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Why I like WordPress blogs

June 21st, 2004 · 4 Comments

This morning I left a comment on Lisa Williams’ blog and I wondered if anyone else would post one too… and how I’d remember to check back later…then I realized that Lisa now has a WordPress blog. Immediately I went to add her comment feed to my aggregator, surprised at myself that I hadn’t already done so.

What I love about WordPress blogs is that they seem to come with comment feeds automatically. I don’t know much about WP but I like this fact. Sometimes I leave comments but I don’t have time or I forget to check back and read responses. So I am becoming a big fan of comment feeds. And WordPress…hmmm…. Looks like Paul Beard might be becoming one too…

Back to Lisa… who wrote Why I Did Not Buy a Tablet PC (hey, I can send Lisa TrackBacks now too!). Her description of Rowan’s adventures with her computer made me smile, even though they seem like every parent’s nightmare.

Does anyone know whether computers are kid-tested? It’d be great to have a Parents Seal of Approval or something, to know that the computer could handle a drop of 4 or 5 feet, as Rayne commented, that it could handle a toddler dancing on the keyboard as Lisa’s did. Cinnamon toast, chai tea, sugar…how about Playdough, formula, and popsicles?! The old Samsonite commercial that featured a gorilla tossing luggage comes to mind….is there any place where kids get to test computer durability and endurance? If so, we’d be happy to sign up as a family…:-)

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Paul // Jun 22, 2004 at 8:10 am

    So far, I have been able to keep my kids away from the computers but with 5 of them and only 2 kids, it’s only a matter of time before they figure out how to get to one.

  • 2 Paul // Jun 22, 2004 at 9:51 am

    And you can add a full comment feed to your MT-based site: I thought about it when I switched from extract to full feeds. Or you can just switch to WordPress 😉

  • 3 K's Caf // Jun 22, 2004 at 8:26 pm

    TypePad Comment Feed?

    Anyone know how to get a comment feed to work on TypePad? I can’t seem to find anything about it in the help pages (although I like how they format the help pages like they are a blog…)

  • 4 ilona // Jul 6, 2004 at 7:08 am

    What? Spilled tea, dripping popsicles, cookie crumbs… I thought you were talking about me.

    ( my kids just do the ‘fingerprint the screen’ thing, ….now anyway….)