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Blog Personality vs Real Life Personality

10 July, 2003 6:27 PM

Have you ever wondered if a persons blog personality matches with their real life one?

I've often wondered what perception my blog readers have of me purely from what and how I write.

Last week I had dinner with Phil, Dan and Hamo.

Hamo just posted his impressions of us. Before you go read it, leave a comment below on how you perceive me to be...then go read it and compare. I'm interested to see if others see me similarly to Hamo!

AOL Journalling

7 July, 2003 11:58 PM

AOL is getting ready to release its blogging tool, AOL Journal, to its 35million (give or take a couple of hundred thousand!) members.

I get the feeling that this blogging thing is going to explode....even more!

Tipping Point - Blogging Style

7 July, 2003 1:31 PM

I've previously posted about Malcolm Gladwell's Tipping Point here and here. I've often wondered how it might apply to blogging.

Here is one blogger trying to make sense of it. Here is another, another good one and another great one.

Here is an article written on the topic by Gladwell himself. Its a little dated, but it will give you the idea if you havn't read the book.

Hot Discussion

6 July, 2003 9:18 PM

There is a great discussion happening over in the Hot Topic about whether working in a church a hindrance to spiritual development?

Dinner with Hamo, Phil, Dan and Kouta

3 July, 2003 9:04 AM

Last night Hamo, Phil, Dan and I had dinner together. I know Phil and Dan pretty well but meeting Hamo was a first for us all.

I really enjoyed the conversation which spanned, blogging (of course!!), Emerging Church (Hamo is planting and Phil and Dan are doing some very innovative and new stuff) and other miscellaneous topics.

I had chicken risotto - yum - and of course the highlight of the night for us all was to be seated next to a table with Anthony Koutoufides (Kouta) who is one of Aussie Rules Football's most famous players from the best team in the league. Phil and Dan tried to hide their excitement but I could tell they were impressed.

I can jump blogs

1 July, 2003 11:56 PM

Spent some time tonight looking at some newish blogs (to me). I thought I'd share some of what I found.

Steve reflects on a life of coloring 'within the lines'.

Pooing in the Woods reflects on the Hulk.

Martens is writing some good stuff on a variety of topics.

Le Sabot Post-Moderne has been talking about Metrosexuality.

The Virtual Doug talks about Web Based Learning.

A Budding Pastor has a series of posts on an Anger Resolution Seminar that they attended.

Andy posts about Sexy Ministries.

oh - by the way - my High Score is now 6042!!! I could do no wrong....until it got boring and I had to blink!

Are you going to Heaven?

27 June, 2003 12:04 AM

Are You Going To Heaven?

'This game is a fun, and private way for you to compare your beliefs to what the Holy Bible teaches on what is needed to go to heaven.'

According to this I'm somewhere in the 'Maybe' to 'Allowed in' range of going to heaven. (65%) Maybe I really am a liberal! What about you? Source

Blog Stats

26 June, 2003 3:58 PM

Blogcount's estimate on the current size of the Blogisphere is 2.4 to 2.9 million active blogs. (his stats indicate there is probably twice as many inactive ones!)

I suddenly feel very small!

Blog Research Request

24 June, 2003 5:21 PM

Just received an email from someone doing research into blogging. He's interested in the 'God Blog' scene and asks a couple of questions which I'd love to get your feedback on so I can pass it onto him.

His questions are:

- Do you think blogging about religion is an English language thing?
- Is it a tool for parish work? For personal discovery? For evangelism? For academic research?

He (and I) would appreciate your feedback in comments.

Wackiness, Urinals and Loneliness

21 June, 2003 2:25 PM

I woke up this morning and logged onto this site and read through the last two entries and comments.....hmmmm

I would like to state for the record that I was not drinking (heavily) yesterday at the time when I wrote either post. A better explanation was that both posts were me letting off a bit of steam that I'd worked up during the week on my previous series on Holistic Spirituality which in hindsight took a lot of energy to pull together.

Anyway - hope I wasn't too wacky yesterday - but ....seeing as we're in the toilet.... I might as well link to this article about a video game for guys while they stand at the urinal. There are plenty of lines I could say about this one but I think I'll leave it at that.

On another more serious note - I'm staggered by the continued interest in the Emerging Loneliness post . It seems to have connected with where a lot of people are at. The private emails I've had have also been interesting. Thankyou for your responses....if you've got time take a surf through the full list of comments there - there is loads of great stuff.

How to Write Gooder

12 June, 2003 4:18 PM

10 Tips on Writing Online.

1. Write for a reason
2. Write often
3. Write tight
4. Make good friends
5. Find good enemies
6. Let the story unfold
7. Stand up, speak out
8. Be sexy
9. Use your archives
10. Relax!

There is heaps more detail in the article.

I'm interested if anyone has any feedback on my writing...whether it be using the above criteria or not. I'm so aware that I could improve, but wondering how!? Feel free to comment or email your thoughts.

Source

Pledge Week

11 June, 2003 11:57 AM

Andrew Sullivan is having his second pledge week where he hopes that in one week he's hoping to get 7000 readers to sign up and contribute $20 each (less than a nickel a day).

Wow - if he meets the target (and they are up to 5000 members) that's a total of $140,000....US dollars! Hopefully that's enough to 'assure the site's survival'!

Maybe I need a pledge week too!!! If every reader of this blog was to sign up as a member and donate a one off donation of 5 cents (Australian...so 2.5cents US) we'd be rolling in it (5 cent pieces that is....maybe about 100 of them....) with a grand total of $5! Ok so it won't completely cover my blogging costs... in fact at 5 cents a pop we'll probably need 12,000 members, which is quite ambitious, but I'm up for the challenge!

Or maybe we should all just take our 5 cents over to Jordon's site who is selling space on his site in return for donations to some worthy causes!

The Death of Email

11 June, 2003 10:02 AM

BuzzMachine has an interesting post on the death of email - it seems that Instant Messaging and ...yes, you guessed it...blogging is having an impact on spam ridden email.

Blog Stats

11 June, 2003 12:21 AM

Have you ever wondered how far this blogging thing has extended? How many bloggers are there? Where are they from?

Blogcount attempts to answer some of these questions and more. The results are staggering....here's a taste.

Blogger alone has 1.5million registered users. Their number of users grew 14% in the 60 days after 11 March!

Blogstreet's list of blogs grew 27% in a similar period and Technorati tripled the number of blogs it watched in a recent two month period.

Live Journal has 1,090,084 total accounts, with over half of them presently active. Of these 62.2% are Female users and 37.4% are male! (which is pretty different to the God Blog Gender Survey that I did where I found that at least 54% of Christian bloggers were Male!)

18 year olds are the biggest users at Live Journal, most seem to fall between the age of 15 and 25 years old.

The median update rate of weblogs.com pingers is every three days.

Poland now has 100,000 blogs, again 62% are written by women, 75% are under 20 years old.

Iran has 12,000 blogs, but here 76% are male.

During the recent War, 4% of Americans got their war coverage from Weblogs.

This Site has crawled 437,986 blogs. In that list 205,898 are written in English. After that the most popular languages were Portuguese, Polish, Farsi, Spanish, German, Italian, French and Icelandic(in that order). 101,831 are hosted with Blogspot, 14,841 are with MT, 14,172 are with Pitas and 13,106 are with Blogger

Wow - those are some amazing statistics....the amount of data that is flying around the net purely from blogs is massive. You've got to wonder how useful alot of the data is, and what impact so many people putting their ideas, dreams, feelings etc out into the datasphere is having on our crazy little world!?

Blog Changes

8 June, 2003 9:32 PM

There is change happening in two of the blogs that first got me into blogging.

After two amazing years of blogging Tall Skinny Kiwi is going through some blog changes at the moment. There is talk of new blogs and the old one becoming a museum. I can't wait to see what will emerge happen for him next - Andrew is one of the most amazing bloggers out there - he's hugely popular yet remains down to earth and happy to keep in touch with the ordinary folk via email.

The other changes are happening over at Urban Onramps where the blog has gone altogether for the time being. Instead Rudy has put up a great collection of articles and links.

Also the Gospel According to Mark has moved to a new home with a new look. Great to see him blogging again!

Christian Paintball Park - Revisited

4 June, 2003 12:39 AM

My longer term readers might remember a post I did in January entitled America's Best Christian Paintball Park I critiqued how it (and other businesses) put the word 'Christian' in their name and asked the question why? The comments left at the time were pretty interesting I lost them in the move over to the new domain so you wont see them on the link above, but can see them here...leave your new comments on the post (hope that makes some sense)

Anyway today I noticed a little traffic coming onto my blog from the CPPA (Christian Paintball Players Association) discussion group who have some opinions on my previous post. Check it out, you'll have to register to leave a message like I did.

UPDATE - Winn (28th May - perm link not working) writes on a similar theme. (thanks Mike for the link.)

Amazing Design

4 June, 2003 12:06 AM

This must be the most amazingly designed blog I've ever seen....looks somehow famililar though....hmmmm

Update: They've graciously changed it after a quiet email.

By the way if you want to have an amazingly designed blog or web site I'd suggest you talk to Cre8d Design

Gender Blogging

28 May, 2003 1:06 PM

Rachel has 30 or so pictures of bloggers that most of us would know the names of! Can you guess who is who?

My initial reaction to the pics was that there were alot more males blogging than females. It seems I'm not the only one to come to that conclusion. Bene observes most pictured bloggers are 'young, male and white'.

This has got me wondering why!? Are there more males pictured because that is a true representative of all blogs? Is it a 'God blog' thing? Or does Rachel just read more guy bloggers than girl bloggers?

So I've done a bit of a survey:

My Blog - Links I started by examining the make up of my links page. On my own page I have 120 or so blogs listed. (no wonder I'm spending so much time on line lately) Of the 120 worldwide blogs only 30 have female contributors. (25%) Interestingly the percentage of Aussie female blogs is higher at 39% of 33 links.

My Blog - Comments I then went through every comment I've had since moving to the new domain. Since that time I've had 85 different people comment, 33 (39%)are female. Interestingly,out of the ten most regular commenters on my blog, 8 (80%) are female — so while more men leave comments they tend to be less likely to be 'repeat commenters' whereas my female readers tend to be more committed to ongoing dialogue.

God Blogs I decided my sample wasn't big enough and was probably pretty skewed so i decided to head over to B4G to sample some of their 600 plus 'God blogs'. I spent an hour or so surfing and sampled 345 of their blogs. (I've got a headache now)

I found that 54% were written by males, 26% were written by females, 9% were group blogs and in 11% of cases I could not work out the gender of the author.

Non God Blogs - It's a bit harder to get stats on non 'God blogs' (if there is such a thing. O2r lists 128 of their blogs, of which 55% are from female bloggers. Comments (22)

Gender Blogging

28 May, 2003 1:06 PM

Rachel has 30 or so pictures of bloggers that most of us would know the names of! Can you guess who is who?

My initial reaction to the pics was that there were alot more males blogging than females. It seems I'm not the only one to come to that conclusion. Bene observes most pictured bloggers are 'young, male and white'.

This has got me wondering why!? Are there more males pictured because that is a true representative of all blogs? Is it a 'God blog' thing? Or does Rachel just read more guy bloggers than girl bloggers?

So I've done a bit of a survey:

My Blog - Links I started by examining the make up of my links page. On my own page I have 120 or so blogs listed. (no wonder I'm spending so much time on line lately) Of the 120 worldwide blogs only 30 have female contributors. (25%) Interestingly the percentage of Aussie female blogs is higher at 39% of 33 links.

My Blog - Comments I then went through every comment I've had since moving to the new domain. Since that time I've had 85 different people comment, 33 (39%)are female. Interestingly,out of the ten most regular commenters on my blog, 8 (80%) are female — so while more men leave comments they tend to be less likely to be 'repeat commenters' whereas my female readers tend to be more committed to ongoing dialogue.

God Blogs I decided my sample wasn't big enough and was probably pretty skewed so i decided to head over to B4G to sample some of their 600 plus 'God blogs'. I spent an hour or so surfing and sampled 345 of their blogs. (I've got a headache now)

I found that 54% were written by males, 26% were written by females, 9% were group blogs and in 11% of cases I could not work out the gender of the author.

Non God Blogs - It's a bit harder to get stats on non 'God blogs' (if there is such a thing. O2r lists 128 of their blogs, of which 55% are from female bloggers. Comments (22)

'New' Blogs

28 May, 2003 11:23 AM

Just found some great new blogs (to me).

Future Margins is one: Here Fred asks why we blog? He gives four suggested reasons that he see's Christians blogging for and asks for our ideas. See my reasons for blogging there in the comments. (update Leighton posts on a similar theme.)

Wade Hodges has a great array of posts including reviews on Matrix and Bruce Almighty and comments on how English teachers can help us read the bible.

Also - after a great chat session last Friday, the next Blogger Chat session is happening Friday 6 June. The details are here.

update Also stumbled upon Jeremy Olson's and Randall Friesen's blogs today which I'll be watching with interest as they are asking some interesting questions.

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