OK, I'm teaching a 3-hour seminar on blogging--to be specific, it's not about the technical aspect, but for writers hoping to use a blog to promote and enhance their own writing. What should I be sure to touch upon? [more inside]
posted by clairezulkey
on Sep 1, 2006 -
I'm in the process of starting a group blog that covers a couple of college football conferences. I'm not making any money off this and have no plans to in the future. Its a love of the game thing for me. It seems like it would be easy to find folks interested in college football to blog, but I'm having a tough time. [more inside]
posted by bored
on Aug 20, 2006 -
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 -
How do you get people to find and read your site without resorting to chicanery? [more inside]
posted by krark
on Aug 2, 2006 -
Can you recommend a video editing software that will run on my crappy old computer? [more inside]
posted by willmize
on Jul 25, 2006 -
I have a World Cup blog that's been so successful I've been asked to turn it into a regular soccer (football) blog by the powers-that-be. I need some help coming up with a plan for doing that. [more inside]
posted by dw
on Jul 10, 2006 -
CMS vs. Blogging Software - whats exactly is the difference and which would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by MaverickX
on Jul 7, 2006 -
My dad wants to start a blog. What should I get him to read/understand about the "Blogosphere" before he does? [more inside]
posted by patr1ck
on Jul 2, 2006 -
I want to start a Wikipedia page featuring the domains of blog spammers. Does one already exist?
posted by bamassippi
on Jun 27, 2006 -
I had a blog for many years that I let wither on the vine. I no longer have the site, but I *do* have an export of my Movable Type entries.
Is there any way to get this printed ? Any companies that will work with a file? Other blogging tools that take MT exports that will produce a printable version ? I'll settle for any solution, from a bound book to straight-up printable pdf.
posted by duckus
on Jun 13, 2006 -
datablogfilter: I am looking for a package similar to moodstats
that enables public datablogging: a simple web interfaces for defining and entering the data to track, and specifying and outputting graphs of the data to the web.
posted by joshwa
on Jun 7, 2006 -
Before building a CMS for my University project, i tried out a whole bunch of alternatives...but i cant remember what a specific one was called now that i'm trying to write about it. Google is failing me :( [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge
on May 25, 2006 -
I've had a couple smaller splogs that gave up after a period of time. However, one splog has persisted and, through volume, is showing up higher in searches than my original posts. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by IndigoSkye
on May 23, 2006 -
I want to read as many blog posts as possible that were posted during a specific week-or-so period in 2004. What tools/sites can help? [more inside]
posted by staggernation
on Apr 6, 2006 -
I have been using reblog
to combine two feeds (for a blog
and a forum
) which I then publish through Feedburner. What I want to do is have the blog
part of my feed update normally (i.e. individual posts) and the forum
part of my feed compiled into a daily link list (which itself is published as if it were ONE feed post each day)... What ways exist for me to do this? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Mar 29, 2006 -
Back in 2004 there was some speculation
about the bulge on Bush's jacket, that started on the internet and eventually got the attention of the mainstream media. I'm looking for similiar examples, where something that started as talk on the internet eventually got the attention of the more mainstream media (such as TV and newspapers).
posted by cheerleaders_to_your_funeral
on Mar 13, 2006 -
Are my sister and I the world's first "Brother Sister Blog Team" or has it been done before? Personally, I haven't been able to find any. [more inside]
posted by travosaurus
on Mar 7, 2006 -
The server disk on which my blog is hosted died (it wasn't backed up), and I can't get Blogger to rebuild my archive. [more inside]
posted by zadcat
on Mar 4, 2006 -
Ghost-writing multiple corporate blogs for a living. Is it feasible? Do companies all want exclusive rights to the content -- thereby removing the option of leveraging the same content on multiple blogs? (I'm aware there are clearinghouses that will market your blogging, but I'm not talking about that type of piecemeal work.) Any bloggers out there who are employed by multiple corporations?
posted by nancoix
on Feb 9, 2006 -
posted by shallowcenter
on Jan 27, 2006 -
How to set up a Chinese weblog for a Chinese-only writer when you are the English-only tech support? [more inside]
posted by Argyle
on Jan 1, 2006 -
I'm planning to move from Blogger to WordPress, migrating about 1,000 posts that currently validate as HTML 4.01 Transitional. I'd like to convert them to XHTML on the way. What's the smart way to do this?
posted by futility closet
on Dec 14, 2005 -
What are your recommended reads (print, webpage, etc) for blog design/usability information? What makes or breaks a blog? Bonus: Examples of what to do and what not to do.
posted by tozturk
on Nov 21, 2005 -
I hope you guys can settle an argument for me about Blogger.
Each Blogger user has a unique profile id. eg blogger.com/profile/XXXX
XXXX is in running numbers. The smallest number is the earliest blog. ie
blogger.com/profile/1 belongs to Blogger's founder.
XXXX stays with you, until you delete your account. There is no way to change it.
Even if you change your user name, profile etc.
My friend maintains that it changes with your username.
So which is which? My Google-fu has failed me, for this instance.
posted by merv
on Nov 10, 2005 -
Can someone recommend a simple method or app for making monthly local archives of web-based blogs? In my case, the site is blogger, the save location is on a Mac.
posted by saketini99
on Oct 24, 2005 -
Do you work for a medium or large company? Does your company have an intranet? Does it use blogging tools and wikis? If so.... [more inside]
posted by TheDonF
on Oct 4, 2005 -
Who in the world can help me manage/fix/customize my Movable Type website? I am completely clueless, too busy to learn the damn program myself, willing to pay someone likeminded to help me, chomping at the bit to really get my blog off the ground. [more inside]
posted by melixxa600
on Sep 22, 2005 -
I have a lovely Xanga skin for my blog, but weirdly it appears to be the only skin which doesn't include an option for a reader to go back and look at my previous posts, and despite my Googling, Xanga-ing and trying to work it out, all I've done is muck it up good and properly.
So, can anyone suggest what code I need to enter (preferably by cutting and pasting!) into the middle of the three boxes at the bottom of my Xanga code to allow people to go forward or back as far as they like? The source I'm using at the moment is at my blog page, here: http://www.xanga.com/timpollard
Many thanks in advance!
posted by timpollard
on Sep 19, 2005 -
Blogging in the classroom.
I've decided to set-up a blog for my students this semester. This will be the place for their response papers, writing exercises and a few other tidbits. It needs to have access for 5-10 members, a very easy set-up, free-to-near-free pricing (although I would pay or find the dollars to fund if it was warranted), and very clear posting/linking instructions for the students. Advice on selecting a blogging system needed. [more inside]
posted by fionab
on Aug 31, 2005 -
Please Help Me. I need a blog. I am so busy and scattered, though. I post stuff all over the place, and I try to connect with folks with snippets. I think a blog would work for me, even in it got few hits. But since I am so busy, I don't have much time to learn detailed shortcuts, software, etc. I would like to find a place on the web where it is easy to post stuff in a cool layout, including of course links, pix, etc. Maybe with sidebars, contact info, etc. It would also be nice if it were within a community of bloggers. And maybe "Blog" is the wrong term, as it might be simply a personal web page. But a blog seems more interactive, and I want that. My interests are eclectic, but they include radical social, and personal, change. Will you please help me with ideas? Thanks! [more inside]
posted by swlabr
on Jul 27, 2005 -
For the past few months, Diaryland, the site where I host my online journal, has been having some strange errors. Requests for technical help have gone unanswered. I'm getting worried that the site has been abandoned. What is going on? [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero
on Jun 28, 2005 -
The company I work for wants to get on the blog bandwagon and I need to get things set up. Right now our website is hosted by Verio on a co-located server running Windows. [more inside]
posted by ssmith
on Jun 15, 2005 -
I'm thinking of using Blogger to start up a little topical/news site, but I need suggestions on how to attract visitors. What's the best way to let people know your blog even exists?
posted by jenleigh
on Jun 4, 2005 -