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September 6th, 2007, 03:07 PM
As part of Wired New York 2.0 (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15044), I am happy to announce Wired New York Blogs. This feature is available right now, by clicking on Blogs on the forum top menu (second from left). The blogs are tightly integrated into forums; every registered member can easily start their own blog, and comment on other's blogs.

The interface is the same as for forums, so learning should be quick. The Blog User Manual (which I just started writing) would be a part of Forum and Blog User Manual and FAQ (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9268) sticky thread in the Forum Issues section.

Any questions or issues in using the blogs could be discussed in this thread.

September 8th, 2007, 06:42 PM
I dont understand the difference between blogs and the forum could someone explain please.

September 9th, 2007, 09:26 AM
Yes I am confuse aswell. Why would we use the blogs if we already can reply on the threads created on the forum?

September 9th, 2007, 10:22 AM
Yes I am confuse aswell. Why would we use the blogs if we already can reply on the threads created on the forum?

Note: I am only speculating here.

For one, any member - like Gregory Tannenbaum for example - could build their own blog here on WNY as opposed (as he did) to building their own blog elsewhere on the internet. They - the blog/forum - are two seperate activites that can serve to expand on the content available here at WiredNY.

The benifit to someone who (like GT) has their own blog here is that WiredNY will drive a lot of traffic to that blog. For example, I like reading GTs' blog (http://www.turtlebayconfidential.blogspot.com/); but there are not many visitiors to his site - because so few people know it is there. Funny thing is, the people who do read his blog, probably came over from WNY. There is a good book on this subject (and the problem with blogs reaching an audience) called " The Long Tail (http://www.iptvevangelist.com/2006/12/riding_the_tail_an_interview_w.html)".

September 9th, 2007, 07:07 PM
A blog format is very different from the forum format and I am very excited about its introduction. I am currently in the middle of writing a blog entry, itís about my thoughts and opinions about historic preservation and architecture in the city. Instead of posting in existing threads blogs will allow you to express yourself through exposes, people can click on my blog and get a read for the type of person I am and what is important to me, all there in a nicely organized fashion. I wonít be writing blog entries too often, because I am very busy, but when I do post I will put far more time and energy into them than my forum posts, as these will be a personal showcase of sorts. Basically itís a means for members to better express themselves, it makes things a lot more personal if members chose to create a blog.

September 9th, 2007, 08:16 PM
Is the blog completely open to anything i would choose to write?

September 12th, 2007, 11:19 PM
Edward, I'm really glad you've enabled the blog feature.

September 13th, 2007, 11:27 AM
It's a great place to rant and rave!

September 14th, 2007, 01:05 PM

I'll be a moderator for the blogs if HTML priviledges were allotted to members with:
>1000 posts having joined over 1 year ago = 33 members (Rapunzel Nov. 1 ;)
>500 posts having joined over 2 years ago = 6 members

September 26th, 2007, 01:14 AM
Forum Veterans now have the ability to post embedded videos in their blogs (and comments). It is as simple posting the html code provided by video-sharing websites such as video.google.com and youtube.com. Check it out! (http://wirednewyork.com/forum/blog.php?b=18)

October 4th, 2007, 12:18 PM
I will try to use my power for good and not evil.

Read my blog post (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/blog.php?b=30) to find out more.