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Giles is both good at writing and good at blogging. This was good reading after a set of long-distant train journeys for work this week.
trains  windows  seeing  writing  blogs  gilesturnbull  gilest 
march 2016 by infovore
Russell M Davies: History will remember Samuel Pepys' blog (Wired UK)
"We'll only really understand what we're doing when it stops feeling new, when we have a sense of history about what we're making." Better keep on making, then. (This is good. Also: well done Phil. It's important to say well done, and this is a lot of effort, and it's been brilliant. Finishing in May! Gosh).
philgyford  pepysdiary  russelldavies  blogs  history  longishnow 
april 2012 by infovore Pub Rules
"I’d love to run, edit, and write for a publication bigger than just me and my blog. I don’t have time, so I won’t, at least not any time soon. But if I were to run a publication, I’d have a few rules:" These are all correct. Also: they apply to everything from a blog upwards, frankly.
writing  publishing  blogs  web  brentsimmons 
november 2011 by infovore
Time & Materials
Matt Brown and Mark Slater, writing about music and things. Looks set to be like a cracking little blog.
matthewirvinebrown  markslater  music  blogs 
february 2011 by infovore
Not So Final Fantasy
"...several months ago, for no particular reason that I remember, I thought it would be silly and possibly fun to play all the Final Fantasy games." A blog to chronicle that journey, from I through to XIII, excluding XI (sensibly) and including X-2 and Crisis Core. Blimey. Not my cup of tea, but the endeavour alone is worth a bookmark.
games  blogs  finalfantasy  herculean 
march 2010 by infovore
It Took Seconds
"Every day a song is posted, one second shorter than yesterday's. A tumblr by Tom Ewing." Awesome.
music  blogs  yearlongprojects  tomewing 
january 2010 by infovore
The Brainy Gamer: The servant and the someday song
"...sometimes I fear our endless preoccupation with making the case for video games is self-defeating. It feels defensive and, at its worst, produces a kind of micro-culture obsession with analysis: a 24/7 bloggo-Twitter tilling and re-tilling of the same small plot of dirt. In this self-absorbed environment, each new game's worth is measured by its ability to move the needle on emergent narrative, artistic expression, genre refinement...or whatever criterion we're applying this week to prove games matter to people already convinced." Yes. Not the reason I've been taking a break from writing about it, but something that plays on my mind before I put fingers to keyboard.
games  writing  criticism  michaelabbott  blogs  navelgazing 
november 2009 by infovore
Blue Lines Revisited - All The Blogs I've Ever Stopped
"...there are an awful lot of excellent reasons for ending a blog, and that many blogs which do end are by no means “failures”. Social media coverage in general should focus a lot less on the things people do or don’t “achieve” via these tools, and more on the fact that conversation, writing, collaboration and suchlike are pleasants thing to do in and of itself. Reclaim social media for the flaneurs, is I guess what I’m saying!" Tom Ewing is right.
blogs  socialmedia  success  failure  flaneur  dilletante  experiment 
june 2009 by infovore
KOKOGIAK - One Year Later...
Alan Taylor on a year of the Big Picture. It's been a successful one, if you ask me, and it's a wonderful site; there are few updates in my RSS reader I look forward to as much as it.
photography  journalism  online  web  bigpicture  boston  blogs 
june 2009 by infovore
Welcome, <em>Wired</em>. We call this land "Internet" | Boing Boing Gadgets
Joel Johnson rounds on Wired for the gulf between their online and printed formats; the comments thread turns into a much more rational, and reasonable, discussion from many Wired staff, past and present.
magazines  wired  blogs  online  media  print  criticism 
may 2009 by infovore
Keith Starky Explains Twitter
"Daily deep-dive analysis of a specimen from the modern world's most exciting communication medium for penis humor."
twitter  humor  blogs  research  socialmedia 
april 2009 by infovore
The Air Force’s Rules of Engagement for Blogging [Updated] — Global Nerdy
Really not that stupid when you think about it, even if it is accompanied by Yet Another US Army Infographic...
socialmedia  policy  web20  blogs  protocol  bloggings 
january 2009 by infovore
Valve: Left 4 Dead's Survivors Are Now... Twittering
Kotaku picked up on the L4D Twitterbots I wrote. Needless to say, the discussion thread descended into general Valve-baiting.
games  kotaku  twitter  blogs  meta  left4dead  self 
january 2009 by infovore
Mapping the Brainysphere: 29 blogs switched-on gamers should read « Subject Navigator
Lots of good stuff in here, and, indeed, most of the blogs I started following this year. Somewhat flattered to have snuck in myself. It's a great starting point if you're interested in the games-crit-o-sphere, and nice that representative posts have been pulled out from each blog.
games  criticism  blogging  blogs 
january 2009 by infovore
Foodie at Fifteen (now 16): Per Se (2)
"It was September 29th; exactly two months from the Saturday of Thanksgiving break and one of the few times I would be able to make the trek up to New York to dine at Per Se. I would have to call to make the reservation at Per Se at exactly 10 A.M today if I had any hope of getting that Saturday reservation. The only problem? I had school." Some lovely writing from a young foodie on securing a reservation at Per Se, and what happened when he went. And, of course, what he ate.
writing  food  cooking  blogs  perse  newyork  thomaskeller 
january 2009 by infovore
The Offworld 20: 2008's Best Indie and Overlooked - Offworld
The Offworld 20 "...isn't just a list of independently made and under-appreciated games, it's a list of the games that celebrate what makes Offworld Offworld: the beautiful and the bizarre, and the games trying to push the medium forward and give us something we've never seen before, in whatever incremental way." Smashing. I love Offworld already, and this is a lovely list.
games  writing  blogs  offworld 
december 2008 by infovore
Farewell: Maggie Has Left the Tower
Bye, Maggie Greene. You made Kotaku a much, much better place, and you'll be missed. After your sabbatical, please get back to writing about games somewhere.
games  writing  criticism  blogs  kotaku  maggiegreene 
december 2008 by infovore
One More Go: Ikaruga, The Big Enemy Is Approaching - Offworld
"Ikaruga doesn’t treat you mean because it wants to see you fail. Ikaruga treats you mean because it wants winning to feel wonderful. But the more I became addicted to that mechanic, the more uneasy I started to feel. Volunteering to be beaten and humiliated on the promise of eventual pleasure? Isn’t there a word for that?" I can't get on with Ikaruga - too much of a memory test, too much punishment, not enough pleasure - but I can totally understand these sentiments. Lovely writing.
offworld  blogs  ikaruga  treasure  shmups  experiential  reward 
december 2008 by infovore
Click Nothing: '...and let slip the blogs of war!'
"I must admit that I would have loved to get this richness of backstory into the actual game itself, but the longer pipeline of game asset development and integration made that impossible." Clint Hocking explaining the background behind the fictional blog for Far Cry 2.
games  clinthocking  blogs  ar  farcry2 
november 2008 by infovore
"The Geoblogomatic is little machine that turns blogs into maps. It's in beta" "If you have a blog about places, or things in places, the Geoblogomatic can make a map of your blog posts." Awesome. Another fun thing from Tom.
geo  location  blogs  locative  maps 
october 2008 by infovore
Max, 19, hits the road | Travelog | Guardian Unlimited
If you've ever wanted to watch a trainwreck of a comments thread take shape, here's a good place to start.
blogs  guardian  travel  commentary  humour  privilege 
february 2008 by infovore
Darren Hoyt Dot Com » Wordpress Magazine Theme Released
Very nice - reminds me a lot of the work I've done building CMS-style sites with Wordpress. It's not hard - just requires some thought and trickery. Great that this is free, anyhow.
publishing  wordpress  theme  blogs  template  design 
january 2008 by infovore
Mr Splashy Pants Update
"in the 'sentences we never thought we’d be writing at the start of the campaign" category comes "Make the Japanese Fisheries Agency promise not to harpoon Mister Splashy Pants." Very thoughtful responses from Greenpeace.
blogs  media  marketing  viral  wordofmouth 
december 2007 by infovore
How WordPress Spoils Developers at The NeoSmart Files
I want to write more on this in the future, but essentially: what a load of rot and hyperbole.
hyperbole  blogging  blogs  software  wordpress  development  nonsense 
january 2007 by infovore
YouTube - i'm blogging
blogs  blogging  humour  video  funny 
december 2006 by infovore Five Things All Sane People Agree On About Blogs And Mainstream Journalism (So Can We Stop Talking About Them Now?)
if you're writing an article or a blog post about this issue, and your argument revolves around one or more of these points -- and doesn't add anything else of substance -- STOP WRITING. Pick a new topic. Move on. There's nothing to see here.
blogs  journalism  media  blogging 
august 2006 by infovore
Why Content Publishers shouldn't host weblogs... (
I've always maintained that publishing/broadcast companies shouldn't host user weblogs; I'd forgotten that I may/may not have read it here first. Tom, on the money, as ever.
blogs  publishing  media 
may 2006 by infovore
Can newspapers do blogs right?
Good question, and some useful links (although it's a US-centric article)
publishing  blogs  media  newspapers 
april 2006 by infovore

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