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Sunday, October 23, 2005

  Cleaning up the conversation

Blogger has finally instituted a means of preventing blog spam via the classic "type in the characters of this picture" method. I like it, except that I would prefer not to have to type it in when writing drafts, just on the final post.

I had been thinking seriously about putting adwords on my blog in recent weeks, in part because I'd like to be able to justify to myself the effort required to write bigger pieces... when I discovered that many of my old entries had 10 to 15 entries of blog spam on them. Yuck! How am I going to clean all this up? I hope there's a bulk comment editor in the works....

And do I really want to add to the noise level on the net?

Naw, I'm just going to clean this up and remain ad-free for a while. I wouldn't mind doing some sort of combination scheme - make a micropayment and get no ads, don't and get ads, but I don't know how to make blogger do that. (I've also long thought about getting off of blogger, too, but I don't have time... highest on my list is getting dragon dictate working again so I can do larger pieces more effectively)

Another idea - commercializing and leveraging the power of a blogroll association - where there is one login across a huge number of bloggers - would perhaps make the micropayment idea a reality.
 
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