Bye Bye Bloglet!

I was not quite aware of how many readers have subscribed to this blog through Email. Today I checked Bloglet and found that there are 50+ readers who have subscribed, but as usual, Bloglet indicated that the emails were not being sent lately.

Bloglet’s has been one of the most unique and pioneering service, but apart from long unexplained down times the biggest problem with their free service has been – its conflict with the feeds, for instance it was never able to read JRoller RSS feed and kept on throwing the error “String was not recognized as a valid DateTime.” I remember having logged this bug but it remains unattended to date.

Today I came across FeedBlitz, a similar service. The thing that I obviously liked was it allowed me to import all the Bloglet subscriptions. Another virtue: it recognizes Atom Feeds, a feature that Bloglet lacked, so I can now have the email subscribers to my Hindi blog, hitherto depending on the Yahoo groups service, back to this system perhaps. Feel sad to say, but so long Bloglet!

Interesting findings

MIT Media Laboratory has this interesting Survey going on, click the image to take it. Though the results would change as more and more people take the survey, here are some interesting findings on the Blogging scenario:

  • There are more female bloggers than male (did you expect that?)
  • While people started blogging as early as 1996, the surge has been between 2002-2004.
  • Majority of bloggers are in the age-group 23-25.
  • Most of the bloggers
    • maintain a single blog
    • read 10-25 blogs everyday
    • don't know how long they will continue blogging
    • believe 90% of their blogs are on personal matter

[Link via: Chandru]

Tanmay is 3 today

Happy birthday Bubu!Today my son Tanmay is 3 years old. He and wife are with my parents and I wish I could hug him and wish him a very happy birthday.

Hearty wishes son for a long, healthy and happy life. We love you very much!