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Lerky
2009-06-04, 08:01 PM
at the risk of sounding like a quote unquote "noob" I want to know what people do with blogs and how's your recommended way of starting one.

DamnedIrishman
2009-06-04, 08:07 PM
at the risk of sounding like a quote unquote "noob" I want to know what people do with blogs and how's your recommended way of starting one.

You sort of just... write stuff. Whatever you like. Thoughts, poems, ideas, theories, dissertations, diaries, meditations upon the fwuffyness of kittens...


You can get one for free at http://www.blogger.com

Mr. Mud
2009-06-04, 08:16 PM
I also highly recommend Blogspot (http://www.blogspot.com) :smallamused:. I use Blogspot for mine, and it suits all of my needs... I'm actually about to reopen my blog now, so If you'd like, you could take a peak at it, and PM me thoughts questions or concerns... Anything you'd like, for any reaso, my PM box is open mate :smallbiggrin:.

DamnedIrishman
2009-06-04, 08:26 PM
I also highly recommend Blogspot (http://www.blogspot.com) :smallamused:.

Blogger and Blogspot are both the same thing.

Mr. Mud
2009-06-04, 08:28 PM
... http://www.thebbps.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/the-simpsons-d-oh-mini-posters-71133.jpg :smalltongue:.

I only half read your post though. Do you have a blog Irish :smallconfused:?

DamnedIrishman
2009-06-04, 08:41 PM
I only half read your post though. Do you have a blog Irish :smallconfused:?

Yup, but I never get around to updating it.

Mr. Mud
2009-06-04, 08:42 PM
Yup, but I never get around to updating it.

Yeah same. I'm gonna push you to keep updating it if you make me :smalltongue:.

Mauve Shirt
2009-06-04, 08:46 PM
I have a blog where I keep track of my dreams.

Lerky
2009-06-04, 08:50 PM
so, it's not like a twitter where you post things? It's like ideas? Like...video game reviews?:smalltongue:

Anuan
2009-06-04, 08:53 PM
Sometimes.
A lot of people have a 'personal' style of blog.
Basically a journal, but on the webbernets! :smallbiggrin:

DamnedIrishman
2009-06-04, 08:53 PM
so, it's not like a twitter where you post things? It's like ideas? Like...video game reviews?:smalltongue:

You post whatever you like.

Trazoi
2009-06-04, 09:04 PM
so, it's not like a twitter where you post things? It's like ideas? Like...video game reviews?:smalltongue:
People make blogs about pretty much anything. I've got a blog attached to my website where I post indie game development stuff, for example, and I read other indie game development blogs.

If you're interested in starting a WordPress blog, you can easily do so at the WordPress (http://wordpress.com/) site. My blog is built on WordPress, although it's not hosted there (I have my own hosting).

Mr. Mud
2009-06-04, 09:05 PM
I post any and everything Lerky... at elast when I do post... Make sure, if you want to start a blog, that you have enough motivation to keep it going... I'll help you format or otherwise outfit/get the basics of Blogger down though if you'd like me too.

valadil
2009-06-04, 09:06 PM
I have a few. There's a livejournal for personal stuff, game mastery for GMing (linked in sig), code for programming, and see-me-rant for work (though I haven't updated this one in a couple years). I have them for several reasons. Firstly, I like to write. More importantly, I obsess about certain ideas. I'll focus on them and not thing about something else for weeks on end. If I write up that idea, I can free myself from it and spend time on something else.

I also enjoy documenting certain thoughts and views of mine. My game mastery blog, for instance, started because I found myself repeating certain thought patterns on these forums. Instead of typing out why I think backstory helps roleplay once a month, I wrote out my post in exquisite detail and occasionally link to it or copy/paste content from it. I like when people read my blogs, but mostly they're just an outlet for my ranting.

Lerky
2009-06-04, 09:07 PM
wel for all those curious to where this thread led, here's the offical Alternate Lives Blog (http://alternate-lives.blogspot.com/) and being the lazy person I am, I'll post something on there later:smallwink:

reorith
2009-06-05, 01:10 AM
i just started one and have already received an email!
behold my blog! (http://ronthesage.blogspot.com/)

Icewalker
2009-06-05, 01:24 AM
There are quite a number of forum members with blogs. There's one involving a new very short story daily, which is interesting but I haven't particularly pursued.

There's Chocolate Hammer (http://www.chocolatehammer.org/), which Rutskarn does quite consistently and excellently, which you will likely see plugs for scattered throughout the forums.

EvilElitist did a blog, although he got banned from the forums, so I don't really have any other details.

My friend has one, to post sections of the novel she's writing, Colorshock. There's a link in my sig.

xPANCAKEx
2009-06-05, 01:32 AM
i have started a blog in the last 5 days

most blogs are pointless and read by almost nobody. Mine will probably be one of those

so why did i start? Well... there was a girl. She is rather pleasant on the eye. Shes hung out with me enough to know how sarcastic, bitter and vile i can be about a lot of things. The sort of humour the makes most people wince. I was on a rant one day and end up saying i would write it all in a book, which would subsiquantly never sell, and i'd go bankrupt from being sued by a publisher or some such lark... she said i should start a blog instead so she could read it while she travels.

i dismissed the notion

word spread of the idea. More people asked me to start said horrible blog

i dismissed such further notions

More people found out and asked

i started the blog

its horrible... so far most of them love it

my friends are a bunch of sick ****s sometimes

ghost_warlock
2009-06-05, 10:35 AM
I have a blog where I keep track of my dreams.

I used to do that in a notebook.

These days, though, it'd always just be a variation on either a) ghost goes back to school and lives in the dorms, or b) ZOMBIPOCALYPSE! Occasionally there's overlap, but usually not.

Black_Pants_Guy
2009-06-05, 11:33 AM
I used to do that in a notebook.

These days, though, it'd always just be a variation on either a) ghost goes back to school and lives in the dorms, or b) ZOMBIPOCALYPSE! Occasionally there's overlap, but usually not.

I usually call it a Zombocolypse.

But yeah; I have a Blog (http://blackpantsguy.blogspot.com/)... good luck ever getting constant updates though...:smalltongue:

RabbitHoleLost
2009-06-05, 11:35 AM
Rabbit has a livejournal in which she complains about her love life.
That's pretty much it.

Nameless
2009-06-05, 11:37 AM
Rabbit has a livejournal in which she complains about her love life.
That's pretty much it.

I must go on this livejournal... :smalltongue:

RabbitHoleLost
2009-06-05, 11:40 AM
Most of it is set to "friends only", so it wouldn't do you any luck if I gave you the link (http://queenofmemnoch.livejournal.com/).

Nameless
2009-06-05, 11:42 AM
Most of it is set to "friends only", so it wouldn't do you any luck if I gave you the link (http://queenofmemnoch.livejournal.com/).

Fine, I shall stalk you. Stalk you like a creepy old guy. e_e

Pyrian
2009-06-05, 01:06 PM
That's my job. :smallamused: Besides, you're younger than she is.

I also have a LiveJournal (http://pyrian.livejournal.com), in which I guess I mostly complain about my weight these days. :smallwink: Which, after certain events of the past few years, is actually a lot like complaining about my love life. :smallyuk:

reorith
2009-06-05, 11:57 PM
Fine, I shall stalk you. Stalk you like a creepy old guy. e_e

get out of here s.t.a.l.k.e.r.

rubakhin
2009-06-06, 02:35 AM
I has a blog! (http://snipervolk.livejournal.com)

Mostly I just use it to whine and talk about my boyfriend.

snoopy13a
2009-06-06, 03:34 AM
That's my job. :smallamused: Besides, you're younger than she is.

I also have a LiveJournal (http://pyrian.livejournal.com), in which I guess I mostly complain about my weight these days. :smallwink: Which, after certain events of the past few years, is actually a lot like complaining about my love life. :smallyuk:

You're making very good progress on the diet. Based on the graph and your goal, the end is truly in sight.