A Time of Giving

This season is a time of giving and we at the Blog Herald would like to celebrate the holidays with a small gift of our own.

After the New Year, we will be giving $200 USD to a blog that needs some financial help, as well as a link on our blogroll for the whole of 2007.

The criteria for the winning blog is only that it should be helping to make our world a better place. This can be achieved in many different ways, from increasing our awareness as a society, being a symbol of hope through example or more obvious ways- such as fundraising or research.

To recommend a blog or to apply, please leave a comment or email us before midnight, PST, Dec. 31st: editor[at]blogherald.com.

The Blog Herald Welcomes Andy Merrett

The Blog Herald is pleased to introduce another new member of the team: Andy Merrett. We met Andy through the Blue Fish Network, which J. Angelo has been part of since last year.

Andy has been blogging for nearly 3 years and started blogging professionally full-time in July of 2006. He writes for several of Shiny Media‘s blogs, including Tech Digest and HDTVUK, as well as his own blogs. Andy also runs the Blue Fish Network group of independent web sites. His main areas of interest and expertise are technology, Internet trends, music, relationships, and blogging, particularly with a UK focus. Before becoming a full-time blogger, he had a number of IT jobs in both the charity and commercial sector. [Read more…]

Liz Strauss Joins the Blog Herald!

In our cavalcade of bloggers we’re introducing this week, I am thrilled to introduce a blogger who is possibly the nicest and classiest blogger I have ever met. But in addition to her popular “successful” blog, this blogger brings credentials! She has worked over 20 years in print, software, and online publishing. Furthermore, as VP and Publisher for an American textbook company, she developed products and strategic plans with publishers in Europe, Australia, the UK, and Ireland. This “successful” blogger blogs about communicatoins, writing, and what makes your blog “successful”. Of course, I am referring to the one and only, Liz Strauss from Successful-blog.com!

Liz will be joining the rest of our blogger family as another weekly columnist, and kicks her run with us on a topic that most bloggers know about — transparency and authenticity.

Welcome aboard Liz. The Blog Herald is lucky to have you! :)

New Writer Introduction: Markku Seguerra

By now, I’m sure you’ve all heard about the recent sale of the Blog Herald from Matt Craven to Bloggy Network Ltd. As promised by our new editor, there have been several sign-ups of writers, contributors, and columnists — and I’m one of them!

Before I start blogging regularly here, allow me to use this entry to introduce myself. I’m Markku Seguerra, another Filipino blogger just like Abe Olandres and J. Angelo Racoma. You probably haven’t heard of me, but you may have come across my personal weblog called “rebelpixel productions” over at rebelpixel.com. I’ve been writing about web design and photography for more than four years now and have coded several WordPress plugins and related applications. Reading my weblog will surely be a better way of describing me and the things I do.
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We’ve just moved and blogging again

The server migration has been completed and everything went fine without a hitch. Now, it’s time to blog again.

We have signed-up a new set of writers, contributors and columnists and they should be trickling in and introducing themselves within the day. We will also have Tony as assistant editor to help get things moving a bit faster around here.
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Moving Servers

Part of the internal issues that need immediate attention and planning is moving servers. This is what we’re addressing right now.

In the next 12 to 24 hours, we will be moving the Blog Herald to our own servers. The move should be pretty quick and painless but domain re-propagation may take some time to fully effect.
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Abe Olandres signing in…

Hello everyone! Abe here signing in for the Blog Herald. I will be the new editor here at the Blog Herald. This is a huge challenge for me and filling in the shoes of Matt Craven and original editor/founder of TBH Duncan Riley is no easy task!

This is a bit late and I should have posted earlier and introduced myself to everyone but I have been away this week delivering blogging & podcasting workshops to NGOs and political party members here in Jakarta, Indonesia. This is just a week after my previous workshop in Islamabad, Pakistan. The transition and formal announcement of the sale of the Blog Herald was right in the middle of my travels and spotty hotel internet kept me from getting online as much as I would have wanted.

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Leaving The Blog Herald for new adventures

I’€™ve decided to leave The Blog Herald, effecting immediately, to pursue new adventures in the blogosphere. I have my share of those, including interview blog Bloggertalks, being a part of David Krug’€™s 901am, my own blog, as well as design gigs and upcoming stuff.

Just to make things clear, there are no hard feelings or anything on my behalf, this just was a good time for me to sign off from here.

I’€™d like to take this opportunity to thank Matt Craven for having me so early on, and wish the new owners the best of luck with The Blog Herald. I’€™ll be a frequent visitor, of course.

Thord Daniel Hedengren