3 Great Light Blogging Tools Compared

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#start Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts center_img Once the service for those serious enough to pay for the privilege to post, TypePad recently released a free “Micro” service. The company made the decision to offer a free product realizing the demand for a platform more formal than Twitter and less formal than WordPress or Typepad’s original product. ReadWriteWeb compared TypePad’s Micro against 2 other leading light blogging tools. Below are our thoughts: TypePad Micro: In addition to being able to blog via email, iPhone app, “Blog It” bookmarklet and the general WYSIWYG dashboard, this tool also allows users to cross post to Twitter, Friendfeed and Facebook. My only complaint with TypePad is that there are only 2 design themes to choose from. For someone like me with very little design sense, it’s a long process to find something right. As well, if you’d like to add another blog or add new design themes you are required to pay for a monthly subscription service. Tumblr: This service offers users publishing via iPhone app, desktop widget, the Tumblr bookmarklet, text message, email, AIM and even via audio call-in. Tumblr’s theme gallery offers hundreds of options for design. Users can also add their posts to Facebook and Twitter via the free customization. Tumblr allows users to create more than one blog and add more than one contributor for free; however, all edits show up in the same dashboard in chronological order. This means you may have to dig to revise an older post. Posterous: Posterous is the original email publishing microblog. Users can email posts, publish them via the web editor or upload them from the PicPosterous iPhone app. The service allows users to set up auto posting to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Picasa, YouTube, Vimeo, Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress and Xanga. You can also choose to post to just one service in addition to your Posterous account by emailing [email protected] to specify Flickr or [email protected] to post to Twitter. Of the three services, Posterous offers an advantage in its ease-of-use and while it’s lacked design abilities in the past, the company recently launched themes and theme import from Tumblr. Other notable light blogging services include Soup.io, Vox and Noovo. If we’ve missed your favorite service let us know in the comments below. dana oshiro 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know Now

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now A few weeks ago I gave the opening keynote at the Ohio Growth Summit. Michael Bowers, the program director of the Small Business Development Center, did an outstanding job building a great conference for entrepreneurs. Here are two thoughts on what entrepreneurs need to know right now.last_img

Mumbai turns fortress for World Cup final

first_imgIndia will play Sri Lanka in the 2011 World Cup final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.As Mumbai prepares for the ICC World Cup finals between India and Sri Lanka on Saturday, the city has virtually turned into a fortress. Rapid Action Force (RAF) and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel, in addition to the Mumbai Police, have been deployed heavily to ensure a tight security blanket over the city. This comes after successful conduct of high voltage semi-final match between India and Pakistan in Mohali on Wednesday. The presence of the two countries’ prime ministers along with several other dignitaries had seen unprecedented security cover all around the city. Now, as Mumbai braces for the finals at Wankhede Stadium, it is the city’s turn to be fortified, especially in the wake of some terror threats issued earlier to disrupt the World Cup. The roads leading up to the stadium have already been cordoned off two days before the match. Even officials were being allowed inside after security checks. Several high profile dignitaries, including President Pratibha Patil, her Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa and BJP president Nitin Gadkari have already announced their decision to watch the match. The Sri Lankan team has arrived in the city for the match, while the Men in Blue were on their way to the city from Mohali on Thursday afternoon.last_img read more