This rather eclipses my gong…

21 Sep

… with no disrespect whatsoever to Kanani Fong’s welcome endorsement of my, um, fecundity — or lack of a life… 😉


Pia Savage’s New York blog Courting Destiny, linked to that screen shot, really is quite remarkable. In this entry she quotes a “Courting classic”, which at least encourages me when I feel a recycle coming on: My Long Island Press Cover Story.

Blogging 101

A blog is, in effect, an online diary, or in Pia Savage’s case, an extended memoir. The term blog is a blend of web and log: web log, weblog, blog. Authoring a blog, maintaining a blog or adding an article to an existing blog is called blogging. Individual articles on a blog are called blog posts, posts or entries. A person who posts these entries is called a blogger. The term “weblog” was coined by veteran blogger Jorn Barger on Dec. 17, 1997 and the short form, “blog,” was coined by Peter Merholz, a former anthropologist and current blogger, in 1999.

Technorati ( is an Internet search engine dedicated to the world of blogs. As of December 2005, Technorati indexes more than 31.5 million blogs. A blogroll is a collection of links to other blogs. When present, blogrolls are often found on the front page sidebar of most weblogs. Having your blog linked to other blogs usually increases your hits and popularity.When Pia Savage started writing her blog, only 3 percent of her generation knew what a blog was, according to a study by the Pew Institute. But Savage not only writes one of the most successful, addictive and interesting blogs around, she defies all conventional wisdom. She’s a baby boomer whose cult-like audience includes many Generation Xers. She’s a left-wing liberal, but her fans include neoconservatives who hanker after her every word…

I notice we share some blog roll links… John Baker for one.

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Posted by on September 21, 2007 in blogging, Cultural and other, Reading, writing



One response to “This rather eclipses my gong…

  1. pia

    September 21, 2007 at 12:05 pm

    Thank you. I’m beyond flattered, and really have been
    enjoying your blog

    John Baker’s series on the writing process was remarkable

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