Posts tagged ‘blog tools’

May 6th, 2009

Back to Blogger

I gave it a go. I was really excited about all the features and control that WordPress had to offer. I created my blog, I stared to migrate posts from Blogger, I even started a new design. The kicker for me was spam. WordPress just got so much spam comments that I just didn’t see the value in it. Blogger seems to do a great job of keeping all that spam off of my blog, while allowing people to comment when they want to.

Unfortunately I’ll have to live without a few really awesome plugins that I was using on WordPress. The WordPress Mobile plugin was extremely well done and did a great job of presenting my blog on a mobile device. I would LOVE to see this feature make it into the Blogger world. To be honest, it may already exist, so I’m hopeful.

I’m also going to miss the flawless code syntax highlighting in WordPress. The bloggger version is a little clunky and doesn’t work 100% of the time. It just takes more work to get things going.

Overall, I’m very happy with my Blogger blog and I plan to invest more time to keeping content up to date and providing new and relevant code snippets for my readers to use.

February 20th, 2009

Rogan’s Wordle

Rogan’s Wordle, originally uploaded by discorax.

If you haven’t heard of Wordle, you should really check it out. Beautiful information design.

This is the result of the rss feed from the baby blog I created for my son Rogan.

I particularly love this result as you can see the shape of a tree with Rogan as the root and truck and all the little pieces of his life coming together to create a colorful and beautiful symbol of life.

January 31st, 2009

Saftey Glasses

Saftey Glasses, originally uploaded by discorax.

Testing Out Flickr Blogging…

I’m trying to see if you can blog multiple images in a single blog post from Flickr. So far, no luck. If I do figure it out I’ll be sure to post.

It looks like I’m going to have to build my own solution to blog multiple pictures. It would be very nice if you could blog an entire set. Each picture in that set blogged in one post. Maybe I’ll put that up to Flickr. They’re always adding new features.