[This card, which was drawn at the table during dinner, was photographed by the lovely Anne. She wrote about last night’s soiree here.]
I’m in Amsterdam. Not much to report, other to say I’m having a lovely time at Blog08.
[This is the card that I gave to Anne.]
This is my first time being back in Europe, since I left for West Texas in February. Nice being back on this side of the pond, in a trippy kind of way etc.
Ha! I just sent a similar message to a friend who had sent me the “Wired” story proclaiming that blogs were dead and soooo 2004!
Thanks for your contribution Hugh to Blog08. You got me thinking about what happens when you get the success you’ve been working for for so…..long. Have never thought about that before but hope I am still productive & creative as you are!
Growing up associating with finicky underground music listeners and studying literature, the “X is dead” rhetoric is very familiar. However, that’s art, something with value so subjective that sweeping claims seem more reasonable. Blogs, on the other hand, are tools. Either people are using the tools or not; the numbers speak for themselves. Therefore, when Internet fashion experts make these proclamations I generally think it’s a power grab on their part or an attempt to rectify a lonely high-school experience.
Didnt get a chance to say you’ve got some cool stuff!
We dedicated the last song to you!
Now run home you Redneck 😉
Uh huh huh….
I suppose they`ll be saying next that the King is Dead?
Cliche will never die!
**** those ‘Weird’ dudes are so hip: lazy sensationalist rhetoric is like fast food…
edible, if it has to be eaten
but ultimately composed of detritus, wholly unfulfilling & destined for obsolescence.
As usual gaping into the void delivers a sense of real world acuity: the beauty and future of blogging, perhaps mankind even, lies in the hands of every day heroes…
What I really really enjoyed the most about Wired though was the leviathan, screen blocking, uninitiated advertising hijack I experienced whilst attempting to read a page.
Killed two birds with one stone for me. Are media buyers still falling for that old 1998 Adw*nk?
Nice of you to share your thoughts regarding “BLOGS AREN’T DEAD”. I’m not sure if blogs can go as far as to year 2015 but I can’t really predict the future but I do really really wish that blogs are the “IN” thing for the long term. Blogs is the way to showcase our profile, our enterprise and finally let people know who we are.
Right now I have a hindsight that only a few successful blogs can make it a household name in their own countries out of millions of blogs in this cyberspace including blogsphere. There is something which is not relatively within our control. Who knows year 2010 there might be some changes to web 2.0 to 3.0 transition. There is the very thing that I would like to know what will be next thing. I think we are equiped with information overload but we need to delete some information in our brains that are obsolete.
I believe some people would say Media Newspaper do carry some packing power because news media are more heard of but it takes sometime for Blogs to overwrite the media news that blogs have the power to carry the message rather than going for media news as it is targeted to wider web audience.
Just a thought and opinion. There is no right or wrong. Feel free to share.
Thanks for that card Hugh, can’t wait to turn it into my actual business card.
sounds like it is: BLOG 0gr8
Love your work and inspired by your creativity.
I capture some of Hugh’s BLOG08 tips for inspiring creativity – including my copycat confession – here at http://tinyurl.com/6l93u8
Over the past months, I’ve become a gapingvoid addict. Thank you.
Moreover, you’ve been a great inspiration to a friend of mine, and since imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, here is the link that flatters 😉
For some reason, you’re blog isn’t being attractive anymore, it lacked the ” Your original character ” it used to have in 2004, 05, 06 .
I used to look at your blog everyday, it was infectious, revolutionary and entertaining, you used to come with issues that we all share in common.
But now, the blog is becoming more technical and difficult to understand..