18.472 blogging Humanist

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2005 10:24:13 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 472.
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   [1] From: "Lisa L. Spangenberg" (18)
         Subject: Re: 18.467 blogging Humanist

   [2] From: Norman Hinton <hinton_at_springnet1.com> ( )
         Subject: Re: 18.467 blogging Humanist

         Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2005 10:18:35 +0000
         From: "Lisa L. Spangenberg" <lisa_at_digitalmedievalist.com>
         Subject: Re: 18.467 blogging Humanist


LiveJournal (which no longer requires an invitation, and is still free),
Blogger (free), MovableType (free for Humanist; must be installed on a
server), TypePad, (paid only), WordPress (must be installed on a server)
all support the ability to email posts to a special address, and have them
automatically appear. I suspect other systems I have not used, like Drupal,
also support mail to post.

The posting part would thus be automatic; the blog address would be one
more subscriber. They all also would automatically create RSS feeds.

They also support comments, to varying degrees. Comment spam would still be
a problem. There are instances of properly set up blogs, blogs who have
taken the proper precautions, being hit with as many as 1,000 spam comments
in an hour (sent by a script); this is a potential problem, but there are
tools to cope with it. I'd just hate to burden Willard with it.


Lisa L. Spangenberg      | Digital medievalist
Instructional Technology | http://www.digitalmedievalist.com/it/
My opinions are my own.  | Who else would want them?
         Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2005 10:19:03 +0000
         From: Norman Hinton <hinton_at_springnet1.com>
         Subject: Re: 18.467 blogging Humanist
I try to avoid all blogs whenever possible.
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