The Pros and Cons of Four Major Blogging Platforms We’re all writers here, so it makes sense that we blog. Should writers blog? I believe so. Start here. Wordpress When it comes to Wordpress, you have two choices: Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org. Pros Wordpress is a proven technology, wildly popular and supported by a huge community.The interface is relatively easy to use for most beginners, and even easier for those with blogging experience.Plenty of posts about creative writing exist on Wordpress blogs, allowing you to engage in an already large writing community.Automattic, the company behind Wordpress continues to make improvements to the platform, allowing for greater flexibility and creativity for writers and bloggers of all kinds. Cons Blogger Blogger fast became and remains a popular blogging platform. Blogger is just blogger. Posterous Posterous has gained popularity recently, especially among tech-savvy people. It really is easy to use. Tumblr Tumblr, like Posterous, lands more squarely in the micro-blogging platform. Hello easy.
10 Best Blog Sites To Create your Blog For Free Blogging is growing day by day, and there are many platforms that allow people to blog without spending a penny. If you are passionate about blogging and want to start a blog for no charges, this post will help choose from the top free blog service providers. I started on Blogspot (now called blogger) and after years of learning and experimenting I started this blog on WordPress. Although my personal choice will always remain WordPress but for blogging enthusiasts the options are many. I regularly update this post, and I have seen some new blogging platforms and even tried those, with all the services put together, I have made this list as simple and straight. I hope this article will make people interested in blogging, as well. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Yahoo Pulse – now closed Yahoo! I am sure their are many more platforms which can be in his list but for now I have chosen these over some others.
Free Book Portal | www.freebookportal.com Welcome to Posterous Spaces The Ultimate Guide on Where to Blog - Dear Blogger Is THIS the Ultimate Guide on Where to Blog? Today, that’s up to you to decide. Hey, I’m Greg. Don’t be surprised if you’re blown away. And don’t worry – I’m not selling anything. Read more on my about page… If you have any questions, your comments are welcome! And here are a few buttons to help you find your way… Now, if this guide really were ultimate, I’d create a definition… Blogging, to me and to our community of up-and-coming bloggers here, means three simple things: Be personable: If you start blogging trying to copy someone else’s mojo, you’re sunk from the start. Be giving: When I started this blog, I pulled my hair out for months trying to find out where my greatest interests met the world’s true needs. Be a risk-taker: We all want the next million dollar idea. I’d help you start a career Disclaimer time: Blogging doesn’t have to be for a living. But if you do want to blog for a living and earn supplemental wealth in an online setting, I’m here for you. A blogpost: Hello, world! p.s.
Apps for Development We challenged people to create innovative tools, applications, and mash-ups using the data available through the World Bank’s Open Data Initiative. The World Bank launched its Open Data Initiative in April, 2010. This initiative made an array of data sets, including the World Development Indicators, Africa Development Indicators, and Millennium Development Goal Indicators – free for all. The Apps for Development Competition aims to bring together the best ideas from both the software developer and the development practitioner communities to create innovative apps using World Bank data. The Competition challenges participants to develop software applications related to one or more of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Submissions may be any kind of software application, be it for the web, a personal computer, a mobile handheld device, console, SMS, or any software platform broadly available to the public. About the Millennium Development Goals View full rules How to enter
QuadBlogging Connects Student Writers with Global Audiences A blog without an audience is like...a library without books, a car without an engine, Beyonce without a ring. Those were some of the responses David Mitchell (@DeputyMitchell) got when he asked his Twitter followers to fill in the blank. "We all understand the importance of audience," says Mitchell, an educator from the United Kingdom and vocal proponent of using blogs to engage student writers. His latest strategy to connect students with readers around the world is the online phenomenon known as QuadBlogging. The idea is deceptively simple. Mitchell hatched the idea almost by chance with three other schools in the UK. Measurable Benefits Mitchell, deputy headmaster at Heathfield Community Primary School in Bolton, England, isn't exaggerating when he says blogging leads to better writing. Along with measurable results, Mitchell has gathered plenty of anecdotal evidence. Global Replication Follow Gwaltney's QuadBloggers in the coming weeks on The Age of Exploration Blog .
Tools – Six Revisions 10 Open Source Blogging Platforms for Developers Mainstream blogging platforms like WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, etc. aren’t designed for hackers. They’re encumbered by features developers just don’t need or want. And, out of the box, the popular blogging platforms certainly lack a lot things coders actually would want, such as code syntax highlighting, blog theming capabilities using a standardized templating engine, markup language support besides HTML, and integration with source code repositories, among other things. continue reading » A Look at Popular Open Source E-commerce Software In the U.S., it’s estimated that online sales will reach close to $249 billion by next year. The growth in online sales is staggering, and now accounts for 8% of total retail sales. continue reading » 10 Excellent Online Payment Systems In this article, we’ll be reviewing my top 10 online payment systems for accepting payments on the Web. continue reading » Top 10 Free Online Blogging Platforms
Social bookmarking Common features In a social bookmarking system, users save links to web pages that they want to remember and/or share. These bookmarks are usually public, and can be saved privately, shared only with specified people or groups, shared only inside certain networks, or another combination of public and private domains. Many social bookmarking services provide web feeds for their lists of bookmarks, including lists organized by tags. As these services have matured and grown more popular, they have added extra features such as ratings and comments on bookmarks, the ability to import and export bookmarks from browsers, emailing of bookmarks, web annotation, and groups or other social network features. History A user page on del.icio.us in May 2004, displaying bookmarks with tags. Folksonomy A simple form of shared vocabularies does emerge in social bookmarking systems (folksonomy). Uses Enterprise bookmarking Libraries Education Abuse See also
Regarding Calepin and its new Competitors - Iain B. Simpson @calepinapp: You have one competitor starting now (@scriptogram), and more are bound to come. After all, your idea is a very good one… I didn’t publish the tweet above because it deserves discussion. As of 5th January 2012, Calepin (a recently developed service from Jökull Sólberg for generating a static site from markdown files in your Dropbox) is no longer alone. Both Calepin and Scriptogram are being rapidly developed. Both services promise to have custom domains and other exciting features coming soon. What do you want from your publishing platform? The functionality I’m looking for: easy to publish markdown text files into a static sitepages as well as postsonline and offline editing of text files (paid)custom domains (paid)custom themes (paid)CSS inject (paid) Scriptogr.am’s homepage currently states all the features above will be free with their service. Why? This is only the beginning of a new plethora of services coming to market. New services are coming thick and fast.
Logo Creator Online. Design and Create Free Logos web 2.0 Quickly create a nice looking professional style logo using the SimWebSol free online logo creation tool. Choose background color, logo color, font face, font style (bold, italic, or underline) and font size. Add a reflection or a symbol to the left or right side to make it even more unique. Then choose PNG, GIF, or JPG, with DPI ranging from 72 to 1200. Collect, Process and Share Your Online Research with Trailmeme Social bookmarking sites like Delicious are useful for collecting bookmarks, but they don't allow users to really draw connections and tell stories. That's where curation-focused services like Pearltrees and Trailmeme come in. Trailmeme, which we first looked at in December, was incubated at Xerox and launches at DEMO this week. It allows users to bookmark sites and then organize them in tidy diagrams, making it easy to highlight the relationship between different items and for readers to browse these links. While Pearltrees only allows users to display connections in a relatively simple tree structure, Trailmeme offers its users more flexibility. Besides allowing users to create their own trails, they can also browse and search other users' trails. The company offers a toolbar for Firefox and a universal bookmarklet for creating trails, as well as plugins for WordPress and - in the near future - MediaWiki. A New Kind of Publishing Will Users Care?