Time for a SETT update. Let's eat our dessert first and start with the big news-- my good friend and really sharp tech entrerpreneur, Daniel Odio, is officially the first person to switch to SETT. He's been incredibly supportive and helpful ever since we began working on SETT, so it made sense to have him be the first to use it.
Eventually we'll open SETT up and everyone will be able to use it, but I wanted to hand pick the first few bloggers to make sure that I had people whose blogs I'd be happy to promote. DanielOdio.com is one of those blogs.
Daniel is one of really very few people I'd call a champion. I have no exact definition for the word, but it's basically a cross between being a total hustler who's always getting stuff done, and being an awesome person. Daniel is one of the most resourceful and industrious people I've met, as well as being one of the kindest and most proactively friends people I've known.
If you're into startup stuff, you'll absolutely love his blog, but even if you're not, you'll find a bunch of stuff there relating to how to lead a good life, particularly in terms of going out crushing your goals.He has a ton of posts, but I can't help but send you to one particular one first. It's more of a video than a blog post, but check out how he hacked the Vegas taxi line -- that's pretty much Daniel in a nutshell.
Moving on to general SETT news...
Though not without the occasional Tynan-created brief catastrophe, SETT has been moving along really nicely. What's been most gratifying for me to see has been how much better interaction between readers is on this site. I see back and forth conversations all the time, which wouldn't have happened on other blog platforms, some really good discussions being created in the community section, and even a post here and there that I can promote to the front page, like Kevin's post, The 100% Foolproof One Step Method to Always Achieving Your Goal.
My very favorite thing, though, is when something happens that wouldn't happen on any other blogging platform. For example, last week a 17 year old girl named Julie searched for "how to live an interesting life" on google, ended up at Tynan.com, clicked the community button, asked for advice, and got some good replies from community members. I'm really proud to be enabling real substantial communication on the internet.
A lot of people have been asking me when they can put their own blog on SETT. Rather than give a date, I'll just say that I'm not sure, but that I work seven days a week trying to get there. Moving Daniel over to SETT has brought up a number of bugs that I would have never anticipated in a million years. As we move a few others over, we may find a bunch more bugs that take us time to crush, or it might go smoothly and shift the general release date forward. Either way, I really appreciate that people want to switch, and I'm doing everything I can to make that happen.
Speaking of switching-- if you're a blogger or forum administrator with a significant amount of readers and would be interested in being one of the first to use SETT, please email me at sett at tynan dot NET. We probably have one or two slots for early conversions.