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A little while ago, I started another blog, written in swedish and focused on Sweden and things that are happening here.

"tycker" means "to think", as in having an opinion. I use it in memory of a former girlfriend who sometimes said "jag tycker så mycket" (my best translation is "I have so many opinions", if someone has a better translation, I'll be all ears!).

Posted Dec 23, 2010, 4:53:39 PM +0100 | Tags: blogging

It's been pointed out that this blog doesn't give the full picture.

Absolutely true!

Don't ever think that just because you've read something here, you know it all.
Don't ever think that I explain it all (sometimes I do, but...).

Most entries are fleeting thoughts, moments of emotion, just what is in the moment.

There's only one way to truly know me and what happens with me; in person. By getting to know me. The good stuff. The bad stuff. The stuff in between. Thinking you know me any other way is just a sure way to stay with an illusion.

Posted Nov 21, 2009, 1:18:27 PM +0100 | Tags: blogging

I've been blogging for a long time... since the mid 90's, I think... Yeah, some time back in '95 when I just wrote entries directly in HTML as separate files and then had a script that would sort them by date and produce an overall index on the VMS box I used as a server back then. That was back in the days when a diary was just a set of entries, there was no such things like categories, tags or other fluff and people were just talking about their own daily lives whenever they felt like, sometimes often, sometimes not.

It's in that spirit that I still write here today. Sure, I've had categories for a while and then moved on to tags to have some kind of topical structure, but the basic intent is still the same, it's just the story of my life through thoughts, things that concern me one way or the others, things I agree or disagree with, things I do, and updated as (ir)regularly as before.

When friends talk to me about the thought of starting to blog, the usual concern are two:

  1. What shall I write about?
  2. I've got to update regularly or noone will read/I'll lose courage.

The other concern is which software or hosting service to use, but that's often a lesser concern compared to the two above.

My usual answer is:

  1. Write about yourself, start with something, whatever you like. Unless you want to write about something very specific that's close to your heart, but then you wouldn't ask that question, would you?
  2. This depends on two things:
    1. Who are you writing for? Are you writing for an audience that you think are expecting something or for yourself and the pleasure of writing in public? For me, it's really the latter, and let me tell you that although I'm an irregular writer, there is a set of readers that seem to check out this blog on a semi-regular basis... and I'm absolutely fine with that!
    2. There are some blog hosts that require regular updates, like at least once a week, or you will lose your account. Me, I wouldn't go near such a service for the life of me, but I have a friend who does (that's how I know this).

Really, a simple solution is to start writing.
Just stop worrying and start! After a while, you will notice on your own what you write about, if there's a specific topic through the majority of all the entries. If you write about many topics, I'm sure it won't take too long before you start using tags (I think all blogging software have them today).
Just start!

Posted Apr 9, 2009, 2:30:46 PM +0200 | Tags: blogging

or Feeds as medication for tabitis

I "suffer" from tabitis (although for me, it's in Opera, not in Firefox. Opera was first ;-)), and have looked for different solutions.

One of them is, of course, web feeds. Quite a lot of the tabs I've had up were for all kinds of blogs and comics I follow, and most of those went away when I started subscribing to the feeds that are provided by most.

I feel liberated, and I find myself falling in love with feeds, more and more.

Posted Apr 3, 2009, 10:26:01 AM +0200 | Tags: blogging

Played around with colors quite a bit, got a lot of help from Charlie... actually, the whole color scheme is really hers, all I did was to whine about not wanting too much contrast in the background image ;-), and she already knew I like "earthy" colors. Either way, I like it. Do you?

Posted Mar 8, 2009, 6:44:30 PM +0100 | Tags: blogging

There's a phenomenon with blogging that has passed me completely; earning money on blogging...

No, not really completely, I've heard it but payed about as much attention to it as a whisper i the wind... none at all.

It's stopped being a whisper, lately, and I've become acquainted with blog sites that will pay for exposure of whatever you write, based on how many actually read it.
... or simply putting something like Google's AdSense somewhere in it.

It got me thinking that maybe ... but then, my blog can be quite personal, and I shy away from making money from something like this...

I'll have to ponder this over a few more times, me thinks...

Posted Sep 4, 2008, 10:44:03 AM +0200 | Tags: blogging

It's actually kinda fun going through old entries and figuring out how they should be tagged. The "life" tag is now gone as all I write is about life in all its different parts and all its glory, and that allowed for the rest of the tags to get better representation in the tag cloud I use.

I'm pretty much done with it, but I can't say it's wnritely done, as there may be some entries that aren't entirely correctly tagged. It will happen as I discover them, no need to stress it...

Posted May 28, 2008, 12:41:04 PM +0200 | Tags: blogging

... to move to new software. New habits an' all, so you'll have to forgive the little glitches such as a sudden [[meta title="..."]] for a moment or that kind of stuff, at least for a little bit...


Posted May 16, 2008, 12:30:17 PM +0200 | Tags: blogging

Since I moved to PyBlosxom, I've realised that it wasn't good enough for me. I used it in conjunction with monotone, but it was a pain, mostly PyBlosxom doesn't have an easy way to pick out the creation time of the entries.

So, in the mean time, I've discovered , which comes with a monotone interface that does exactly what I want!

Now, I'll have to see how smoothly I can integrate a photo gallery as well, and this blog will be a dream to work with... but that's still just a dream. Still, what I have now is still damn good.

As part of this move, I'm tossing the subcategory structure I had and am using tags instead, including a "state of the art" tag cloud.

Posted May 14, 2008, 4:46:50 PM +0200 | Tags: blogging

Just like my friend, I couldn't resist this one...

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Posted May 22, 2007, 3:25:12 PM +0200 | Tags: blogging

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