Weblog Nation April 10, 2002 12:24 PM   Subscribe

Wow! MetaFilter's Nikolai Nolan has put up a terrific web site called Weblog Nation that presents the weblogging dynamic and community in a fresh, uncomplicated way. MetaFilter gets royal treatment, of course - which is only fair. But the whole presentation is truly impressive, almost luxurious. The question is "Does it present too rosy a picture?". My own answer would definitely be no. We need uplifting stuff like this more than ever.
posted by MiguelCardoso to General Weblog-Related at 12:24 PM (16 comments total)

I realize, judging by the archives, which go back to 1999, it's not a new web site but it has enough new material - and what look like new features - to be worth revisiting, in case, unlike me, you were lucky enough to know of its existence.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 12:29 PM on April 10, 2002

Right. "Weblog Nation" is in fact a "feature" of Nikolai's weblog - not, *blush*, a website - and has been up since March 19.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 12:41 PM on April 10, 2002

Miguel, Nikolai's "A Weblog Nation" is a school project that is a digital scrapbook of sorts of the blogging scene. It puts other sites/pages on a frame and adds his comments/captions in the bottom frame.

What's the "new[s]" here?
posted by tamim at 12:46 PM on April 10, 2002

Must be my newness showing, tamim. I only started blogging a few months ago and it was news to me. It's sort of a crash course, very well put together. I learnt a lot from it.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 12:52 PM on April 10, 2002

"We need uplifting stuff like this more than ever."
and not just on metafilter.
posted by Kafei at 7:47 PM on April 10, 2002

are any of you whippersnappers old enough to remember another weblog nation? I know it must have been true, i have a sticker....
posted by jessamyn at 12:32 AM on April 11, 2002

that old weblog nation was so great, i married the president of the nation.
posted by anildash at 12:36 AM on April 11, 2002

It seems kinda bloggercentric, really. It also has a few inaccuracies, such as...

"Blogger is the largest weblog publishing service."

Hm. I'm not sure the 520,000+ users of LiveJournal (or the ~700,000 users of LiveJournal server software) would agree with that.
posted by insomnia_lj at 3:33 AM on April 11, 2002

Insomnia, relax.
posted by kchristidis at 5:30 AM on April 11, 2002

I'm not sure the 520,000+ users of LiveJournal

can you use LJ to publish content to someplace other than the LJ server space? I'm not even sure I understand what a "weblog publishing service" is. I like the page though, it gives me a place to send people who say to me "a blah? a what?"
posted by jessamyn at 7:51 PM on April 11, 2002

"a blah? a what?"

Yeah, buddy!

posted by y2karl at 8:42 PM on April 11, 2002

< lou rawls>< /lou rawls>
posted by y2karl at 8:44 PM on April 11, 2002

Wow, thanks, Miguel. But I didn't think anyone would actually link this. It's just an old class project I had laying around, and I posted it because I thought the splash screen looked cool. It's not written that well; for instance, I have no source that says that Blogger is the largest weblog publishing service. Consider this as filler until I release a more interesting feature.

Oh, and I did check with Jesse about using the name. I remember the real Weblog Nation as well. :)
posted by Nikolai at 11:34 PM on April 11, 2002

The real Weblog Nation belongs to every one of us. Oh, except for LiveJournal users.
posted by jjg at 11:36 PM on April 11, 2002

<cheerleading post>
y2karl: fucking lou rawls! right fucking on, motherfucker!
</cheerleading post>
posted by mlang at 7:35 AM on April 12, 2002

sorry, the spring weather appears to be getting to me.
posted by mlang at 7:36 AM on April 12, 2002

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