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Monday, March 28, 2005

  Monday Morning Mirth  

more blog cheese…

Have you seen this?

what the…

“…The blogs may represent more than just their knitting. Or knitting may reveal much more about a person than an ability to manipulate sticks and string.”

19 responses to “Monday, March 28, 2005”

  1. claire says:

    Thank goodness I was drinking an extra large cup of coffee while reading this excruciatingly verbose article. Otherwise my head would have had to take a little siesta on the keyboard. Amazing how she managed to squeeze all the life out of the idea of blogging!! I think we ought to send her a ball of yarn and a pair of sticks.

  2. MaryP says:

    Muchas palabras para nada!

  3. claudia says:

    Aside from the excruciating academic nature of the article, what struck me most is how much knit blogging has changed (technically) from her sampling in 2003. I doubt Blogger is still the number one blogging software, for example.

  4. Marg says:

    Since when did my passion for knitting make me part of a “distinctive culture”?! Somebody has too much time on their hands! Give ’em 2 sticks and some string!!!

  5. Knittykim says:

    me thinks the author loves to here her own voice. Many words saying nothing indeed!!

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Actually, I think the author mentions that she’s a member of the web ring – which indicates that she’s a knitter herself. Interesting that she can take such a dry, “objective” view of it all.

    I’m an academic myself, but have never really understood the work of people in this field (which I’m assuming is Communications or Writing Studies or something similar).

  7. I’m familiar with this format, and I think it’s well done for its genre. As Claudia noted, the norms are out of date in a number of areas, but many of the norms have remained, e.g., personal buttons, WIPs list, etc. What I’m wondering is where the heck you found this thesis, Bonne-M!

  8. Anita says:

    I have to wonder if the author secured permission to use the ring as a research pool. As an academic who is delving into human subjects research, I’m curious. Since this is a public activity and blogs, unlike LiveJournal accounts, for example, are not shielded by passwords, the content is open for whatever purpose.

    I guess it just makes me nervous, the idea that my blog could be used as an example of something without my permission.

  9. maryse says:

    maybe i was meant to be a research data dork because i thought it was kind of interesting. can you tell i work with statisticians?

  10. Maureen says:

    “Academic in search of tenure. Department chair must tolerate assistant professor who knits at faculty meetings. Will work for yarn (plus a generous salary and benefits package).”

  11. margene says:

    Bonne Marie! Thank you for the link…you are awesome. I’m becoming a ChicKnits groupie as Eyelet Cardi and Chickami are now both on the needles.

  12. gale says:

    Knitting and/or gossip parties??? What a hoot, if you read it as a parody. I guess I’m easily amused…
    -gale (she shoots sheep shots)

  13. yogamom says:

    The author of the article, given sticks and yarn, would probably make something beautiful.
    Here’s her knitting blog

  14. I actually liked this little article – some things were surprising…I wonder why so many people use Blogger, rather than Typepad, for example. (Because it’s free?) Thanks for the link!

  15. kathleen says:

    waaaah! it’s too dry for me! more entertaining for me was gale’s little line – I thought it said “she shoots sheep snot” at first glance…hahahahaha!

  16. Becky says:

    This sort of article does not seem at all novel to me. In 2000 I once came upon (via referrer) a similar article that had dissected my personal weblog. Other articles about blogs/bloggers/yadda yadda have followed, and more than half these articles are written by people who had blogs of their own. Whenever I read this sort of article I can’t help being reminded of someone who listens to a person’s public conversation and attempts to analyze the person based upon it.

  17. Bonne Marie says:

    Yikes! I’d rather just read my horoscope for that:
    “It’s a thrill to stretch your wings in your personal life this year. You discover you have great powers you weren’t using before. Romance is hot in April and more comforting and practical later in the year. Your lucky numbers are 47, 5, 23, 20 and 42.”

  18. fillyjonk says:

    It just ticks me off that I can’t get “publication credit” for doing something that (comparatively) easy myself.

  19. Daphne says:

    My goodness. A lot of reaction to some poor student trying to write her class paper. I’m looking forward to reading it (and mentally critiquing it!). I’m already glad she wrote it if only to start a conversation.

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