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I have some more exciting news to share - I'm going to be part of the very first National Food Bloggers' Bake Sale, which is part of the Great American Bake Sale. The Great American Bake Sale is a campaign... Continue »
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The last time we blogged, you were introduced to the wonders of blogside search. It's now released to all TypePad users and we've expanded the search index. In addition to titles, posts, pages and comments, we've added keywords and Technorati... Continue »
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This is my Big Bang Theory production diary from filming The Wheaton Recurrence. Continue »
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Blog: Summation
I love Yelp -- it is an awesome site that has some of the most comprehensive reviews of thousands of small businesses (I mainly use it for finding good restaurants). I’m also impressed by how the Yelp community has grown.... Continue »
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Blog: Kokochi
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So I had a birthday last week. I'm not into big parties or anything, but certainly do enjoy the supe... Continue »
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We started out in pursuit of the perfect smoothie recipe but ended up with a delicious milkshake made without the traditional (and sugary) ingredient of ice cream. Our shake has lots of protein, which makes it an ideal breakfast option.... Continue »
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You may remember that back in January we made a few New Year's Resolutions, and number three was "Buy Locally." We did, in fact, sign up for the Marin Sun Farms Meat Club CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Program and became... Continue »
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Blog: quid.pro
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I know it's early, but still. Continue »
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Blog: sippey.com
Really looking forward to Popular Science+ on the iPad, which is based on the Mag+ concept that Bonnier developed in concert with BERG. The blog post on BERG provides some interesting details... > We found little games to play with... Continue »
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Blog: WaltPad
Killjoy McShitsoneverything is right, you definitely shouldn’t buy an iPad. First-generation Apple products always suck. Like those original Titanium PowerBook G4s? Holy crap were those things... well, come to think of it, they were pretty thin and fast. And had... Continue »
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TypePad for Dummies #17 best sellers on Amazon in the Computer and Internet category. Congrats to everybody involved! Continue »
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We have great blogs of all sorts on TypePad, and we're building our API so you can remix and experiment with your blog (and other public blogs). Here's an example: our friend Simon Wistow has a music blog where a few folks post music videos from YouTube and Vimeo. It's... Continue »
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Blog: A VC
There is a big banking reform bill working its way through the Senate right now. It is sponsored by Chris Dodd, Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. It has a long name I can't remember, so I'll call it the... Continue »
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Blog: Anastasia
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1. Choosing a niche you don't know or like Lots of people write about how to make money online, and they seem to do quite well... how hard can it be? What you don't see is how much work really goes into those blogs. You don't do well just by... Continue »
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After C-SPAN reran a 1999 BookNotes interview about my first book, I received an email from a disappointed viewer. He was chagrined to hear that I was editing a website called DeepGlamour instead of writing “more serious nonfiction.” Glamour, he implied, is a trivial subject, unworthy of consideration by people who watch, much less appear on, C-SPAN. To which I have two words of response: Barack Obama. In an era of tell-all memoirs, ubiquitous paparazzi, and reality-show exhibitionism, glamour may seem absent from Hollywood. But Obama demonstrates that its magic still exists. What a glamorous candidate he was—less a person than a persona, an idealized, self-contained figure onto whom audiences projected their own dreams, a Garbo-like “impassive receptacle of passionate hopes and impossible expectations,” in the words of Time’s Joe Klein. The campaign’s iconography employed classically glamorous themes, with its stylized portraits of the candidate gazing into the distance and... Continue »
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Blog: Backyard
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for those of you that have seen this before... feel free to enjoy it all over again: Continue »
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We're proud to announce that a native, blogside search feature is available to our Beta members. The TypePad team has been hard at work the last several months to build out our very own search infrastructure. Last week we announced... Continue »
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Everyone needs a time management system that keeps them focused on getting results. There is no right way. We all have different skills, tendencies, and priorities. However, since several of you have asked, I'm going to share my uncomplicated system that helps me to manage my work - which of course is focused on helping small businesses with their social media marketing. I'm not a mechanical person. I'm more about what feels right - this day, right now. This is why I developed a system that allows me to be flexible and respect that tendency, while also being accountable to... Continue »