Blogging


Blogging26 Aug 2006 09:03 pm

As we identified earlier, blogs are a great way to start relationships and converations. Robert Scoble has a great post about how blogging starts a trust network. Its all true. Blogging has increased my network beyond what I thought was possible.

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Blogging25 Aug 2006 11:16 pm

Over the last few months, I have had the distinct pleasure of getting to know the staff over at RIT University News. In they’re blog, they are going through the process of thinking out why they should blog. Why would people want to know about a public relations team? These are the types of questions they are starting to ask and answer. I put in my 2 cents in a comment.


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Blogging15 Aug 2006 12:05 pm

I just saw that Google has released a new beta of Blogger, their blogging service. I went in and created a new blog to test it out.

At first blush, the changes didn’t seem to be too significant. I then made my way to the new layout editor. It has drag & drop functionality. A user can easily move layout items around the page. I am impressed.

It is also very easy to add new elements to the page. A user can just pop in third-party scripts, which is useful for adding things like counters to a blog or the many little widgets and badges you can find. This is something that A LOT of people I know have problems with on other blogging platforms.

Blogger Beta as a whole just seemed to be very speedy, which makes me happy. Previously it really dragged when it came to publishing a change to my layout. Maybe this will change when more people start using it.

It is also nice that I can login using my Google Account.

I am glad to see the continuing move to innovate and move forward.

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Society and Blogging11 Aug 2006 11:09 am

My really good friend Emma has just started a blog, “The rambling soapbox of a discontented suburbia.

Emma and I would have coffee for a couple hours and just have some really cool conversations about what is happening in metropolitan Rochester, NY, and communities in general. She has an awesome heart for communities and for the environment. Before too long, I realized she had something to say and so I encouraged her to start a blog.

In her last post, she writes about how in cities today we seem to isolate ourselves from everyone else in our neighborhoods. When was the last time you started a random chat with your neighbors? Usually now a days, we all just keep to ourselves. I think she is right on with what she writes.

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Blogging28 Jun 2006 05:03 pm

So yeah, I have a bunch of blogs (like over 250) that I track in my blog reader. Some of the blogs have gotten out of control.

I subscribe to the RSS feed for the Digg.com home page. I swear that thing has 50 new updates everytime I turn around. I think it gets 200 updates a day.

Engadget isn’t as bad but it seems like it is always updating.

When is it too often for a blog to update itself? If Engadget is updating 80 times in one day, shouldn’t it be a couple blog instead of one big blog? For me, it becomes too much information to handle.

I think, if a blog or rss feed adds new stuff more than 50 times a day, it is just doing disservice to its users. The individual posts aren’t getting the attention they deserve.

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Blogging12 Jun 2006 07:53 am

I must have missed this in my blog reader last night. Apparently the man, the myth, the legendary blogger Robert Scoble is leaving Microsoft for the startup PodTech.net.

Good luck Robert! I will continue to read your blog. I can’t wait to read about your latest adventures.

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Blogging and Podcasting09 Jun 2006 09:20 am

I really wish I had travel money and an expense account so that I could attend conferences like @media 2006, the web development conference, in London. Sadly, I don’t think work is going to give me that kind of money.

@media has an awesome speaker lineup this year.

Blogosphere, will any of you that are going to the @media conference be podcasting or live blogging the sessions? I looked on their web site and didn’t find much info. If you are, drop me a comment. Thanks!

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Blogging10 May 2006 02:56 pm

Before I wasn’t sure what OPML was, I think it is just a way to outline things in XML. I guess I don’t see why this is soo exciting.

Right now OPML seems to commonly revolve around a way to share what blogs your read. So if you use an application to read blogs you can export a file which has a list of all of your blogs in it.

I just read on Steve Rubel’s blog that Dave Winer made this web application, Share Your OPML, that you can put up your OPML file, from your blog reader. If everyone puts up their blog reader’s OPML file than we can see who subscribes to who. It is pretty cool. It starts a social network.

I am sharing my OPML file.

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Blogging and My Life29 Apr 2006 12:45 pm

Man IÂ have been busy the last couple of days. Only having 10 weeks in an academic term makes things really fly by quickly.

It is the end of seventh week so the rubber has really started to hit the road. During this point in the term at RIT everyone walks around like zombies.

It hasn’t helped that I have had a cold the last couple of days. Â I think it is finally starting to go away.

I have been spending a bit of time today catching up with my blog reader. Â I also will pick up with some more writing.

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Blogging24 Apr 2006 09:53 am

The 9Rules Network, an elite community of bloggers, is opening up their community for another round of submissions for people who want to join the community.

I think I might submit Confessions of an Undercover Geek to the 9Rules Network. What do you guys think?

One of the gentlemen who helped to found the 9Rules Network is Mike Rundle, was also in the Information Technology Department at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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