For a couple of years I've been pointing out to students that WordPress can be used for sites that don't really look "bloggish." (http://rstepno.wordpress.com | http://bstepno.wordpress.com | http://stepno.wordpress.com/just-for-326-demo | and http://jheroes.com)
But I'd never tried using Blogger that way -- or noticed anyone doing the kinds of things Jimbo is doing. Here's the list from his "about" page:
- Jimbo's OTR Podcast
- OTR Books
- Silent Radio
- Jimbo's OTR Buffet
- Imagined Plots of Vic and Sade
- otr photo
- Billboard Magazine OTR Review Index
- OTR People
- Vic and Sade Characters
- Comic Weekly Man
- Golden Age Newspapers
- OTR Advertisements
- Say Hello To...
- OTR Casts
- The Mixed-up World of Uncle Fletcher
- Unfishul Lum and Abner Dictionary
- Peabody's Peabrain
- OTR Audio Interviews
- Vic and Sade Notebook
- The Crazy World of Vic and Sade
On second thought, "prolific" is a pretty weak word for all of that! I sent him a note via Twitter to find out if he had any magic tricks up his sleeve. Yup, there IS a secret: "Hundreds of hours of work." And that was just for his Billboard Magazine OTR Review Index http://bbotr.blogspot.com -- a terrific mashup of Google's archive of digitized Billboard magazines, searched, "clipped" and indexed for folks interested in particular radio programs.
That site in particular should be a great resource -- and role model/inspiration -- for other kinds of "media history" researchers, like my friend Bill Kovarik, author of Revolutions in Communication and its accompanying website, and his students.