August 30, 2004

BlogWrite Free Software

I am trying to write again the one I posted and lost.

I have downloaded and installed BlogWrite free software. It was so easy to install.You may be interested in getting it and other software tools. You may access here to see list of tools.

Now I'mtrying out how it works. I can make a link but faliled to paste image with this tool because Atom API does not support uploading local file, even though BlogWrite does have such function. I'll try it on the other site to see how it works. In any case It seems to be easy and simple to use.

Let's see how it appear on the blog site. In any case I will try to manage blogs with this.

August 20, 2004

Trying out blogging services

I started looking for bloggers and blogging services both in US and Japan and realized there are so many services for free even in Japan. Many bloggers provide very useful contents and information which help me a lot to gather data quickly and to find information I need. Things has changed a great deal since mid 1990s when I run an Internet service company, Silicon Valley in the US.

I have compiled a list of blogging service providers in Japan. Total of 48 companies at least now compete each other and mostly for free of charge. I wonder how their business model works for long. You may take a look at the list of such providers.

I am so greatful with those bloggers who provide me a lot of information regarding blogging services. I learned quickly about blog and bloggers nowadays. They are more advanced than I expected. However I need to try out several blogging services for a while. At this moment I can't tell which service would work better for me.

August 08, 2004

It's great to have my own blog site

Long time ago, late 1980's, I have been an active online user like a blogger nowadays. Blogger... it's a buzz word since 1996 when guru only enjoyed to post their thoughts on the forums, news group, online community sites. When I started posting something, talking to people from other cultural backgrounds, and chatting occasionally, it was so expensive to continue being online via telephone line internationally especially between US and Japan. Even in the mid 1990's, fanatic online chatters and/or gamers in japan payed over 1000 dollars a month ! Yes, it's crazy but true story. I do know it because I was involved in the virtual world community services which had hundreds of thousands of users, though still just a few people. People know each other and live actually in the virtual world on the web.

Nowadays, vast of people who come and go through web, everybody seems to be stranger with no face and to feel lonely. It is hard to find someone with whom I could enjoy talking, to exchange opinion on different agenda, and to learn each other. Last several years, I have tried to change my life style and failed for some reason. I prefer to live in the country away from city and to talk to people from various cultural backgrounds in the world.

I started renewing my homepages where I intend to put various contents I already have. It will take longer time to organize than I expect. I just try to blog on a few blogger site and to find a better site for me. Blogger.com seems to be good because it's so easy to create and I like the structure, look and feel templates give. I will come back when I find time to blog here.