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November 7th, 2010

Calling all Single Bloggers!

I’ve been blogging and podcasting for a few years now and with that comes the occasional opportunity to leverage my site as a means for promoting events, people and of course products, but what about Advertising?

How does a single chick like me even get started with Advertising anyway?

Well, SingleEdition.com has the answer! They are building an awesome blog network for singles like me who write about dating, cooking for one, living single, and much much more!!

Are you in?

Learn all about it at SingleEdition.com/Join-Our-Blog I’m really looking forward to being part of this new venture and watching it grow and I hope to see all my single blogger friends doing it too!

November 4th, 2010

No Filter Here

I over-share on the Internet. I Tweet, I Foursquare, I Flickr … pretty much every thing that is part of my life gets exposed to the web.

Not everyone is as open as I am. I guess I just have no filters, which is strange because I have always been quite a shy person… well, around new people and in new situations. I know I totally don’t come off that way, but I am.

So when new people come into my life, especially if it’s via one of my social outlets, I expect that they accept this behaviour from me.

I’m not very good about respecting other’s privacy. It’s not even something I consider when I am twittering away about this, that and the other… and certainly not when I am blogging. I just sort of open up a note pad and let my thoughts flow from my brain out through my fingers hoping they hit all the right keys.

I realize this could cause some serious conflicts in my “Real Life” specifically when a guy comes along who may not be so open or willing to be subject matter. My first thought is “Why wouldn’t he want me to talk about him?” I assume he must be hiding something, perhaps other relationships and he is afraid he will be exposed.

It’s just so normal to me that I never think maybe they just aren’t comfortable with strangers reading about how “he did the sweetest thing today”, or “man, he really ticked me off when”.

What is the right approach to take with the people in your life when it comes to social media? Do you ask them upfront if they mind? or at a certain point in the relationship?

I guess I just need a filter. Put in on my Christmas list!

August 5th, 2010

Bloggers in Babeland

The BlogHer Convention hit NYC today and you know what that means!??? …….Party Time!! 😀

Well, it is for me! SingleEdition (The Premier Lifestyle destination for Singles) and Babeland (The Adult Toy Shop run by Women) are hosting a cocktail party for all the sexy single bloggers tomorrow @ Babeland in Soho.

Details & Registration info Here!

Even though I can’t afford to attend the actual convention, I can’t wait to crash this lil’ bash so I can See/Meet/Make friends with a bunch of awesome bloggers! I’ll be sure to Live Tweet and post pics!!

Umm… and hello?? How hot are THESE??? <—Not safe for Work 😉

August 4th, 2010

The Death of RSS?

I went on a little blog surfing adventure last night in search of some fun new feeds for my Google Reader. I was shocked that out of the umpteen blogs I discovered and wanted to keep tabs on only ONE had a proper RSS Button for me to easily subscribe.

Is RSS a Dead method of Syndication for our Web Content?

When I first discovered Blogging and Podcasting years ago the first essential rule of content creation was syndication. So it blows me away that this seems to be an element which has been lost.

So, I asked Twitter and while the responses were not overwhelming the few that I received gave me a bit of insight. Am I right in assuming that the common bloggers of today are less ambitious about gaining readership than those launching 3-5 years ago?

Maybe we should look at the platforms in use? Are facilitators like Blogger, WordPress, and Tumblr at fault for not educating users of the benefits of using syndication? Do they make it so easy to start a blog that the fundamentals are totally lost!?

What does this mean for the future?

Are we to assume that our readers are savvy enough to know that most RSS readers allow you to simply enter the URL of a blog to subscribe? or that if readers really want to keep up with our postings they will check back every so often to see what’s up? What about all the benefit of using services like FeedBurner with their “SmartFeed” and “FeedFlare”… not to mention analytics?

Do today’s bloggers even care about Syndication?

With Twitter and the likes making it so easy to “share” content with your friends/followers could this be the new choice of syndication? Do bloggers now rely on tweeted links and Re-Tweets to get content read and gain new readers?

Maybe I’m making a mountain out of a mole-hill here, but I encourage any bloggers to leave a comment on the following three questions:
  1. Does your blog offer an In-Your-Face method to subscribe to the blog’s feed?
  2. How do YOU, the blogger get your content out to the world?
  3. How do your readers consume your content?

February 21st, 2009

New Site!!

If you’ve been here before then you already see that I’ve done a little spring cleaning. I’d been meaning to update the blog for some time, but my old theme – which I was in total love with – was not widget friendly, so every time I wanted to update the side bar content it meant getting down and dirty with the php.

Well, I finally decided it was time. Found a new theme, added some pretty buttons and then completely killed the whole site!! Oops! Thank gawd I had some backups ready…I guess years of playing Russian roulette with the blogs and podcasts and losing has finally taught me to Backup, Backup, Backup!!!

I’ve still got a few features I’d like to ad, but I am happy with how it’s turned out over all. Now, I should practice the art of posting!!

Thanks for visiting!!