Re: Cross Pollination - seeds found in blogs travel to news groups
- Put on your waders and your fishing boots and let's wander through the
bogs - I mean blogs :-)
You can catch some good fish - I mean stories - on Japanese martial
arts, the connection between squirrels and God, radio theater, a good
felafal shop on Union Turnpike and much more.
This link shows you a list of the latest entries from other bloggers
besides Priyadarshan like Sumangali, John-Paul, Shardul, Shane,
Jwalanta and yours truly - myself.
For an entry on a cicada that I photographed two days ago visit:
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sharani_sharani
> True to form with the links of the "web", it seems only appropriate to
> draw attention to each other's interesting offerings. Today I'm
> inspired to point from here towards Priyadarshan's new blog which is
> located on his homepage in the members section of
> SriChinmoycentre.org. Now Richard has already kindly linked to his at
> the bottom of some of his messages here on the Inspiration Group with
> a url shortcut:
> ( http://tinyurl.com/oqe5r - Richard's blog)
> but Priyadarshan wins my spotlight attention because an article on
> blogging that he recommends reading has percolated around in my brain
> since I read it a couple of days ago.
> In this interesting blog entry by Priyadarshan pertinent to anyone
> designing Web pages, etc, the article that impacted me greatly is the
> link by Priyadarshan that says "Read this: You should write Blogs"
> The article on blogging is written by a computer programmer named
> Steve Yegge who used to work at Amazon and who in my opinion (based on
> this article recommended by Priyadarshan) has an all-around
> interesting and informative perspective on a lot more than just the
> latest computer language.
> Yegge's article advocates blogging as a valuable contribution to
> others and two aspects of the article have kept me intrigued since I
> read it. I was struck by Yegge's example of a blog entry by an Amazon
> employee which went unnoticed for the most part when it was first
> written but because the ideas in how to run the company better were so
> well-stated, it eventually became a standard item that employees
> referred to and it ultimately influenced policy in a marked manner. It
> actually took about a year for this to happen from the time the blog
> entry was first posted. Its presence for the general public and the
> internal organization had more eventual impact than if it had been an
> email or just a topic of discussion at a staff meeting. The blog
> provided the forum for the ideas to slowly permeate just as now so
> much later I'm even feeling influenced by digesting the contents of
> Yegge's blog entry on blogging from a couple of years ago.
> The second fascinating aspect of this article relates to pride and
> humility. Yegge writes about the wisdom in the attitude of not feeling
> concerned about whether or not you receive feedback showing that
> anyone reads your blog and counteracts the notion that blog writing is
> He then talks about how the greater an individual becomes as a leader
> and visionary thinker the more humble they usually are as well. Since
> I recently spent a lot of time thinking about pride and humility for
> an article in the latest issue of "Inspiration Letters," this aspect
> of the article had my rapt attention.
> (The latest issue is located at:
> http://www.srichinmoycentre.org/inspiration-letters/5/ )
> Since I sometimes struggle with the worry that perhaps no one is even
> reading all this stuff I lovingly crank out, :-) I felt the article
> had a lot to teach me as I try to mature into what Guru calls "a
> better citizen of the world."
> So even if like me you have never heard of reStructuredText or have
> never learned much about html, Priyadarshan's blog entry on that
> subject leads in a lot of interesting directions.
> And that qualifies as cross pollination don't you think? Don't forget
> I love to put a naturalist spin on things if it's not too far a stretch.
> Sharani :-)