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Why It Is Still A Great Time To Start A Blog

The marketing and technology categories continue to buzz about Google+, Facebook, Twitter and other social outposts. Outposts are popular because they’re easy. Easy to setup because they don’t require any specialized skills, easy to make look nice since you’re coloring within the lines.

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July 28, 2011 Author Adam Singer In Blogging
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Help Input To The Next Iteration Of The Future Buzz

I’ve been blogging on various self-hosted platforms since 2005 (and other people’s platforms even longer). Of all the sites I’ve developed, The Future Buzz is easily my favorite and where I’ve spent the most time building a community.

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July 5, 2011 Author Adam Singer In Meta
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Why Copying Other Bloggers Is Never Sustainable

The best place for an actor to search for their character is inside themselves. Some (the bad ones) work from the outside in, looking for some external source to copy, shape and mold. But their performance looks like a performance, a copy of something else and it loses it’s authenticity.

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June 20, 2011 Author Guest Author In Blogging
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Tynt And Visibli: The Rise Of User Hostile Blog Plugins

There’s been a bit of an spammy trend lately in the blogosphere, the rise of user hostile plugins. What I mean by user hostile: plugins that offer little benefit for visitors and break anticipated user experience to (try and) selfishly benefit a site.

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March 22, 2011 Author Adam Singer In Blogging
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VaultPress: Blog Protection From The Makers Of WordPress

Serious online publishers use Wordpress. It’s the easiest to use, most flexible, customizable and scalable self-publishing platform.

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February 25, 2011 Author Adam Singer In Blogging
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Corporate Blogs – Still Lightyears Behind Independent

Mark Schaefer recently shared a list of his opinion of the 10 best corporate blogs in the world. I Tweeted to Mark that they’re not bad, but still lightyears behind the best independent and personal blogs. Mark responded to me and asked me to flesh out that comment a bit more. So here we go.

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January 13, 2011 Author Adam Singer In Blogging