[sumo] Trying to blog - Yokozuna's 20th Yusho Party

Martina Lunau martina.lunau at googlemail.com
Sun Apr 29 10:35:26 EDT 2007

If I can throw in my two yen, dollar, euro or whatever, I like the format on
blogspot. Yes you have to register, if you want to leave a comment, but this
should be no problem.

So thanks for the nice report and good luck for your blog ! :-)

Best wishes
Martina Fay

2007/4/29, Barbara Ann <baklein at attglobal.net>:
> I hope you all will bear with me. If you dislike me and my posts, as I
> know
> some of you do, just delete right here without sending me nasty missives,
> thank you very much.
> What I am trying to do is set up a blog. I started one a couple of years
> ago, but just never had the time or inclination to continue since I was 1)
> working for pay, and 2) editing SFM, both of which I heartily enjoyed, of
> course, but which, together, took up an enormous part of my time. Well, I
> want to start again, perhaps in preparation for a real publication (read
> minor issuance not for profit or money "book") and I have continued with
> my
> old site, http://sumobarbara.blogspot.com <
> http://sumobarbara.blogspot.com/>
> , but I don't like the layout options. It's difficult to organize and to
> edit, and the photo hosting is really nil. Next, I took space on
> http://sumobaba.vox.com <http://sumobaba.vox.com/>  . It's very good, very
> easy and, if you take a look, there are features like enlarging photos
> that
> I can't do on blogspot. For now, blogspot just has links to vox for the
> enlargements. Vox also hosts more photos than just the ones that accompany
> my text. This sounds like a no-brainer, with vox winning hands down,
> except
> for this: if anyone wants to post a comment on vox, he/she has to
> register.
> I did that for a while before I did my blog on vox (registered so that I
> could comment on someone else's blog) and I never was a spam victim, which
> was a great fear. Vox really does respect one's privacy.  The thing is
> that
> it's a pain in the (ahem) neck for many to register. I don't know if there
> is a comment facility on blogspot because I am always recognized when I go
> to my site there, but as I said, I don't think the layout is
> reader-friendly..
> ANYWAY, any comments or suggestions will be most welcomed and appreciated
> because I do want to share with anyone who is interested in mainly my sumo
> (real life) stories, although there will be times when I write about other
> aspects of life - like my passion for the New York Yankees (no rude
> remarks
> at their performance to date, please - I've been shouting enough epithets
> at
> the TV myself since April 2.)
> So, that's my story for now. Let me know what you think.
> Thanks so much,
> Barbara
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