Sunday, October 28, 2007

Inexhaustable Sources of Internet

Halloween passed, which means that the end of the year is really, really close. It is time to start Christmas shopping if I want to send anything on time. So far I have hard time finding interesting souvenirs here – dry fish seems like the most likely candidate, it is exotic and will ship well. I read that starting at the end of November Hafnarfjordur will turn into Christmas village every weekend. This Christmas Bazaar suppose to have a lot of interesting souvenirs, hand-made decorations and even live music. Maybe I will find something there.

Meanwhile I was browsing through various blogs. My discoveries for now are:

1. There are plenty of blogs on any topic imaginable. People go from sharing their traveling experiences to sharing amorous escapades of themselves or their beloved pets. It is pretty much like a candy store, so many different tastes, shapes and flavours; you just don’t know where to start. My absolute favourite blogs for now are (bear in mind that I live in Iceland at the moment):

2. The most popular design at least on blogspot includes black or dark blue background colour;

3. Sooner or later each blogger goes through period of burn out and wants to hear some feedback. Depending on the result of his/her “cry for comments” he/she either gradually fade out or continue blogging with new found enthusiasm;

4. Most common reason for not leaving a comment is: “I don’t really know what to say, it seems like nothing can be added.”

5. A word “blog” came from blending of two words “web” + “log” and apparently was first used as a term by
Jorn Barger in 1997. The short version that we are using now, was created by Peter Merholz, who broke the word weblog into the phrase we blog in the sidebar of his blog in the spring of 1999. This article on wikipedia will tell you a lot more.

Time spending on the internet is directly connected with weather here and, as you can guess, it is raining again.

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