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Jennifer A. Heise 09-14-2005 03:49 PM

Blogs?
 
Do any of you use blogs or blog systems such as LiveJournal or Blogspot? Do you have any particular preferences in a blog or blog software?
-- Jenne Heise

Russell W. Sprague 09-14-2005 05:07 PM

As most people who know me would tell you, I'm a Livejournal evangelist. The community features, security options, and RSS syndication make it my favorite. While it's missing a number of great features some would consider key for a good blogging package (such as trackbacks), it does me fine.

09-14-2005 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Russell W. Sprague
As most people who know me would tell you, I'm a Livejournal evangelist.


what? really? it can't be.

but anyway. I use blogger, and I like it. I just don't update much. Also, that's where I got my gmail from, because google offered gmail accounts to people that had blogger accounts that posted often enough, or something. So I got mine kinda early, I suppose.

Russell W. Sprague 09-14-2005 05:49 PM

Yeah, but LJ buddies hooked me up early on as well, so we're all stars here.

I still can't believe that the Acorn put a photo of me wearing an LJ shirt on the front cover last year. That's even crazier than their assertions that people talk about drug dealers at Drew in these forums.

Betsy Black 09-14-2005 11:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Russell W. Sprague
I still can't believe that the Acorn put a photo of me wearing a LJ shirt on the front cover last year.

Ahem, "a LJ"? Questionable.

09-15-2005 12:29 AM

I cannot live without livejournal. Semagic specifically. I love semagic. I just wish it had a button for polls.
My current LJ icon is the phonetic transcription of my username, moufle, which is the french word for mitten.
I have no life.

09-15-2005 02:12 AM

am i the only one who likes moveabletype? from a technical point of view...it's the best i have found for integrating into websites. i love the entire package.

other than that, lj all the way :D

Russell W. Sprague 09-15-2005 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Dia O'Neil
am i the only one who likes moveabletype? from a technical point of view...it's the best i have found for integrating into websites. i love the entire package.

other than that, lj all the way :D

I'm with you on that. Technically, it's wonderful. But the community aspects and nifty features of LJ win out in the end for me.

Jennifer A. Heise 09-16-2005 03:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Betsy Black
Ahem, "a LJ"? Questionable.

Hm.. What IS the rule on initialisms and a vs. an ?

Jennifer A. Heise 09-16-2005 03:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Russell W. Sprague
I'm with you on that. Technically, it's wonderful. But the community aspects and nifty features of LJ win out in the end for me.


I'm trying to get a feel for whether the community aspects would be a good thing if we used it for a departmental blog. I prefer LJ, too, since I tried blogger and was unimpressed by the ease of use and speed of updating, but I will be trying other things, for comparison sake.


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