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.
One of the things I wanted to do was have a post on my blog about how to use Facebook. Because we all use Facebook, but how many of us really know how to use it properly? I know I'm not sure I do.
I also know I'm not going to be an exclusive source of information on all things Facebook, and I don't want to be. But I wanted my own 'bookmark' of how to use Facebook, and this is it.
Below are some links to where you can find the most useful information on how to use Facebook. At least, I think they're the most useful... At least I've done some ground work for you, to find something that you might find useful. Maybe you can bookmark them too.
If you find any other useful guides, let me know and I'll add them to the list above.
And it doesn't need to be on just Facebook. Maybe you can send me stuff about how to use YouTube, or how to use Google+, or how to use... whatever! I'd like to build up a small stock of useful links that will help people use social media better.