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Archive for the ‘blogging’ Category

London Indie Media Fair

Posted by titusferguson on March 26, 2008

This Saturday is the 3rd annual London Indie Media Fair from 1 to 5 pm. The event is taking place at the Central library in downtown London at 251 Dundas Street.

There is both an exhibit hall in Stevenson and Hunt and a presentation room in the Lerner’s and Tonda Rooms.

Myself, Bill Deys, and Greg Fowler will be heading down to promote blogging and podcasting, as well as our monthly geek dinners. I’d encourage anyone in the London area to come down and say hello. Hopefully there will be some other bloggers there and we can help the online community in London grow.

For more information on the event:

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New Blog Summary

Posted by titusferguson on March 4, 2008

Until I am able to set up some direct forwarding I’m just going to post some weekly links over to my new blog over at titusferguson.com.

Types of Twitter Users : A discussion of what kind of people use Twitter

In Your Ear – Episode 1 : The release of my first podcast

Crosswalks : How to properly use a crosswalk and personal experiences from school

Weekly Web 2.0 : Remember The Milk : My weekly review of a new website

I’d remind everyone to set their bookmarks to the new site and also update your RSS subscription as well, the new feed is here.

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Frequency of Posts

Posted by titusferguson on February 8, 2008

Nothing of much interest has grabbed my attention over the last few days so I haven’t really published anything on here. Which I’m sure may have gone undetected by many of my readers, since the majority of my traffic seems directed towards archived posts.

But this slight hiatus got me thinking about what and why I write, about my readers and the resulting daily statistics. I know that its good blogging to write daily, but is it worth turning out some half-assed post just to check “blog post” off the daily to do list?

I’d  much rather write something relevant with insightful commentary every other day then one mediocre post every day. What do my readers think? Not just on this blog, but would you rather wait to read something longer that makes you think, or just hear a few words from your favorite blogger regardless of quality? I a quick link or video on occaision enough to ensure a return visit?

Don’t worry, I have a couple of longer posts that I’m working on. Ones that actually require research…

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New Theme

Posted by titusferguson on January 11, 2008

If you browse over to my site, and not read this post through a rss reader or on Facebook, you’ll see that I’ve switched wordpress themes. I was just getting tired of the one I was using so I felt it was time for a change.

Problem is, I’m not so sure I really like it that much.

What do my readers think though? An improvement? A step back? No real difference?

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A New Adventure in Hi-Fi

Posted by titusferguson on January 3, 2008

Last night I attended the January Geek Dinner. (Held on the first Wednesday of every month at Molly Bloom’s in London ON). While there, Bill Deys told me about IODA Promonet, a service similar to PodSafe Music.

IODA Promonet allows you to browse through artists, songs, and record labels. All the music is safe to post on blogs, or to play on podcasts.  From their site:

Promonet is a unique promotional music distribution network that provides its users with a new way to legally download, publish, and share music. Promonet is run by IODA, the leading digital distributor of independent digital music. More than 3000 of the best and most influential independent record labels distribute their music through IODA, and they have given IODA permission to make thousands of their tracks available to Promonet users.

This has got me thinking, I’ve always tossed around the idea of doing a small, independent music based podcasts. Just a few songs that I’m currently digging, and probably little to no dialogue. Now that I have an account with Promonet I might just do it.

So keep an eye out the next few days/weeks, I might have something up!

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Happy New Year!

Posted by titusferguson on January 1, 2008

One of my new years resolutions for 2008 is to be more consistent in my blogging. I’m not hoping for a daily post quite yet, but at least 4 or 5 times a week. I do not just want fluff pieces either, this is what I’m doing now, blah blah blah, but rather more in depth discussions of issues I (and I hope my readers) find interesting, as well as relevant news stories and announcements.

I hope 2008 is all that everyone hopes it can become, and that all the goals you set out to accomplish will be achieved.

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Apologies

Posted by titusferguson on December 8, 2007

Well, its been a long time since I last put anything up on here. And I really have no good reason why I haven’t. Perhaps nothing has interested me enough lately to deserve a blog post.

I do know though that there will be something more substantial here sometime next week. I’m all done my classes, exams and papers on Tuesday. I’m hoping to start blogging effectively after that.

Until then

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Two in One Day

Posted by titusferguson on July 26, 2007

Everyone knows how I love Facebook. But I also love combining everything I use the inter-web for in one place. With the introduction of Facebook Apps this has become even easier. (I’m going to write about facebook apps in a much more detail later)

Once I switched over to wordpress and I was automatically given an RSS feed I started to use it all over the place. One particular instace was to import all my posts on WordPress into Facebook as notes. It was done automatically every time I wrote something new.

While WordPress has developed their own app that allows me to seemlessly combine both these sites. Now I can write a post in Facebook and it will show up on WordPress and vice-versa.

You can read more about this here

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Observations on Stats

Posted by titusferguson on May 8, 2007

I’ve noticed a few things about the numbers of readers my blog gets:

If I write a post and tag it with technology, theres a spike.

If I don’t post until the evening, there’s a drop.

If I don’t post for a few days, no one seems to care.

Meh, I might post something more interesting later on today

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Blog Blabbing

Posted by titusferguson on March 27, 2007

I don’t have anything particular to say but I just wanted to get something down on the screen so I can get back into the swing of things.

Currently working on a new blog, once its up and running to the extent I want it I’ll post an announcement. I’m really excited about it, I think its going to be fun to write and very current.

’til then

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