Reviewing where I'm at with this new blog as I make the final prep for switching over here as my new permanent place - that switch should happen during the next 24 hours or so - I was struck by the posts vs. comments ratio so far. Undoubtedly not a meaningful stat, but so far we have 5 posts (6 with this one) and 27 comments and trackbacks which includes around 9 as my own responses. Thinking about Stowe Boyd's Conversational Index idea, that makes a CI value of 0.185. Or, looking at it the … [Read more...] about Pay attention to your own commenting behaviour
A week ago, I started this new blog in preparation for moving house, so to speak, from NevOn where I've been blogging since mid 2004. As I mentioned in the first post here, I will be completing the move soon and be blogging only from here (during the coming week is the plan). Given that I made no announcement or commentary on my current primary blog regarding this imminent move, it's been interesting to me in seeing how quickly this new blog was discovered by other bloggers, all of whom made … [Read more...] about How much trust do I give Technorati?
I've just added FeedFlare functionality to this blog's posts and to the RSS feed. FeedFlare is a new service from RSS publisher FeedBurner that adds some useful features to your RSS feed and to your blog: FeedFlare allows publishers to easily build "interactivity" into the content they create, making it simple for subscribers to tag, email or share their content with others. Publishers can include a variety of services including a live display of the number of comments to each … [Read more...] about Smart RSS
Thinking about the look and feel of this new blog, one thing that was in my mind from early on was that I would create a new presence that is more geared to RSS than to a traditional site on the web. My own online reading habits have changed dramatically over the past year as RSS has been taken up by more and more sites on the web, not just blogs. Rarely do I visit websites when I subscribe to a particular site's feed. Indeed, about the only time I do is to leave a comment to a post or an … [Read more...] about RSS and Plan A
Talk about starting from scratch! I just set up this blog with Technorati, made the claim and added the code so that it is listed as a blog that belongs to me, is included in my profile and enables it to be found in Technorati searches. It's humbling - although hardly surprising - to see where Technorati ranks it right now: Contrast this with how Technorati sees NevOn, the blog on TypePad I've been writing since July 2004: So I have 1,106,895 steps to climb to at least match the … [Read more...] about Things can only go up
Ok, the blog is installed! The one-click installation procedure at DreamHost really makes it so simple. This is mainly a test post using QumanaXP 3.0 beta, just to see that it works. This WordPress blog will be a work in progress to start with as I set things up ready for live and for replacing my presence on TypePad. So after 19 months, nearly 1,500 posts and over 2,800 comments and trackbacks there, the conversation will move to a new home. In reality, everything will start again from … [Read more...] about Setting up for the switch