Tuesday, October 07, 2008

I am, I said

I don't know whether it's prompted by a genuine sense of curiosity, or a brazen desire to rack up a whole load of comments, but Scott Pack has asked his readers to provide links to their blogs and (here's the tough bit) brief descriptions. In return, he's promised to visit each one.

I'm not sure if it was meant to be a meme, but I'm nicking his idea. If you're a lurker who blogs, make yourself known; even if you're one of the usual suspects listed to the right, a succinct summary of what you (think you) get up to in your sector of The Blogopolis would be fascinating.

PS: I'm especially keen to hear from the previously silent visitors who, according to my NeoCounter, come from such unlikely corners of the globe as Mongolia, Guam, Belize and, uh, 'Europe'; if only to disprove my hunch that you're really soulless bots. On second thoughts, if you're a bot, I'd be fascinated to meet you.

23 comments:

realdoc said...

Oh look I'm first. Well I'm a GP and I blog, intermittantly, about a variety of stuff most of it a bit shite. One of my most popular posts concerned the Yorkshire method of putting on socks.

silverbrow said...

I blog at http://www.silverbrowonfood.com. It's mainly about food and related matters, including books, restaurants and cooking.

Shane Richmond said...

My blog began as an experiment. My work blog came with a whole technical team who could fix glitches and add features to ensure everything ticked over. I wanted to find out what it was like to blog as an individual so I installed Wordpress and then tried to decide what to blog about.

The work blog covers technology and the internet so I decided the main focus of this blog would be my commitment to read at least 26 books a year.

Since then the 26 books idea has grown up and moved into its own home so these days shanerichmond.net is just an overflow for stuff that doesn't fit on the work blog or on 26 books. That usually means links to silly things I've spotted online or rants about something or other.

Apologies for the longwinded explanation!

Murph said...

I'm a cross Labrador Collie.
Some people think there's a biped pretending to be a dog on my blog, but how tragic would that be?!

Rosie said...

at the moment i mostly write overwrought posts about crying over boys.

i can do better, i think. come back in a week or two.

Valerie said...

I blog about my knitting at http://secretyarn.blogspot.com and I blog any other nonsense I have to say that I'm willing to say publicly at http://ancientreflection.blogspot.com -- and nonsense it generally is. Also intermittent.

Vicus Scurra said...

I write complete and utter tripe. I would give it a wide berth.

M.A.Peel said...

Related question: how come the lion's share of your traffic comes from USA instead of UK????

chatterbox said...

Well I'm not really sure what my blog is about actually... Rhere seem to be a fair number of theatre reviews, but a lot of aimless wittering as well.

extemporanea said...

I don't actually blog on Blogger, but as extemporanea on LJ, wherin I indulge in language-fondling, random analysis, tv, film and book reviews (mostly sf) and a medley of whinging about academia, the weather and my state of health.

Christopher Campbell-Howes said...

Just now I tap my foot and bow the knee to Beethoven. I'll try something else one day.

Annie said...

How did you describe yours, Tim?

Annie said...

I don't mind lurkers lurking, (I just wish they would say who they were and how they found you.

Murph said...

I'm pleased to see the Blogging Coefficient holds up - bc=Invitation to Bloggers to talk about themselves / number of comments.
(Annie is the exception that proves the rule)

The Dotterel said...

Well, here I am then! (I've no idea what a bot is so I might be one. Who knows?)

oyebilly said...

I have grand ideas of unifying themes but they always come to nothing.

Tim Footman said...

Annie: I said...

This feels a bit like one those US sitcom episodes, where one of the actors is indisposed, and they just throw together a few funny bits from previous episodes, with a lame linking narrative which basically consists of characters saying "Hey, do you remember that time when we...?"

Not a great analogy, I'll grant you, but the sort of thing I waffle about at http://culturalsnow.blogspot.com. As well as various observations on The Wire, Douglas Coupland, Jean Baudrillard, Quentin Crisp, Morrissey, Murakami, Radiohead, age, boredom, nostalgia, all that kinda stuff.


...which you'd know if you went to Scott's site. He's not such a bad chap, it would appear, and he's even further up Murakami's bum than I am.

And Murph, that's very true. Except that Annie is just exceptional.

treespotter said...

i take it treespotting in Indonesia doesn't count as fascinating anymore.

I post less smut these days. and there's a lengthy post about traffic jams in jakarta that beats bangkok, hands down.

dh said...

I like to think of mine as a random voyage through the blogosphere totally at the mercy of cyber breezes.

Tim Footman said...

Things have definitely improved with the Skytrain and subway, Tree. I was reading about one legendary BKK gridlock in the 1980s that lasted from Friday afternoon to Monday lunchtime...

Cyber breezes, Dick? Is that like digital hot air?

dh said...

Similar. It's a whole new species of breezes.

Fat Roland said...

I wish I blogged more.

FirstNations said...

Recipes and swearing.