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04-13-2004, 04:25 PM
Good article on this blogging phenom that doubles as a listing of bloggers, I had no idea there where so many out there.
04-13-2004, 04:27 PM
Too many, perhaps.
04-13-2004, 05:11 PM
Too many, perhaps.
It's hardly complete. Article doesn't even mention me, for instance. :D
04-13-2004, 05:28 PM
Meant no one in particular sweave.........
I just see the world of bloggers as the gang of wannabes - and, that includes myself.
04-13-2004, 06:20 PM
What do you mean by wannabes? Wannabe whats? People blog for all kinds of reasons. Speaking for myself, for example, I use my (nascent) blog as a way to share my thoughts with my friends and family, and also record them for my own enjoyment, journal-style. I don't harbor any illusions about gaining a wider readership of strangers - though I guess it would be nice if it did - I'm hardly a good enough writer to warrant the time of people who don't know me.
But, that's a bit off-topic, since my blog isn't (exclusively) about baseball. :) I think the plethora of baseball blogs is a great thing, and I'm glad there are lists of them around so I can find and collect new ones. I think it's a nice way for people to solidify their love for their teams or for the game.
04-13-2004, 06:51 PM
I do find some baseball blogs to be interesting - but, many more not interesting. And, FWIW, there is not one that I consider a "go to everyday" site.
04-13-2004, 08:42 PM
There are a seeming endless see of blogs. Most are well intentioned, but look just like their "competitors". Very few standout , but those that do are very special (Aaron Gleeman, bronx banter, USS Mariner, Dave Pinto, Dick Allen, John Perricone, etc). I'd like to be able to check all these everyday but it is impossible.
To me NetShrine is not a blog. This is an informed chat room. There are not enough of these. Things I call blogs do not offer intercourse between "members". Those are strictly author driven.
04-13-2004, 09:46 PM
Blogs seem to bemore specialised, there are a few popular general ones (like Gleeman and Carrol) but I think most cater to fans of a particular team.
Personalluy, I only just discovered blogs, and don't really find them all that interesting (an only if i'm bored sort of thing) with a couple exceptions like Aaaron Gleeman and Doug Pappas.
I've been discouraged from the lack of Royals info on the web and have been thinking about making a Royals site, but this article made me think a blog would be more successful.
04-13-2004, 10:06 PM
While Gleeman's is my favorite, I really do enjoy reading blogs that are team specific. What will win me over to a fan's blog is even handedness. Good analysis is, of course, crucial to the whole deal.
04-13-2004, 11:02 PM
Finding a good one is a nice surprise. I recall finding one recently, I think it was SABERMETS, that I liked.
04-14-2004, 01:59 AM
I've just started finding which blogs I like, and I'd agree that there's only a handful that I'll pay attention to moving forward. Not surprising that most of these have a Neyeresque feel to them...
04-14-2004, 09:46 AM
The site listed below will connect you to about 300 (!!!) different blogs. The blogs are organized by team, so if you are a Red Sox fan you have a choice of 50 some different blogs to check out.
04-14-2004, 11:50 AM
And the Expos have none, the only team so fated. When I started my Reds blog, I was the only one, and now four of us blog the Reds.
As to there being a lot of not-particularly-good ones, I will defer to the comments some years ago of Theodore Sturgeon. Sturgeon was an accomplished science fiction writer, and for you Star Trek fans he wrote the original series episode "Amok Time," that introduced the world to Vulcan mating habits.
At a science fiction convention, Sturgeon was on a discussion panel, and a woman in the audience made the observation, "Mr. Sturgeon, I have been reading some of these science fiction magazines, and I find that 90% of what's in them is crud." To which Sturgeon replied, "90% of everything is crud."
The meaning, naturally, is that most of what occurs is mediocrity, and only a small percentage actually rises above that to quality. So, I would expect (and often find) that 90% of those blogs are crud. I aspire to do better quality with my four, but I know I don't do that every day. Though some days, I think I succeed.
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