Sunday, August 12, 2007

Around The Blogosphere 12 August 07

Sara Emily Lin's blog is today's featured blog. Sara is a MyBlogLog member. (From her profile: 我是大肥貓,永遠的美術勞動者。我安靜沒有耍高調,我相信現在做的一切,在將來的某一天都會呈現他的價值與意義,請認真的記住每個人和每一份值得喝采的努 力,並給予對等的回饋.....)

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It seems readers (blogders) enjoy my "Around The Blogsophere" series. "It has introduced me to so many new blogs," writes Cassie. "It has made me a better blogger," writes Peter. As I have mentioned before, the idea for the series came from a French blog I read regularly.

"Communitized" blogs like LiveJournal or BraveNet or MSNSpaces sometimes make it difficult for bloggers on other platforms or in other networks to engage in dialog. For example, if you want to comment on somebody's MSNSpaces blog, you have to be a member. For those of you blogging independently of any community, there are ways you can become part of a network yet maintain your independence. MyBlogLog has become a treasure-trove of wonderful new blogs and people. There are others: Blog Catalog, which I haven't tried, and BumpZEE, which I've joined but haven't really gotten too active in just yet. Unless you have mucho time on your hands, it's just not possible to be active in several communities at once.

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Today I'm focusing on a few bloggers who are artists: bloggers whose blogs are works of art in themselves.
沉浸※阿平 The first is Sara Emily Lin, who happens to be a MyBlogLog member! Her blog is rich in photography. The layout is pleasant, and there's a babelfish translation button right in her blog sidebar. (I use Google myself, as it seems to work best with blog*spot). By the way, tell your friends on Mainland China or anywhere blog*spot blogs are bannned that my humble blog is also hosted on the inblogs network: inblogs.net/dave-lucas.

Volker Weber's vowe.net is a well-written classic styled blog. One of my favourite recent posts on Volker's blog is It's good to have a fallback - read it and you'll know why! To be fair, I should mention Xu Jinglei's blog 老徐- 徐静蕾- 新浪BLOG only because of all the "celebrity" blogs out there, it is one of thoughtful layout. While on the subject of layouts, Izzy (Isabella Chen) adapted a clean, easy to read style for her latest blog. I've always found Dallas Penn's weblog easy to read as well, but I still can't get used to Michelle Malkin's new blog layout. It's just not the same... it lacks the one-on-oneness of her previous blog.

I can think of two political blogs that have excellent structured layout presentations to the point where they represent the "art" of blogging: both Little Green Footballs and LaShawn Barber. The three-column layouts are logical and functional. (aside: I envy those 3-column layouts! I tried a 3-column template here, but it wouldn't display correctly in certain browsers and on certain OS's, so it had to be scrapped) I've save the best for last: complete with video, LaShawn Barber offers a really personal post - More Hanson 4 U- check it out! MMMMMbop!

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6 comments:

  1. Thank's for your introduction.
    Actually,I live in Taiwan.
    haha~

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  2. Great posts Dave !
    Love your work!

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  3. NICE COLLEXION OF LINKS!!!!!!! - EVAN

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  4. O YEAH THAT SARAEMILYLIN IS A HOTTIE

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