Posts Tagged ‘blogging’

Posterous iPhone App Released

Posterous is getting a lot of attention, and props today for their new iPhone App – and it’s well deserved – Posterous implemented well, with a focus on making the posting workflow as easy as possible. I have a Posterous blog, it’s a place where I can post random thoughts and snippets – the new iPhone App will make it easier than ever for me to keep it current. If you’re looking for an easy way to set up a blog you’ll use, give Posterous a shot. Twitter Integration, a nicely implemented file transfer service, just added support for Twitter. Now users can set up a drop to update tweet when it changes. Pretty cool. The cool guys at are calling it You add just about anything to a drop, even a voice mail, so the use cases are pretty endless.

ScribeFire / Testing / Testing

This is a test post from the ScribeFire FireFox blogging add-on. I took ScribeFire for a spin a year ago and found that it didn’t quite meet my needs but they’ve improved it a lot since then so I’m taking it around the block again.

ScribeFire, an extension of FireFox,
enables users to easily drag and drop formatted text from the Web into
their blog(s), post entries, take notes, and optimize their ad
inventory, directly through the Firefox browser.

Your blog stinks when …

You know your blog is really starting to stink when your Google Adsense ads are all public service announcements sponsored by Google. It’s really starting to feel like the blog is being replaced by the popular social media tools and more recently social media aggregators like friendfeed. Steve Makofsky over at furrygoat 2.0 is feeling it too – Whither the Blog?

Name Our Baby

We have kids and we’re fortunate to have another one on the way. I don’t talk about my family here on palmit.commentary and I intend to keep it that way – no, you can’t name our baby. I go a kick out of this Blaugh comic though – not too far from reality for some blogging parents. Don’t let your community name your baby and don’t optimize your baby name for Google search ranking.
Skyping Baby Names

I’m still alive …

I’m still alive and well – but this blog is almost 6 feet under.

I’ve been busy with my life, not a Second Life, my life. My career and my family have both been keeping me busy lately. We have our 3rd in the oven and I was recently promoted to Vice President of Product Development for Palo Alto Software. Unfortunately, or fortunately, this blog doesn’t get a lot of love when life takes over.

I was doing some house-cleaning in Google Reader yesterday and I noticed that I’m not the only blogger that has a hard time keeping up – a lot of blogs have gone dark since I last cleaned house. You can draw some parallels between this blogosphere ecosphere and the rain forest ecosphere – the hard woods (Engadget, LifeHacker) are here to stay for a while but the forest floor plants (my blog, and blogs like it) are constantly appearing and disappearing as the forest evolves. It feels very organic – healthy for the blogosphere in many ways. By the way, the hard woods do eventually come down.

With that said I’m still committed to this blog. Why? Because I love the notion of blogging, the written word, and the way the Internet makes it available almost instantly across Planet Earth. I also believe technology professionals, like myself, need to maintain a presence in the blogosphere. We need to support blogging because the information exchange it supports speeds innovation along.

I’m going to be focusing my posts more on technology and less on popular culture and the other things that amuse me as I move this blog forward.

Additionally, I’m a regular contributor over at the Bplans Blog, where you can read what I have to say about startups, small business, business planning, and strategy.

More to come!

The Power Blogging Business Travelers Have

Blogs About Business Travel Begin to Feel the Power – New York Times
Interesting article in the New York Times about blogging business travelers and how they’re changing the industry. The author should have given Google and the other search engines (are there others ; ) some credit IMO. The industry is responding to bloggers because nobody wants a search on “Hotel Name” to include a negative blog post in the top-10 search results. I think it’s kind of cool that reviews from the fringe (de-centralized resources) have this kind of power. In the past, I’d go to Expedia or a similar service to read reviews on Hotels – now because of the power of modern search engines content from the fringe can make it into the mainstream.

State of the Blogosphere Posted

Impressive growth (chart: cumulative weblogs) in the blogosphere. Are MySpace blogs included in these stats? And I thought it was slowing down.

State of the Blogosphere, April 2006 Part 1: On Blogosphere Growth

Summary: (Quoted from original article)

  • Technorati now tracks over 35.3 Million blogs
  • The blogosphere is doubling in size every 6 months
  • It is now over 60 times bigger than it was 3 years ago
  • On average, a new weblog is created every second of every day
  • 19.4 million bloggers (55%) are still posting 3 months after their blogs are created
  • Technorati tracks about 1.2 Million new blog posts each day, about 50,000 per hour (TypePad like) is now open (maybe for a limited time as they scale up) for business. Looks like a great solution and the competition will be good for Six Apart.

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