Monday, December 26, 2005

Time to move into the 21st Century

The problem with being an early adopter is you sometimes get stuck in old ways of doing things. I like to say I’ve had a blog since long before such things were fashionable, and, indeed, since 1990, I’ve been posting regular online updates about my career, first in CompuServe’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Forum (the command “GO SAWYER” would take you there from anywhere on CompuServe), then for a while also on GEnie, and, later, on my own website at — you can find update posts there going back to 1999.

But creating blog posts by hand with an ASCII editor seems a roundabout way of doing it these days, and so I’m switching to Blogger (although the blog will still be physically hosted on my website).

I’m going to start 2006 with this new version of my blog. For those looking for older posts, they’re still available on my website:If you’re looking for blog entries related to the Rob and Bob Tour — the fourteen days Robert J. Sawyer and Robert Charles Wilson spent on the road together in the spring of 2005, promoting their novels Mindscan and Spin — those entries are here and here.

So, to the future!  Happy New Year, everyone!


At December 26, 2005 11:33 PM , Blogger Tobias S. Buckell said...

Hi Rob, nice new blog. I just found that you had an RSS feed off your site and followed it through to this. Best of luck with it, I've found a blog absolutely instrumental to finding and connecting with my friends and readers and collegues :-)

At December 27, 2005 6:47 AM , Blogger Michael A. Burstein said...

Yay! Good to see you moving your blog with the times.

What is the RSS feed?

At December 27, 2005 9:22 AM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

Hi, Toby and Michael. Thanks for dropping by!

I'm new to RSS. I think the feed is:

Please let me know if that's correct, and if there's anything else I have to do to enable syndication, or to make it easier for users. Thanks!

At December 27, 2005 9:23 AM , Blogger Lou_Sytsma said...

Love the new look Rob! Very nice.

At December 27, 2005 11:37 AM , Blogger TimothyPilgrim said...

Isn't it nice to have a refreshing change once in a while? I used to also just do ASCII for blogging and whatnot, but I've found Blogger to offer a really good service, and it's great for my podcast. Good work Rob, I'll be checking often.

At December 27, 2005 11:47 AM , Blogger Tobias S. Buckell said...

The RSS feed is working just fine and loaded into my RSS feedreader ;-)

At December 28, 2005 10:28 PM , Blogger Michael A. Burstein said...

I shall syndicate the feed onto LiveJournal!

At December 29, 2005 2:42 AM , Blogger Ryan Oakley said...

Hi Rob. Blog's looking good. You might want to try Feedburner. Technorati also provides some interesting services. Plus you might want to turn on the word verification to keep the spam away.

At January 21, 2006 10:21 AM , Anonymous Richard Owl Mirror said...

Being a prolific writer, would you consider writing about the "De Lay & Da Ney" culture in America?

Richard Owl Mirror


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