Daily Archives: September 4, 2003

RSS Subscriber Poll

RSS Subscriber Poll

If you are reading this from an RSS feed, could you please post a
comment?  I'm comparing webalizer traffic stats for my rss.xml
files and I'm trying to get an idea of how many real subscribers I
have.  I'm guessing three.


My ISSN Application

I just spoke to a wonderful lady named Linda, working for the the
Library of Congress, about my ISSN application.  She said that
there will be a meeting later this month about the Library of Congress'
policy regarding weblogs and assignments of the ISSN.  Considering
that a few already carry numbers (like Dave and Zeldman), there's some prior history to consider.

Post on zeldman.com that got me started.

LOC ISSN site.

I'm going to write an email this weekend to help sway the arguement for consideration of weblogs as a serial publication.

My Aunt and Technology

My Aunt Linda has started a new business:  custom DVDs
She's just beginning, but her enthusiasm is infectious.  She's
gone from a simple project for the family to a website with samples in
less that six months.  That's a great example of the marriage of
opportunity and technology.  Of course, she couldn't have done
this without her Mac.

When is a blog not a blog?

Edwards in blogland. Senator Edwards has launched a blog.
Built on Slash, with ratings, and a special icon to signal staff
postings, the site has local (well, state) blogs linked to the national
blog as well. [Lessig Blog]

Lessig notes the Senator's blog.  I read the front page and
thought it's less of a blog and more of a news website.  Like
Lessig noticed, it's based on Slash code, so I'm sure the goal was more
discussion and less posting thoughts and views.  Also it treads in
the shameful category of being a “me too” site.  It's a collection
of sanitized postings and general information.   Becasue
politics is so *political*, it's doubtful we'll see true personality
insight like Dave gives us.