Sunday, 16 May 2004

Finally taking this seriously?

I have decided to finally taking this blogging nonsense somewhat seriously.

I logged in today and saw all the changes to blogger and fiddled a bit.
Of particular interest was the "post by email" option, which is what I
am trying to do now. Sometimes email clients are just more useful than
web browsers.

<rant>Why are there so many new groups that seem to prefer forums
instead of mailing lists? Trying to keep up with them seems to be an
exercise in futility. At least if they are coming straight into your
inbox, you can glance at the subject line, delete if you don't like it,
you can sort into separate folders using filters, view in a threaded
format and so on. And you don't have to wait for the next message to
load after reading one. Yahoogroups (I subscribe to quite a few) have
various options so if you really must view online (and sometimes you do)
you can (as well or instead of getting your email).

Bottom line is this: There are quite a few online groups I would
otherwise join in with, but if I can't post and read using my mail
client, I think long and hard before joining</rant>