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Posted on Friday, March 16th, 2007

Dave!This is the conclusion of TequilaCon Week here at Blogography...

Gee, can it really have been a week since I flew off to Portland and the wonders of TequilaCon? Apparently so.

One of the hazards of attending a blogging event packed with talented, clever, interesting people is that you leave with a big pile of new links for your blogroll. This is a happy event if your blog is new and your blogroll is empty. But if you've been blogging four years like I have, odds are your blogroll is already stuffed to overflowing.

Time to move my blogroll to a separate page.

Now I've got room to keep a running tally of all the bloggers I've met, but it seems a shame that I can't promote those many bloggers I enjoy but haven't met on the front page. Looks like it's time to look at finishing up my BloggerPeeps project.

The original idea of BloggerPeeps was to create an "blogger anti-network" and offer a visual directory of bloggers I read. One of my favorite parts of the project was the idea of creating a little "Peep Popper" widget which would randomly cycle through all of the BloggerPeeps members... kind of a compact blogroll with little Peep-Heads that shift in and out...

Peep Popper

I built the Peep Popper in Flash so it could do all the nifty things it needed to do, but could never get it to work right. I've made a temporary non-working widget, but still want to find somebody who knows how to program Flash ActionScript so I can have a real one.

In the meanwhile, the BloggerPeeps site is here, and there are already two amazing bloggers listed there from last year (which was when I started this project). To keep things interesting, I'll be adding a new Peep-Head every week.

Okay then... until TequilaCon 2008, I guess that's all she wrote.


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Comments

  1. kilax says:

    ActionScript is a bitch. My goal, now that I am graduating with an Architecture degree, is to take web design courses. So if all else fails, I should know ActionScript sometime in the near future and be able to help ;)

  2. BloggerPeeps is a great idea! I’ve enjoyed hearing all about TequilaCon 2007. I’m hoping I can attend next year’s.

  3. Hilly says:

    Yay, I am glad you finally did it.

    You are the master :).

  4. Diesel says:

    That’s a cool idea. I’m pretty good with JavaScript but Flash is a mystery to me.

  5. Karl says:

    Bloggerpeeps, yeah, baby!

  6. Göran says:

    Bloggerpeeps is total greatness!

  7. Laurence says:

    You are a genius…
    I love your idea !
    Great ! Merveilleux, formidable, génial, super, géant, extraordinaire, adorable, méga cool, gigantesque !!!
    Vive BloggerPeeps !!! :-)

  8. RW says:

    Hmph! I think there should be a list of those you’ve sat down with more than once!

    I know… can’t make anybody happy, huh?

    Makes me feel a little ashamed though; I didn’t manage to get any new links out of WhiskeyinRW’spantryCon.

  9. Jeff says:

    Cool. I was hoping you were going to dust this off again. SOMEBODY HELP THIS MAN FLASH!

    Oops, that didn’t come out right.

  10. Bre says:

    How fabulous that TequilaCon re-inspired you! :)

  11. Avitable says:

    That’s a cool idea. Your server has been really slow today – keeps giving me an error until I refresh, too.

  12. Mooselet says:

    I’ve been waiting patiently for Peeps, the Blogger kind that is. Wish I could help you out with the programming, but alas I know nothing about Flash.

  13. Bogup says:

    Alrighty then, maybe I will start a blog.

  14. Iron Fist says:

    Would it be similar to one of those Flickr photo badges that people put on their website? Could you mod the code from one of those as a quick hack to get it up and going?

    Although it’s on my List of Things To Learn This Year, I don’t know any ActionScript as of now, but I wouldn’t mind using this as an excuse to learn some.

  15. shari says:

    So, when you say “flash”, does that mean I can look forward to that on Thursday? No? Oh. Well then, at least we’ll be drinking.

  16. Oh, so you have my head! I’d wondered what happened to it.

  17. Dave2 says:

    Kilax… I bought a book today. Maybe it will tell me what I need to know? ActionScript is hard.

    Geeky… TequilaCon is worth the trip. :-)

    Hilly… I am so totally the master… of everything but ActionScript.

    Diesel… I am convinced there are only six people on earth who know how to use it.

    Karl… Babies are too young to blog! :-)

    Göran… We’ll see… right now it doesn’t do much. :-(

    Laurence… I’ve always been a genius…you’re just now noticing? :-)

    RW… I’ll come up with a gold star for you or something. :-D

    Jeff… I suppose it all depends on who is doing the flashing?

    Bre… Yes. It is quite fabulous, thank you. :-)

    Dan… What can I say… I’m a clever guy.

    Avitable… Yes, thank heavens I moved to Media Temple’s new “Grid Server” which has been nothing but trouble for months. I have no idea how many more months it will be until they work the bugs out.

    Mooselet… That makes you, me, and just about everybody else on earth. :-(

    Bogup… Be sure you know what you’re getting into! This blogging stuff is harder than it looks. :-)

    Iron Fist… Yeah, I made it to be a similar size to the Flickr Zeitgeist so they could stack… but I don’t know if they work the same, and don’t know how to open it up to see. :-(

    Shari… You make it sound so dirty and sordid. See you there!

    Sass… You’d be surprised what people left laying around post-TequilaCon!

  18. Tracy Lynn says:

    Dude, that idea is neat-o. I shall await further Peeps with interest.

  19. Jill says:

    When I saw today’s title, I was thinking it was going to be about marshmallow peeps :P I hope you get the widget working – it’s a great idea. Just out of curiosity.. .Why are some of the blogs highlighted on your Blogroll?

  20. kapgar says:

    Yay! It’s taking off! I’ve been dying for this. You realize that being part of BloggerPeeps was the first true reason I moved from static HTML to blogware, right?

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