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June 22, 2006

chocolate, dirt, fug, dooce and 37 days in the sphere

Filed under: Sphere Blog Partners — sphere @ 3:36 pm

I look at blogs all day long. Just about every day. Okay. Every day. And while I’ve found a few I drop in on from time to time, like chocolateandzucchini for some relaxing gourmet food indulgences or dirtbyamystewart for common sense garden talk. (I love the way she laughs at people who want no maintenance gardens!) And, I must admit the guilty pleasure of fashion faux pas fun at gofugyourself. But today I found one of those rare gems — a blog I could look forward to reading every day. And, I’m kind of embarrassed to admit it, because it seems everyone knew about dooce before me. Heck, her blogging has been paying her bills for some time now. Pretty cool gig, if you ask me, which is one of the many things that excites me about Sphere. Having seen first hand at About.com how popular guides could quit their day jobs to focus full time on their web sites, I look to Sphere to make similar successes happen for bloggers. By organizing, highlighting and featuring great bloggers Sphere is improving the reader experience while at the same time helping to showcase witty, thoughtful, provocative and insightful bloggers. Speaking of which, let me turn you onto one you may not have seen, that I found through Sphere. It’s called 37 days. If you read the “why 37 days page” you’ll understand how it came to be.

2 Comments »

  1. Hi there, Spherons (if this sticks, I get the credit. Thanks.)

    I’m skeptical of the Web 2.0 hype and tire quickly of the “vie en rose” attitude expressed in company blogs and, individually, the very pretend altruistic righteousness of the Valley Crowd (it’s still about getting R I C H). They’re losers. But I like Sphere, which I was skeptical of at first. I find myself using it a lot. Technorati is a bloody mess. Unreadable. Headache to look at. Google blog search is okay, but I find they are not so great with ranking results — especially by date/time and by relevance. I think whoever else does this sucks, because I don’t really use anything else and don’t care to. Blogs are the best way to mine for opinion. Anyways, regarding Sphere. Sphere has a clean and simple interface. Somehow Sphere returns timely and relevant results — from even the most obscure blogs. I’ve tested! So good work. It’s annoying that the default search time range is too small.

    P.S. Where is ookles ?!?!?!?!?!? I want OOKLES!

    Comment by whereisookles? — June 23, 2006 @ 9:51 pm | Reply

  2. thaaanks@@#@

    Comment by b9mh — November 5, 2009 @ 11:34 pm | Reply


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