Category Archives: Blog Stuff

Bizarre Comment

This blog received a very bizarre comment this past week.

The substance isn’t important, but what the commenter did was post a (supposed) personal address of phone number of an individual with whom they were angry.

Sorry–but that comment won’t be published on my blog. Out of simple respect for the individual being mentioned, it would be wrong for me to share any of their personal info online. It’s just the wrong thing to do.

That said, I won’t publish people’s home addresses or phone numbers here.

A new blog to read

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based on it’s author it seems like it’ll be a good read:

Life At An Anonymous Large Jewish Organization

Personally, I once worked for a different large Jewish organization (a small branch office) and it was quite the experience….for me it will be interesting to see the comparisons/contrasts

Plus one of the authors over there is quite the talented writer!

Comments are fixed

Sorry about the difficulty with commenting.  I think the anti-spam program has been a bit over zealous.  (Plus I’ll admit negligence in not checking the moderation queue).
All should be back to normal now (or so I hope)

Blogger Speech Code

Should blogs have a speech code?

Eh, no, not really.

Each blog is often a reflection of the person/person(s) behind it. Why constrain a person’s voice?

What happens in the comment section of a blog is another issue all together. Sure, some people can choose to moderate their comments, but it’s all up to them as an individual to set their own guidelines.

Alas, the comment sections of some blogs wind up reading more like message boards–with arguments spiraling, well, you know where.

Just some thoughts

The joy of blogging

Once upon a time, the beauty of the political blogosphere was that there was a group of individuals who simply spouted about whatever interested them. In some cases, folks actually had something interesting to say… often this had to do with the fact that they were in possession of training, experience and/or facts that were absent from the Main Stream Media coverage of certain events. In other cases, it was simply a matter of finding a blogger who had a funny or entertaining take on things–Dennis The Pesant

The joy of blogging

Once upon a time, the beauty of the political blogosphere was that there was a group of individuals who simply spouted about whatever interested them. In some cases, folks actually had something interesting to say… often this had to do with the fact that they were in possession of training, experience and/or facts that were absent from the Main Stream Media coverage of certain events. In other cases, it was simply a matter of finding a blogger who had a funny or entertaining take on things–Dennis The Pesant

A low blow

All I knew about Democracy Guy was what I read from his writings on his blog–and his comments on other blogs. It was obvious that he was a solid Clevelander (and a Cleveland sports fan at that). Sure, it was obvious he was a Democrat partisan, but he was far from a “kool-aid drinker”–after all, he boasted the accomplishment of getting banned by both Kos and MyDD (for being too-level headed and outspoken apparently).

But yesterday, I along with many others learned something about him, via sixteen words in the Clelveland Plain Dealer—which have caused him to throw in the blogging towel for good.

A low blow? In my opinion–yes. For all the things they could’ve chosen to say, or write about–what they chose seems very below the belt. There are theories abuzz why this was chosen and presented–but it still doesn’t seem like it was the right thing to publish. Most of us didn’t know anything about his background or his “credibility” at that–and myself (and perhaps) others just thought he was just another regular guy (but perhaps more politically active than a normal guy).

This has stirred a lot of reaction from NEO bloggers (see Jeff Hess’ roundup and this other one at BFD). Sure these facts would cause me to reevaluate my perception of Russo as an individual; but they really had no place in the paper, especially on an article about bloggers.

Blogs as a welcome diversion

Jay has a very good post up over at his blog in which he relfects on how after his day job, which is heavy on human interaction, he likes some solitude. [that's just a paraphrasing of his post--and naturally, you should read the whole thing in the original].

I reflected on Jay’s post, in that at work, I have a lot of human interaction with the general public. Everyday is something new.

But when I get home, after a day of work, I actually enjoy reading blogs–as it’s a taste of something different. A different kind of interaction. Sure, sometimes I skim over what different blogs are posting about (don’t we all?) But I also like to read different blogs on a wide variety of subjects, so I’m able to hear about different things. Then I read blogs from places like Cleveland–to get that hometown feel and view of things (something which at times I surely do miss here) in the City.

So what do you think about blogs and interaction? I’m curious to hear.

Not much to say

I don’t know what to call it–tounge tied or brain-block but I”m having a temporary mental block on what to blog about.

Hmm…
(ideas are welcome in the comments)

Not much to say

I don’t know what to call it–tounge tied or brain-block but I”m having a temporary mental block on what to blog about.

Hmm…
(ideas are welcome in the comments)