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Friday, March 31, 2006

Blogs give you little traction

If you want to get some reaction on your opinion, what I call "traction" where people "digg" your blog, you often find that you get very few hits with a straight blog. Instead, you find you are more productive if you find the appropriate forum on the web, such as something built with phpBB, and then submit that to Still, however, sometimes there's just no appropriate place to put something except on your own blog, or it's just easier to put it on your own blog.

Another odd thing is that most blogs don't put everything in retracted headline and short blurb mode, where you can click the link to see the full blog. It would be great if that were the case, but that's not what I'm seeing. Consider this very blog you're reading now at It takes awhile to load the page, doesn't it?

A blog of a blog of a blog

Just an observation. I've noticed that the way things are turning with tech news, we're seeing a blog of a blog of a blog. It's rather disorganized. It's like "Here's a case where..." and they describe something about the article, and then it says, "Click here for the full story...". You click there, and it's yet another blog with the same thing but different words or perhaps another opinion. You then see the "Click here for the full story..." and off you go again. You know, with a little sarcasm here, it's almost like the future of the web would be this blog of a blog of a blog of a blog of a blog.