Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Blog Sidebar Experiment--Part 1 now at BCV

I have completed Part 1 of my Blog Sidebar Experiment.

This is an examination of sidebar contents of 33 blogs.

Discover how various bloggers organize their "peripheral", "supplementary", "marginal" content...truly a deconstructionist viewing of what is "on the outskirts" or "separate from the main stage, where the posts reside".

If you have a blog, you may pick up some good ideas here, and some new blogs to add to your blogroll.

If you enjoy reading blogs, you may discover some new blogs to visit, post comments at, and bookmark as a favorite.

Worth a glance.

Now available at:

"Blog Sidebar Experiment--Part 1"

While you're there, be sure to check out:

"China Thinks It Can Censor Blogs"

"What You Owe Your Blog Readers"

"Writing vs. Talking (re: Derrida)"

"McCain-Feingold: Fear and Hatred of Blogs"

"My Secret Blogging Practices Revealed"

Fun for the whole family!

[signed] Steven Streight aka Vaspers the Grate



MARYBETH said...

HEy steve,
I left a comment to another blogger
, went back to add a P.S about and hour later, and my comment was gone! This occured today, 6-15, between 4-6pm.
Do you know whats going on?
Also a quick question
Who started or created THE BLOG?
How long has it existed?

steven edward streight said...


I don't know what's wrong with your comment function. One was lost that I posted, that long statement on Rainer Marie Rilke one of my all-time favorite writers.

His novel "Notebooks of Malte Laurent Brigge" (???), some title something like that, is one of my biggest influences from literature. [You'd think I'd then recall the exact title, huh? LOL]

The first blog was called "What's New", a page at http://info [dot] cern [dot] ch and it was the creation of...

...get this...

the inventor of the World Wide Web...

Tim Berners-Lee

in January of 1992.

For more information, a time line, see upcoming post at Blog Core Values:

"Landmarks in Blog History 1992 - 2004"