Farewell Blog Herald

Hey friends, I’€™ve decided to leave The Blog Herald, and join David Krug at 901am. In addition to that, I will be focusing more on my own blog.

Even thought we will no longer cross paths on Blog Herald, regardless of our decisions, I hope that there are no hard feelings, and that we will still keep in touch and keep the conversation going.

I know my stay here was very short, but it was an enjoyable experience nonetheless.

Best of luck to all the writers and The Blog Herald. As long as you’re writing, I will be here reading.


Best Blogs of 2006 that You (Maybe) Aren’t Reading

Most people, when looking for good blogs to read just pick them out of the Technorati top 100, and so a lot of non-top-100 blogs get left out of the mix. Fimoculous takes a look at some of these great blogs that don’t get the attention they deserve. This is not a definitive list in any way, and the author actually encourages you to add blogs that you think should be on the list.

Don’t feel bad if you don’t recognize any of the names, the list is designed to be that way. I only recognized 5 out of the 30.

Use Blogging To Make Sure Justice Is Served

Jackie Danicki, who is a 29 year old American blogger living in London was recently assaulted. What did she do in response? She quickly snapped a photo of the fellow and blogged about the incident. If you live in London and are reading this, you maybe able to help Jackie out and make this world a better place by looking at a picture of the attacker over here.

If you know who this POS is, please contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40. The assault took place on the southbound Bakerloo line platform at Baker Street, and the abuse continued from there to Piccadilly Circus.

Blog Herald Going Out Of Style?

With Blog Herald divesting so many of its properties, our very own Tony Hung asks our very own Matt Craven some questions regarding the future of the company.

With BlogMedia transforming into ProBlogging.com, I pinned down Matt for a few words during the middle of a particularly bloody divestiture (is that a word?) for a few words on ProBlogging’€™s plans for its future, its focus and scope, and above all the burning question on my mind ‘€” is the BlogHerald safe from its bloody axe?

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Need Reasons To Blog?

Most of us don’t need reasons to blog. We do it because we have a subject matter we feel passionately about, and want to write about it. However, if you belong to an organization and are wondering if you should blog or not, here are 7 reasons why you should:

1. They fan the flames of customer evangelism. Their personal nature helps humanize you and your organization.

2. They function as an instant-feedback mechanism. Most blogs allow readers to respond to your posts or link to them on their own blogs. These features provide almost real-time feedback on ideas and issues that strike a chord, or highlight new or existing problems. A blog can help reveal a little problem before it becomes a big one.

Continue reading for the remaining five.

Worlds Oldest Blogger?

BoingBoing is profiling a man who may very well be the world oldest blogger. According to his Wikipedia entry,

Crowdis is also one of the last living survivors of the Halifax Explosion. He currently lives in Toronto, and writes a blog named Don To Earth, making him one of the world’s oldest bloggers.

The blog may not be the best, but he is living proof that blogging transcends all ages.

Coming Soon: PodCamp West

PodCamp West is free conference for anyone interested in blogging, podcasting and video blogging (or video podcasting). All you have to do to go to the conference is to register (free of charge) and be prepared to share ideas and learn from the wisdom of others.

Event Info
San Francisco
When: 18-19 November, 2006
Timing: 12 PM – 6 PM
Days: Saturday and Sunday
Venue: Swedish American Hall
Map: Click here
Address: 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA

Click here to register and read more.

StumbleUpon For Sale?

If you are a blogger, or just addicted to surfing the web, you must have heard of StumbleUpon. StumbleUpon is basically a social bookmarking application in the form of a downloadable browser toolbar that let’s users find popular sites in in various categories and by using specific tags.

As you click Stumble!, we deliver high-quality pages matched to your personal preferences. These pages have been explicitly recommended by your friends or one of 1,522,283 other websurfers with interests similar to you.

According to TechCrunch, StumbleUpon may be up for sale for $50 million.