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Up to date!

Well just about. Computer time in the library comes in one-hour chunks, and I’ve used a few of those this week to copy blog posts from my original blog to here.

What I haven’t transferred is all the comments and discussion which took place there. I’m undecided what to do about that. Link to it? Copy selected comments and add them here?

Any thoughts?

It feels good having transferred the posts, though.

Some of them are quite long. Unlike the other site, this one lets me decide post-by-post whether to display the full post or just the introduction. So for longer or more specialised posts, I could display just the introductions. What do you think?

See the poll on the right. I’m waiting with interest to see whether the poll displays in Opera Mini on my phone…

The Original Blog With No Name

As you can see, I’ve not created any real posts here yet. But you can visit my original Blog With No Name at my.opera.com. [Edit: I’ve now copied quite a few posts here from the original site. I’ve kept their original dates, so see below.]

I’ve been posting there for a while, but many visitors have had problems posting comments, making it frustrating—I enjoy the discussions with readers but can’t have them.

There you’ll find posts about violin playing, science, religion, books, art, and general reflections.

Some recent posts there:

I’m undecided whether to copy old posts from there to here, or just post new ones. It might get confusing having discussions on the same post in two places. Any thoughts?

An art and photography blog

OK, well I want to try out the ‘trackback’ feature and I also want to people to look at RachelCreative‘s blog, so here are links to several of my favourite posts on the parts of her site I’ve explored so far–let’s see whether the trackback thing does indeed do its job.

  • Marshmallow on skewer: simple but very appetizing. How on earth does someone capture the essence of a toasted marshmallow in a few lines? Like this, evidently.
  • Dog Bignose and Ghostly: interesting glimpse of the drawing process. A curve and two dots, already with their own character, becoming a dog.
  • Chairs: My kind of photograph: making the everyday look beautiful.

When I took “A” level General Studies too many years ago to admit (which I therefore won’t), one of the questions in the exam was “How would you define art? Discuss the claims of one of the following to be an art form”, and the one I chose to write about was photography. I notice, somewhat to my shame, that I’ve mentioned “art and photography” in this post’s title. That’s not really right, since good photography is art, and I think this applies particularly to good black-and-white photography. It’s not just taking a picture of something ready-made; I think it’s showing the viewer how you see something. Or sometimes it’s taking what you’d think of as Nothing–two chairs and a table, for example–and arranging it in such a way that it becomes Something. And making Something out of Nothing is definitely creative.

What I like about Rachel’s blog is the way she lets us see the process at work; it makes me want to get my SLR out and start taking photographs with it again 🙂

And Rachel, don’t let the review go to your head 😉