Blogging

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This post serves two purposes:

1. To confirm that I can post by email both to my main blog  via posterous through email. I stopped by the Posterous booth  during BlogworldNYC and they said that I didn't need to hashtag before the name of blog to post to said blog. so we will see.

2. Also to point out a few blog posts that I found interesting over the weekend so far. We get so caught up in social, that is easy to forget why we are so social, because of our foundation, websites and blogs. These are a few posts that got me motivated to get back into it.

This post talks about returning back to basics, which is what we all  need to do from time to time and remember, we all have much more room in our blogs, than we do on Facebook and Twitter.

This is a "no brainer" for me personally, but my side projects somehow always manage to bring me new perspective on a current project and how a desired solution can be  attained just by looking at it another way.

I know this doesn't talk about blogs, but it helps. Its been a while since I sent an email to my list, but its coming soon. This checlkist by Seth Godin is enough to get anyone motivated to get back to writing a newsletter, which is what I'm going to do after I publish this post.

I need all the motivation I can get and setting this up for me personally will help. I know I have the Highrise (aff link)  email reminders, but "hearing it in stereo" wouldn't hurt  either.

Once you have everything typed out, go over it and have this post in mind. Dot those T's, cross those I's. ( See what I mean??!!)

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Posterous

vs.

tumblr

Well for the most part.

I can see someone asking me which site to use for their blogging needs. The answer is “it depends.”

I have been using Tumblr a bit longer than Posterous, but not by much.

With Posterous, I have been able for the most part, to post to other sites including this blog (within the Posterous inferface, not by email, sigh.), my TypePad blog , the college one, as well as Facebook and Twitter.

However, with the Tumblr one (known for microblogging), I’ve been pulling from my other non-work related blogs as well as finding non-work related links and posting them there. Of course, Tumblr also had the option to post to Twitter and Facebook.

Are you using, Posterous, Tumblr or both like I am?  If so, how are you using them?

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Update: 3/30/11 – Trunk.ly did a post of how to do this directly.

We just talked about Trunk.ly, so of course I had to figure out how to share links from Google Reader to Trunk.ly.

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The icon url can be found on the Trunk.ly tools page

and this is the URL for the share function:

http://trunk.ly/submit/?u=${url}+&t=${title}

Enjoy.

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We are continuing to find options in lieu of the Delicious news. Trunk.ly simply takes all the links across your social networks, catalogs them and makes them searchable.

In terms of functionality, Trunk.ly is most similar to Delicious in terms of saving, tagging and commenting on links.  The sweet spot is  the social media hookup.

I was first introduced to Trunk.ly  via twitter. So after a while, I finally tried it out over the past week.

I admit, its nice to tweet and forget it until you need it.

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We all know about what may or may not happen to Delicious.

In the meantime, I have been using Licorize for a few months now. I admit, what drawn me to  is the ability to make bookmarks into actionable tasks and projects.

I had successfully imported nearly 6,000 (yes 6 thousand) booksmarks into Licorize, but I know I also had some starred items in Google Reader.

In the past, I had the “send to” button for a post to got to my Delicious account.

So I went to Licorize’s FAQ and entered in “Google Reader” and there I found the FAQ that answered my query.

I implemented the solution, but then still something was amiss.

The title wasn’t included when I selected “Send to Licorize”.

Therefore, I put on my web analytics hat on and saw that the title variable was needed.

See my solution on the Licorize FAQ site.

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Holding a Megaphone

I am reflecting on this year & manifesting what’s next. Join me and 3,000 bloggers, tweeters, tumblers, etc. at reverb10.com to share your story.

December 17 – Lesson Learned What was the best thing you learned about yourself this past year? And how will you apply that lesson going forward? (Author: Tara Weaver)

Nothing like the weekend to catch up and/or get ahead on blog posts.

I learned to finally come out of my shell and speak up. Some folks hate me for for it. Others are wondering what took me so long.

Simply put, I was tired of always taking a back seat and sitting on the sidelines, especially if something doesn’t sit right with me, or if I can offer a better option.

How are you magnifying or amplifying your voice?

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The last time we looked at bookmarks, we were examining different options for organizing bookmarks. I happened to stumble upon a post from Web Worker Daily talking about a new bookmark site called Licorize.

So I signed up for an account and I went exploring. In my del.icio.us account, there were some bookmarks I labeled “todo” and “toread”. Licorize has an option to import your del.icio.us bookmarks that have a certain tag.

I have already read I handful of items from my to read list within the first hour or so of importing.

In addition, you can also organize your items into “Projects” which is also helpful to stay focused.

Have you tried out Licorize? Let me know.

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