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28th Oct 2005, 17:44
While reading the papers or looking at the BBC News site, the word "blog" crops up quite frequently. I have a vague understanding that a blog is some sort of online diary which some random person has decided to write.

What indeed is the point? Do you read blogs? I can't get my head around he idea of sitting down to read the same persons thoughts on a regular basis and on the other side of the coin, someone just writing about what they think of this-that-and-the-other for the sake of it.

28th Oct 2005, 17:57
Maddox has something to say about blogs (http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=banish)

28th Oct 2005, 18:02

28th Oct 2005, 18:58
Blogs are great! I have one :p It comes from "weblog" and is like a forum, only that everyone can decorate the layout of their own journal as they see fit. I have a link to pprune in mine and met another pprune there, a gal from Australia who works for an airline there. You can upload pictures, images, etc.

You can write daily diaries (yes, quite boring), or write stories, poems, whatever your heart desires. Lots of people just write their feeling down, their fruststrations, etc. Or write nothing at all.

And other people can write comments to the individual entries. You get some great imput, and of course sometimes some not so great input.

I was introduced to it by finfly, a fellow JB member. In the mean time I have met some great online people from all across the world! There are people from all walks of life, including fellow flyers and cabin personel. Some people are fantastic writers, some are downwrite :yuk: but it's fun!

No, I won't reveal my blog address .... yet ... I know you JBers too well :E


P.S. but I will tell you what provider it's at... journalspace (http://journalspace.com)

None of the above
28th Oct 2005, 19:11

This blog is the jottings of an Emergency Medical Technician with the London Ambulance Service. It can make difficult, sometimes harrowing reading, but most readers will find that it puts their own problems and difficulties into perspective.

N o t a

28th Oct 2005, 22:13
Well that ambulance one was rather good. Well now that we've established what a blog is; Part 2 - How does one find blogs. I mean, it's not as if I want to read the journal of someone who tells of their day job in a call center (although some people might). How do I locate a "Blogger" (extra points for use of the lingo!) who writes about things I want to read into?

Such an education you people...;)

28th Oct 2005, 22:17
wingman - just google "blog" or "london blog" whatever takes your fancy there are hundreds out there.