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  • Guilty Pleasure. (Score:2, Interesting)

    by ct (2477) on 2002.01.08 15:00 (#2872) Homepage Journal
    I long hated personal weblogs. I scoffed at the initial news stories that heralded the "Arrival of the Blog Era". Every blog I visited was an irrelevant mess of uninteresting crap.

    Early last year, as I was struggling to read some sense into my life, I decided to install a blogger for my own personal use, to simply use as a personal diary. Searching freshmeat (And finding nothing I wanted to use) I happened across Monaural Jerk. Clicking to the example, I found myself at debris.com [debris.com], a weblog I found fascinating, thus shattering my "All bloggers are idiots" beliefs.

    Then I found this place. I'm continually amazed at what I read here. And it's becoming a knee jerk reaction. I'm now checking journals more often than I check, say, CNN or slashdot.

    When I started writing here, I doubted I'd stick with it. I'd tried journalling before, but never stuck with it, because I knew nobody read it. Now that I know people read it, it's really changed the way I think about it. I walk down the street, see something interesting, and think "I need to put that in my journal."

    While I don't know that I'd send out a call to arms to p5p, probably a smaller more focused list like modperl or mason would be a good idea.

    • ha, there's at least 3 times as many people on the modperl list as on p5p.

        - ask (list dad on both)
      --

      -- ask bjoern hansen [askbjoernhansen.com], !try; do();

      • Does that count people (like me) who much prefer the NNTP interface? How would one count that, anyhow?
        • the nntp server does write logs; but I am not looking too closely at them (and there are still 2345234 uncertainty factors).



          I don't think the number of subscribers to p5p dropped much if at all when I made the nntp thing; and otherwise the number has been fairly constant. (And the mod_perl list has always[1] been larger).

            - ask



          [1] Okay, the last few years anyway.

          --

          -- ask bjoern hansen [askbjoernhansen.com], !try; do();

          • I dropped most of the @perl.org lists I was subscribed too after nntp.perl.org went live, including p5p. I stayed with a few macperl lists, plus modules@.