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Starting a blog

A friend is wanting to start to blog. It’s dead easy…

  1. Sign up at
  2. Sign up at
  3. Sign up at
  4. Sign up at
  5. If you have an account on SCN, put your shiny new url every where you can. Your business card profile, in the wiki and even in your forum posts. SCN has awesome google juice.
  6. Sign up at – this will remove your feed from your url if you ever want to move domains
  7. Have something to say and join the conversation.

Hope this helps you Cathy!

What other tips would you give a new blogger?

Boost for WordPress

You may have seen the news allready.

I won’t claim to be a fast blogger, instantly reacting to the worlds events but I do like to put in my 2p when something interesting happens.

Automattic has raised a US$29.5 million in Series B funding to position the company to

execute on our vision of a better web not just in blogging

Three hearty cheers to them. Make mine a Marstons, or a Glass of Blue Monster Reserve, or a glass of Château de Chasselas .

Well done.

I have been thinking recently about moving this blog and self hosting it. Not only that but moving away from WordPress to s9y or one of the other php based blogging tools. Mostly, truth be known, for security reasons.

But given WordPress is the software I know and it is easy to use and I know they are working on making it better and with this level of investment I am happy to be sticking with WordPress.

As Andrew said on the PHPLondon mailing list, who has struggled with the internals of WordPress while buiding Alphaville for the FT:

And yes, my own blog runs WordPress. It’s just so damned easy to install 🙂 is one of the fresh faces of the future. (Not everyone gets DFOF‘ed)

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