A new link category for inactive blogs
by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2005/09/17 20:00 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2005/09/17/470709.aspx
Here at Sorting It All Out, I take the list of blogs I read quite seriously.
But I realized there is something missing from the categorizations I have. Well, actually two things missing:
- Blogs of relatives and such, like my niece and sister-out-law;
- Blogs that are 'running quiet' and not seeing much traffic at the moment.
Now for #1, I just don't list them. By design, no change needed from development.
For #2, there are two subcategories:
- The blogger may not really be interested in the same things anymore, so perhaps I am not really minding their inactivity. Those I just remove from the list;
- The blogger may be so freaking awesome that I am really hoping that they will once again start posting, and they are at a minimum on the list of blogs I would read if only they would write! :-)
In order to accomodate that second group, I have created a "Blogs (inactive)" link category. This small list of people represent people who seem to be taking a break at the moment (or in the case of Brett Shirley have technically not even started yet, despite having created a complex list of post categories!). But every one of them is on the list of blogs I am hoping read [again] one day.
Of course if posts start happening I will promote them back to one of the active lists immediately. :-)
Just to get back to Brett's categories for a moment, check out this list and tell me you wouldn't love to start seeing some of them with posts:
- *::Corporate Base Jumping
- *::So fetch
- CComp->m_AD - (Active Directory)
- CComp->m_ESE - (pronounced "JET Blue")
- CComp::Operating Systems
- Soc::Politics - a specator sport.
See what I mean? :-)
# Eric W on 18 Sep 2005 1:18 PM:
How could you not have Chris Brumme in your list of "blogs that are so freaking awesome that I am really hoping that they will once again start posting"? :) I remember there was an actual online campain at one point to get him to start posting again.
# Michael S. Kaplan on 18 Sep 2005 1:38 PM:
Hi Eric -- Ah, I put Chris in a slightly different category -- blogs that I do not have to link to because any time they say anything someone else will be talking about it. :-)
# Richard on 19 Sep 2005 9:27 AM:
While on the subject of layout, the links to your recent articles come out rather small (on FireFox anyway).
This appears to be due to three small nested in each other.
This seems somewhat excessive?
# Michael S. Kaplan on 19 Sep 2005 10:17 AM:
I have cut it back to one. :-)
# Richard on 20 Sep 2005 2:48 AM:
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