Tumblr Boosts Strong Community Statistics



Today, micro- or ADHD- blog service, Tumblr founder David Karp published very promising statistics for the free platform. According to Karp’s announcement Tumblr had more than 50 million visitors in July, 255 million impressions and averaged 650.000 post per day.
Numbers are disputed by Techcrunch and Quantcast ranks the service at 13 million visitors for July. Tumblr averaged 5000 new members daily in July. [Read more…]

Vox Turns 2 This Month

Vox, Six Apart’s free hosted blogging platform, is 2 years old this month. In fact, they’ve dedicated all of October as Vox’ birthday, with user testimonials and whatnot. A pretty good idea if you ask me.

Two years ago, we created Vox for the people who told us they wanted to connect with family and friends on their own terms. Today, Vox is a thriving community where people can safely and confidentially connect with whomever they choose. We’re delighted that so many people have made Vox their home online, and we can’t wait to see what the next two years hold.

Congratulations Vox!

Do we have any Vox users among our readership here? Tell us why you like or dislike Vox!

Open Salon: Blog for Tips

Open Salon

Open Salon is out in beta, and it appears to be a pretty decent idea at first. Basically, it is an opportunity for you to get a hosted blog, much like WordPress.com or Blogger (should you still want to use that one), but with two nice little extra features:

  • More coverage, both on the Open Salon front page, which updates with a new “issue” daily, being selected stories from the bloggers, and in the future, from Salon.com itself.
  • You can earn tips, being money paid by generous readers of your excellent posts.

The latter is interesting, but also a bit scary. [Read more…]