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Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, July 26, 2006
13 years ago5,257 views

BTW, it might be good to sort the results in date order when searching for these posts in order to get the real newbies!

blogsearch.google.com/blogsear ...

I've also found searching for ["first blog"] is a good way to find newcomers too. You can, of course, combine the two:

blogsearch.google.com/blogsear ...

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

ok twist to the thingy.. heres my first ever blog post

peterdawson.blogspot.com/2004/ ...

..and btw, yes I whenever I see a new blogger, I throw a welcome comment :)-

jazzophil [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Welcome to the blogosphere, newbie

Trogdor [PersonRank 6]

13 years ago #

This kinda reminds me of when Improv Everywhere did a mission they called "The Greatest Gig Ever" or something similar ... they picked a completely obscure band that was planning on playing a gig for 10+ people, and then had 200 people download that band's songs, get to know the lyrics, create their own t-shirts, and – Surprise! – show up at the gig.

The band was amazed, and amused. Fun stuff.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

What is this thing called blog?

Andreas S [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

The author of the first blog you linked to replied in the comments: "These comments are apparently coming from a game in Germany that Google-searches on the words "first post" and then everyone piles on to give that blogging neophyte a warm welcome. Except...I'm not a neophyte. Um, guys? This post is not a first post, it's ABOUT first posts."
jackadandy.net/blog/2006/07/hi ...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

A good idea is to use this query:
site:blogaddress.com
to see if it has only one post.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Haochi : thank gawd for the comment.. better late then never ..heheheh!!!

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I posted on them all. It is a really great idea and I am sure it will encourage them to keep blogging. Just like that Measure Map guy who posted on the Google blog. He posted his first entry and that was cool. Then someone commented and it all just got waaay cooler.

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Interesting. I guess it would be nice to see polite messages that don't link to dating sites, degree courses or stock sites.

I wonder how they'll react though.

Hope we don't scare them.

Step [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Man, wish you had thought of this for my first post! err... on second thought, maybe not. :) Pretty cool idea... :)

Seth Finkelstein [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Trogdor:

thislife.org/pages/description ...

But I have to disagree with the game. It's raising people's hopes, that's why it's a "game". The reality is that the bogosphere has a very unequal and lopsided attention-distribution. Why further delude new members?

Xig [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

What a great idea! I shall spend this afternoon surprising new bloggers with great compliments.

Trogdor – I love Improv Everywhere, I've seen a lot of their stunts but not that one!

lucky [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Archives
   o May 2004
   o June 2004
   o July 2004
   o August 2004
   o September 2004
   o October 2004
   o November 2004
   o December 2004
   o January 2005
   o February 2005
   o March 2005
   o April 2005
   o May 2005
   o June 2005
   o July 2005
   o August 2005
   o September 2005
   o October 2005
   o November 2005
   o December 2005
   o January 2006
   o February 2006
   o March 2006
   o April 2006
   o May 2006
   o June 2006
   o July 2006
Philip – Shilohmusing's new?!?

Johan [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Can I just add that it is a great idea, but it loses its fun and appeal if it is not a coordinated co-effort.

Because if I find a new blog and post "Welcome to the Blogosphere" etc. on it, it's not really funny unless at least 5-10 other people do it too!!

So, we should perhaps keep a running tab on possible "victims" here (or somewhere else) so that the newcomers actually get a warm welcom, not just a lukewarm one...

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Isn't this called blog spamming?

Aaron Bassett [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

I've only be going now for about 2 weeks (today is 2 weeks exactly!) with my blog foobr.co.uk
But I purposefully didn't do a 'first post' type post.
Infact I waited till I had written half a dozen entries before I even put it live.

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

and no one is posting comments to my blog :(

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I included two corrections into the post... it's harder than I thought to find new bloggers!

lucky [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

thx philip. :)

Kirby [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Here you go, a new blog: lcsale.wordpress.com/2006/06/1 ...

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

oh I just got this.. a dog with a blog

chorizodog.blogspot.com/2006/0 ...

Abhishek Goyal [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

How about writing a bot ... lol!

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Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

> How about writing a bot ... lol!

Now *that* would be spam!

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

yeah but how will a bot know that its the VERY first posting on a blog and for that user ??

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

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Rika [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Hey I started a blog sometime ago. Didn't get any message though. No visitors yet :(

Rika
www.aroj.com

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