Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Aufsteigt der Strahl

This is not a blog about German poetry, though I love a number of German poems. I chose the title because I comment as "rilkefan", principally at Obsidian Wings. The url refers to a poem by guess who.

This blog may perhaps be about English poetry eventually, but for the moment I just want to have a place to direct people to my wedding page.


Blogger hilzoy said...


29/3/05 21:44  
Blogger Jay Sundahl said...

Now you should be introduced to statcounter to keep track of visitors and sate any voyeuristic needs.
Bloglet will allow readers to register for email updates. But you may want to use feedburner to make an RSS 1.0 feed for Bloglet to use instead of exposing your username and password. All free and work with blogger. You can google them if you are interested, or give me a shout.
If you have digital photos you really should try Hello, and Picasa 2 makes it easier to organize and find photos for Hello (assuming you do Windows of course). Also free.

29/3/05 22:10  
Blogger rilkefan said...

Thanks, Jay, but I intend to become world-famous as a poet, not a blogger, so I don't anticipate a lot of return visitors (I figure I can manage about a milliGary if I put in more effort than I have time to) - thus for the moment at least I'll abstain.

Thanks for the suggestion to try this.

29/3/05 22:30  
Blogger Jackmormon said...

Congratulations--on the wedding and the blog!

And I love carrot cake. Normal wedding cake is dry and boring. You're getting married in the Bay Area; the guests won't be shocked if you depart from the standard.

30/3/05 06:40  
Blogger Voter Mom said...

Conga rats!!!

30/3/05 07:41  
Blogger Jay Sundahl said...

You might consider changing the settings to allow anonymous posts, at least if you want to converse with friends. The need to register with blogger may stop some people (like Edward :}. Blogger doesn't help with the language it presents to someone who is not signed in. On the other hand, you may get comment spam.

You can turn off comments for a more webpage approach, or use a members only model. I haven't tried member's only, so I don't know how (un)friendly it is.

30/3/05 08:41  
Blogger Jay Sundahl said...

Oh, and you are welcome. You may be cursing me and blogger before you are through though. It can be flakey at times. Frequently lately.

30/3/05 08:59  
Blogger rilkefan said...

We decided to go with an almond cake with raspberry puree filling and Italian meringue buttercream frosting. The puree lends a nice moistness. Also a chocolate cake with either caramel buttercream or perhaps amaretto or raspberry filling.

There will be carrot cake on Sunday after the wedding at the open house, though...

30/3/05 12:03  
Blogger Jay Sundahl said...

We did banana cake for our wedding 23 years ago. I didn't hear any complaints, but I didn't listen very hard.

Did you disable compose mode for a reason? Or does it default off? It's at the bottom of the basic settings. It gives you a spell checker (it comes up in a popup window so you have to allow popups for your blog.)

30/3/05 14:06  
Blogger rilkefan said...

I just turned the blog on and went with the defaults. I approve of spellchecking (I thought of posting a list of words I'm going to misspell) so will try to set it up after work.

30/3/05 14:13  
Blogger rilkefan said...

So the compose option was on by default - the spell-checking wysiwyg editor doesn't appear to be available for comments.

30/3/05 21:06  
Blogger Jay Sundahl said...

I was just coming back here to point out the comments thing, since it just hit me in the face in my testing. Good luck with everything.

30/3/05 21:23  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on both blog and weddingpage Rilkefan. We had a hugh cake with passionfruit on our wedding - which happened to be a really wonderfull day.

Marjolein (Dutchmarbel)

31/3/05 08:52  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Respighi's Fountains of Rome has a section which is a musical impression of this poem's fountain.

Also, typo in the first word.

31/3/05 14:13  
Blogger rilkefan said...

Wie peinlich. Thanks for the catch, anon. Maybe I can find a sample of the Respighi to link to...

31/3/05 14:27  

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