Well the “Possibly Related Posts feature” seems to be working. Today morning I saw traffic to an obscure old post spike up. Apparently WordPress linked to that post as “Possibly Related” from it’s blog post announcing the New Admin Bar Design.
This feature is pretty cool. It’s linking to lesser known blogs and putting them in the public eye without you, the poster having to do anything. Robert Scoble seems to be running that feature too, and getting linked from Scoble is quite handy :)
I ran across tumblelogs a couple of weeks ago and it’s an excellent concept. Its like “mini-blogging”, you post IM conversations, quotes, links and random commentary. It probably lies somewhere between Twitter and actual blogging (Robert Scoble are you listening? ).
I’ve started a Tumble log using Tumblr’s free service at rushi.tumblr.com and posting is soo simple. All done through a simple bookmark. Give it a shot, it’s awesome.
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I’ve been using BlogJet as my blog editor of choice and version 2.0 of BlogJet was just released. After using it for a while, it’s excellent. They’ve fixed a lot of the issues with the older version and thy’ve been added a lot of new features. Directly adding YouTube videos and Flickr pictures is really nice. I like the new UI as well.
Check out the demo screencast.
Forbes published its list of the Top 25 Web Celebs. Here’s their list:
- Jessica Lee Rose aka lonelygirl15 YouTube celebrity
- Perez Hilton – Celebrity Blogger
- Markos Moulitsas Zúniga author dailykos.com – Political Blogger
- Matt Drudge Drudge Report (News Web site editor)
- Seth Godin (Marketing Guru)
- Jeff Jarvis Buzz Machine Media Critic
- Glenn Reynolds InstaPundit Political Blogger
- Amanda Congdon Video Blogger
- Robert Scoble (Political Blogger – Is that correct? I always thought Scoble is more of a Tech blogger)
- Michael Arrington (Tech Blogger)
- Ze Frank (Video Blogger)
- Jimmy Wales Wikipedia co-founder
- Harry Knowles AintItCool Movie Critic
- Frank Warren Post Secret (Online Artist)
- Cory Doctrow Boing Boing (Author and Blogger)
- Xeni JardinBoingBoing (Journalist and Blogger)
- Leo Laporte (Podcaster)
- Merlin Mann (Blogger)
- John H Hinderaker PowerOnlineBlog.com (Political Blogger)
- Charles Johnson LittleGreenFootballs.com(Political Blogger)
- Kevin Sites (War Correspondent)
- Mark Lisanti defamer.com (Entertainment Blogger)
- Jason Calacanis calacanis.com (Entrepeneur)
- Om Malik GigaOm.com (Tech Blogger)
- Violet Blue TinyNibbles.com (Sex Educator)
Regarding Robert Scoble – Can he be considered a political blogger? How many political bloggers write about the advantages of RSS and interview top tech execs? I think Forbes has it wrong here.
How many of the above are in your feed reader? How many of the above have you heard of?
Hat Tip: NewTeeVee
Technorati Tags: Forbes, Robert Scoble, Michael Arrington, Web Celebs
That is a pissed off Michael Arrington. People need to remember that TechCrunch is a full time job. They need some revenue – which in today’s worlds are ads. Due to this there will always be conflicts of interest, tell me one publication which legitimately doesn’t have a conflict of interest. I would take everything with a grain of salt. If you call a guy an asshole, then how the do you expect him to review you or any service/software you release? TechCrunch is a small operation unlike the New York Times. So if you abuse, insult someone, use foul language then the door gets slammed in your face. That’s no way to get a review. This is pure common sense.
If you must criticize do so constructively, as that’s much easier to take. Negative criticism doesn’t get you anywhere. If anything it will only set you backwards.
Tracking so many companies is a tough job. Rob Hyndman says:
I actually can’t remember a time when any one publication had so many exclusives on breaking M&A news in a sector. Is there really any surprise that he’s starting to see more drivebys?
That definitely seems to be the case here. As you get more popular, people start finding more dirt to shovel and start making mountains out of mole hills more often.
Alex at theundersigned.net is running a blogging survey. So far it’s got 471 participants. Considering the number of bloggers, this is a ridiculously low number. So go on fill out the survey, its pretty short and takes five minutes. You can take a look at the live results too. The more people filling out the survey, the more accurate results.
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Got a new job, just started Monday so now its real busy time for me. Can't get the time to really surf from work but I'm keep partly in touch with my basic Netvibes RSS feeds.
Can't really blog much about work otherwise I would be dooced. But it's safe to say work is good. Not entirely boring :) Although it's 60 hours weeks pretty much for me for a while. I will be missing eve quite a bit…just when it got bloody interesting for me.
Also recently I've given in and bought some Skype Credit for my Skype Client. A friend of mine showed me how to setup Skype forwarding. My parents can call me on my skype and if I don't pickup my skype convo it gets forwarded to my phone, for a really cheap rate. My parents calling me from Dubai via Skype costs me only about 2cents per minute. Pretty neat isn't it? I am also looking into buying one of the Vonage boxes and having it setup at home in Dubai so that my parents can call me from an actual landline, let's see how that works out later this month.
Also, best wishes to Robert Scoble and Om Malik on their new endeavours!
Matt Mullenweg and WordPress Team are back again taunting me with new themes. As i've blogged before, I have a problem with themes. The problem is that WordPress has so many good themes I keep on switching between them frequently.
Now we have four new themes:
Ambiru and Emire are really good, something which I am going to try out soon. Emire is running currently and that was one theme which I had my eye from a long time. I am glad the WP team got to it :) Ambiru is nice, however it is only a one column layout, good for those who like one column setups.
I am happy that WP is atleast open to theme suggestions. For future themes how about a simple poll? For example if the WP team wants to introduce a one theme from a large list of submitted ones they can setup a poll for users to choose! This way you ensure that a popular theme gets chosen. Also if you want more than one theme then pick #1, 2 & 3 from the poll.
How does that sound?
Update: Check out this post on Canvas (a WYSIWYG editor for WP Themes) by Lorelle.
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I haven't been blogging for that long (started in February). I used to blog a bit now and then about Eve but never did it much. WordPress got me involved, great community :)
Guy Kawasaki recently completed 100 days of blogging and continuing in this blogging 'tradition' he has posted his Observations of a Nouveau Blogger. This makes for a really good read and it is also very true!
This tag line is hilarious too
Blogger. n. Someone with nothing to say writing for someone with nothing to do.
While on the topic of blogs, whats your default category for your blog posts? I had it on 'Uncategorized' but I just hated that so I switched it to Web 2.0. I don't blog as much about Web 2.0 but I sometimes I hate it when it automatically assigns itself to a post. I wish we could have a post without categories.
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