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Saturday, September 10, 2005

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Some random blog notes:

Robert, over at His (new) Blahg, is taking suggestions for how to run this year's Blog awards (which categories to include, how long voting should go for, etc.)

On other news, you may notice a new link (in small print) at the bottom of each post which says 'View Related Posts'. If the post has already been added to CanConv, then clicking this link will allow you to view recent posts in the same category on CanConv. Otherwise it brings you to a screen which allows you to add the post to CanConv.

Speaking of CanConv, Andrew has added a 'Blog Listing' tab which lets you see how many posts different bloggers have on CanConv. I'm sure if it was sorted by word count rather than post count, CAtO would rank a little higher!

Update: I forgot one more blog related item I was going to mention. Via Bound By Gravity and M.K. Braaten,
"Aaron, author of, is doing his Master’s theis on the economic side of blogging. In order to write his thesis he needs to collect imperical data so that he can reach a conclusion. Therefore, he has created an online survey that asks various questions in order to accumulate data so he can validate his assertions. These questions include your political stripe, your income bracket, whether you maintain a blog, or your reasons for reading/maintaining a blog.

Obviously he needs to obtain data from bloggers of every partisan stripe or association in order to maximize the breadth of his data. In order to do that, his survey needs to be reachable to a great amount of Canadian bloggers. So help out Aaron and partcipate in the survey so he can conduct his survey."

The survey is here.
It doesn't take long (less than 5 minutes).


  • Thank you for the mention. I really appreciate it.

    BTW: a tip - go into your blogger settings under settings - comments - enable 'word verification for comments'.

    It will cut down spam to a minimum. see for an example. Post a comment there to see how it works and whether or not you think it's right for you.

    By Blogger AWGB, at 3:25 PM  

  • No problem, I'm glad to be able to help.

    As for the word verification, I've been thinking about it (Timmy and PM at Voice in the Wilderness have it turned on as well). I'd been holding off since I hadn't really been getting too much spam, but this post has picked up as much spam in less than an hour as I've gotten in nearly a year of blogging so it might be time.

    By Blogger Declan, at 3:33 PM  

  • Thanks for adding the CanConv link! The feature is getting a fair bit of use since I put it in place.

    By Blogger Andrew, at 7:47 AM  

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