Structured Blogging – Magic or Just Another Wizard?

Reading D’Arcy Norman’s ‘5 out of 5’ post on structured blogging the other day it seemed like it was probably worth revisiting the WP & MT plugin, especially in the light of how it might be used in a multi-user blogging environment and the ever-deafening march of word-processing / cms on the web about to be given another serious boost by the release of WordPress 2.0.

I mean, the concept is great, especially if you want students / probloggers / business people or just plain old you to be able to write material that is instantly semantically organised, structured and …

  • Posted on: December 16th, 2005
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Blog Hui!

Quite wonderfully Blogtalk Downunder has inspired, in part, New Zealand’s first International blog conference… Blog Hui.

So why don’t ya go and make a bunch of kiwis very very happy by proposing a paper, poster, praxis or workshop… beautiful Wellington combined with a quick scoot round the island sounds like a good way to spend the middle of March to me!!!…

  • Posted on: December 1st, 2005
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Giving a blog – The Whys, Wheres and Hows of Successful Multi User Blogging

This is part of a larger, ongoing series which examines how – in 2005 / 2006 – you can give people blogs. Visit the contents page to see the lot or grab the feed to keep up with new stuff!

Following on from the review of different multi user blogging tools I’m keen for this section to examine the ways in which different multi-user blogging platforms work. The plan is that this will provoke discussion and inform people who are giving blogs through multi user tools and it’s broken down into several different parts.

First up it’s going to consider …

  • Posted on: November 16th, 2005
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Google finally gets me :)

Well, it has taken a while but Blogsavvy seems to finally have been let out of the Google sandpit and is now no.1 result for ‘blog consultant’ also no. 1 for ‘professional blog‘ and up there as no. 1 for ‘blogging consultant‘ as well.

Which means that in this month so far I have received a staggering 7, yes 7, referrals for ‘professional blog’, 3 for ‘blog consulting’ and a square 0 (zero) for ‘blog consultant’! Perhaps my forecast for business through search results might be a little, um, off whack ;D…

  • Posted on: November 8th, 2005
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Introducing learnerblogs.org and uniblogs.org

Well in an official-esque announcement sense I now pronounce learnerblogs.org and uniblogs.org open for business.

Basically these are sites in a similar vein to edublogs.org in that they are seeking to provide free blogs, but this time for K12 school students and university / college students.

learnerblogs.org is basically born of demand. So many teachers wanted to use edublogs.org as a place for their students to set up blogs that it basically seems to be needed and let’s face it, if you’re not tech savvy then Blogger, LiveJournal, Xanga etc. don’t really cut the mustard for what you want for …

  • Posted on: November 1st, 2005
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