Sunday, August 14, 2005

BlogDay 2005

I have just discovered this world-wide happening - BlogDay20005 which really continues my find a new blog post from earlier.

"In one long moment In August 31st 2005,every blogger from all over the world will post a recommendation of 5 new blogs (in the same time). In this day all Blog web surfers will find themselves leaping and discovering new, unknown blogs and celebration the discovery of new people new bloggers.

Why do we need a BlogDay?
I am suggesting this kind of activity because in the last months I felt that the more blogs there are, the less time I’m spending on new web logs. Because of the overload of information, I’m just visiting my favorite Blog and therefore, I’m sure that I miss a lot of good blogs.In one long moment In August 31st 2005,every blogger from all over the world will post a recommendation of 5 new blogs (in the same time). In this day all Blog web surfers will find themselves leaping and discovering new, unknown blogs and celebration the discovery of new people new bloggers."

They have lots of nice buttons and a animated logo to put on your blog. Not sure if there is a central coordinator, one section mentions country coordinators so maybe not. I will investigate!

7 comments:

Ana said...

I continue to find new blogs at every event round-up. That's, for me, probably the best way to find new blogs.

paul said...

Since I spend more time finding more food blogs than anyone else (these days it's usually them finding me) I can tell you it's downright explosive. It's quite easy to find 5 excellent blogs every time I look.

One thing I try, but can't always do, is not just link to the blog, but try to introduce them after I've spent some time trying to figure out who they are and what their style is. That way when a reader sees a list of links they get some idea of where they're going and who they're going to meet when they click.

Tana Butler said...

I would like to invite everyone to put a marker on this map I created for food bloggers:

http://myguestmap.lorca.eti.br/guestmap.jsp?id=foodbloggers

Zoom in for accuracy, and if you make a mistake, let me know so I can delete it.

And feel free to invite your 5 new bloggers, as well. I think the map will get crowded quickly.

Ciao!

Ruth said...

I've added my marker and I think it's quite fun. That said, I'm leary of everyone blogging on Aug 31. Wouldn't that just crash/freeze us all out?

Maybe it's just the novice who understands nothing of the technology talking.

Rachael said...

Ruth, you dont have to worry about getting frozen out. Millions of people are always blogging at once.

As for this idea, my trouble always seems to be that I find what seems to be a great new blog, and then it turns out the person hasnt posted for months (Holy Shitake is a most recent example) which bums me out. I am constantly updating my links and whatall, but for finding new, LIVE blogs, I will just stick with Paul's site. :-)

Rachael said...

On the other hand, when I DO find a site I super dig, I email the link to Food Porn Watch.

Shauna said...

Hey there:

I have an idea, if we really want to get sophisticated about this.

Last night, I had a dinner party, with a theme I'm now calling A Tribute to My Favorite Food Bloggers. You can see the post at my site if you want to see the results, but it tasted spectacular. It confirmed for me, again, that we can all rely on each other's tastes.

What about if, on August 31st, we make dishes from the five blogs we decide to promote? I know, I know, it's a lot of work. But the results are pretty great. And that way, people will know we mean what we say.

Or should this be a separate event?