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Best of blogshops

I saw this shop at Far East Plaza, Singapore. So now blogshops have an offline front too?

Traditionally physical stores become online stores, this is quite the reverse isn’t it. Blogshops are blogs that are selling items ranging from apparel to toys. They’re popular among younger Asians who are looking for a bargain and something unique. These shops transact money using bank accounts or in-person even. It’s kinda like a decentralized Craigslist.

A welcome notice to spammers

I’m a little happy, a little sad too. Basically this blog has the first stream of spam. Now I have 2 spammers per day, previously it was 0. (Then again, the only one blogging and commenting probably is just me so an improvement I guess.) I felt rather encouraged having to log in spotting spam; reason being that it is getting a little popular than last month.

I have a dream that one day this blog will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. I have a dream that my little children will one day read a blog where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

Okay that was just slotting “blog” to the speech by Martin Luther King, Jr..

Find out the personality of your blog

Okay, this is a rather interesting tool. Let’s you find out the personality of your blog.

The i.justrealized.com blog is ISTP:

ISTP – The Mechanics

The independent and problem-solving type. They are especially attuned to the demands of the moment are masters of responding to challenges that arise spontaneously. They generally prefer to think things out for themselves and often avoid inter-personal conflicts.

The Mechanics enjoy working together with other independent and highly skilled people and often like seek fun and action both in their work and personal life. They enjoy adventure and risk such as in driving race cars or working as policemen and firefighters.

And by the way, my other blog somewhere somewhere over the rainbow is:

ESFP – The Performers

The entertaining and friendly type. They are especially attuned to pleasure and beauty and like to fill their surroundings with soft fabrics, bright colors and sweet smells. They live in the present moment and don´t like to plan ahead – they are always in risk of exhausting themselves.

The enjoy work that makes them able to help other people in a concrete and visible way. They tend to avoid conflicts and rarely initiate confrontation – qualities that can make it hard for them in management positions.

Erm soft fabrics? I might suffer from split personality. Find out your blog’s personality at Typealyzer.

Thanks for the interesting link, Thinking Nectar.

Bloggers can die due to stress

My friend just showed this to me:

In Web World of 24/7 Stress, Writers Blog Till They Drop

SAN FRANCISCO — They work long hours, often to exhaustion. Many are paid by the piece — not garments, but blog posts. This is the digital-era sweatshop. You may know it by a different name: home.

Of course, the bloggers can work elsewhere, and they profess a love of the nonstop action and perhaps the chance to create a global media outlet without a major up-front investment. At the same time, some are starting to wonder if something has gone very wrong. In the last few months, two among their ranks have died suddenly.

Two weeks ago in North Lauderdale, Fla., funeral services were held for Russell Shaw, a prolific blogger on technology subjects who died at 60 of a heart attack. In December, another tech blogger, Marc Orchant, died at 50 of a massive coronary. A third, Om Malik, 41, survived a heart attack in December. Continue reading “Bloggers can die due to stress” »