Posts Tagged ‘blogging’
This is a thing I continue to do at the beginning of the year: pick a post for each month of the previous year, using a random number generator. See how well it reflected that year just passed, or did not. Pretty sure I got this from Gordon, who lives in Chicago, who remains the only non-local blogger I ever met.
I think I enjoy this a lot because it’s so…numerical. And random.
The graphic is random. I went to Google, limited to .gov sites, and typed in the word random, and this was the first one to come out.
I wrote to a couple of my blogging buddies at the end of August to announce – title of email was “This is sad” – that I had written a blogpost for every day in September, save for two, and those two are the link posts, which I can’t put together beforehand UNLESS I were psychic, which, alas, I am not.
And the last one I wrote wasn’t for September 29 Read the rest of this entry »
ITEM: I created a blog for the New York State Data Center affiliates called Data Detectives some years ago. I post every other day or so.
Sometime in early October, I was showing one of our interns the analytics of the page. I must admit that I almost never look at such things, on that blog, this one, or any of the ones to which I contribute. I’m told that I “should”, but, generally speaking, that conversation makes my eyes glaze over.
Still, I was fascinated that most popular country among blog viewers for the week ending October 13:
Russia – 1010 page views
United States – 361
France – 35
I theorize that it had to do with my link to the article Read the rest of this entry »
I’m going to repost some things I wrote in my first year when no one was reading my blog. But it hasn’t been as frequent yet as I thought it might be. Read the rest of this entry »
Today being the tenth anniversary of the start of the Ramblin’ with Roger blog, with content every single day, I thought I would describe how I started blogging in the first place. I’m sure I’ve told bits and pieces of it before, but like some oft-told tales, the details either become clearer in focus or muddier over time.
I had heard about this thing called the weblog – it was in all the standard press – in the early part of this century. However, I had not actually READ any blogs. Therefore, I concluded, without a single strain of evidence, the same thing that most “everyone” else was saying, that blogs were self-indulgent bits of drivel designed for people far more self-absorbed than I.
Then, in October 2004, I see my friend Rocco, who I knew from my FantaCo days. He says to me, “Have you been reading Fred’s blog?” Of course, I had not been reading what our mutual friend Fred Hembeck had been writing, and in fact I had fallen out of touch with him over the previous decade.