1 Out of 9 Ain't Bad

Ian's Messy Desk has 9 Good Reasons people should use MyBlogLog. Of these, only #5, "Find out more about my readership with their extended contact details", appeals to me.

From the mybloglog.com website:

MyBlogLog is launching this new Communities service to empower authors and readers to operate at the same level. For the first time, everyone who reads a web site or blog can learn about and engage with one another, and in the process take the conversation to a whole new level.
Kate at SDA and Western Standard Shotgun blog might enjoy this, but the last thing I want here is the spam and bitch fests that seem to characterize "whole new levels of conversation".


Anonymous said...

I find such services contribute to the degradation of good discourse.

It reminds of IM and the horor that those message boards and Yahoo lists used to be in the "bad old days" of the Internet.

Blogging has helped make discussions more "professional", because it puts the blog author in charge (e.g., comment control, etc.).

If I want to know about my readership (today, for example, House of Commons, Privy Council, CBC, etc.), I can look at my site meter data.

Feynman and Coulter's Love Child said...

In my own personal safety interests, I'm glad that the House of Commons and CBC don't know about this blog...

ABFreedom said...

Hmmmm.. maybe the House of Commons and CBC use this. They're both constantly on a bitch fest.

Anonymous said...

It's true, as I dig around the MyBlogLog service, everyone and his blogging brother is my new best friend. I regularly receive invitations to become a community member of dating services, sales blogs, etc. The "9 Good Reasons" are quickly flushing down the toilet.