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Where are all the Zine-sters?

I've been working on a few different zines myself, but I'd love to find more zine community online. What are some of the best sites, communities, blogs, Tumblrs, Twitter accounts, for getting into zine communities? [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter on May 2, 2014 - 7 answers

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

What are the journalistic best practices for indie blogs?

I run a small blog (three part-time people, all editorial) in an industry known for having a cozy relationship between press and marketers (fashion). I didn't go to J school and never expected to be a journalist. Is there a useful best practices / ethics guide for folks in my position? [more inside]
posted by YoungAmerican on Aug 28, 2013 - 10 answers

Is it worthwhile registering/adding a domain name to my Wordpress blog?

I've been publishing a blog for a couple of years on Wordpress. Whenever I log into the dashboard, I'm informed that my domain "is available to be registered and added to your blog. (You can use it as your blog address.)" support page on domains is here. Are there any drawbacks to registering it? Will all the widgets work the same way? Will my SEO be effected? Will my wordpress followers still be subscribed? What else should I consider? It's a small blog updated with a couple lengthy posts each week; about 300 subscribers and 500 page views per day.
posted by bookley on Jul 24, 2013 - 3 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

What's some of the best, most illuminating, and most entertaining writing about conservation bio on the net?

What are some of the best technical blogs out there in conservation biology, biogeography, evolutionary biology, and ecology? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Oct 29, 2012 - 4 answers

Recommend me blogs or other websites devoted to family history and stories

I'm looking for examples of good blogs or other websites devoted to family history and stories. What sites do you guys like? [more inside]
posted by christopherious on Oct 27, 2012 - 3 answers

Shifting tumblr pieces.

How do I edit the tumblr Effector Theme to make these small changes? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Aug 13, 2012 - 4 answers

Link us together so we don't have to

Is there a script or service to automatically cross-link posts by different bloggers across different platforms besides Blog Carnival? [more inside]
posted by medea42 on Jan 31, 2012 - 0 answers

Blogs about infant and primary schools

I'm looking for blogs about teaching in infant or primary schools, preferably in the UK. [more inside]
posted by paduasoy on Jul 9, 2011 - 3 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

Looking for blogs that are off the beaten path

Which blogs out there are the best kept secrets? [more inside]
posted by greenfelttip on Apr 15, 2011 - 22 answers

Help me lern 2 blog?

How do I let people know that I even have a blog, once I get it started? [more inside]
posted by Heretical on Feb 12, 2011 - 18 answers

What is a site where users can post individual articles without having a blog?

What is a web site where users can post articles without having a dedicated blog? [more inside]
posted by kingtaj on Jan 17, 2011 - 13 answers

If you like Metafilter you might enjoy Reddit.

Are there any sites that will recommend blogs based on ones that you already like? I've seen this done for music, movies and books but I'd love one that told me, "If you like Mimi Smartypants you might like x, y or z"
posted by Bonzai on Jan 7, 2011 - 6 answers

Genealogy widget?

Are there any good, preferably free, widgets that I can use to build a family tree and put it on my blog? Ideally I would like a widget that has some sort of database behind it, and I would link to a database record for a specific ancestor when I write about them . It would also be cool to show an attractive family tree as a navigational tool to go to old blog posts about specific ancestors. You could click links in the genealogy widget to posts about all of the stories that are tagged "great grandpa Joe," for example.
posted by tnygard on Nov 27, 2010 - 3 answers

Blogs about unusual lives

Can you give me some recommendations for blogs by people who write about their unusual lives? [more inside]
posted by Catseye on Nov 12, 2010 - 19 answers

Which free blogging service is right for me?

Considering starting a personal, moderately-multimedia blog. Leaning towards Blogger... but I have questions and concerns. [more inside]
posted by AugieAugustus on Sep 29, 2010 - 8 answers

Good blogs about life and sports in the great outdoors?

I'm looking for inspirational outdoors/endurance/adventure/running/biking blogs to read. Written by amateurs, preferably. [more inside]
posted by Sijeka on Sep 19, 2010 - 5 answers

Is LJ a Blog Service?

Are Livejournals blogs? Is Livejournal a blogging service? [more inside]
posted by batmonkey on Jul 21, 2010 - 17 answers

What white/orange/blue blogging site did I use in 2002?

Help me find this blogging website from circa 2002! It had a white/orange/blue minimalist layout and few members. [more inside]
posted by punchdrunkhistory on Jun 30, 2010 - 5 answers

Is there a Wordpress MU hosting service for multiple blogs under a single custom domain?

I'm part of a blog collective with some 20 blogs, running Wordpress MU. We're having a world of trouble with our hosting provider an sys admin. Help us switch. [more inside]
posted by falameufilho on May 31, 2010 - 3 answers

Looking for a specific post about pitching bloggers.

Looking for a short (and good) online piece on tips for pitching bloggers that I read in the last six months or so, but my Google Fu is failing me. [more inside]
posted by hwickline on Mar 18, 2010 - 6 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

MySQL and I don't get along.

Open-source blogging with Postgres. [more inside]
posted by enn on Jan 26, 2010 - 7 answers

Looking for good, easy to set up 'Content Management Community' web-software

Web-Design-Filter: I am looking for a free (or very cheap) and easy to use Content Management System that I can use to set up a private, dynamic blog, content and community space for multiple users. I would be willing to look at Wordpress type software bases, but would like to integrate something of the functionality of lifestream systems like Facebook and Sweetcron/Tumblr. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jan 6, 2010 - 7 answers

Romance!

I've got some questions about romance novel blogs. Are there good ones that focus on historical romances, or that look at romances from a feminist perspective? What about blogs that are just plain good (on books or otherwise), and whose writers happen to write about romances from time to time? Are there any bloggers who write about romances and about other kinds of books as well? I'm trying to get a handle on this particular corner of the web, and would appreciate any insight. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Nov 30, 2009 - 12 answers

Who do you like to read?

What are some chatty, intelligent, funny personal blogs that I should be following? I used to love reading about people's daily lives on Livejournal, as well as knowing what music, books and films they were enjoying, but I haven't been back to LJ in years, and most of my friends have stopped updating. Something like a more regularly updated Defective Yeti is what I'm looking for. [more inside]
posted by surenoproblem on Nov 26, 2009 - 13 answers

Who has been blogging longer than I?

BlogFilter: Is there a reliable directory of blogs? [more inside]
posted by GatorDavid on Jul 26, 2009 - 12 answers

And the winner is?

Recommended Oscar live blogs, twitter etc? [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Feb 18, 2009 - 10 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

Is there an easy way to combine multiple blogs posts into a single, daily RSS item?

Is there an easy way to combine multiple blogs posts into a single, daily RSS item? [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft on Jan 28, 2009 - 8 answers

What do you mean, you want to buy my blog?

A company is offering to buy my blog. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 18, 2008 - 21 answers

Favorite blog?

What's your favorite tech/GTD blog? I'm looking for a blog like Lifehacker, but with more of a focus on office/workspace and geeky stuff.
posted by BoldStepDesign on Oct 24, 2008 - 4 answers

Financial crisis blog recommendations?

Recommend any financial crisis blogs written by people who are following all the relevant indicators, or by people involved in the finance industry, who are trying to make sense of the market and economy?
posted by vizsla on Oct 9, 2008 - 12 answers

Mefites on great blogging

I know that lots of Mefites blog and I thought It would be interesting to try to destill the knowledge and wisdom that people have about blogging. [more inside]
posted by Foci for Analysis on Sep 7, 2008 - 10 answers

Are There Any Good General-Topic Blogs?

I've been doing some thinking lately about blogs. It seems that most of the really popular, successful blogs stick to one topic or another, pretty well defined (food, books, politics, celebrities, etc.). Are there any really popular or successful (in the sense of widely-read, or just good to read) blogs that are about a variety of topics, or that take the 'one person's views on a whole bunch of things' model?
posted by toomuchkatherine on Aug 26, 2008 - 17 answers

Personality-Based Design/Arts/Fashion Blogging - new trend?

Is there a specific term/genre that defines bloggers such as Gala Darling, Nubby Twiglet, Queen Gilda, Doe Deere, This is Star, and Agent Lover? Has anyone tracked this? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 20, 2008 - 8 answers

Is there a blog host that won't bogart my Amazon links?

Book-blog hosting: Is there a free and easy blog host that allows me to use my own Amazon affiliate links? [more inside]
posted by RogerB on Aug 18, 2008 - 10 answers

Any tools for posting to multiple blogs?

Are there any tools for posting to multiple WordPress blogs without having to go to each site's control panel? [more inside]
posted by randomthoughts on Aug 13, 2008 - 9 answers

Music blogs spanning 1920s-1960s?

Where are the music/mp3 blogs for music spanning the 1920s-1960s? [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny on Jan 8, 2008 - 9 answers

Networking and business card etiquette

I have a new community blog that is a place for people in my industry to talk shop. I want to get the word out and have a very inviting stack of business cards that I have collected over the years at industry conferences. Is it appropriate to email any of these contacts and ask them to write/contribute or just tell them about the blog? [more inside]
posted by scrumtralescent on Nov 12, 2007 - 5 answers

A Metafilter for essays?

A site where people write essays on a wide range of topics. Sort of like Metafilter, but less about the links and more about quality opiniated writing. Does any such site exist ? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Jan 17, 2007 - 16 answers

Teaching an older blogger new tricks (or how to train a writer over 60 to make their posts sparkle)

Teaching an older blogger new tricks (or how to train a writer over 60 to make their posts sparkle) [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Jan 16, 2007 - 5 answers

Whatever happened to TrackBack?

Whatever happened to TrackBack? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Sep 24, 2006 - 17 answers

What are the best sex blogs?

What are the best sex blogs? I'm interested in reading humorous, insightful, or just interesting writing about sex. [more inside]
posted by pornucopia on Sep 19, 2006 - 23 answers

Run, mefi, run!

What are some of your favorite blogs about running? [more inside]
posted by 10ch on Aug 18, 2006 - 6 answers

Is it possible to recover one's blogging mojo?

Boy starts blogging. Boy enjoys blogging. Primary subject of blog becomes tiresome. Boy starts losing interest in blogging ... [more inside]
posted by shallowcenter on Aug 4, 2006 - 30 answers

Blogger to Wordpress for a Fee?

Moving from Blogger to Wordpress: Can I pay someone to have it done? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jul 18, 2006 - 8 answers

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