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Category Archives: Blog Services

A Study in Contrasts: WordPress vs. Automattic

I’m a huge fan of WordPress, a content management system that powers millions of blogs and Websites. While many people know about WordPress, a much smaller number would recognize its parent company, Automattic. Automattic, which raised $29.5-million from a group … Continue reading

The Canadian Blog Directory Goes Live!

Earlier this week at the mesh conference, my partner, Seth Singer, and I finally unveiled The Canadian Blog Directory. It’s a project we’ve been working on for the past few months to help people discover and explore the Canadian blogosphere. … Continue reading

How Much is Your Blog Worth?

How much is your blog worth? I’m not talking about the value of the site but, more important, the value of all the content you’ve diligently written for the past months or years? For many people, it’s like the MasterCard … Continue reading

Blogging’s Back, Baby!

In a world dominated by tweets and updates, blogs don’t get as much love these days. No one sees blogs as sexy or overly interesting; they’re just a solid, if unspectacular, parts of the social media and online landscape. What’s … Continue reading

Next Up: A Bigger WordCamp Toronto

I attended WordCamp Toronto yesterday, and did a presentation on how to write and manage multiple blogs. The event, which continues today, is extremely well organized, teeming with enthusiasm and at $35 offered terrific bang for the buck. That said, … Continue reading

A Commentary About Blog Comment Systems

A few of you might have noticed that I recently switched blog comment systems – moving to Echo from IntenseDebate. The switch was mostly prompted by my frustration with IntenseDebate’s administrative features, particularly the inability to deal with spam on … Continue reading