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    Default MyBlogLog is my new most favorite thing. Ever.

    It's a community. For bloggers. And readers. To socialize. Could it be the most perfect thing on the internet? *sigh* I'm in website-love....

    From the site:
    "MyBlogLog is launching this new Communities service to empower authors and readers to operate at the same level. For the first time, everyone who reads a web site or blog can learn about and engage with one another, and in the process take the conversation to a whole new level.

    Readers can become friends with other people who read your favorite blogs. See what else they're reading. Check out their MySpace and Friendster profiles and view their Flickr photostreams. Authors can learn more about their readers individually and as a group. What do they like and what are they ignoring? What are they reading elsewhere on the Web?"


    It's lurk-a-riffic if you ask me. I'm on there. Ryan? Auntie? Tell me what you think? Fellow bloggers? Anyone? To me it's the best thing I've seen this week..... and I see a LOT


    if you sign up add me!
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    Default Re: MyBlogLog is my new most favorite thing. Ever.

    Maybe its the small lunch I ate, but what's the purpose of this site? Is it to track your visitors reading your blog?
    How'd I get so white and nerdy?

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    from what i've gathered it's a way to interact with bloggers AND their readers.

    for instance-- i read techcrunch every morning. now i know that flo does too. a quick look at flo's page and i see 5 more tech-related blogs that she reads that i didn't even know about. as well as other things flo does like skype/flickr/myspace if i'm in stalking mode.

    might be too overwhelming for some but i'll say that i have a feeling this will catch on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by christa View Post

    might be too overwhelming for some but i'll say that i have a feeling this will catch on.
    Around September 2003, I had that same feeling about MySpace and look where it's at now.
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    RAD!!! man that was the coolest time ever. it seemed like all of a sudden everyone in hawaii between the ages of 21 and 35 knew each other, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lei Liko View Post
    Around September 2003, I had that same feeling about MySpace and look where it's at now.
    So you mean there'll be sexual predators, illegal music sharing, and viruses running rampant on blogs?
    How'd I get so white and nerdy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doc1456 View Post
    So you mean there'll be sexual predators, illegal music sharing, and viruses running rampant on blogs?
    I don't know about the latter two, but since 2002 I've already had my share of the first one.

    ETA: It doesn't look like I can add the tracking counter to my journal because Javascript doesn't work on LiveJournal. If there's a way to do so and I'm just stupid because I can't find the instructions, someone let me know. THANKS.
    Last edited by Lei Liko; December 7th, 2006 at 12:46 PM. Reason: added more info
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    Quote Originally Posted by doc1456 View Post
    So you mean there'll be sexual predators, illegal music sharing, and viruses running rampant on blogs?
    YUP!

    but maybe not? it's a mystery!
    life is ok sometimes

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    Ok...I'm missing something here! Between email, HT, a job and a small condo to keep clean, I don't have time to read other forums, blogs, bloglogs, myspace, whatever. Where do all you youngsters find the time? Ol' inquiring minds wanna know!

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    The first time I heard about MyBlogLog was a couple of weeks ago when there were breathless rumors that Yahoo! was going to buy it out. I haven't tried it out yet, but given Christa's recommendation, and since Christa at least tried Twitter, I'll poke around soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pzarquon View Post
    I haven't tried it out yet, but given Christa's recommendation, and since Christa at least tried Twitter, I'll poke around soon.
    yup! i'll try anything if it's tech/internet related!
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    Fascinating. MyBlogLog is clearly geared toward communities that develop around blogs... but hey, HawaiiThreads.com has an RSS feed that tracks latests posts like a blog, so what would happen if there were a HawaiiThreads.com community there?

    Anyway, here I am. Man, I've got so many blogs in my Google Reader list. Sure wish there was a way to auto-add them to MyBlogLog via OPML or something.
    Last edited by pzarquon; December 7th, 2006 at 01:13 PM.

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    Hey Ryan I have a quick question..

    Where am I supposed to put that link tracking code?

    To get started, add the code below to your blog template in between the OPEN body (<body>) tag and the CLOSE body (</body>) tag and republish. The optimal place is just after the OPEN body (<body>) tag. Tracking will begin immediately after the code has been added to your blog.

    They give me those directions but I have no idea what the heck they're talking about. Is this site only geared to certain blog types or will other platforms like LJ be supported as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pzarquon View Post
    hey, HawaiiThreads.com has an RSS feed that tracks latests posts like a blog, so what would happen if there were a HawaiiThreads.com community there?
    EXACTLY why i love it! SEE! i finally found my place in my non-rss-feed-having-website authoring world!

    *sigh* lovelovelvoelveolveovlevoelvoevovelovelveo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lei Liko View Post
    Where am I supposed to put that link tracking code?
    Lei Liko, based on those instructions, it seems like you can put that code anywhere in your page. Provided you can edit the template behind your site or blog, regardless of platform, you should be able to just drop it in there. There are HTML, TITLE, BODY, and other tags in all basic HTML documents.

    It looks like there are system/platform specific instructions as well.

    Interesting stuff. I've received an enthusiastic MyBlogLog message from Christa already! I suppose it is interesting to see who reads what sites, and to find other interesting sites they read. Especially since most blogs don't have their own user/profile system.

    It's also interesting that listed sites are apparently designed to be administrated by their actual authors on the MyBlogLog system. In other words, people should add only sites they actually control. Since there's no Metafilter community, for example, I can only imagine that Matt hasn't or won't set one up. But what stops hoards of Metafilter users from creating their own?

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    WOW! I go check um out!

    Mahalo

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    Always a sucker, I guess. I've never gotten a bit of good from Ryze or Friendster or Global Pau Hana or any of the other ones, but I signed up for this one too (as Linkmeister).

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    WOW! I go check um out!

    Mahalo

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    What am I doing wrong?

    URL Display Name:* Invalid Format
    Letters numbers dashes and underscores only
    http://www.mybloglog.com/buzz/community//
    Blog/Site URL:* This blog/site already exists, the author is auntiepupule.
    http://

    I need help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pzarquon View Post
    Lei Liko, based on those instructions, it seems like you can put that code anywhere in your page. Provided you can edit the template behind your site or blog, regardless of platform, you should be able to just drop it in there. There are HTML, TITLE, BODY, and other tags in all basic HTML documents.

    It looks like there are system/platform specific instructions as well.
    I checked the LJ support page and they don't allow Javascript because of the whole security issue and even if there were a way to edit something, I wouldn't even know how. Posting the script provided by MyBlogLog won't be able to track anything, I'm afraid. I know SiteMeter has non-Java scripts that we're able to add...I take it MyBlogLog doesn't have that option?
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    Quote Originally Posted by christa View Post
    RAD!!! man that was the coolest time ever. it seemed like all of a sudden everyone in hawaii between the ages of 21 and 35 knew each other, lol.
    And, all the 14+/- year old kids who POSE as 21 are in the mix, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stwahine View Post
    What am I doing wrong?
    Hmm. Well, your user account seems to be up and running, but you need to add your blog to your profile. The Blog/Site Name would be "Lynn's Lair II," the URL Display Name can be whatever you want ("pupule"?), the Blog/Site URL would be http://www.auntiepupule.com/blog/... and I'd guess "Adult Content" would be a "Yes."
    Always a sucker, I guess. I've never gotten a bit of good from Ryze or Friendster or Global Pau Hana or any of the other ones, but I signed up for this one too (as Linkmeister).
    And I've happily declared myself a friend already!

    True, the returns from all these sites are pretty nebulous. What makes MyBlogLog slightly more promising is that the "social network" part isn't the only thing to it. In addition to friending people and checking out their profiles, it is (as Christa summarized best above) a decent way to find new sites to read based on common interests, and to build a community with readers of a specific site (beyond just familiar names in blog post comments).

    And, of course, there's the tools directed at blog publishers specifically -- ways to get stats on your readers, show off your site's community, or even get fancy hover-link effects so visitors can see which of your site's links are the most popular among other readers. I've added the stat code to my blog (or should I link my blog?), just out of curiosity... though surely the numbers will be dismal!

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    You know what's puzzling, though, is that I don't see any way to add multi-author sites to one's own page. I tried to add HawaiiThreads and was told you owned it and I couldn't use it.

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    Huh. I was just wrestling with that for the HawaiiStories entry, since several people can post to it. Haven't figured it out. Oop. Wait. There's an "Add co-author" link, now, for me at least. I'll try and add Christa.

    Don't know how this would work for HawaiiThreads, though, since there could be thousands of "authors." Of course, you can add HawaiiThreads.com to your profile by simply joining the community. Which I encourage y'all to do!

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    What they mean by this?

    URL Display Name:* Required
    Please enter a display name for your site's community here. Note: This is a new requirement on MyBlogLog.

    It's still not taking?

    Where do I put dis?

    <script type='text/javascript' src='http://track3.mybloglog.com/js/jsserv.php?mblID=2006120719423569'></script>

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    Last edited by 1stwahine; December 7th, 2006 at 03:03 PM.
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    aunty just put the name of your blog there don't worry about that code either, it's something to add to your own blog IF you want to track the stats from this new strange seemingly-complicated site...

    try again! trust me, it's actually fantastic. the more i crawl around the deeper in love i'm becoming......
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