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For Judy, what is a blog?

Posted by marie on 3/12/05 at 22:00 (171068)

A blog is a website that is updated daily by the owner. It can be many things. Some bloggers are information gatherers, some report, some give opinions and some are just downright funny. It's whatever you want it to be. My blog is political. Some people go there to read or find information, some folks leave messages etc......actually when we post here it's also considered blogging.

Here is a blog by a podiatrist: The Podiatry update: http://podiatric.blogspot.com/

This is the easiest blog host out there and it's free:
http://www.blogger.com/start
It's so easy........now there are some tricks but for the most part all ya have to do is sign up and post away. It's just like posting to a forum but with a few perks.

Anyone can blog! I think it'd be a great way to share foot stories........:)

PS: John I know your reading this.....you may want to go back and read my response to Judy about the serial blogger. I saw your post and Bush's link. The funny thing is........that the serial blogger is a Bush lover, in the weirdest way! You guys can have him.........really we like outing ones like that. I'll say no more.

marie

Re: For Judy, what is a blog?

marie on 3/13/05 at 07:18 (171084)

A blog about blogging.........yep they offer a class in it.
http://www.unc.edu/~zuiker/blogging101/
More from Canadian bloggers: http://www.northernvoice.ca/
Great healthcare blog: http://matthewholt.typepad.com/the_health_care_blog/2005/02/blogs_and_blogg.html

Here are several blogs by the average person
http://urbanpaganknits.blogspot.com/
Just for the Republicans and other conservatives: http://www.freedomofthought.com/
Here is a moderate Dem blog: http://watchingwashington.blogspot.com/

Here's an article about blogs. http://www.techlearning.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=18400984

My blog was posted on Kerry's campaign site last fall. Absolutely no idea why because it's pretty meager compared to some of the great ones out there. I enjoy blogging because it's fun and I can blabber and report all I want too..........

Re: For Judy, what is a blog?

john h on 3/13/05 at 11:28 (171102)

'a moderate democrat blog'??? Marie is that not an oxy-moron?

Re: For Judy, what is a blog?

john h on 3/13/05 at 11:32 (171103)

Marie Marie Marie what shall I do with you. It is almost baseball season and 4 years until a new election so I am in a political state of rest for a couple of years. I like baseball and the NFL better than politics anyway--steriods and all. If I can look like Jose Cannesco maybe I need a shot of steriods.

Re: For Judy, what is a blog?

marie on 3/13/05 at 13:20 (171107)

OOps sorry. Not trying to start a political discussion. Just trying to share some different blog examples.

No steroids for me thank you! I've had enough for one lifetime.

marie

Re: For Judy, what is a blog?

marie on 3/13/05 at 13:21 (171108)

Hope you like the one I posted for you! :)

I'll stick to knitting and cooking blogs from now on. ;)

best wishes marie

Re: For Judy, what is a blog?

JudyS on 3/13/05 at 17:40 (171129)

Oh great - another way for me to spend time on my computer! I think I'll save my blogging experience for another time -
Thanks for the education Marie!

Re: For Judy, what is a blog?

Buck T. on 3/13/05 at 18:05 (171131)

Hi John: After looking at national budget and Irac, am little confused by term 'conservative.'

Sincerely, Buck T.

Re: For Judy, what is a blog?

Lawrence on 3/13/05 at 18:45 (171132)

Yes thats right I am still angry about the election. I wish Kerry won cause I would like a guy that is honest, hard working and came up from nothing. I wanted Kerry because he is a real mans man and was loved by all of his ship mates. He was not some ivy league rich kid he came from the streets and scrape for everything he earned not like bush. Yep Kerry was the right chice since he is a man of moderate means and knows a budget since he is on one for last 30 years

Re: OK as you wish a baseball /sports blog for you John!

marie on 3/13/05 at 19:08 (171135)

http://baseballblogs.org/

Gentlemen prefer blogs!
http://gpblogs.typepad.com/gentlemen_prefer_blogs/talkin_baseball/

The All Baseball blog is very popular...........
http://www.all-baseball.com/

So you see there are blogs on every topic! :)

Re: For Judy, what is a blog?

marie on 3/13/05 at 19:09 (171136)

:)

Re: OK as you wish a baseball /sports blog for you John!

marie on 3/13/05 at 19:10 (171137)

http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/articles/

OH forgot this one! It has lots of cute little baseball players.

Re: For Judy, what is a blog?

John H on 3/14/05 at 08:41 (171162)

Buck you can tell Conservatives and Liberals but what color state they live in. Everyone knows that.

Re: For Judy, what is a blog?

marie on 3/14/05 at 16:05 (171189)

Since most of the states are purple it's not that easy.

:)

http://www.princeton.edu/%7Ervdb/JAVA/election2004/3d_viewpoint0.gif

Re: For Judy, what is a blog?

Buck T. on 3/17/05 at 09:11 (171385)

Hi Lawrence: Thanks for good words about John Kerry. As for the election, its better to be on the right side and lose -- than be on the wrong side and win. If you are a Democrat, don't let anyone make fun of your party. That was purpose of my original post.

Sincerely, Buck T.

Re: For Judy, what is a blog?

John H on 3/17/05 at 10:30 (171399)

Alas Buck it always comes down to ones perception of the 'right' and 'wrong' side. Our nation continues to be very near split on the right and wrong side when it comes to elections and most other big issues. I suspect it will always be this way. Some of these issues you can argue till the cows come home and you still end up with a 50/50 split. We have extremest on both sides of nearly all issues and issues often become secondary to slapping your opponent in the face. I have lived long enough to recognize that I would rarely change anyones mind on political issues or religion so I try to avoid such confrontations anymore. Everyone has a right to their opinions so let it be settled at the polls when possible. In the past 10 years I have made one major change on an important issue and that is abortion. I will not tell you which way I changed but after listening to all the arguments over the years I did swing on this issue. My switch was not based on any politics but based on my life experience, upbringing, and thouhtful arguments from both sides.

Re: thanks guys

marie on 3/17/05 at 15:30 (171432)

Since we're not suppose to be discussing politics on the board.......and I didn't mean for all this to be brought up......was just sharing examples of political blogs I think are decent, since most of the news on blogs are about the political ones. I do appreciate the comments here. We have to keep in mind that we may have very different ideas on issues and insults really don't help they just drive us furthur apart. Insults that may not seem to bad normally are are not that great of an idea right now. Some time ago a decision was made not to discuss politics in detail here and I pretty much support that.

I have a current events message board linked on my blog 'under links' for friends of like minds and not so like minds. I enjoy visiting blogs for support and information. They're fun to read and sometimes I find some great links to stories and info I'd never seen before.

best wishes marie

Re: For Judy, what is a blog?

Buck T. on 3/18/05 at 18:38 (171525)

Always enjoy hearing from you, John.

Sincerely, Buck T.

Re: thanks guys

Buck T. on 3/20/05 at 18:49 (171636)

Marie: Amen.

Buck T.