So it should come as little surprise that a technology behind blogs–online chronicles of personal, creative and organizational life–has manifested the kind of bitter fight for control that is inevitable in any truly democratic institution.
Christian Crumlish from Radio Free Blogistan has added 3 extra verses to the excellent The Day the Blogging Died, increasing the opportunity for a signing blogger to win the $20 USD prize on offer in the First Blog Herald Challenge. Be sure to check out the rest of the lyrics at his site and contribute suggestions for new verses. Christian has also been nice enough to say some nice things about the Blog Herald and for this we are grateful. Perhaps a new movement in Blog song writing maybe born;
“Bloggers are the hierophants of an unapprehended inspiration; the mirrors of the gigantic shadows which futurity casts upon the present”
with apologies to Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)
Perhaps we have more money then sense. Well we wish we did. However The Blog Herald has been inspired by Radio Free Blogistan to launch the first ever (and maybe even the last ever) Blog Herald Challenge. The first Blogger or web surfer to submit a reasonably sung version of “The Day the Blogging Died” by Christian Crumlish with appropriate background instrumentals (perhaps karaoke to Don McLean’s original), and who release it to the Blog Herald for promotion will receive a $20 USD direct donation. $20 USD may not sound much but it is just over $30 Australian Dollars ($40 AUD not that long ago), which is more than we pay for our hosting for the quarter. A quick $20. For the words and conditions read as follows:
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For those visiting the competition from a direct link to this posting check out www.blogherald.com for the latest Competition news, including our new entries.
LATEST: Competition won by Pete Hopkins. Thank you to everyone for their interest and support.
Being an avid reader of all things Movable Type/ TypePad and Six Apart, I have also been a regular reader of the blog of Anil Dash, long term blogger and recent Six Apart employee. Perhaps its the Pinky/ purpley colour on Anils website that led me astray. For a long time I always thought that Anil Dash was a shiela, and then I saw the pictures on Mena Trotts TypePad Blog.
Diversity of thought is a wonderful thing, and that is what makes the Blogosphere so wonderful, but every now and then something appears that deservers condemnation; in this case the ridiculous proposal for a 2 week Blogging holiday!
Kaye Rulz takes a new look at Blog Ethics from the perspective of research:
“n the case of blog researchers, Kris Cohen talked about the moment when the blog & research collide. Many times after he conducts with an interview with a blogger he has been following, he — the sociologist & interview experience — will be blogged.”
TypePad, the paid blogging system from Six Apart (makers of our favourite blogging tool Movable Type),will launch in preview release Tuesday (Monday 11:59pm US Eastern Time- 11:59am Tuesday Western (Australian) Standard Time) with some excellent features and competitive pricing structure which will provide some much needed competition to the Google controlled giant Blogger.
The Plainsman> “This year, I learned what a blog is,” the South Dakota Democrat said Thursday in a conference call.
When he starts his traditional unscheduled driving tour of his home state next week in Rapid City, Daschle will have his laptop computer along so he can write a daily account of his experiences on the road.
37signals, a web design and usability firm, and Coudal Partners, a creative agency, are teaming up to offer BloggingWorks, a workshop on the rapidly growing Web trend of business blogging. The workshop teaches businesses how to use blogs to make company sites more compelling and intranets more effective. It takes place twice, once on Friday, Sept. 19th and again on Friday, Oct. 3rd, at Coudal Partners studios just west of Chicago’s Loop.