Indiblogger, the network for Indian blogs and bloggers, has recently shuttered its doors. The automated materials stay on, but the folks behind this labor of love, are gone. This provokes some thoughts on why I blog (or not), what happened to the blogosphere in the fifteen years I have been blogging, and whether I should continue blogging or not. In other words, a personal rant! Continue reading Indiblogger Closes Shop: Another Nail in the Coffin for Blogging?
So this post follows on from one previous post about the spammy email practices of Docplexus, a networking site for doctors, and has been incited by a deluge of emails which kept pinging my inbox non-stop. I first noted that they were celebrating the achievement of a wonderful milestone – 250,000 medics signing up for their site – through a nicely made video on their … Continue reading Social Media for Doctors: Signing up for online professional networking sites? Consider these points first
OK. So, I have not blogged twice in such quick succession in a long long time… that can only mean one thing: I am procrastinating on a deadline! Anyway, that apart, a few things happened over the past few days which prompted me to write this post. So, to start with, this is basically a “crib post”, the TL;DR version being: Docplexus is a social … Continue reading Docplexus and the Dicey Email Spam
I have been wondering about what to do with the blog for a while now. As the title indicates, I have been blogging for almost six and a half years on this site, though I have been silent for the greater part of the last year or so. I have been fortunate enough to have well over half-a-million views. I have received a couple of … Continue reading Six years, half-a-million views, and a lost blog…
I have recently shifted to using a MacBook Air (thanks for the applause, now can you please give me some money so that I can buy some food?) and for the most part, I have not missed the Windows Environment. If anything, I have fallen in love with the Mac. The fact that I was reading Steve Jobs’s biography by Isaacson almost simultaneously had nothing … Continue reading PixelPumper: Windows Live Writer Replacement for Mac?
As someone who uses email a lot, Posterous was the best way for me to get an online, no fuss site up and running. Writing and keeping up with comments on Scepticemia takes up a large amount of my free time and since blogging is just a hobby for me, Posterous was the ideal no-frills, no time-demands system for me to keep the things that … Continue reading Twitter Acquires Posterous: The End of A Good Thing?
Another blog has been silenced thanks to bureaucratic interference! I first came to know of it from Those Emergency Blues and then read the “main” obituary on White Coat’s Call Room. Here is what WC writes via Tex, the author of the freshly dead blog Weird Nursing Tales: From Tex … After nearly 20 years on the internet, Weird Nursing Tales passed away. Weird Nursing … Continue reading Blog-Gone Crazy!