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Maybe It’s Just Me…

Maybe it’s just me, but I think that Dave Winer needs to read Natalie’s post from earlier this week. Then Dave needs to get a grip on reality.

I’ve had a blog in one form or another since 1999. I started writing regularly in 2000. I have never read Scripting News on a steady basis. I only recently started reading it to learn more about RSS. Dave tosses out there that the RSS feeds generated by MT are funky – but won’t say what is wrong. Whatever. Does he not realize that to probably 98% of all bloggers out there it’s just noise? We don’t care. We blog, we share, we enjoy it all. If my RSS validates, which it does, then it is alright with me.

If you want to know the honest truth – I probably don’t read the blogs you think I read. There is a lot of noise out there, and I’ve learned to filter a lot out. There are some things I just don’t need in my life. It’s interesting to me when I notice.

Sorry Dave, but I won’t miss you. I appreciate the part you played in creating RSS, and it has become a daily part of my life. But if you go, someone else will take your place, someone else will fill your role. We’re all giving to the blog community in one form or another, but the blog community will not grind to a screeching halt if any of us leave.

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

14 replies on “Maybe It’s Just Me…”

Jeez! It’s like dude, just take a break. What’s funny is that it seems to me that he is now the one SCREAMING at the rest of us. Allrighty. I’m with you. Never really read him before so, see ya!

Hrm. I have no idea what he is talking about. And what’s up with this moxie business.

Why do people get so serious about such petty shit. And why can’t everyone realize the importance of our movement has yet to be determined. It’s all fun. We do it because we want to, what other reason is there? Fame, pssha. Seriously.

What? Huh? I’ve never even heard of this Dave guy. Who is he to think that he deserves so much praise and attention? Dude, if you want to give it up because it’s not giving you your jollies anymore, than leave. Don’t make a big deal of it.

I never understood why bloggers did that.

We’re all supposed to bow down and worship him because he’s contributed greatly to the ‘community’? Bullshit.

I only spotted the Moxie business on a total of two blogs that I read, but it amused me to no end. Hey! All you other bloggers out there trying to call yourselves Christine! Stop it … I was doing it first! Yeah, what a joke. I ran in other “blahblahblogs” when that was my domain name, and I only cared when one guy tried to say that *I* stole his blog name – since I was using mine for months before him.

Dave Winer *has* made contributions to the blog community. RSS is hugely influenced by him. But now that it’s changing and growing, he is annoyed because it’s not being done his way. That annoys me. Educate, help, grow. Don’t say “my way or no way.”

There are other blogs out there talking about this, mainly in the techno blog world. I have seen the issues rising over the past few weeks, but I think that Dave’s latest actions are amusing, in a sad sort of way.

He’s taking himself WAY too seriously. Nothing wrong with taking a break, everyone needs one from time to time. But don’t blame your readers. If you open yourself to comments, you’ll get them.

I notice a lot of bloggers can dish it out, but can’t take it themselves. He seems to fit that category.

I agree. The whole tizzy over Echo/RSS/Dave got way out of control, but I’d be completely daft to believe that Mr. Winer didn’t bring some of this upon himself.

I suppose that this will be a perfect example of how the world doesn’t fall off its axis just because one blogger — A-list or not — stops updating their blog. Everyone deserves a hiatus once in a while, even when they are attempting to use it as a punative measure against others.

I really enjoyed reading your thoughts on the subject, because if I had a bit more guts, I probably would have said something very similar.

You know what’s really annoying? I go over to Scoble’s blog, see the reference to Dave shutting down, read what Dave had to say, think to myself “you know, Dave should remember what Natalie said about being forgotten in a week if you stopped”, turn around and continuing reading blogs and find the same exact thought posted here already! So now, if I post it someone will think I stole Christine’s idea and be all over me for being a copycat, and I’ll have to be in the middle of one of these knock-down drag out blogbrawls! *L*

Seriously though, I do agree with you, Dave’s probably done alot, and his perspective will be missed somewhat, but he’s not irreplacable, None of us are..

As much as I do want my RSS to validate, I only care about it because people (like you, for example) read blogs in newsreaders and other tools that rely on properly formatted XML. Personally, I quit using the newsreaders because it…I don’t know…I guess I just like using my old trusty browser.

All this noise about “echo” and other RSS technologies gives me tired head.

I’ve barely been blogging the last few weeks myself, and to my knowledge, the world has continued to turn… If people can’t realize that, they seriously need to look to Austin Powers: “If anything should happen to you I don’t know what I would do. I’d probably move on and get another blogger, but there would be a ten minute period where I would just be inconsolable…”

hubs – I think I love you. I got so much crap over saying that Ayn Rand is full of shit (and I’m pretty sure I used that exact vernacular) that I actually lost sleep.

Hate mail, you see.

That’s it – you’re on my blogroll now.

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