Sorry FriendFeed, But I Agree With Robert Scoble

FriendFeedI’ve been with Friendfeed since February 2008 and I still love it, but I admit, probably not as much as I used to. There have been lots of ups and downs but mostly ups. It was very exciting seeing new faces and watching the site grow and gain popularity. But over time, something changed.  What was it?

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How to Get out of Your Blogging Hiatus, Funk, Sabbatical, or Whatever You Decided to Call It


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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Shey’s MonthCap – 09/08

Yes, I’m still alive — I’ve just been overloaded with many projects recently so my blogging has been non-existent for the past 4 weeks. To be honest, it will probably be another 3 weeks before I get back on it as I’ll be going a way for a couple weeks in October.

However, that doesn’t mean I stopped reading! To make up for my absence, I’m including links to some key articles I’ve read in the past month so you can read them too. Hope you find them as interesting as I did!

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ShareThis Updated For FriendFeed and Sphinn

ShareThisShareThis is a widget for posting and sharing websites to several popular social networks, social sites and email contacts.  In addition to Facebook, MySpace, Digg, Delicious, Reddit, StumbleUpon and many others, users can now easily submit sites to FriendFeed and Sphinn.

You can see it in action at the bottom of all my posts, courtesy of the ShareThis WordPress plugin (there’s also a JavaScript version available).  A tip for WordPress K2 users, make sure to turn off Advanced Navigation when using ShareThis.

 

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I Chose The Echo Chamber

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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20 Obscure People You Can Follow on Twitter and FriendFeed and Not Get Bored

Following a post I read by Sarah Perez, I wanted to share with others some folks that always find a way to make me smile or laugh (often without them even knowing it).  I guess this is my way of saying thanks. 🙂

 

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Frienderati: Making it Easy to Find Popular Inactives

cobwebsGuy Kawasaki has recently come up with a new Alltop list of FriendFeeders called Frienderati.  It’s very unclear as to how this list was generated; but one thing’s for sure — it wasn’t based on how active they are.  Tony Hung doesn’t get it either.

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