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How do you find time to blog?

10.13.2012

I’m at the Back to the Blog event at Duke, organized by Anton Zuiker and Cara Rousseau. One attendee just asked how to find time to blog, which is one of the most common questions I’ve been asked over the past five years. I have a number of standard responses: *Look for content you’re already […]

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Enterprise content marketers are making a huge mistake with Facebook

04.22.2012

A survey of Inc. 500 companies shows the first decline in corporate blogging since 2007. Many are switching their content efforts to Facebook. Big mistake, as Janet Meiners Thaeler points out in the post linked above. I agree with everything she says. And here’s another way to think about it; Facebook is a valuable channel, […]

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What I want in a blogging platform

02.20.2012

I’ve had a self-hosted WordPress blog at dbthomas.com for several years, because I wanted to have control over my content for the long haul, and because, frankly, I thought as someone working in social media, it imparts at least a little bit of geek cred. These days I find myself using Facebook more than anything, […]

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Making WordPress act like Posterous

03.06.2010

I think Posterous is a great platform, and a really simple and flexible way to start (or reinvigorate) a blog. I started using it because it lets you post by email, and tell it where you want your text and photos to go. So if I take a picture of The Boy and want to […]

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This design will never be finished

03.01.2010

I’ve mentioned before that The Mrs thinks I should consider medication to deal with my Shiny Object Syndrome and my obsession with the tools and techniques of sharing my various types of information online. She might be right. Sometimes it feels a bit overwhelming, then sometimes I think, “Hey, this is my hobby.” Relentless tinkering […]

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Blogging from my iPhone

02.22.2010

Just got a new iPhone app called BlogPress that allows you not only to post to a blog and upload photos, but also attach and embed video. The photos and videos are embedded in the blog and sent to your preferred hosting service (Flickr, YouTube). I like that idea, because I’m getting more and more […]

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Blogging irony

02.18.2010

I decided to change the theme of this blog to the Thesis theme for WordPress, after hearing so many good things about it, and watching a demo. So far, I like it. It gives much more control over a lot of basic functions, and has a control panel front end for things that you would […]

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Chris Brogan on the future of the blog

01.31.2010

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wv-imgfFcLQ[/youtube]

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Refocusing on my blog and trying new tools

01.31.2010

When I spent some time with Chris Brogan in December, we talked about blogs and sharing tools like Posterous, and the different ways people use them. Chris thinks people are diluting their web presences by posting in too many places. (You can watch him say this yourself.) “Home is where the web page is,” he […]

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Developing your social media muscle

09.23.2009

I wrote a lot of poetry in college. (Don’t worry, that was pre-web so I have no links to subject you to). When I was doing it regularly, thoughts would come to me in poetic terms, or a snippet of conversation would spur an idea. The more I wrote, the more that happened. My love […]

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