Thursday, April 27, 2006

Thanks for watching

The wonder of a blog is that you start getting involved in this other world of online communities. What was a fairly inhospitable domain three years ago when I first started my blog (see the frustration I had on not being able to include a comments field) is now both incredibly easy to use and monitor.

Blogger allows me to receive an e-mail when I post something or someone posts a comment. And I was about to see if I could figure out a way to create an e-mail list that would "push" a copy of my blog posts to subscribers.

But today I discovered there is a wonderful thing called RSS - and so you can monitor the site for new posts. I'm going to learn more about it - but the Site Feed that you would point your RSS to is the "Site Feed" now included in my links list (at least that's how I think it works).

That means irregular posters like me can still draw an audience. Very nice.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

An interesting post about blogging and community to

about the influence of bloggers on the larger news stream. Bloggers are not only staking a claim as information trendsetters on the web, but they are also dictating the directions that conversations take in society.

The Guardian item linked to in that post,,1755630,00.html notes that

While most bloggers only write for small audiences, they can sometimes achieve wider fame or become the focus of consumer campaigns.

So keep it up David - fame awaits!