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September 10, 2009

Surprise! Envato Launches Another Blog!

Blog network Envato keep on rolling out blogs, and as always they look great and sound promising. The latest one is WorkAwesome, announced like this by Envato head honcho Collis Ta’eed:

The best way to make work feel like not work is to do something you enjoy, and do it damn well. That’s why we’ve created WorkAwesome, a blog for people who want to be awesome at work. After all, if you’re going to spend eight hours a day doing something, you may as well put some heart into it!

Check out WorkAwesome if you want to make your work awesome. Or maybe you’re just curious on Envato’s latest venture. Either way.

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August 27, 2009

Envato Launches Web.AppStorm

Envato continues to expand, this time it is the AppStorm brand that gets an addition. The new blog is called Web.AppStorm and is all about web apps, obviously, intending to dig deeper says the launch post. Envato head honcho Collis Ta’eed explains:

These days you can do everything from Photoshop-grade image editing to reasonably heavy duty spreadsheet manipulation all from your browser. With mobile devices finally starting to mature, the advent of netbooks and widespread broadband coverage the trend to web applications is only set to continue.

Check out Web.AppStorm if you’re into webapps.

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June 25, 2009

Darren Rowse Launches Personal Blog

When Darren Rowse does something, people tend to listen. Just recently he launched the @ProBloggerDeals Twitter account, as a spinoff to ProBlogger.net which he is most famous for. He details these two new products in a post on ProBlogger.net, but you can just as well read the DarrenRowse.com launch post, and check it out for yourself.

I’m not exactly sure what I’ll blog about or how often I’ll post – but whatever it ends up being it’ll be more of a glimpse into what I’m thinking and feeling passionate.

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June 16, 2009

B5media Unleashes The Vampires

The b5media blog network has been busy, mashing all their blogs into supersites, like Splendicity which we’ve talked about before. That doesn’t stop them from launching new blogs, although it has been a while. The latest one is called TwilightGroupie.com and features everything Twilight, of course. I can’t tell if it is good or bad, I just know that I’m not the target audience here…

We’ve been wanting to start this site for a long time and are very excited to be launching new blogs once again! TwilightGroupie.com is written by b5media veteran writer Nikki Katz, who you may know from JuniorCelebs.com.

That’s from the Inside b5media blog post. It’ll probably do fine given the topic.

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June 9, 2009

Envato Launches Cgtuts+

cgtuts.gifThe always aggressive Envato blog network is expanding yet again. This time it is all about 3D graphics and CG art, spearheaded by none other than Kaleb Aylsworth. No, I hadn’t heard of him either, but he’s working at Digital Extremes and doing Bioshock 2 multiplayer stuff, which makes him something of a hero in my book.

Skellie, the Tuts manager, describes Cgtuts like this:

We’ll be publishing a combination of step-by-step written tutorials and screencasts, with preview images and videos so you can see the final result before you invest time in it. At Cgtuts+ we’ll be pioneering the concept of multi-day tutorials, allowing us to produce detailed and in-depth end results without over-complicating the process.

They’re starting off with the creation of a dumpster, that oh so popular graphic element in every FPS game on earth.

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June 8, 2009

Gina Trapani Launches Work Smarter

Gina Trapani, founding editor of Lifehacker, launches another blog over at HarvardBusiness.org. Work Smarter is “less nerd more business” according to Trapani, who will update the blog on a weekly basis.

I’m still finding my legs and meeting the audience over at Work Smarter, but I’m thrilled to be hanging out with the brilliant folks there, at least virtually.

The first post is about workspaces, by the way.

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April 21, 2009

Former Gawkers Launch The Awl

The AwlChoire Sicha and Alex Balk, two former Gawker editors, have decided to venture out on their own. The Awl is their creation, a not so pretty blog at the moment. The welcome post is nothing to get excited about, but the about page tells the story a bit more thorough:

It was birthed from the following thoughts: What if there were a website that zippily surveyed a wealth of resonant, weird, important, frightening, amusing bits of news and ideas? And what if it weren’t totally clogged with reality show linkbait?

I’m surprised to see that Gawker doesn’t go all snarky and silly on the launch. But then again, how could they, with Sicha and Balk starting off by posting the Gawker Media HQs layout, and then completing with their own?

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February 9, 2009

Gina Trapani’s Brand New Blog

Gina Trapani, of Lifehacker fame, have launched a new blog called Smarterware. She calls it her soapbox and the idea is to blog about whatever she feels like, in tech that is. Which is to say, expect reasons to convert to the Android and her must have Windows XP apps, to name a few excellent posts that are up already.

Here I will testify to the tech I love, admire the folks who are doing something right, describe how I use my favorite digital tools, and figure out ways to get work done more efficiently and creatively.

A good read for sure. And you got to love any launch post that has these words in it:

You won’t find ads or Digg badges or two dozen posts a day here. What you will find is stuff that fired off a synapse or two in my head and lots of sentences that involve the words “I”, “me”, and “my.”

I’ll most certainly follow this one.

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November 24, 2008

Boing Boing Goes Offworld, Launches Videogames Blog

OffworldOffworld is the latest blog in the Boing Boing network, and it is all about computer and videogames. Edited by Brandon Boyer, a familiar name for some of us that used to hail the Edge mag, it is bound to be something interesting. At least I hope so, and Boyer’s welcome post promises a lot:

As Offworld lifts off over the coming weeks and months, I’ll be bringing to it a focus on the overlooked, the underappreciated, the rise of the independents and, in general, the games that are bringing genuine excitement and innovation (in both gameplay and design) to the industry.

Focusing on the indie games is a nice call if you ask me. There’s a lot of games developed by small studios out there, some are crap, some decent, and a few pretty innovating. read more

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November 3, 2008

Darren Rowse Launches TwiTip

Darren Rowse, of ProBlogger fame, is obviously a bit obsessed with Twitter. So much, in fact, that he has launched a blog called TwiTip, where he offers Twitter tips for beginners, and the rest of us as well I assume. This from the about page:

After looking down my nose at Twitter for a year I decided I’d be in a much better position to critique it if I had used it – so I started to ‘Tweet’ in 2007. Doing so changed my life in a way that was a complete surprise to me.

Check it out if you’re into Twitter, or just curious. Oh, and don’t forget to follow the Blog Herald on Twitter as well. You see, we like it too.

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