A couple things:
If I'm on a page on your blog (or the community portion or whatever), I'd really like to be able to click the top button to return back to your blog specifically. Idk if that's being implemented currently (since the button doesn't work right now at all) but I know a few days ago it took me to the SETT homepage rather than Tynan.com.
Also, sometimes it randomly logs me off.
Overall it's damn good obviously. When I start a blog, I will want to use it. Let us know when we can use some sort of Beta
Weird... I didn't notice that the SETT button stopped working. It's on the todo list. It will always bring you to SETT, but clicking the big header will bring you back to Tynan.com.
The logging off issue is something we're working on... it's due to cookies not transferring between tynan.com and sett.com.
This should be ready for normal people to use in a couple months or so...
After reading your blog for several years, I've trained myself to take "normal people" as an offense...
But I guess that's a good thing. Long coding projects are rewarding but they always take longer than expected.
And it's good to see these buttons are working below. Maybe you could include a hoverover that says what they are? The first three are pretty self explanatory but the second two aren't obvious imo.
Let's be honest: My blog is pretty cool. It's not nearly as popular at Boingboing, Tuckermax, or that weird housewife who writes about her kids, but I have a pretty steady readership who all post comments and get something out of the site. Since I started around a year ago, I've averaged 1200 unique readers a day (half of that is thanks to huge spikes from digg and such). My blog hasn't made me rich, but I've probably made a few thousand dollars, which is a nice side effect. More importantly it's made me a much better writer, and has helped me chronicle the past year of my life.
What I'm saying is this : I can't help you build the next Engadget or WWTDD, but I can help you get started to building a moderately popular blog.
First you need decent hosting and Wordpress. Don't mess with blogger - no one reads blogger blogs because they all look the same and don't have cool plugins that you need. I know you can customize it and all, but stop arguing and do it my way.
This post was written in 2004, when I was still running the real estate company:
Most of you know I run a real estate company, DROdio Real Estate, Inc. which is a technologically progressive firm. For about 2 years now I've been hearing about blogs, but I never really understood their power until the last month or so.
If you're anything like me, you have probably heard the buzzword "blog" a lot, but you might be wondering how an "online diary" could be useful in the business world.
First off, a word about what it takes to write a really good blog. You can't be in the game for a week or a month. You have to be ready to consistently write really good blog postings for at least 6 months, and probably longer. I'd guess you need about 100 to 200 blog postings before you'll see any kind of ROI on your time investment. If you can write 500+ blog postings, you'll be getting to where you need to be.I see two major benefits of blogs:
Let me show you some examples: