Posts tagged Blogging

1 Year Already?

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1 Year Already?Hard to believe but I started this blog one year ago almost to the day. It may pale in comparison to other veteran bloggers but I’m happy I’ve been able to keep it going (albeit somewhat inconsistent).
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How to Get out of Your Blogging Hiatus, Funk, Sabbatical, or Whatever You Decided to Call It

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Even though I’ve written before about social media narcissism and the echo chamber and how they lead to blogger burnout, I still found myself wanting to take a break from blogging (on a regular basis).  But the blogging itch never went away; I just got really busy and never really found the time to get back into it.  Now I’ve decided to ramp it up again; here are some ideas that helped me and may help you too.
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10 Top Tech and Social Media Blogs I’d Like to See Redesigned in 2009

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blogredesigns There are some great blogs out there with killer content and a vast audience.  Unfortunately, the design of some of these blogs aren’t of the same caliber as their content.

I had TechCrunch and Scobleizer on the list but their recent redesigns look great!

Hopefully, without sounding like another design snob, I’d like to list some popular blogs that I hope get a redesign in 2009.

 

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I Chose The Echo Chamber

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I Chose The Echo Chamber After reading a recent post by Steven Hodson it made me think some more about the dreaded ‘echo chamber’ and its effects.  In my opinion, the echo chamber is what you make it.  Chances are you’ve isolated yourself on Twitter, or FriendFeed, or dare I say, even Facebook.  This is understandably so, we have only so much time to waste spend online and it becomes increasingly difficult to keep up as technologies advance and networks grow.

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5 Interesting Ways to Use FriendFeed

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FriendFeedNo one can stop talking about FriendFeed.  Obviously, that includes me.  After all, there are so many ways to interact in FriendFeed and with a never-ending stream of content, the possibilities are almost limitless.  This has enabled some users to find innovative ways of using FriendFeed; here I list the five that stand out.

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Comment Portability: The Commenting Standard of the Future

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Disqus, IntenseDebate, and SezWho.  3 commenting systems that currently don’t work together, but here’s how they could.

 

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The Case For Distributed Conversations

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Distributed conversations A lot is still being made of the discussions happening in FriendFeed that some feel should belong on the actual post.  Recently, the discussion over "fragmented comments" has been revived in posts from Fred Wilson, Matthew Ingram, and Allen Stern.  Allen suggests that when FriendFeeders see the content, they should go back to the original post, comment there, and then have their comment pulled back into FriendFeed. I still don’t agree with centralizing comments on the blog post or any one place, and here’s why:

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