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Twitter kills Posterous

Feb 23rd, 2013 | By
Twitter kills Posterous

When micro-blogging giant Twitter bought mini-blogging Posterous last year, the news was received with mixed feelings. Early on, there were suspicions that Twitter was going to kill Posterous. For reasons unknown actually, as Posterous was not a Twitter, but rather a Tumblr competitor. So 12 months down the road, Posterous’ death has been announced: As (…)

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How to select your blog platform

Mar 25th, 2011 | By
BlogTips Tutorial:<br />How to select your blog platform

Alright! You recognized your organisation can benefit from a blog and you know what you will blog about. But… which “software” should you use to blog? From the many different blogplatforms on the market, which suits your needs? In this tutorial, I explain the questions you need to ask yourself, the basic choices you will (…)

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Tumblr and WordPress: a crawler’s difference

Feb 10th, 2011 | By
Tumblr and WordPress: a crawler’s difference

Mid January, I moved Aid News, one of my news aggregator sites from Tumblr to WordPress. After the move I activated the Google XML sitemap plugin which submits the blog’s sitemap automatically to different search engines.



How I moved 350,000 blogposts from Tumblr to WordPress

Jan 31st, 2011 | By
How I moved 350,000 blogposts from Tumblr to WordPress

I had seven blogs on Tumblr which aggregate news. Using a technique I described earlier, they take RSS feeds from over 1,000 carefully selected websites and blogs, filter them, clean them up, and feed them into the different Tumblr blogs. I used the unique feature built into Tumblr to convert RSS feeds into posts. All (…)

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How to import a Tumblr blog into WordPress

Dec 29th, 2010 | By
How to import a Tumblr blog into WordPress

I feel like standing in front of a rail crossing, when the red lights just won’t go off. Is it worth driving to the next rail crossing, just a minute further down the road? Are the lights defective, or is the crossing closed for a true reason? The longer I wait, the less it will (…)

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Tumblr problems

Dec 26th, 2010 | By
Tumblr problems

Tumblr, one of the blogplatforms filling a niche between the big ones like Blogger or WordPress, and microblogs a la Twitter, suffers from serious hiccups. Since months, Tumblr has been failing to live up to bloggers’ expectations in a variety of ways: A while back, their RSS feeds did not update anymore; The dashboard often (…)

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Is blogging still fun?

Aug 9th, 2010 | By
Is blogging still fun?

I am not sure how often I feel like walking a road, ending up somewhere at a hurdle. And then I look around me and think “How did I end up here?”. I mean this “blogging thing” is great. It gives the power to distribute information “to the masses”. Being an anti-authoritarian at heart, I (…)

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Automatic mobile themes for your blogs

Jun 6th, 2010 | By
Automatic mobile themes for your blogs

More and more people browse blogs from their mobile devices. While you can view any website from your iPhone or Blackberry, the pages will appear with a very small font, and the whole thing will look very cramped, unless if the website supports a mobile theme. Only then, the site will appear suitable for easy (…)

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Selecting a blog platform – Part 1: A critical choice

Sep 2nd, 2009 | By
Selecting a blog platform – Part 1: A critical choice

Alright! You recognized your organisation can benefit from a blog and you know what you will blog about. The next step is critical: Choosing your blog platform, the “software” to edit, publish and host your blog. Choosing the right blog platform is critical. You might set out as “let me give this a decent try”, (…)

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Selecting a blog platform – Part 2: Selfhost or not?

Aug 29th, 2009 | By
Selecting a blog platform – Part 2: Selfhost or not?

After reading Part 1 in this series, you will agree with me that selecting the right blog platform, the software you will use to create and maintain your blog, is critical. Which of the four platforms we are considering will it be? WordPress, Tumblr, Typepad – Movable Type or Blogger? Your right selection will be (…)

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Selecting a blog platform – Part 3: Functionality

Aug 25th, 2009 | By
Selecting a blog platform – Part 3: Functionality

Part 1 of this series showed how critical it is to choose the blog platform suited for your needs, before you start. in Part 2, we covered one of the first questions you need to ask yourself: will I selfhost my blog or not? Today, we’re covering a topic which is just as critical in (…)

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