New blog of the day…Phil Sim

I love it when people tell me about a blogger who has very few readers, just started blogging, and is writing interesting stuff. Phil Sim’s blog just got emailed to me today and I liked it. Love his tag line too:

Please stop here for a Web 2.0 reality check.

Heheh. I don’t agree with him about structured blogging. The trick there is to make the tools do it. WordPress, for instance, lets me easily choose categories. Now, what if I could select “review” or put in a map position or URL to match it with.

But, his post on needing a longer tail in blogging is interesting. The tail is growing. It’s just really hard to find new bloggers right now. Why? Cause our search engines aren’t all that great at finding new things. Google/MSN/Yahoo are great at finding existing blogs that have gotten noticed. Stick “Web 2.0” into any of those and you’ll find interesting blogs. But, go to Technorati/Feedster/IceRocket and stick “Web 2.0” into those and you’ll get dreck. Ugh.

Memeorandum is cool, but only covers two communities today. What about if you’re looking for a scrapbooking blogger? A model blogger? A trucker who blogs? Sorry, no way.

Is search done? No way! Quick, find Phil in a search engine.

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24 thoughts on “New blog of the day…Phil Sim

  1. You know, if someone were to take a short, objective survey of how many times you use “scrapbooking blogs” as an example, one might just start to think there’s another side of Scoble we don’t know about 🙂

    I’m going to have my wife send you a new Web 2.0 certified t-shirt > “I’m scrapbooking this”.

    “I’m blogging this” is totally Web 1.0.

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  2. You know, if someone were to take a short, objective survey of how many times you use “scrapbooking blogs” as an example, one might just start to think there’s another side of Scoble we don’t know about 🙂

    I’m going to have my wife send you a new Web 2.0 certified t-shirt > “I’m scrapbooking this”.

    “I’m blogging this” is totally Web 1.0.

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  3. Wow, did I think I was being original or what? New blogger here–I saw an opening to plug my blog on Scoble’s blog, but I am going to resist the urge instead I’ll say. Nice call–Squash is a good read and I’m a sucker for people that use the word “poo” well.

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  4. Wow, did I think I was being original or what? New blogger here–I saw an opening to plug my blog on Scoble’s blog, but I am going to resist the urge instead I’ll say. Nice call–Squash is a good read and I’m a sucker for people that use the word “poo” well.

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  5. For a while, I got you confused with Michael Sims. But then I thought, didn’t you used to play for the NY Giants.

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  6. For a while, I got you confused with Michael Sims. But then I thought, didn’t you used to play for the NY Giants.

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  7. With respect, Robert, I don’t agree with your point:
    “It’s just really hard to find new bloggers right now. Why? Cause our search engines aren’t all that great at finding new things.”

    MSN Search and Google (and others) can find the new stuff, no problem. My own problem is, they can’t classify it in the way I need.

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  8. With respect, Robert, I don’t agree with your point:
    “It’s just really hard to find new bloggers right now. Why? Cause our search engines aren’t all that great at finding new things.”

    MSN Search and Google (and others) can find the new stuff, no problem. My own problem is, they can’t classify it in the way I need.

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  9. I still think its more of a problem with the lack of quality content (tech, politics and a few other sectors aside) than being able to find them. Or maybe I only think that because I can’t find them. What sound does a blog make if noone can find it on a search engine to read it?

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  10. I still think its more of a problem with the lack of quality content (tech, politics and a few other sectors aside) than being able to find them. Or maybe I only think that because I can’t find them. What sound does a blog make if noone can find it on a search engine to read it?

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