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Looking for blogs in all the wrong places

Due to some nostalgia from my high school days when it seemed like everyone had a LiveJournal, I'd love to start reading more of that type of personal blogging, but it seems a little hard to come by these days. I'm looking for suggestions for blogs (could be on any platform: Tumblr, LJ, et cet) that are regularly updated and used mainly for personal, introspective, "journal-y" writing. [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter on Mar 16, 2014 - 2 answers

 

Does simultaneous blogging to multiple outlets help to build audience?

I once had a decent online audience for my regular writing habit, but sort of lost steam with a career change that monopolized my attention and energy. With an unexpected change in fortunes, I've been trying to reconnect, but one of my outlets is gone, another is moribund, and the scene is now more spread out and complicated. I've been posting simultaneous content to a number of outlets, but I'm wondering if that's wiser than just picking one and focusing entirely on that one, because of the widely differing reading habits people have now. [more inside]
posted by sonascope on Jan 16, 2014 - 8 answers

Should I be blog mistress of my own domain?

I have a couple of blogs on Blogger (and want to start a third one), and I've had a few people advise me to move them to their own domains. Should I, and if so, where should I move them and how? [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Dec 21, 2013 - 3 answers

Family history blog - should I start posting out of order?

I started blogging family history recently and have been having fun with it, but now I'm at a crossroads. Should I break out of the chronology and start posting content out of order? [more inside]
posted by christopherious on Dec 18, 2013 - 7 answers

a little twlonger

Is there some sort of online venue that's midway in concept between twitter and a blog? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Dec 12, 2013 - 9 answers

Help me name the things I have made

MeFites, you did such a good job of coming up with a name for the last blog I launched that I'm back again asking you to help me name the next blog I want to kickstart soonish. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Dec 2, 2013 - 9 answers

Daily writing practice.

I'd like to begin a daily writing practice, to be hosted on a semi-public blog (that is, it's public but not promoted, and not for anyone but myself). [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Nov 4, 2013 - 13 answers

What simple, self-hosted blogging platform do I want?

I'm sick of Wordpress and all it's cruft. What self-hosted blogging platform should I be looking at in 2013? Details within. [more inside]
posted by chrisamiller on Oct 6, 2013 - 14 answers

Amazing ideas for writing a Cat blog (from perspective of cat)???

A friend of mine would like to start a cat blog (maybe with social media add-ons - Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat etc.) which would center around pretending to be her pet cat writing the blog. Beyond this , what would be some fun things for the blog to specialize in? This is just for fun (neither she nor the cat is not seeking fame and fortune through this project; it might be for a public audience though). She turned to me for suggestions but I'm tapped out. What do you guys think? Not too time-consuming or complicated, ideally. Something she could do tens of thousands of times without getting bored (I am trying to quietly encourage my friend's transition into full-blown Cat Lady status, so please help.)
posted by zresearch on Aug 29, 2013 - 16 answers

Consolidate a single day's worth of tweets onto a blog.

I am looking for ideas, suggestions, or webapps that will help me take all the tweets I make in a day and post them to a blog. [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Jul 3, 2013 - 5 answers

Breathing new life into an old website, input on new name and content

I created an online, open source academic journal website several years ago and it may be near the end of its first life. I'd love to get feedback on what folks here think might work best. I want to reinvent it and breathe new life into old content. Help me, MetaFilter, rebuild something that doesn't have to die into something new and beautiful! [more inside]
posted by christopherious on May 22, 2013 - 13 answers

Best tablet and workflow for blogging

I would like to purchase a tablet so I can do more blogging without lugging a laptop around. What are the best tools/apps/workflow tips to be able to do this without tearing my hair out? Special snowflake stuff inside. [more inside]
posted by melissa on May 13, 2013 - 6 answers

Tips on starting up a science-themed blog

I was convinced to start a blog under my real name, for the purposes of being visible on the internet in a positive light while applying for jobs. Unfortunately, now it's up, I hate it and never want to write anything there. Since my partner is sick of me wailing about it, I thought I'd ask you guys for tips on low-effort ways to post on a blog with a general theme of 'interesting science news'. [more inside]
posted by daisyk on May 11, 2013 - 7 answers

Preparing to launch! Hosting advice & projects.mefi advice sought

My new website is nearly ready to launch and I need (1) advice about improving performance via webhost features/alternatives and (2) advice about how to build a good post on projects.metafilter.com where I'll be seeking feedback. [more inside]
posted by christopherious on May 4, 2013 - 6 answers

Need help finding websites similar to Thought Catalog

Are there any blog/writing websites out there that are like Thought Catalog, but slightly more... mature I guess? Without the high-school/college drama or pop culture nonsense. Sometimes I feel just slightly too old for TC's target demographic. :/ But I do enjoy reading short blog posts from a variety of authors. Thanks in advance
posted by The Biggest Dreamer on Mar 22, 2013 - 4 answers

Name my university learning blog

Looking for a descriptive and short name for a blog about university study. Save me from bad puns and opaque acronyms! [more inside]
posted by Paragon on Jan 29, 2013 - 12 answers

How do I write a blog that's professional and personal?

I work in communications and would like to start a blog that I could link to from Twitter and LinkedIn. But I'd also like to write about my personal life. How do I thread this needle? [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Jan 8, 2013 - 8 answers

Blogging for IRL friends?

Have you deliberately used your personal blog(s) to make IRL friends completely outside your social circle? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Dec 18, 2012 - 9 answers

Bilingual blogging layout in Urdu and English?

What do I need to know to create a bilingual blog that uses left-to-right and right-to-left languages simultaneously? [more inside]
posted by bardophile on Oct 17, 2012 - 3 answers

In Russia, State Fairs are Sexy

Why are Russian dating and adult sites linking to my blog, and should I be concerned? [more inside]
posted by charmcityblues on Aug 29, 2012 - 10 answers

Just do it-blog edition

How do I get into the mindset of blogging? [more inside]
posted by LN on Aug 12, 2012 - 14 answers

I can has blog?

A few weeks ago, I asked for ideas for hobbies to keep me occupied while living on a small island in Alaska. A number of people suggested keeping a blog, and that appealed. So now I'm asking for help and resources to do it right! [more inside]
posted by charmcityblues on Aug 11, 2012 - 9 answers

Movable Type text replacement script?

Any Movable Type experts out there know of a script, or add-on, to make a simple, blog-wide text replacement? [more inside]
posted by mark7570 on Jun 5, 2012 - 3 answers

The better platform: Wordpress or Blogger?

I'm considering setting up my company's website on a blogging platform. Since I'm a heavy user of Google services, I was considering using Blogger, especially since it is free. (I use it for my personal blog.) However, my partner said self-hosted Wordpress is more flexible and more professional. Is Wordpress truly better than Blogger? If so, what are the main selling points of using Wordpress over Blogger in 2012?
posted by Bushmiller on Apr 25, 2012 - 15 answers

Between the present and a Vingian singularity there comes an era where eveyrone is computer illiterate. I'm an early adopter.

I want to set up a personal web space - a blog, some articles and vanity e-mail address type of affair. Unfortunately, I've spent too long using software instead of making it and all my web design and programming knowledge is a hopelessly outdated. What does a person need to know these days if they want to register a domain and set up a not overly complex web page and blog with a service provider who is slightly more scrupulous than the average Batman villain? [more inside]
posted by Kid Charlemagne on Apr 4, 2012 - 9 answers

Sidenotes on a blog

Is there blog software that has a ready-made template that allows for sidenotes? [more inside]
posted by glenngulia on Mar 29, 2012 - 7 answers

I want to start a very simple blog that will have ads on it. Where should I start?

I want to start a very simple blog that will have ads on it. Where should I start? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 - 3 answers

Remember an early 2000s blog called Greybox or Greysquare?

Helping help a friend find an old blog. Here are the details she remembers: A guy. Blogging around 2000 - 2001. Posts were often confessional, inimate accounts of his torturous relationship with his girlfriend, who had some sort of eating disorder. He lived in San Francisco much of this time, but eventually moved to (possibly) NYC. The blog may have been called the Grey Square or the Grey Box. Not much to go on, but maybe it will ring a bell with someone?
posted by the jam on Jan 22, 2012 - 7 answers

Tumblr vs. Wordpress?

I have a tumblr that is getting decently popular. If I want to become more of an established blogger, do I need to use a different platform? [more inside]
posted by kingfishers catch fire on Oct 18, 2011 - 11 answers

Do they really want to advertise on my blog?

I received an email the other day from someone who claims they have a client who wants to advertise on my blog, which I only started a couple of months ago. I can't tell if it's legit, and I'm wondering how best to find out. I don't have any advertising on my blog, nor do I have any mentions of seeking advertisers. [more inside]
posted by trillian on Oct 17, 2011 - 9 answers

Innovative websites as template/model for MFA research community

I'm looking for examples of websites that have successfully enhanced a research community (academic or artistic) with a dynamic online/social/mutual-portfolio presence. Blog and social media based hubs, perhaps, that showcase the possibilities of web portfolio/research integration for academic and creative purposes. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Sep 16, 2011 - 3 answers

Will my blog entries doom my job interview?

Adjunct faculty interview coming up; I have a blog that might raise some eyebrows -- should I take my name off it/delete posts? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 15, 2011 - 21 answers

Help me learn more about social media (prefer interactive contests/blogathons) and how I can learn more about the potential for small businesses that blog.

How can I learn more about social media (prefer interactive contests/blogathons) and how I can learn more about the potential for small businesses that blog? [more inside]
posted by Wolfster on May 25, 2011 - 4 answers

Wordpress.org or Blogger? Help me decide which would be best in this case, please.

During this holiday break I'm going to be purchasing a domain name and migrating a University department's WordPress.com blog over to either WordPress.org or Blogger. I need help deciding which (Wordpress.org or Blogger) will be the best way to go based on the blog's needs and the capabilities of its authors. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Dec 22, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I push traffic to my blog?

How do I drive traffic to my value investing blog? [more inside]
posted by prunes on Dec 11, 2010 - 15 answers

Help me hide my posts on Tumblr

Tumblr question: How can I set my tumblr page up so that people can only get to a post if they have the specific link for that post? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Sep 27, 2010 - 1 answer

How can I make a living doing what I love?

How can I make a living doing what I love? My almost-50 birthday is this week. Several years ago I quit my job to start a new career. I still have little idea how to make money from what I want to do. I'd hate to go back to my former career, and I can't imagine who would hire a man nearing 50, who hasn't had a job in years... [more inside]
posted by ifnot on Aug 15, 2010 - 12 answers

When can a third party make a case for copyright infringement?

Where are my DMCA and IP and web publishing experts? Need some generic legal-ish advice. [more inside]
posted by pineapple on Aug 10, 2010 - 13 answers

Why don't I blog?

Everybody's doing it (perhaps by many people who shouldn't?). It would be good for my reputation in a number of my fields to maintain a subject-specific blog (photography, coding, food, etc), but nothing ever occurs to me to be especially "bloggable". This might be due to the fact that I'm acutely aware of how many true experts there are on these topics, and I feel I have nothing original to contribute. [more inside]
posted by joshwa on Aug 9, 2010 - 17 answers

Can I Tumbl by myself?

I like Tumblr. Is there blogging software out there that can do the same thing on my own hosted space? [more inside]
posted by teraspawn on May 27, 2010 - 7 answers

Good Muslim blogs?

Do you know any good blogs written by Muslims, especially devout Muslims, about Islam? It's quite a slog trying to find readable ones!
posted by flibbertigibbet on Mar 25, 2010 - 11 answers

Blog Mitosis

I've got a personal Wordpress (2.0.4) blog at my domain. I'd like to archive that blog, and create a new one (at the same domain) for work-related blogging. What's the best way of going about it? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 19, 2010 - 10 answers

The world needs my New York walking blog. I need you to name it.

I'm starting a project wherein I walk each and every block of every street in Manhattan, at least once, over the course of roughly 2-3 months. I want to chronicle this process of walking all of Manhattan in a daily blog, preferably with a daily picture and some text. What do I call this blog? (And should I use tumblr? And anything else to keep in mind?) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2010 - 27 answers

How do you write for your blog?

How do you write for your blog? I'm just starting out and would like to know how others approach writing and editing ...and maybe if there is a secret Bloggers Bible no one's told me about? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 14, 2009 - 22 answers

Politely communicating that your site needs a total makeover

How does a lowly unpaid blog contributor tell his/her bosses that the whole site needs a major redesign? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2009 - 10 answers

Lightweight blogging software?

Please recommend a small, lightweight blogging software. [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Jun 3, 2009 - 11 answers

Am I offering a fair wage to freelance bloggers?

How much do I pay a freelance blogger? [more inside]
posted by ben242 on May 22, 2009 - 5 answers

Using other people's pictures in blogs

Related to this question, but beyond Flickr: where it's just random product images, can I or can't I re-host their image with proper credit and a link? [more inside]
posted by like_neon on Apr 29, 2009 - 2 answers

Making preparations now to make it easier later

What free blogging service will let me eventually and easily move over to a domain of my own in the future? [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on Feb 5, 2009 - 10 answers

Should I include a photo of myself on my blog?

Should I include a photo of myself on my blog? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 11, 2009 - 27 answers

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