Blogshares

I’ve never really gotten the idea of Blogshares. It’s not that I’ve ignored it, it’s just that I haven’t really sat down and tried to understand it.


I feel sort of embarrased now. Casually clicking a link to the Top Blogs revealed that Blogwise is 13th (I didn’t even realise it was listed). Apparantly any outgoing shares are worth $25,000, and of the 100,000 shares available none are left. The value keeps rising (currently $622.49 a share) and the current valuation is $306,731.87!


Can somebody please give me a very brief idea of how I start ‘playing’ Blogshares?

This or That Tuesday

1. Surf sites at random, or have a set list of regular reads?
I have about ten sites I visit daily. They’re all in my links page somewhere or other. Some days I just go out with no particular aim and find random sites that I enjoy, then I usually forget about them 😐 I really should blog or, or learn to use favourites.
2. Do you visit mostly blogs, or news or other sites?
If they’re not blogs, they’re usually sites about blogging! I also read BBC News and The Register. I got introduced to silicon.com today as well.
3. Do you go online every day, or just a couple of days a week?
I spend anything up to 10 hours online a day, every day. My ISP must hate me.
4. Do you allow comments on your blog, or not?
Absolutely! The most frustrating kind of blog is one that you can’t leave comments on!
5. Do you shop online at all, or at regular stores?
Suprisingly enough, I shop online rarely. If I do shop online I’m very specific about where I go. Only popular named sites
6. Have you ever done online bill-paying/banking, or not?
Yes. My PIN number is….
7. Which news site do you prefer… MSNBC.com or CNN.com? Or do you prefer some other one?
CNN is okay. BBC News is great; no ads for one thing.
8. Live chat rooms, or message boards?
Message boards. Chat rooms rely on two people being online at the same time. Since I’m up antisocial hours none of my friends are ever online (sniff).
9. Instant messaging or e-mail?
Both. Email for important stuff that needs recording. IM if there’s something I want to talk directly with somebody about. It saves picking up the phone.
10. Yes or no: have you ever met, or at least talked on the phone with, another blogger? If not, would you want to? Why or why not?
The only bloggers I’ve met are the ones I’ve introduced to blogging myself, or the reason we’ve met isn’t directly because of our blogging activities. I haven’t built up a huge relationship with another blogger yet. Not enough to go visit them. I’d happily talk to them at expos though 😉

Big Bother

I have four words for Channel 4 and their continuing live schedule-flooding coverage of the latest series of Big Brother…


Nobody Cares Any More


Also. If there are so many digital channels nowadays why can’t they put BB on there 24/7 and have done with it?

The Register

The other day I sent an email to The Register after I noticed a ‘dodgy’ link from a particular article of theirs. The story was about a US Senator’s proposal to allow copyright-holders to attack pirates’ computers. The Reg linked to his site. I poked around a bit and found a link to ‘My Utah Search.com’ from his site – which actually redirects to ‘bignaturals.com’ 🙂


Well, Thomas C Greene has posted it at the end of an update he made on the story 😀


http://www.theregister.com/content/6/31324.html

The Lights are on but Nobody’s Home

I have a new car, it’s a Vauxhall Omega and is rather huge. I’m still getting used to all the dials and thingies about it, and thought I had them all sorted out until just now.


Somebody just knocked the door to tell me I’d left my lights on. Bit bizarre (it makes a really loud beeping noise if you open the driver door with the lights on) but when I looked the lights weren’t on.


Instead, it turned out that I’d kept the left indicator on and that if you do that, the corresponding lights switch on and stay on when the car is off. It looks like it’s a side light which makes perfect sense at night if you’re parked on a dark road, but is a complete novelty to me.


So there you go. Don’t leave your indicators on unless you mean to 🙂