Quak​erQuak​er​.org, new home to the blog watch

I’ve moved the Quak­er Blog Watch mate­r­i­al to a new web­site, Quak​erQuak​er​.org. It’s more-or-less the same mate­r­i­al with more-or-less the same design but the project has become pop­u­lar enough that it seems like a good time to send it off on its own. I hope to find ways of mak­ing it more col­lab­o­ra­tive in the near-future.

You can sub­scribe to the Quak­erQuak­er Watch via Blog­lines or to the dai­ly email by fol­low­ing the links. If you’re already fol­low­ing the Watch in a sub­scrip­tion read­er, you should change the source of the feed to http://​feeds​.quak​erquak​er​.org/​q​u​a​ker if you don’t want to miss out on any future inno­va­tions. If you have the Watch cur­rent­ly list­ed in your blog’s side­bar you won’t have to change anything.

At some point when the dust of the move has set­tled (and I have the new Quak​erfind​er​.org launched as part of my FGC work), I’ll take a moment to wax philo­soph­i­cal about the evo­lu­tion of this project and will toss out a few ideas about where it might go in the future. In the mean­time, let me know if any­thing is bro­ken, con­fused or gram­mat­i­cal­ly mangled.
A kind of ret­ro­spec­tive his­to­ry of the project is avail­able on the “quak­erquak­er thread”:http://www.nonviolence.org/martink/quakerquaker/ of the Ranter.

  • A quick note, dear Mar­tin, to say how much I have enjoyed see­ing the fruit of your lead­ing and faith­ful­ness emerge here and elsewhere.
    Blessings,
    Liz, The Good Raised Up

  • BUT WHERE’S THE BABY THEO SAYS “AH-HA” SOUND FILE!?

  • Hi Dave Carl: Oh no!, you’re right, it went miss­ing. The page was up (“Theo says Ah-ha”:/martink/theo_says_ahha.php) but the audio got left behind in the trans­fer of the Non​vi​o​lence​.org serv­er a few months ago (which was tan­gen­tial­ly relat­ed to the Quak​erQuak​er​.org devel­op­ment in that I want­ed to have my web­sites con­sol­i­dat­ed). Now it’s back, ready to upload into the shiny new IPods every­one got for Christmas…

  • Dave Carl

    All’s right in the world then. Sounds like he’s mak­ing a good start on vocal ministry!

  • Hey Mar­tin,
    Your blog watch side­bar seems more dynam­ic these days… the lit­tle head­lines appear­ing first, fol­lowed by sum­maries nudg­ing in underneath.
    To use the geek­ster buzz­words, are you cook­ing with extra AJAX good­ness these days?
     — Mitch

  • Hi Mitch:
    <geek_alert> no, no AJAX, I’m afraid. Most of the changes you’re see­ing is sim­ple CSS, which I’m get­ting more adept at in my sometimes-random self-taught way. The oth­er vis­i­ble change is that the feed runs through Feed­burn­er, which adds the Tech­no­rati links (it also allows me to do non-intrusive track­ing, e.g., now I know which posts peo­ple click on).<geek_alert>
    The change that’s not vis­i­ble on the Quak­er Ranter side­bar (but is at Quak­erQuak­er) is that the link selec­tions are now col­lab­o­ra­tive. I asked some of the blog­gers to join with me in this. No one should be offend­ed that I didn’t ask them: the folks I asked were those I con­sis­tent­ly saw were com­ment­ing on great posts before I had seen or linked to them.