The Robot Co-op

The Blog, take two

July 26, 2005 · 5 Comments

We sort of joke about how bad we are at maintaining the Robot Co-op blog. It’s not a very funny joke, but it made me start thinking about why that was. I mean, we spend all day every day thinking about what we’re working on, and enjoying it, why do we find it so painful to share some of that excitement on the blog? For me, it came down to feeling like we always talked about ourselves and that’s not really a whole lot of fun. Ideally, like the wonderful flickr blog, our blog might be better served as a place to highlight interesting people, interesting things that they are doing, and interesting places that they are going.

And since we’re all Ruby on Rails enthusiasts, we figured it was time to move the blog over to the quite elegant Typo weblog publishing engine. This made it easy to customize things so that we could easily highlight people, goals, places, and entries on our end when posting a new entry.

In any case, hopefully this will help encourage us to be a little more open about the things we’re passionate about at the co-op.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • Lee // July 27, 2005 at 4:09 pm | Reply

    Nice work Robots. I’m diggin the new blog- it really highlights some of the cool things you guys are up to…

  • Erik Benson // July 27, 2005 at 5:04 pm | Reply

    Thanks Lee. Yeah, hopefully this is more in line with the kind of thing we want to write about… as evidenced by a record number of posts today. At some point we’re going to start inviting guest writers if you’re interested.

  • dwlt // July 28, 2005 at 5:41 am | Reply

    That was weird. Just thought I’d check out the blog to see if there were any updates, clicked through and my first thought was “oh, it’s more like the Flickr blog now, that’s cool”.

    Then I scrolled down, and saw this entry, where you explicitly mentioned the self-same blog.

    It’s almost like there is some sort of _telepathic communication_ going on here.

    Idea for possible cool comment/43 integration: as well providing a link to my blog, how about also providing link(s) through to my 43Things and 43Places? Just like you do for yourselves on the sidebar there.

    It’s kind of a shame you weren’t doing this when we had our “party”: but we’ll be having “another one”: soon, it seems :-D

  • Goal Setting Michael // August 8, 2005 at 11:23 pm | Reply

    Good Job, just the thing I was looking for.

  • Robbie // September 28, 2005 at 11:16 pm | Reply

    I’ve been out of the loop here for the past couple of weeks because I’ve been busy accomplishing some of my 43Things. Just wanted to tell y’all that I love what you’ve done with the place. I look forward to exploring it all soon.

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