Skip to content

HTTPS clone URL

Subversion checkout URL

You can clone with
or
.
Download ZIP
branch: gh-pages
Fetching contributors…

Cannot retrieve contributors at this time

207 lines (118 sloc) 8.088 kB
<!doctype html>
<!--[if lt IE 7]> <html class="no-js lt-ie9 lt-ie8 lt-ie7" lang="en"> <![endif]-->
<!--[if IE 7]> <html class="no-js lt-ie9 lt-ie8" lang="en"> <![endif]-->
<!--[if IE 8]> <html class="no-js lt-ie9" lang="en"> <![endif]-->
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge,chrome=1">
<title> Blog (de)Portal | Divya Manian</title>
<meta name="author" content="Divya Manian">
<meta name="description" content="And how do blogs &#8216;die&#8217;?
The comment above, believes that blogs exist as shortcuts to e-fame. But really, blogs are pages for your &hellip;">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
<link rel="canonical" href="http://nimbupani.github.com/blog/blog-deportal.html">
<link href="/blog/stylesheets/screen.css" rel="stylesheet">
<script src="/blog/javascripts/modernizr-2.0.js"></script>
<link href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/nimbupani" rel="alternate" title="Divya Manian" type="application/atom+xml">
</head>
<body >
<div class="container">
<div class="content">
<header role="banner"> <h1><a href="/blog/">Divya Manian</a></h1>
<h2><a class="twitter" href="https://twitter.com/divya">twitter</a> <a class="rss" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/nimbupani">RSS Feed</a> <a class="youtube" href="http://youtube.com/nimbupani">Youtube Channel</a></h2>
</header>
<nav class="sitenav"><form action="http://google.com/search" method="get">
<fieldset role="search">
<input type="hidden" name="q" value="site:nimbupani.github.com/blog" />
<input class="search" type="text" name="q" results="0" placeholder="Search"/>
</fieldset>
</form>
<a href="/blog/">Home</a>
<a href="/blog/blog/archives">Archives</a>
<a href="/blog/about">About</a>
</nav>
<article>
<nav class="article">
<a class="previous" href="/blog/accenture.html" title=" Accenture">❬</a>
<a class="next" href="/blog/asian-financial-crisis-1997.html" title=" Asian Financial Crisis 1997">❭</a>
</nav>
<header>
<time datetime="2003-09-13T00:00:00-07:00" pubdate><span class='month'>Sep</span> <span class='day'>13</span> <span class='year'>2003</span></time>
<h1 class="entry-title"><a href="/blog/blog-deportal.html"> Blog (de)Portal</a></h1>
</header>
<div class="entry-content"><p>And how do blogs &#8216;die&#8217;?
The comment above, believes that blogs exist as shortcuts to e-fame. But really, blogs are pages for your personal expression and for a few others who matter. A blog may be like your kid&#8217;s first sketch of Mickey Mouse thats framed in your drawing room. Come what may, you wouldnt like to throw the &#8216;masterpiece&#8217; out of your room. Creations which others view with disdain but which you are extremely proud of. A blog can&#8217;t die unless the owner wants it to. Sometimes, blogs are like online personal diaries. Blogs provide a personal perspective to the world&#8217;s happenings. You can&#8217;t not read what a guy from Afganistan has to say about Talibans (more interesting if he turns out to be one of them) or what an Iraqi has to say about Americans. Moreover, you get to hear the real story. From the horse&#8217;s mouth.</p>
<p>I would like to believe that blogs exist for the sake of exisiting - a form of personal expression. Blogs needn&#8217;t be &#8216;Blog Portals&#8217;. If they become &#8216;Portals&#8217; they lose the identity of a blog. I guess blog portals would be better off as a Forum with the Moderator being the author of the &#8216;Portal&#8217;. When the personal touch vanishes so will the blog.</p>
</div>
<footer>
<p class="meta">This post was posted by
<a href="/blog/about.html">Divya Manian</a>
on
<time datetime="2003-09-13T00:00:00-07:00" pubdate><span class='month'>Sep</span> <span class='day'>13</span> <span class='year'>2003</span></time> in
.
</p>
</footer>
</article>
<section>
<h1>Comments</h1>
<div id="disqus_thread" aria-live="polite"><noscript>Please enable JavaScript to view the <a href="http://disqus.com/?ref_noscript">comments powered by Disqus.</a></noscript>
</div>
</section>
</div>
</div>
<aside id="articles">
<h2>Posts on Web Development</h2>
<ul>
<li><a href="/blog/this-revolution-needs-new-revolutionaries.html">This revolution needs new revolutionaries</a></li>
<li><a href="/blog/some-css-transition-hacks.html">Some CSS Transition hacks</a></li>
<li><a href="/blog/safe-css-defaults.html">Safe CSS Defaults</a></li>
<li><a href="/blog/unplugged-2011.html">Unplugged 2011</a></li>
<li><a href="/blog/bokeh-with-css3-gradients.html">Bokeh with CSS3 Gradients</a></li>
<li><a href="/blog/making-pure-css3-demos-better.html">Making "Pure CSS3" demos better</a></li>
<li><a href="/blog/web-opener-at-opera.html">Web Opener at Opera</a></li>
<li><a href="/blog/current-color-in-css.html">Current Color in CSS</a></li>
<li><a href="/blog/css-vocabulary.html">CSS Vocabulary</a></li>
<li><a href="/blog/active-web-development.html">Active Web Development</a></li>
<li><a href="/blog/sexy-css3-buttons.html">Sexy CSS3 Buttons</a></li>
<li><a href="/blog/accessible-css-barcharts.html">Accessible CSS Barcharts</a></li>
<li><a href="/blog/svg-is-coming.html">SVG is coming!</a></li>
<li><a href="/blog/wee-marquee.html">Wee! Marquee</a></li>
<li><a href="/blog/vignettes-with-css3-box-shadows.html">Vignettes with CSS3 Box Shadows</a></li>
<li><a href="/blog/drop-shadows-with-css3.html">Drop Shadows with CSS3</a></li>
<li><a href="/blog/diversity.html">Diversity</a></li>
<li><a href="/blog/notes-from-javascript-n00b.html">Notes from a JavaScript n00b</a></li>
<li><a href="/blog/spacing-out-on-css-namespaces.html">Spacing Out on CSS Namespaces</a></li>
<li><a href="/blog/notes-from-html5-readiness-hacking.html">Notes from HTML5 Readiness Hacking</a></li>
<li><a class="btn" href="/blog/categories/web-development/">More</a></li>
</ul>
</aside>
<footer role="contentinfo"><p>
Copy to your heart’s content 2011 - Divya Manian -
<span class="credit">Powered by <a href="http://octopress.org">Octopress</a></span>
</p>
</footer>
<script type="text/javascript">
var disqus_shortname = 'nimbublog';
var disqus_developer = 1;
var disqus_url = 'http://nimbupani.com/blog-deportal.html';
var disqus_identifier = 'http://nimbupani.com/blog-deportal.html';
(function () {
var dsq = document.createElement('script'); dsq.type = 'text/javascript'; dsq.async = true;
dsq.src = 'http://' + disqus_shortname + '.disqus.com/embed.js';
(document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0] || document.getElementsByTagName('body')[0]).appendChild(dsq);
}());
</script>
<script type="text/javascript">
(function(){
var twitterWidgets = document.createElement('script');
twitterWidgets.type = 'text/javascript';
twitterWidgets.async = true;
twitterWidgets.src = 'http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';
document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(twitterWidgets);
})();
</script>
<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script>window.jQuery || document.write('<script src="js/libs/jquery-1.7.0.min.js"><\/script>')</script>
<script src="/blog/javascripts/octopress.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body>
</html>
Jump to Line
Something went wrong with that request. Please try again.