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I feel guilty about moblog. Somewhere along the line, I decided that all my plant photos were just boring on moblog and I should put them somewhere else. so I have been putting them on flickr. I have been working on plant photos for a while. In the beginning it was work and now it is for me. I really feel sad when the comment I made at night on moblog is still there when I check up in the morning. Facebook has killed moblog, and most blogs. I joined Facebook for a while, and it was ok, but nothing like the contact, the wit, the fun I had here. Nothing is as slow as moblog, but it's my true home on the interwebs. I miss so many people and value those still here, but I feel like it is a ghost of itself, something that was, and is no longer. I owe something. I learned so much here, made such good friends, laughed so hard when I didn't expect it......

my flickr
and a nice hl

30th Sep 2010, 05:26  

shitake says:

Gorgeous set! And so superbly to see you again. I'm here lately, very rarely. So .. I want to say, that I could to write something very similar what about Moblog and Facebook and that all .. This is really sad situation. :(

30th Sep 2010, 06:53

swamprose says:

thank you shitake. shitake is a mushroom, after all, so no wonder you like my photos..and yes, it is sad for everyone who cares about moblog.

30th Sep 2010, 07:07

shitake says:

My pleasure,Swamprose. Sure ;) I almost forgot about my nick. .. What about Moblog maybe yet will be better ..

30th Sep 2010, 07:16

swamprose says:

I'll hang in if you will, shitake.

30th Sep 2010, 07:17

shitake says:

I will, :) I always try to be optimist.

30th Sep 2010, 07:38

Jane Doe says:

I hear you

30th Sep 2010, 10:36

rhys says:

That top one is crazy.

My Facebook account is pretty much dormant unless I get an email telling me something and I don't have a Flickr Moblog is my interwebs home too :)

30th Sep 2010, 12:12

Rich says:

Pfah, all this flash-in-the-pan flavour of the month social media stuff, we'll see who's still standing at the end of the day.

Y'all guys are awesome. Awesome and mad, obv.

30th Sep 2010, 14:17

swamprose says:

thanks for the HL. It always feels good.

and Rich, you are right--social flava of the month is facebook.

and hey, Nige, how about commenting HERE so we know you still care..

30th Sep 2010, 15:57

taniwha says:

Well said, Swamprose. It's nice to see you posing. I still hang out here despite the technical woes partly because they don't bother me that much (maybe I'm easily pleased) but mostly because I like the people. I use Facebook but that's a different gig altogether. Unlike Facebook, Moblog is an open door and an invitation, and I love it for that.

30th Sep 2010, 19:13

shitake says:

Absolutely,Taniwha. I still can't to understand why people so much like Facebook .. I have a few blogs but this kind of blog like Moblog and for example my blogs at Opera,have a something really special, personal,only these technical problems ..

30th Sep 2010, 20:50

bethmadethis says:

I agree with all the above. I don't know - I was an early adopter of the internet and I've been the last person standing on so many sites now I feel like I've seen it all before - that said none of the other places are as significant to me as here.

And also the visitor rate to the site is still pretty high.

30th Sep 2010, 21:05

Helen says:

Yummy looking mushrooms. I want to take bites out of them Alice-style.

30th Sep 2010, 21:48

bethmadethis says:

*hmms at helen*

30th Sep 2010, 21:49

Helen says:

Hey, doesn't mean that that is what I do do when I stumble upon fungi growing wild.

30th Sep 2010, 21:54

Factotum says:

I never felt as if I had to CHOOSE between Moblog and Facebook! I'm quite happy using both. They're two different groups of people, with some overlap, and serve two quite different functions. For example, I very rarely post photos on Facebook; I post photos on Moblog & occasionally link to them there from FB. On the other hand, I very rarely post a link to an interesting article on Moblog.

30th Sep 2010, 22:10

Dania says:

Gorgeous shots.

I'm new here on moblog so I don't know how it used to be, but it's starting to feel like I arrived too late... when everyone else is leaving. :(

30th Sep 2010, 22:15

bethmadethis says:

ah there's plenty of people in the cracks :) and we're glad to have you Dania!

30th Sep 2010, 22:53

Dania says:

Thank you, beth. I'm glad to be here. :)

30th Sep 2010, 23:02

crickson says:

Plus.... I'm very uncertain as to the ownership issues of pictures posted on fb. When I post on moblog I'm confident I still own the picture.

And I can't help but point out (puts science hat on) that fungi and plants are a whole different thing. Different kingdoms in fact. Just sayin'.

Spiderbaby says she'll be posting more soon. Mostly in revenge for the pirate golf 'stocks' photo. Expect to see my chins : (

30th Sep 2010, 23:28

paintist says:

the technical side is what has really slowed down my visits....but I still keep popping in...this is home. You know, we sometimes don't visit often enough but we still feel happiest there....
* edit
That top shot of a waterfall of fungus is stunning :-)

1st Oct 2010, 10:24

Dania says:

crickson: And I can't help but point out (puts science hat on) that fungi and plants are a whole different thing. Different kingdoms in fact. Just sayin'.

Not only that, but (*puts lab coat on*) fungi are actually more closely related to animals than to plants!

1st Oct 2010, 17:49

IceTwister says:

these are both amazing pictures the second one is my most favourite of the two

2nd Oct 2010, 10:31

Twiglet says:

I'm still here too, 5 years at Christmas and 6 months lurking before that. And I agree with and second everything taniwha said a little further up the page.

Mad fungi BTW!

2nd Oct 2010, 20:45

Broome_girl says:

I have have a couple of guises on moblog and it's still the place I come to talk to good friends from all over the world. Yes it's quieter now but as social networking goes through it's experimental phase, I think people will recognise the value of a site like this one.

Facebook is too much a mish mash of too many people's stuff filtering inot my site. I like Moblog better. It's more cleanly organised and attracts only the best people and works! ;-)

And Swamprose, please don't stop putting your photos up- they are so beautiful!

3rd Oct 2010, 01:10

Factotum says:

Quieter is good.

3rd Oct 2010, 02:12

nige says:

I do still care and I'm always watching, but the site's continually crawling pace has had me posting and commenting less & less over time; I didn't just decide to up and disappear one day.

More than anything your post makes me sadly nostalgic but your comment upsets me even more. I know my roots and I know what I owe to Moblog, but I also know just how much time & effort we have all contributed to the site. I am disappointed. I can't even begin to imagine how disappointed Mat must be. If Moblog ran on the love & affection of the community then I'm sure it would be speeding along. If more posting & commenting would actually make the site run quicker, then you'd better believe i'd be doing it. We all would, wouldn't we? Sadly, the site runs on Ruby and I don't know how to code it.

paintist sums it up best for me.

3rd Oct 2010, 04:33

Caine says:

Gorgeous shots, sRose. I agree with you about facebook, I think it's something of a monstrosity and I have nothing to do with it these days.

Moblog created and fueled my love of photography. The people here became my heart in many ways. I've hated seeing people be much happier with stuff like FB.

I now have broadband, but for at least two hours today, I would have sworn I was back on dial-up, moblog was so slow. This is a huge problem for everyone and if these issues aren't dealt with, people will get so frustrated they just won't bother anymore.

I do not want to see that happen, however, outside of nagging people to death about it, I have no practical way of helping. I wish I could actually do something.

5th Oct 2010, 01:17

Factotum says:

I've got to jump in and say that it's not that I'm much happier with stuff like Facebook, but point out,again, that Facebook and Moblog do not preclude one another.
The practical way of helping Moblog is to keep posting and commenting. That's actually doing quite a lot.

5th Oct 2010, 02:35

taniwha says:

I know you're still around Nige. Any truth to the rumours that a Moblog 3 is in the works?

5th Oct 2010, 10:37

Jig along says:

I'm still around and enjoy looking at any and all pics that you and other friends post up.

5th Oct 2010, 16:19

nige says:

Can't say that I've heard it t.

5th Oct 2010, 21:21

Viv says:

Funny where one finds a discussion on moblog...

perhaps after we fuelled so much excitement and hope it was harder to take and most of us have had breaks

but it still ticks over and there is hope...

best perhaps to hope quietly :)
don't make the mistake of getting too excited

it's been a special place for me and I treasure my friends here

6th Oct 2010, 10:14

Viv says:

Just looked at your flicker some lovely pics and some that were not plants that would definitely have stirred interest here- such as board games and lattes

won't comment there as I have no need for a Flicker account -lovely pics are not enough for me, but can see why you post your plants and fungi there

As Facto says different places for different needs

6th Oct 2010, 10:28

MaggieD says:

Oh dear, I have been absent from Moblog for some time, not because of any technical problems (I only ever posted once a week but did follow and comment on the site on an (almost) daily basis). My absence has been for personal reasons and I am hoping that I will soon be back posting and commenting again soon.

Moblog is still very close to my heart, I will always associate it with the warmth, humour and practical support that it gave to Alex in the time he was part of the site from his first post until his death (and from you SR in a very supportive email after his death)

I have no other internet presence (Facebook, Twitter, Flicker etc have never appealed), I am sad to hear that the site is slowing down to such an extent that people are dropping out because of it .... I am still a supporter .... and I will be back :)

6th Oct 2010, 19:14

bethmadethis says:

Looking forward to having you back Maggie :)

6th Oct 2010, 20:22

swamprose says:

well, that certainly livened up the conversation around here. I am back for good from the woods. Time to snuggle up together for winter.

9th Oct 2010, 04:29

Factotum says:

I'm putting my snow tires on.

9th Oct 2010, 05:08

Gael says:

Funnily enough, I've noticed a real flurry of activity around here lately: Joe, Matt, Alfie, test posts.
Scratches chin, very interesting...

27th Oct 2010, 08:06

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