Getting Started With a Self-Hosted Blog

So, I have covered why you should be blogging and How to get started blogging with hosted blogs. Finally, I would like to discuss which of the two biggies you should consider if you want to blog for your business.

Self-hosted blogs or Non-hosted blogs are blogs that are hosted on your own Website.

A non-hosted blog gives you the ability to integrate your blog into your existing website, giving you complete control over your content. Although there are several options out there, I will cover just two, WordPress and MovableType.  Below is a diagram from that will give you a quick overview of which blog platforms (and CMS) are the most popular among the top 100 blogs.

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Facebook’s Plans to Take Over a Double Edged Sword?

Facebook rolled out its new game plan at its F8 conference on Wednesday. They are looking to increase their presence on the internet. And after giving their moves a lot of thought I have to wonder if they aren’t playing with a double edge sword.

Facebook made three major announcements that will make it easier to connect third-party Web sites that adopt the firm’s new “open-graph protocol.”

The ramifications of this bold step, like a double-edge sword, can cut deep. Businesses can take advantage of this technology to grow its fan base, but will this mean that we will be inundated with more sales pitches? And the availability of abuse can cut even deeper.

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How To Get Started Blogging With Hosted Blogs

After much consideration you have decided it is time to test the water and start a blog. But, you’re not sure what to do.

Your first step is to set up a game plan. It is best to plan it out now rather than trying to make corrections once your blog is up and running. Although adjustments are a part of any successful game plan, due to accumulated links to your blog, setting up your blog correctly in the beginning will prevent problems later.

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Is real time indexing finally here?

Everytime I purchase a newer computer I think I am getting one-step closer to no-wait, real time computing. I remember when I upgraded from an xt to the newest processor, the 386. I opened one of my favorite games called asteroids and watched all of the avatars go flying by at breakneck speed.

Well, we are witnessing the same revolution in indexing technology. Last year, we saw the appearance of PubSubHubbub, a simple publish/subscribe protocol for Atom and RSS. PubSubHubBub, or PuSH,  provides real-time notifications to subscribers of content when there is new content or updates being made.

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