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  • The wonderful world of bloggers

    by Sunny
    22nd November, 2005 at 1:36 pm    

    As the media industry is obsessed with itself, bloggers are constantly checking out what their bretheren are doing. But now you can read what bloggers are saying, even on the bog, courtesy of Tim Worstall, who runs one of UK’s most prominent politics/culture blogs.

    I was planning to give the book - 2005: Blogged - a plug anyway, but I’ve heard that Rohin’s seminal article on Apu from Simpsons has also been included, so all the more reason for you guys to buy this book!

    “2005: Blogged” provides a complete round up of the way the blogging community covered the major events of the year. Featuring the very best writing from the rising stars of online journalism, this is by far the most entertaining and opinionated guide to 2005.

    We can’t say 2005 was an uneventful year so this book is definitely worth checking out. The Guardian Newsblog has also plugged it, along with us.

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    1. j0nz — on 22nd November, 2005 at 1:45 pm  

      A verb has gone walkies in the last paragraph!

    2. Sunny — on 22nd November, 2005 at 1:54 pm  

      d’oh! all sorted now.

    3. sonia — on 22nd November, 2005 at 2:45 pm  

      well done for getting a mention! in case i hadn’t mentioned it already i do think this group blog is a great idea.

    4. Tim Worstall — on 22nd November, 2005 at 3:12 pm  

      Well done lads. Top notch plugging.
      Now, how do I pour a few beers down this internetwebbie thing to thank you?

    5. sonia — on 22nd November, 2005 at 3:31 pm  

      ha ha if you tried that you might have some trouble on your hands.

      What about the rest of us though?

      And re: the fast pace of blogging - how do you find that compatible with printing a book? By the time its published you’ve probably got a whole new bunch of bloggers on the scene. Perhaps this is where the second edition comes in?

    6. Sunny — on 22nd November, 2005 at 3:42 pm  

      Ah, but good writing (as demonstrated on PP…. ok just demonstrated by Rohin) is timeless.
      I’m assuming the book will seek to capture articles that are not time sensitive (like the Apu article) or display the immediacy with which the net reacted to 7/7, thereby capturing in print an event which is going to be remembered on the blogosphere for a long time indeed.

      Tim - no problemo. The offer of buying a virtual round is good enough for me though Rohin might hanker for a real beer for a bit longer. Though he’ll probably be happy just seeing his name in a book :)

    7. Eric — on 22nd November, 2005 at 4:52 pm  

      Good news about the Apu article. It’s one of the best British blog posts I have ever read.

      Ironic, given it’s about the Simpsons!

    8. Rohin — on 23rd November, 2005 at 4:15 pm  

      Wow, that’s really nice of you Eric.

      I’m eagerly awaiting my copy of the book, I hope you sell lots Tim and Sunny is right, I want real beer. I always want real beer. Give me beer. I demand beer.

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