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QotD: What five books should every person read? The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald "First published on April 10, 1925, it is set on Long Island's North Shore and in New York City during the summer of 1922 and... Continue »
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Blog: chez pim
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For the next few days I'll be blogging live from Japan, Tokyo to be precise, on my new micro blog via Pim. Why another blog, you asked, well, because I know the quality you - that would be you my readers - have come to expect here chez moi. You expect the pictures to be good, and the posts to be interesting, informative, and useful. But I've also been missing a little bit of that so-called old school blogging - that unscripted, off-the-cuff, live and raw quality of it. I found myself tweeting a lot lately, probably because of that same kind of immediacy I've missed. I've been tweeting bits and bites from the road and even from home, posting odd pictures from my iPhone, often unedited and of a quality perhaps a bit too dubious for Chez Pim. But it's fun and it keeps up the connection with my blog readers and twitter followers even when I'm not blogging as often as I should. Then, Typepad started a new free service (disclosure: no I'm not being paid to write this) Typepad Micro, which allows everyone to have a mini-blog that can be linked to Twitter and Facebook and any... Continue »
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From my party the week before last, here is the sheet from the Hopes or Regrets typewriter: Continue »
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My mom prints out some of my blog posts and emails to save, and for my dad to read. While that's adorable, it's doesn't hold a candle to how happy my folks would be if... Continue »
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Blog: via Pim
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via Pim is my tripping microblog, currently broadcasting live from Tokyo NYC Melbourne New Orleans New York the Bay Area Tokyo, Osaka, The Côte d'Azur. While not on the go, you can find me on my regular blog Chez Pim for more food stories, recipes, and other delectable goodies. I'm also the author of The Foodie Handbook: The (Almost) Definitive Guide to Gastronomy - now available in English (US & UK), German, Dutch, and (coming soon) French. Continue »
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I once saw a poster or a paperweight or something that said, "What would you do if you knew you could not fail?" Think about that for a second. What thing do you want to make? What story do you want to tell? What song do you want to sing? Continue »
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I like this new TypePad Micro. I think we're going to get along famously. It will be interesting to see how it handles longer posts alongside 141+ characters posts, but in general this seems like a great step for TypePad... Continue »
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Blog: Dollarshort
"This is the promise they all made in November," to contribute to change by getting more involved in the political process, he said. "I can't wait to pull that trigger on them." The good news is that my dear friend,... Continue »
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I'm firmly on Team TypePad Awesome, and I'm totally proud of the entire team for the launch of the free TypePad Micro. This is a big day for TypePad! Continue »
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Blog: picoblog
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Let's see... Quick compose, definitely awesome for it's quickness (and nifty help box): Default blog quick-look, because anything with sparklines is +1000 in my book: Custom color schemes from images? Way awesome: And since I didn't get around to praising this when it came out, the newish insert images dialog: All of those things! Continue »
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I've been hearing hints and murmurs about something new coming from TypePad for quite some time. Finally I got a sneak peak yesterday...TypePad Micro which launches today at noon Pacific Time. TypePad Micro, according to Chris Alden, CEO of Six Apart is... ...a new, completely free level of TypePad that is streamlined for microblogging. We see this new form of blogging emerging -- living between the short status updates of Facebook and Twitter and the full-length posts of classic blogs -- and we want to make that easy and fun with TypePad Micro. TypePad Micro is free, and comes with...... Continue »
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Typepad has long been a staple in the blogosphere. It was the first blogging platform I used and I admit to having a nostalgic attachment to it. Yes, they've been upended to a certain extent by WordPress, but to their... Continue »
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As part of our ongoing rollout of the NEW TypePad we are pleased to announce new social blogging features and the launch of TypePad Micro: a completely free level of TypePad focused on easy sharing... Continue »
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I truly have a soft spot for red leather. ♥ Red Leather Bag ♥ ♥ IRA GRANT ♥ Continue »
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Fresh & Easy Market held a very cool food blogger holiday meal demo at Sur La Table last night. More on that to come. But for now, I just wanted to share this cool picture I shot with some motion blur in it, a first for me on the iPhone camera. Cool! And how I got this effect, I have no idea. I just snapped the picture and my only guess is that all the stars and moons were aligned at that moment. Continue »
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As we continue to make TypePad faster and simpler to use we want to give you a heads up about some changes you will see in our next product update tomorrow. Skip the ‘Sign In'... Continue »
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We've added a bunch of features to TypePad to connect your blog to the social web to drive traffic and share your posts with your followers and friends. Here's a checklist of settings to be... Continue »
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I've come to believe that social media is more a function than a position. It best serves a company when more than one person is using it to spread the organization's message. Otherwise, if social media engagement becomes the purview... Continue »