Blogosphere in Bamberg growing rapidly?!

Friday, May 12. 2006

A few days ago coyote asked, whether “we” are really the Blogosphere in Bamberg. This “we” was related mainly to all of the bloggers, which are from Bamberg and currently on my Blogroll. My pragmatic answer to this question was: “If there are new bloggers – we will find out sooner or later. And now thanks to Wuschel, Coyote and Zed I found a few new Blogs:

Obviously Dr. Schmidt is inspiring people to start blogging with his seminar about blogs.. The very best to all of the new bloggers from me - I hope you can keep it up!

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10 good reasons to blog in a foreign language

Wednesday, March 8. 2006

Sabine inspired me to this post, talking about the German spelling reform. I had this issue covered through an article analysing why blogging for me in English is the right decision. But I think there is a more humorous approach to this question, so here are my reasons:

10. No worries about local spelling reforms.

09. You will attract foreign readers, who will try to convince you of their issues “Buy Viagra and Cialis for only….”

08. You can write things in a subtle way, some readers might not understand (Sorry, no practical examples on that, since I want to keep you in the dark about some all of those subtle hints).

07. Looking up words in a big dictionary will help you to get really fast in using indexes or might even train some muscles, if the dictionary is only heavy enough. (Luckily I’m using a computer dictionary ;-))

06. The question why you are using a foreign language is always a nice issue to discuss about “You are German, you should write in German, too!”…

05. It is really nice to explore linguistic niceties looking up words in a dictionary. How else would you ever get to learn that a “wet blanket” and “to be prone to tears” are not related?

04. It still something foreign and mistakes using that language will be forgiven easier in comparison to mistakes in you native language.

03. You get additional value to your posts by misunderstanding caused by wrong wordings “He is not in anymore” vs. “he already left the office”.

02. You can improve in this language: “Me English is no powderful! English is not my mother’s toung-la!”

01. A lot of false friends you might get acquainted to (actually I will eventually finish this list now!).

P.S. Greetings go to Simon a blogger from Malaysia who has been writing tons of funny Top10 lists.

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Hello blog visitors - Who are you? Please comment!

Wednesday, March 1. 2006

Having a short chitchat with Jan this monday, I mentioned that I have no explanation for the overwhelming number of visits to my site (10999 in February). I know that a few of my friends are loyal readers of my blog. But most of them have never commented here yet. So today I ask a favour from every visitor - it isn't much but if you are reading this posting, please make a short comment here, and unveil yourself. If I don't know you personally it would be nice, if you would also mention, how you found my blog. And as I said earlier: comments in German are also fine!

Now, I'm really curious...

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Thursday, January 12. 2006

Jan Yesterday I finally had the pleasure to attend a talk of my friend Jan Schmidt. He was reporting on "social software and the practice and consequences of online based networking". The talk was a real premiere, since Jan was the first speaker at the Stammtisch who is not a member of the the faculty of information systems and applied computer science. It didn't take Jan too long to grip the audience with his exciting talk. So it was one of the longest talks we ever had, but the intensive discussion afterwards showed, that this was no problem. I think everybody got a good overview on Jan's current research issues and I found a lot of interesting issues from inside the blogosphere:

Almost forgot to tell you that the pictures I took at this event are already online here.

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