Thursday, December 29, 2005

Toby's got our 2006 wish lists covered

DivaBlogger herself (and BlogHer Team Member) Toby Bloomberg has collected wish lists from her blogging buddies.

Rather than predictions for 2006 or rating the events of 2005 Toby has asked us: What do you want more of and less of in the blogosphere next year?

There are many many of us who seem to want more civility, more well-cited and contextual blogging (rather than blind opinion and links with no descriptions) and more new voices. Better tools and fewer ads too.

Here is my wish list, but please make sure to go read everybody's:

-Research: if you're gonna say it, cite it. Cite something. I don't even know you, don't ask me to just believe you!.
-Useful and user-friendly tools. That work (and I mean with full functionality) on Macs!!!!!
-'Live and let live' attitudes from bloggers of one type toward bloggers of another. If you don't like it you don't have to read it, and you don't have to write one like it.
-That being said, my personal preference is: more context and commentary, less blind linking and "This is cool(but I'm not going to tell you anything else)" blogging.

-Comment spamming and splogging of course!
-Content theft.
-Mirroring of the exact same bias and blindness we see in the non-blog world.
-Advertising real estate that outnumbers actual content real estate.

What are your wishes?

Why, that just makes me wanna say, "heh".

Bonus: "Heh, indeedy."

Good list, especially the citing thing. I have been taking care to back up my big talk with cite links rather than "just" mouth off.
Thanks Ethan.

Sometimes it's fun to just mouth off of course. BUt I try to have the courtesy to let people know that I know I'm just mouthing off :)
Thanks for the shout out and playing along. Can't wait for one of my blog wishes ... BlogHer 06!
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