | True Grit | trying to grok | Two Dolla

See the Complete Collection of Underbloggers: A - C | D - H | I - L | M - Q | R - T | U - Z

The key now is to do some surfing of some of these quality blogs. This project is useless unless we check out some of these bloggers and link up to them ourselves. Lets help some of these underbloggers to get the attention they deserve.

All care has been given to getting above details correct, however due to large numbers of bloggers nominated I have not been able to quality control links yet and have relied on the code submitted by nominators. I'm doing my best to get it right but feel free to email me with corrections.

Underbloggers: M - Q

2 July, 2004 12:26 PM

Here are the nominated Underbloggers starting with letters M to Q

Wow - what a response we've had to the Celebrating the Underblogger 2004 project. For those of you who don't know about it yet, last night I invited blog readers and owners to nominate quality blogs that deserved more attention than they get. 12 hours later over 260 blog have already been nominated - eclipsing last year's 100 Underbloggers. This was largely due to one big link up and the ensuing generous links from many other bloggers. Thanks to all who have nominated and linked up so far - it is not too late to participate - nominate your favorite under bloggers here.

(If you are an underblogger you might be interested in these Blog Tips)

Due to the large response I will be breaking down the nominated Underbloggers into alphabetical sections - here are Underbloggers starting with the letters M to Q.

Madanthony.org | mad adventures of a straight boy living in a gay world | Maggi Dawn | Making Light | Management by Baseball | Man of Lettuce | Marc Cooper | Marcus Slease: | Marn's Big Adventure | MartiniPundit | Master of None | Matt Presidential Blog | Matt's Internet Extravaganza | Meaty Fly | Medic Mom | Medienkritik | Michael J Totten | Michael Main | the mighty geek | Miniluv | Minipundit | The Moderate Voice | Mommy Lemur | The Monkey Cage | The Mont-Sterreport | Moogaloo | Moore Thoughts | monkeytales in sydney | MrHappySad | Mr. Minority | Mr Pseudopsalms | Ms Musings | MuD and PhuD | The Mulatto Advocate | Murdoc Online | Musings of the Goddess Crow | My Pet Jawa | Mysterium Tremendum | Nancy Nall: | Nattering Nabob | neon article (german) | NeoTheo(b)log | neotope | NeoUltraCentrist | New Blog Showcase | New Covenant | NewsAmuse | Newsfeed | The Nomad Tavern | Nonsensical Musings | A Note To Myself | Nude Highway Driving | The Nudik File | Nykola | Obernews | Oblation | Octopus Dropkick | Olympics Blog | One Good Thing | One Hand Clapping | One Hundred Or So Ways To Get An Ulcer | Open Book | Open Wide | Outside the Beltway | Palace of Regan | Paradox | Pesky Apostrophe | PFBLOG.com - My Personal Finance Journey | PBG's Path |pause. rewind. erase. | Pen-elayne On The Web (Elayne Riggs) | The People's Republic of Seabrook | Pengwen | Pennmans Lair | Pennywit | perfect.co.uk | The Pervert Club | Peter Fallow | Phlegma | PhotographyBLOG | Pinko Feminist Hellcat | The Player's Journal | Political Theory Daily Review | poons | Positive Stories | Pranagraphy | Press Action | profundities | Prometheus Unleashed | Protein Wisdom | Psych Watch | Physics... | Polemic Propaganda | Post-Modern Pilgrim | Powerline | Precinct 333 | Procheinamy | Pseudopsalms | pstupidonymous | Pursed Lips | Quibbles 'n Bits | Quiet Reverie | Quiller Thoughts

See the Complete Collection of Underbloggers: A - C | D - H | I - L | M - Q | R - T | U - Z

The key now is to do some surfing of some of these quality blogs. This project is useless unless we check out some of these bloggers and link up to them ourselves. Lets help some of these underbloggers to get the attention they deserve.

All care has been given to getting above details correct, however due to large numbers of bloggers nominated I have not been able to quality control links yet and have relied on the code submitted by nominators. I'm doing my best to get it right but feel free to email me with corrections.

Underbloggers: I - L

2 July, 2004 12:21 PM

Here are the nominated Underbloggers starting with letters I to L

Wow - what a response we've had to the Celebrating the Underblogger 2004 project. For those of you who don't know about it yet, last night I invited blog readers and owners to nominate quality blogs that deserved more attention than they get. 12 hours later over 260 blog have already been nominated - eclipsing last year's 100 Underbloggers. This was largely due to one big link up and the ensuing generous links from many other bloggers. Thanks to all who have nominated and linked up so far - it is not too late to participate - nominate your favorite under bloggers here.

(If you are an underblogger you might be interested in these Blog Tips)

Due to the large response I will be breaking down the nominated Underbloggers into alphabetical sections - here are Underbloggers starting with the letters I to L.

i am what i am">I am What I am | Iddybud | IMAO | Imaginary Conversations | IBOM: The Incoherent Babblings of Me | Incogblogo | Incoming Signals | INDC Journal | Instapunk | Ipecac | Iraq the Model | The Iron Blog | Irreconcileble Musings | In the Fight | Irritation Station | Israellycool | JaBbA's Hut | Jack's Personal Growth Chart | Jay Pinkerton's blog | Joan Jacobs | Jodi | The Joy of Knitting | Joe. My. God. | http://www.joeham.com/ | Join Cross | Julie Anne Fidler | Just Above Sunset | Karmalised | Kartooner | Kempa.com | The Key Monk | The King Of Fools | The Kirk Report | Kleffmanstyle | Knowledge Problem | Kris Heding | Kudzu | reflections - Just My Opinion | La Shawn Barber's Corner | The Last Man Dancing | La Vita Nuova | Law Meme | Lawrence of Cyberia | Leah Guildenstern | The Legal Reader | Left Coast East | Left Is Right | Lenny the Gardener | Le Sabot Post-Moderne | Lethal Thought | Letters from Babylon | Liberty Blog | Liberty Dad | Life in the Pink | Life Being Beautiful | Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness | Literal-Minded | Law Meme | Life as a Rock and Roll Wife | The Limitless | Lincoln & Liberty | the llamabutchers | The Lonewacko Blog | Losing the Cow | Lucy's Island

See the Complete Collection of Underbloggers: A - C | D - H | I - L | M - Q | R - T | U - Z

The key now is to do some surfing of some of these quality blogs. This project is useless unless we check out some of these bloggers and link up to them ourselves. Lets help some of these underbloggers to get the attention they deserve.

All care has been given to getting above details correct, however due to large numbers of bloggers nominated I have not been able to quality control links yet and have relied on the code submitted by nominators. I'm doing my best to get it right but feel free to email me with corrections.

Underbloggers: D - H

2 July, 2004 12:16 PM

Here are the nominated Underbloggers starting with letters D to H

Wow - what a response we've had to the Celebrating the Underblogger 2004 project. For those of you who don't know about it yet, last night I invited blog readers and owners to nominate quality blogs that deserved more attention than they get. 12 hours later over 260 blog have already been nominated - eclipsing last year's 100 Underbloggers. This was largely due to one big link up and the ensuing generous links from many other bloggers. Thanks to all who have nominated and linked up so far - it is not too late to participate - nominate your favorite under bloggers here.

(If you are an underblogger you might be interested in these Blog Tips)

Due to the large response I will be breaking down the nominated Underbloggers into alphabetical sections - here are Underbloggers starting with the letters D to H.

Daddy make a picture | The Daily Shower | Dakota Feinstein's Blog | Damnum Absuque Injuria | The Dane | DANEgerus Weblog | Davenetics | David Kilpatrick | The Dawn Patrol | Dawn Treader | Day By Day | Deep Soil | Defective Yeti | Desert Light Journal | Desert Pastor | deviant | DFMoore | Diary of the Food Whore | Different, just like everybody else | The Dignified Rant | Dimmy Karras | Diotima | Dispatches From the Culture Wars | DiVERSiONZ | DIYPoliticsBlogdrive | Dizzy Girl | Doc Rampage | Dog Snot Diaries | DON'T BE DUMB! | Donutbuzz | Drunken Monkey Style Blogging | Down to the Piraeus | Duo | Echidne of the Snakes: | Eduwonk | Eidos | Electric Commentary | Emigre with a Digital Cluebat | Ephus | Equivocal Catharsis | esquire article | The Eternal Golden Braid | ESR's Musings | The Evangelical Outpost | Everyday Stranger | Every Day Thoughts Collected | Eve Tushnet | Exit Stage Left | Ex Nihilo | Eternal Recurrence | Exultate Justi | Faith Gambler | Far From Perfect: The Life of a Paramedic | Fark | Farm Accident Digest | fat eye for the skinny guy | Feces Flinging Monkey | Feeding Change | Fifteen Minutes | The Fire Ant Gazette | The Flying Space Monkey Chronicles | Floyd the Chimp | Follow That Hippo | Food Basics | Food for Fish | Fool's Blog | The Forest For The Trees | Forever Geek | Four Corners | Fraters Libertas | Freakgirl: | Freedom Blog | Free Market Fairy Tales | Freespace | Freespeech | Free Thoughts on Iran | Fringe Blog | From the Marble Bar | Fuki Blog | Funkalicious | The Galloping Consumption | Geek Empire | Geek Press | Geek With A .45 | Ghost of a Flea | Gleeful Extremist | The God Blog | Godfollower | Gomi no Sensei | Good Blimey | The Gray Monk | graniteghost | Greater Nomadic Council | The Greatest Jeneration | The Grumpy 'Old' Man | Gulch | Guru's Life Watch | Gwen | Half-Bakered | Hanging Out with the Duchess | A Healthy Fear of Botulism | HipperCritical | The Hobbesian Conservative | Hoffmania | Hoshaw | How Appealing | Hud's Blog-O-Rama:

See the Complete Collection of Underbloggers: A - C | D - H | I - L | M - Q | R - T | U - Z

The key now is to do some surfing of some of these quality blogs. This project is useless unless we check out some of these bloggers and link up to them ourselves. Lets help some of these underbloggers to get the attention they deserve.

All care has been given to getting above details correct, however due to large numbers of bloggers nominated I have not been able to quality control links yet and have relied on the code submitted by nominators. I'm doing my best to get it right but feel free to email me with corrections.

Underbloggers: A - C

2 July, 2004 12:07 PM

Wow - what a response we've had to the Celebrating the Underblogger 2004 project. For those of you who don't know about it yet, last night I invited blog readers and owners to nominate quality blogs that deserved more attention than they get. 12 hours later over 260 blog have already been nominated - eclipsing last year's 100 Underbloggers. This was largely due to one big link up and the ensuing generous links from many other bloggers. Thanks to all who have nominated and linked up so far - it is not too late to participate - nominate your favorite under bloggers here.

(If you are an underblogger you might be interested in these Blog Tips)

Due to the large response I will be breaking down the nominated Underbloggers into alphabetical sections - here are Underbloggers starting with the letters A to C.

The Abyss | Ace of Spades | AckAckAck | Adam Cleaveland | Adiemantus | Ad Limina Apostolorum | Adventures in Troubleshooting | After Abortion | Against The Grain | Agnosticism/Atheism | Alice In Texas | A Little Ardvark Never Hurt Anyone | Allah | All Things Christie.com | All things Jennifer | Almanac of the Mundane | The Alternative Hymnal | Amaravati: Abode of Amritas: | An American in China | Andrew Chen | Ang's Weird Ideas | Anonymoses | Anne Cunningham | Anticlown | Anti Pixel | AntiWar.Com Blog | Airborne Combat Engineer | Apothecary's Drawer | Argylez.com | Articulatory Loop | Ashy to Classy | As I Please | As Seen From Just Above Sunset | Astonished Head | Athens Olympics Blog | Athletics Nation | A Time for Choosing | Atlantic Blog | Average Bear | Babalublog | Back of the Envelope | Backup Brain | Back of the Envelope | Back to the Kitchen: | Backwards City: | The Bad Hair Blog | Banana Oil! | BaySense | The Belgravia Dispatch | The Bellman | Belmont Club | Below Street Level | Berkeley Square Blog | Betsy's Page | Between A Rock and a Hard Place | Big Gold Dog | Bill Coughlan | Binza | Bitchalicious | Black Flag | Blackfive | The Black Saint | Blaster's Blog | The Bleat | Blitzed | blogdaddy | bloggg | Blogging Poet | Blog of Death | Blondsense | The Blue Sloth | Board of Pomposity | Boker Tov, Boulder | Booker Rising | Boiler Yard | The Bottle Shop | Bound By Gravity | BradNelson.com | Brain-Terminal.com | Breathing Space | Brian Noggle | Brian Scott | Broad at Bat | Broken Quanta | Bronx Banter | Brothers Judd | Brenda Stardom | Bunker Mulligan | Business Blog Consulting | CabinGirl.com | Caerdroia | Captain's Quarters | Cafe Hayek | California Republic | The Capitalist Lion | Carlybish's Jeffersonair | Carpundit | Catholic Kerry Watch | Celibate in the City | Challies | The Cheese Stands Alone | Chris Curtis | Chris is Hardcore | Christian Conservative | Clarified | Classical Education | Cockeyed Absurdist | Code is Mandatory | Comments from the Left Field | The Commons | The Common Virtue | Confessions of an Indie Filmmaker | The Conservative Zone | Consistently Chili | Cortland Coleman.com | The Countertop-Chronicles | C-POL | The Crease | Cronaca| Crossfiah | The Crusty Curmudgeon | Curmudgeonly and Skeptical | cutest. baby. ever. | Cyborg Democracy | Cynical Nation

See the Complete Collection of Underbloggers: A - C | D - H | I - L | M - Q | R - T | U - Z

The key now is to do some surfing of some of these quality blogs. This project is useless unless we check out some of these bloggers and link up to them ourselves. Lets help some of these underbloggers to get the attention they deserve.

All care has been given to getting above details correct, however due to large numbers of bloggers nominated I have not been able to quality control links yet and have relied on the code submitted by nominators. I'm doing my best to get it right but feel free to email me with corrections.

Celebrating the Underblog - 2004

1 July, 2004 11:16 PM

Do you know of (or run) a quality blog that deserves a bit of extra attention? What blog/s do you read that you wish others knew about?

Last July I ran a Celebrating the Underblogger series. The reason for this series was that whilst there are plenty of blog awards that identify the most popular bloggers, best designed blogs, best photobloggers etc. - unfortunately only a few select blogs tend to win these competitions whilst thousands of excellent blogs go unnoticed and uncelebrated. 'Celebrating the Underblogger' seeks to identify and promote these bloggers - the Underbloggers.

Last year we uncovered over 100 Underbloggers - the response was quite overwhelming. I myself found some excellent blogs through the process - many of whom I continue to visit to this day.

So we're going to do it all over again. Here is how you can participate:

  • Leave up to 5 blogs that you wish more people knew about in the comments section below. Please include the name and URL of each. (hyperlink them if you know how)

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  • Leave a short reason why you like the blog

  • You can leave a link to your own blog if you think it fits the category of 'underblog' - if you do please consider linking to at least one other blog also - lets share the blogging love!

Over the next couple of weeks I will collate your nominations and put them on a central prominent page on this blog for the rest of us to view and visit. Hopefully we'll all find a new quality blog or two to visit and make some new blogging buddies.

Update - Thank you to all who have linked up and nominated Underbloggers. The response has been fantastic so far (you can still nominate).

Here are the Pages with those blogs that have been nominated as Underbloggers (collated by Alphabetical Order) - A - C | D - H | I - L | M - Q | R - T | U - Z

Update 2 - thank you to all who have nominated. I'm now closing nominations as its been three weeks now. We have an amazing list of underbloggers in the above links and I encourage you to visit as many as possible. You can still leave your suggestions below but unfortunately I will not be updating any more to the lists above.

Introducing the Athens Olympic Games Blog

27 June, 2004 9:51 PM

Do you love the Olympics? Are you passionate about your country's team or an Olympic Sport? Want to contribute to a fast growing Blog?

This past week a couple of us have been working on a new blog focusing on the up and coming Athens Olympics. I've always been a huge Olympics fan so we thought it might be a fun thing to do. It still has a fair bit of work to go into it, but so far we've added 100 pages of latest news and have plans for heaps more.

In the lead up to the Olympic Games in August it will no doubt grow in size of content and visitors which will be fun. If anyone out there wants to be a contributor we'd love to have a some people passionate about sport join in. In particularly if you have an interest in one of the sports or a country we'd love to have you come on board as a category coordinator. We can't pay you - but will give you links back to your blog on every post that you contribute.

Let me know if you'd like to play with us for the next couple of months - Otherwise, feel free to stop by and catch up on the latest Athens Olympics News.

Blogging On

14 June, 2004 5:11 PM

I'd like to thank Warren from Warren's World for his apology to me for some of the remarks he made on his and my blog. I appreciate his words and hope that we can be 'blogging buddies'. Once again, I am sorry if any of the ads on this site have or do offend any of my readers - I work hard to keep them relevant and as helpful as possible to the content of this site.

Whilst I was a little offended at the time of reading his comments in question it was never my intention in posting about it to cause a big stir in the blogosphere or to cause Warren any grief from me or my readers. I appreciate those who've made comments in my 'defense' whilst I've been away the past few days but think perhaps we could all move on from it now.

Warren was and still is entitled to his remarks about me, my blog or anything else he sees fit to comment on. I'm totally open to being criticized about anything appearing on this blog, but in future I'd ask that if possible that people give me the benefit of the doubt and shoot me an email to clarify my intentions behind dubious links in future. I genuinely appreciate the emails I regularly get from readers who give me heads up about dead links, ask questions of clarification etc and will always attempt to respond constructively where ever possible. Anyway - as my great blogging friend Bene so often says - lets 'Blog on'.

Blog Survey Results

22 May, 2004 8:07 AM

Blogads just released the results of their survey of over 17,000 blog readers. The results are interesting showing 'that blog readers are older and more affluent than most optimistic guestimates: 61% of blog readers responding to the survey are over 30, and 75% make more than $45,000 a year.' Also 79% were male.

This surprises me a little as previous studies have found that the largest group of people blogging is teenagers - one would think that if this is the case that it would be mainly other teens reading the majority of blogs. There could be a few explanations for this result:

1. Teens have stopped blogging (and therefore reading blogs). Perhaps keeping a blog is not the cool thing to do any more - maybe they've moved on to the next greatest thing.

2. The survey attracted an older and wealthier respondent. I'm not sure how many teens would be running blog ads on their blog and therefore would have known to post about the survey. In fact now I think about it the only people that I saw advertising the survey were what could be termed as 'A-list' bloggers (like Buzz Machine) who blog mainly about politics and very 'grown up' subjects. I could be wrong here (I don't read many teen blogs myself) but I suspect the results would show a more accurate description of the readers of A-list bloggers than they would of the majority of bloggers with smaller readerships.

Actually this weakness of the survey is admitted to on the results page - 'To be clear, the survey's responses are a fragment of a sample of a subset. There are millions of bloggers. On Monday morning, I e-mailed roughly 50 of them -- some of the biggest bloggers, many of whom focus on politics and/or sell blogads -- suggesting they link to they survey. '

Still they are interesting results and worth a read.

Official Officiator of the Internet

2 May, 2004 11:32 AM

A while back Pentax announced that they were the Official Digital Camera of the Internet, Stevo announced that he was the Official Blog of the Internet ....Jeremy also makes the claim. Also these guys have the Official T-shirt of the Internet....the list goes on.

The question is how should one decide who is official and who is not?

Well luckily the Ink Stained Banana has just been accredited as the Official Officiator of the Internet.

I'm working on a few proposals....I think I could be the official Darren of the Internet (although I have competition from Darren Hayes and Darren Barefoot on Google).

I also think I have a claim on the official Livingroom of the internet and perhaps the official Digital Photography Blog of the Internet. Hmmm...I wonder what else...

'Holy Huddle' Blogging II

14 April, 2004 11:24 AM

Michelle at Dialog: Breaking the Bubble has done a survey of Christian Bloggers and is publishing her insightful results. Her latest post is on the mix of 'Christian' and 'Non Christian (I'm not sure I like those terms - still can't think of any better ones though) readers that the average Christian blogger gets. The stats are all at her post for you to read, but the one that caught my attention is that only 3 out of 115 respondents said that the majority of their readers were 'non Christian'. 35% of respondents have 1-2...

I have mixed reactions to the finding. Let me attempt to explain:

On one hand I can understand it. If we were to do a survey of 'model train enthusiasts' we'd be likely to find that the vast majority of their readers were model train enthusiasts. People attract others like themselves with similar world views. I have no problems with this on many level....but

On the other hand I strongly believe that our 'calling' (another word I'm not too crash hot about) as 'Christians' is to engage with our world. Stats like these make me wonder how insular we are becoming in the wider blogging world.

Another one of Michelle's findings (6th April 2004 - permalinks not working) finds that 17% of Christian bloggers never read 'Non Christian's' blogs - 29% do read them but never link to them. That's 46% of Christian bloggers who don't meaningfully interact with the vast majority of the Blogosphere. Michelle writes - 'A large majority of those who "regularly read the blogs of non-Christians" read only 1 or 2 of such blogs.'

Another post (also 6th April) found that only 29% of Christian bloggers had any kind of personal relationship (either in 'real life' or over the net) with a non Christian blogger. That is 71% of Christian bloggers who don't interact relationally with the vast majority of bloggers.

On 27th March Michelle writes - '41% of all Christian bloggers surveyed linked exclusively to other Christians' (in their blogrolls). A further 19% said that 'Non Christians' made up less than 10% of their blogroll.

I'm uncomfortable with these statistics - they back up what I've been feeling for a while now.

Why are we so insular? Why are so few of us finding creative ways of interacting with this emerging subculture in meaningful ways? Is blogging a legitimate way to respond to the 'calls' of Jesus to interact with our world? Do these stats reflect the way we live in 'real life' also?

I don't have all the answers on this one - but I fear if we don't talk about it - if we don't respond to it - we are missing the boat. Lets talk about it.

Track Livingroom on MyYahoo

1 April, 2004 4:50 PM

I've just added a feature to this site that enables you to track our headlines via RSS on your 'MyYahoo' personalized page. To use it click on the button below (if you have a MyYahoo account) which is also found on the left hand sidebar. Hopefully it will make reading this blog a little easier for some.

Also don't forget our RSS/XML feed for those of you who use News Aggregators.

Both options are also available over at my Digital Photography Blog where I'd love you to stop by.

New Look Digital Photography Blog

14 March, 2004 1:36 PM

Well on this Sunny Sunday afternoon it is exciting to be able to announce the launch of a new look Digital Photography Blog. As per usual Cre8d Design has done a great job of getting a site up and running that I think looks excellent despite it incorporating some quite complex behind the scenes stuff. There are still a few things for us to tweak but its there to be used.

The purposes of the blog are twofold - Firstly I love photography and its a hobby. But secondly I'm exploring making the site a commercial one that will help fund the work I do with Living Room.

If you'd like to support me in this venture and therefore indirectly help me in my Living Room work there are a couple of opportunities to do so. The main one is to simply link up to the Digital Photography Blog which will help with Google rankings. Its already doing pretty well, but every link helps. Secondly there is opportunity for people to advertise on the blog. Its getting a fair bit of attention at the moment and provides a great opportunity to get your product, service or site some exposure - especially if you're into techie or photographic stuff.

Anyway - hope you enjoy it - let me know what you think and if you can think of any extra features you'd like to see incorporated into it.

Nokia Lifeblog

13 March, 2004 4:35 PM

Next week Nokia will release their Lifeblog software which is an interesting development in both the blogging and mobile phone industries.

Here is an excerpt from a Guardian article about Lifeblogs:

'Nokia Lifeblog is designed to be a repository for the photographs you take, send and are sent on your mobile phone (although it will also import snaps taken with your digital camera). The interface, as previewed in Online this week, looks slick and carefully designed, avoiding what Lindholm refers to as "geeky" clutter.

The application's single window holds text messages and video clips, already labelled by compatible Nokia phones, with information on who sent what and when (using the mobile cell information). The software will acquire the messages either when you dock your phone via a cable with your PC, or when you connect PC and phone via Bluetooth.

What happens next is perhaps the most appealing feature of Lifeblog. The software gathers the various bits of media and arranges them in chronological order: picture messages, SMS texts, video clips and annotations (added later), just like Lindholm's friend's lifebook.

Unlike a physical book, however, the Lifeblog can be searched - Lindholm calls it "Googling your life" - using the information attached to each item. You can also move through the collection, by clicking on a weblog-like calendar or by scrolling horizontally. You can deposit "favourites" back on the mobile phone to carry with you. And picture message by picture message, text by text, a record is built up, the phone moving from being a communication device to what Lindholm calls a "life recorder".'

For more news and opinion on Nokia Lifeblogs check out:
- See what the BBC has to say about Nokia Lifeblogs
- DM Europe announces Lifeblgos and also says Lifeblogs are not real blogs
- Nokia Phones to Log your Life
- Nokia Lifeblog - a Diary for the Digital Age
- Nokia Lifeblog Press Release
- Phone Content - Nokia Lifeblog
- Removable Media For Our Minds

I'm Pro SPAM

5 March, 2004 2:08 PM

Spam gets a lot of attention. Not a day goes by when I don't read a blog entry complaining about it or announcing some new way to stop those unwanted messages ending up in our Inbox or blog comments. Everyone is ANTI SPAM - me included.

However today I got to wondering what life would be like if I was PRO SPAM? If instead of filtering out and deleting those annoying emails I actually followed their recommendations what would my life be like?

In looking at the last two days emails I've begun to get a picture of the answer to that question.

Finances I would be RICH! Firstly if I had any debt - my friendly 'Christian Debt Relief Company' would help me out. Once that is sorted I'd have no end of ways of making millions of dollars in 'no risk investments'. Share trading online could make me millions, so could learning the skill of illustration for Children's Books for which I would enroll in a course for.

I could also invest my money in timeshare in Hawaii, buy real estate online, share in a $500,000 giveaway at an online casino or I could sell fossils in my own online auction business.

Of course investing is not the easiest way to make money because today i received an email from a nice Nigerian Barrister (who was recently converted by Benny Hinn) who has $10,000,000.00 (US) to donate to a Christian Ministry willing to give him all their contact and banking details. Strangely enough I got almost a word for word email from a very nice Kuwaiti woman yesterday.

Oh and of course if I sent a kind gentleman $25 I would soon have thousands of other people sending me $25 from all over the world also - its guaranteed to earn me $71,000 in just five years.

Possessions
Not only would I be rich but I'd be able to get my hands on some bargains. I would have a life time's supply of Viagra, diet pills and other miscellaneous pharmaceutical supplies.

I'd own a brand new laptop (with 1995 specifications), I would have free cable television I would be buying Mini Remote Control Cars & Boats for all my family and friends for Christmas, I would own a brand new Transcendent and funk-filled Zen Bhuddist CD and I would have a great collection of Hustler magazines including all the back issues I don't already have in my collection.

Lifestyle
My life would be hassle free and exciting! What an amazing array of experiences and services spam offers. One of the biggest changes in my life would be that I would have a three foot long penis! (after the 12 or so procedures I'd have to follow) Not only that but my orgasms would be enhanced and my Libido would be elevated.

I'd have no more spam (the irony), I would be on a new dietguaranteed to make me loose weight, my children would be protected from bad language sex and violence on TV, my car's fuel economy would be boosted by 27% and I would have some very reasonably priced toner for my printer.

I'd have a brand new 'Christian T-shirt' and could win $1000 for my youth group, I could get a Bachelor degree, Masters or PhD without attending any classes or doing any exams, I would be in a 'prayer relationship' with a Kenyan man who will only charge me $100US for the privilege and I could get my colon cleaned.

Lastly I would be friends with some very nice young ladies including Candy, Bindy, Sandy, Randy, Lindy, Barbie, Shelly and Matilda who are all keen for me to have a look at some of their photos. Must be some holiday snaps.

All in all my life would be so great if I was Pro Spam. Come to think of it I'm not sure why anyone would be Anti Spam!?

Spencer Burke Blogs

4 March, 2004 10:59 PM

Spencer Burke of The Ooze fame has started Blogging. Should be interesting.

Hypothetically Speaking about Spanish Porn

3 March, 2004 10:26 PM

Hypothetically speaking - if a Spanish Porn site was to link up to one of your posts and sent thousands of visitors to your blog - what would you do?

A. Ignore it and enjoy the hits
B. Delete the post
C. Add a link to XXX Church - No. 1 Christian Porn Site on the Web
D. None of the Above - Something else? Leave your suggestions in comments.

Blogger Con

2 March, 2004 8:39 AM

Well I've just got my invitation to go to Blogger Con.

'The format of the conference is four concurrent tracks of 1.5 hour sessions, moderated by a discussion leader. There are no panels. Each room will have experts and leaders, most of whom would be excellent panelists. The job of the moderator is to assemble a story by calling on the people at his or her disposal. They're like reporters putting together a story, but you get to hear, first hand what the experts are saying, in their own voices. Think of Dan Gillmor's adage that the people who read his weblog are much smarter than he is -- that's also the philosophy of BloggerCon.'

What a great experience it would be to attend and meet some of my favorite bloggers. Unfortunately its not that accessible for some of us internationals - its a long way to go (and a lot in airfares) for four 1.5 hour sessions. Unless someone out there wants to meet me so much they're willing to pay! Hmmm, didn't think so. Oh well, I'll be following the 'Con' via the blogosphere!

Blogging Survey

27 February, 2004 9:22 AM

Michelle from Mikao's World is doing a blogging survey and would love to hear from you if you're a Christian blogger. I just did it and it only took 10 or so minutes. She's doing it for a research project. I suspect the topic (she's keeping the specifics of it a secret) will be an interesting one judging from the questions.

Anyway, head on over to Mikao's World and help her out.

Wanted: Blog Tool Ideas

25 February, 2004 11:34 AM

Dave Winer is asking the general blogging public for ideas on what features they'd like to see incorporated into future blogging tools.

He's right in saying that blogging tools have stagnated somewhat recently. This is an opportunity to get your blog desires out in front of some blog tool developers. Have your say here. I have.

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