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NAME: Karen Sternheimer, Editor BLOG: Everyday Sociology TYPEPAD MEMBER SINCE: 2007 WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: Written by professors who teach regularly (but run as more of a conversation than a class), the Everyday Sociology Blog... Continue »
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Thanks everyone for taking part in this months vote. A good showing for Adam's post on journalism and organisational change, and Phil's piece on the tyranny of timesheets but the winner by a pretty clear margin was Clay Parker Jones... Continue »
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This is a version of a facebook post I wrote a few days ago. Although it's not the normal theme of this blog I wanted to share this because it is important to me and because I think it offers an insight into how tiny things can become very important when someone you love has dementia. I went to see Mum today. For the first time in many weeks she was out of bed and seemed pleased to have a visitor. She chatted away - you can't make out much but it's generally a good sign. Then the staff brought... Continue »
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Blog: noodlepie
There's a pub in Edinburgh where all the Hearts fans go to drink and natter before the match. It's the Hearts pub. Every football team has one. You'll never find a Hibs fan in the Hearts pub and you'll never find a Hearts fan in a Hibs pub. One day, someone had the bright idea of builidng a new pub. One for all football fans of all teams. A place where they could all come together, drink and natter before the game, the owner was disappointed that no-one came. The Guardian has just launched a user-generated content platform, "(It) will... Continue »
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NAME: Lara Kimmerer BLOG: Lara Kimmerer | Photographer TYPEPAD MEMBER SINCE: 2008 WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: Award-winning photographer Lara Kimmerer specializes in capturing the big (and small) moments in peoples' lives, most often shooting weddings... Continue »
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Blog: Blogologie
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Gisteren schreef ik al over hoe één tweet van Tom Bogman de aanleiding was om eergisteren http://youasked.it te lanceren. Vandaag wil ik het even hebben over deze tweet die ik gisterenavond in mijn tijdlijn zag opduiken: You Asked It! Turns... Continue »
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I greatly enjoyed this interview with Michael Dorn, and I'd like to share it with you: LA Times: One of the things that you brought to Worf was an endless but endearing exasperation. Was that there on the page, or... Continue »
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An audience responds and interacts with you - not each other. A community builds relationships around a strong common interest. Most media platforms have an audience, not a community. There are some great exceptions. HuffingtonPost, The Guardian, many blogs, and... Continue »
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We've recently made some changes to the Dashboard that our Beta Team users are now seeing. We'll be releasing these options to everyone soon, but here's a preview of what we've added. New Quick Posting... Continue »
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via i.imgur.com The traditional 'first kiss' after a Navy ship comes in. By lottery, this sailor and her dearest were chosen. History made. Continue »
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Are you sitting down? You should sit down. I've got to tell you something, but I need you to remember: everything is going to be OK. Take a deep breath. Karen Gillian is leaving Doctor Who. Now take it easy. Remember when we lost Billy Piper? Remember? Remember how we never thought anything would be OK again? But it was, right? I mean sure, we had to get through Catherine Tate, but then we got that other one... the one I had to Google to find out her real name. Turns out it's Freema Agyeman. Who knew? She was awesome,... Continue »
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via animals.nationalgeographic.com Continue »
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Those blog posts with carefully crafted advice about link building make me want to puke. Yeah, you read that right. They say Hell is paved with good intentions, so I suppose they mean well. A few neat steps and you're on your way to posting your links everywhere -- and for free. All it takes is a quick browse of a few sites, warm up a couple of tired topics, send your pitch to a bunch of bloggers, and you're on your way. Except for... Like anything in life, execution goes a long way. My inbox has been brimming with all kinds of requests to post what I would refer to kindly as run of the mill, formulaic copy authored by strangers with the expectation of getting link juice from this site. A personal site -- not a blog network built on the work of several (often unpaid) writers in exchange for exposure. That's a different deal. Guest posts and interviews on this blog are upon invitation only. I ask once, by the way. Want to build links? Start by writing content and stories that work -- on your site. And get social. You can be straight forward and honest as you develop your relationships, not just with the entitled ask, just like normal people. Unless, of course, you're buying the become-a-millionaire-overnight mythology. In that case, you're on your own. This kind of approach doesn't happen only with link building tactics. There are many areas where people are still trying... Continue »
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Movable Type is a weblog publishing system developed by the company Six Apart. It was publicly announced on September 3, 2001;[2] version 1.0 was publicly released on October 8, 2001.[3] On 12 December 2007, Movable Type was relicensed as free... Continue »
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Blog: Say Daily
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Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Steve Jobs, 1955-2011 If you haven't listened to... Continue »
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Blog: sippey.com
In 2008, my colleague Ray Marshall and I had the privilege of being able to demo TypePad's iPhone app onstage during the keynote of Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference. It was a career highlight for me, not only for the opportunity... Continue »
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TypePad offers the Other Accounts feature to display icons which link to your social media accounts, like Facebook and Twitter. If you have an account not listed at Account > Other Accounts or if you... Continue »
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Je viens de trouver ceci. Trop fort, je suis morte de rire !!!! Enjoy! Continue »
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As I mentioned the other day I have been knitting a bobble hat for the St Mungo's Woolly Hat Day which raises awareness of homelessness. However, St Mungo's also features in my life already - by day I'm the group editor of Community Care a magazine and website for social care, so I'm well aware of the charity's work. So a few of the team kindly agreed to publicise the campaign before the hat was sent off to St Mungos. Who knew there were so many ways to wear a bobble hat. Continue »