Hello, world. I’m MacDara Conroy, and this is my blog.

Friday Five #21


1. How long have you had a weblog?

Since the 1st of November, 2001 (although I had an aborted attempt about a year before that so I’m not a total bandwagon-jumper). It seems ages ago now. I guess it is in Internet terms.

2. What was your first post about?

Not much really. You can read it here if you like.

3. How many changes (name, location, etc.) of your weblog have there been, if more than one?

The location (of the blog) has changed once. I moved to Tripod back in April when Yahoo cut off FTP access for free Geocities sites (the old address now redirects to the current one). Only one name though, which was the name I picked for my website when I started it back in October 1999. I’d thought about changing it to something more snazzy, but a) I couldn’t settle on the right name, and b) I hate it when people incessantly change the names of their blogs or sites or whatever, and I didn’t (and don’t) want to be like them. So there.

4. What CMS (content management system) do you use? Do you like it or do you want to try something else?

I use free Blogger. It’s my only option at the moment, since I don’t have a credit card yet. I’d love to have a better CMS like Moveable Type or whatever but I’d also need a better host with proper server access, which in turn I would gladly pay for but it’s just too awkward right now when I only have real world cash money at my disposal.

5. Do you read people who have both a journal and a weblog? Or do you prefer to read people who have all of their writing in one central place?

I prefer when everything is consolidated. Journals are fine and dandy, but they’re static. When you write for the web surely you should want to take advantage of its benefits (specifically hyperlinking). Otherwise, what’s the point? And besides, why segregate things? Weblogs that are simply lists of links are boring – keeping personal anecdotes separate is just stupid, really.