Blogging and Tagging

Time again to take your fingers off your keyboard and read the State of the Blogosphere, released this morning.

Highlights:

– Blogosphere is over 60 times larger than it was 3 years ago.

– a new blog is created every second.

– 1.2 million blog posts a day, 400,000 of those are TAGGED.

– “Sping” (spam and fake pings) are creating a lot of NOISE

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I guess blogging didn’t die off with disco after all.

There is a lot of information out there and we all need to TAG better or the right people will never find our stuff. I nominate Adam from the Garden of Eden as the Patron Saint of Tagging. If Adam didn’t take the time to tag the animals, Noah would have had a helluva time sorting out what’s what when it came time to fill the ark. And thats all i have to say about that.

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Andrew

Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)

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  • Thanks, Andrew, for this home lesson. I´ll try to do this text from sifry.com.
    PS
    Andrew, thanks for all the blessed Inspiration you are sharing with us in the Global Church, also us newcomers & beginners, from Millenniels up to Generation X/+65yrs, like me…
    What kind of advice could you give us in The swedish Christianity, we that are coming from the “State Church”, evangelicals, catholics, protestants, pentecostals, old fashinoed bible believing churches and so on… Could you be open for a musing or two for us in Sweden, please…

  • I’m not sure how tagging helps. Each blog post already has lots of keywords in its text. Surely search is better in this case than tagging? (Unlike, say, flickr which needs extra tickets because pictures aren’t made of text)

  • francis
    tagging is just the beginning. the next step to staying on top of information, both publishing it and collecting it, is to create RSS feeds based on those tags. In technorati, this can be done with watchlists.
    a lot of us stay connected now by the words we use and tagging helps that to happen a little easier and quicker.

  • Agreed! Tagging in Technorati and Del.icio.us helps sort out the clutter. My advice to those who are sceptical: get a tool that helps you use tags efficiently. Then check out the tags at technorati, and see what/who else is tagging the same terms.
    My 2cents.
    For those who are less computer minded, get Firefox, then get the Performancing for Firefox Plugin, (both are free). This sets up a script where at the click of a button or menu, the bottom half of the window becomes a wysiwyg/html source editor for blogging. You can post including tags at Technorati and bookmarks at del.icio.us very easily.
    see http://performancing.com/firefox for more details.
    It is really easy to use, as it’s a plugin, it self-updates, it’s small as far as programs go, and it doesn’t even have another icon on your desktop. There are still minor bugs with some blog clients, but there are beta releases on the go working towards resolving these issues.

  • Yeah Qumana is pretty nice, though its still in its early stages, so there are some things that need to be worked on, but all in all its pretty cool. I tried the free-trial of Ecto and it too was nice, but since Qumana is free, well…..

  • I stumbled across your blog while I was doing some online research. While I’ve been blogging for awhile, it really is reaffirming to hear how our forum is expanding exponentially on a daily basis.

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