Well waddaya know? Blogging about my productivity dry spell seems to have broken my productivity dry spell, at least in the blogging department. Though I'm not sure that blogging about blogging quite qualifies as breaking the dry spell, yet here I go.
Lots of Blogger users seem to be migrating to TypePad. Lemming that I am, I checked it out, but it looks like a gigantic rip-off to me. I don't really want to pay for my blog anyway, and the lowest price scale over there is very light on the features.
My little peek at the neighbors' lawn did inspire me to check out the Blogger homepage (which I typically bypass with a bookmark to my "create post" page), where I discovered that they've been adding all sorts of new features to compete. They have a partnership with a new photo site called Flickr, so since people have asked, I've put up some pictures of Radish here.
Blogger (which is owned by Google) is also offering Gmail accounts to all its members. I don't need a Gmail account. I have email with my cable modem, and I use Entourage (ie, Outlook) and have never much cared for web-based email. But I got a Gmail account, because it seems to be the thing to do. I know people who are begging for invitations, and I've had one sitting on my Blogger homepage for who knows how long? So I'm cool. I have a Gmail account. Envy me. Am I still cool if I never actually use it?