Monday, March 10, 2008

pictures tell stories too

while at dinner this past weekend i asked kristin why she no longer blogged. she said it just wasn’t on the top of her list of things to do right now due all the other things she’s involved with currently. totally understandable & while i am very busy too i use blogging as a type of relief in a way – it allows me to say & share so many things i do & think without having to call, e-mail, meet up with everyone i want to share those activities & thoughts with. i suppose you could look at it as a time saver for communicating. blogging is also a nice chronological history of what is happening in my life & the world around me.

the definition of a “blog” according to wiki is: (a portmanteau of web log) is a website where entries are commonly displayed in reverse chronological order. "blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

when responding to my question about her blogging habits kristin thought up a great idea in my opinion. she said, “what if i just post pictures from my day? maybe post one picture in the morning, one in the afternoon, & one in the evening. no words, just pictures… quite artistic i think.” we talked about this & we both agreed it was a cool & fun approach to blogging. i thought it such a good idea that i too wanted to follow this approach in a new blog separate from radarhill. kristin said that i couldn’t steal her idea. in fact, i’ve got a great pic of her sitting with arms crossed & a mean look on her face at kerbey lane (we went back on sunday to enjoy more vegan hummus & tabbouleh tacos prior to grocery shopping) the next day when i brought the subject back up :). i really do think the photo blog idea is a great one – i’d approach this type of blog with three, maybe more, random pics from each day. no words – just sequential pics from my day.

as i consider this type of blog more & more i did some quick googling & quickly realize that what we both thought was such an original idea already exists. in fact, wiki (& many others) call this type of blog a “photoblog.” the definition of “photoblog” according to wiki is: a “photoblog” (a.k.a. photolog or phlog) is a form of photo sharing & publishing in the format of a blog, but differentiated by the predominant use of & focus on photographs rather than text. photoblogging (the action of posting photos to a photoblog) gained momentum in the early 2000s with the advent of the moblog & camera phones.

there are other types of blogs too:

- artlog: blogging with the use of art
- MP3 blog: blogging with music or MP3s
- micro-blogging: quick text blog entries
- moblog: blogging from mobile devices
- podcasting: blogging with audio/voice
- vlog: blogging with the use of videos

so while a great idea & an original one for kristin; it isn’t a new idea. so if i photoblog or phlog from time-to-time kristin will be OK & uncross those arms & turn that frown upside down – right my love?


kris said...


Jeremy said...

Me thinks some one is in trouble.

Now I want to make an audio blog from our API... I can do it we have the technology.