When I decided to start blogging again, I had to make a decision. Should I start a new blog and leave my old one where it was? Or should I restart the old one?
Posts about "blogging"
This is an admin post. And it's about blog comment spam.
I've never counted up the spam vs proper comment ratio for my site but it's easily going to be a couple of hundred spam comments for every genuine one, especially as I've never had huge numbers of comments here for whatever reason.
Regular readers of this blog will probably have noticed by now the arrival of Daily Links.
When I look at it now, it's hard to believe this blog has been going for over six years, given when I started, I didn't think it would survive beyond a few months. But this blog is a testament to my unnerving ability to rant and moan and complain about things.
One of the things I try to do on this website when reviewing or commenting on anything, is to give an accurate reflection of an experience at the time I saw it. I don't believe in being nasty, or badly reviewing anything unnecessarily. And yes, I've said a few bad things about certain places before now. Anyone who ever had the chore of reading my comments on Freeserve or GE Money will know that.
In accordance with the the new BBC 'Guidelines on Employees Personal Weblogs and Webspaces', I am hereby informing you that I, Andrew Paul Bowden, have a personal website that includes a weblog.
So BBC News's first ever proper mainstream blog launched today, as Nick Robinson's Newslog appeared, cunningly hosted on on blogs.bbc.co.uk.
On the day that we found out about the first UK blogger to be sacked by his employer (well that we know about anyway) it's fittingly appropiate that the hot topic on part of the BBC's internal message boards was guidelines for BBC staff who blog about work stuff.