Word comes from Dick and others that the Salon Weblog community in which I and many others got our start may be winding down. Buddhist though I may be, I admit to being sad to hear this, even though I’ve long since left that community. It was through that community–a community that fostered more than a few notable books–that I got to know many of the people that appear along the right side of this page. Its apparent pending demise should at least be noted.
Yet for those of you who have been part of the community and have moved on, or would like to move on, but would also like to maintain some connection to that community, I might be able to help. Karen Armstead was able to get some AppleScript code from Christian Crumlish that allows former Salon Webloggers to have updates to their now diasporal Weblogs continue to appear on Salon’s Recently Changed Weblogs page. What does that mean? It means that if you have a Mac running OS X, you can host your Weblog somewhere other than Salon’s servers, using software other than Radio UserLand, but still have updates to your Weblog noted by Salon. (Separately, it’s also possible to have visits to your Weblog counted on Salon’s Rankings by Page-Reads page.) If this is something you’re interested in, let me know.