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  • Blogging Still Matters - 5 Sabbatical Lessons

    Blogging Still Matters - 5 Sabbatical Lessons

    A few months ago, I had a problem. After eight years of non-stop writing, I found myself exhausted of all enthusiasm to blog. Let me tell you, it's a sad day in Web City when an advocate for content management systems has no real desire to author new content. I was also questioning in this age of "always on" social media whether the traditional blog had lost value not only to me but my readers. If content is no longer king, why should I spend so much effort creating new content? So as summer approached, I decided to take a break from blogging.

    At the beginning of my sabbatical I made a secret promise to myself. If at the end of three months I found no value in blogging, I would call Agility to say it's time to shutdown CMS Report. I was prepared to resign myself to writing only an occasional post on Google+ (which "experts" claim no one reads) or on my personal blog (which I know nobody reads). If I did this, would I really miss CMS Report? Would the readers miss me if I was no longer blogging? On more practical terms, do I really need to blog in an era where Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, or Twitter is available to me?

    Honestly, three months ago I had hoped to find that blogging no longer has value. It would have been a revolutionary moment and raise the eyebrows of my peers. I was hoping to shock the world on my "discovery" that blogging didn't matter. Alas, after three months of not blogging, I've found that I will be given absolutely no opportunity to shock and awe. To my surprise, I've found that blogging still matters. Here is what I discovered...

     

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: September 01, 2014

  • Quoting IT: Why we need personal blogs

    Quoting IT: Why we need personal blogs

    "The irony of running a successful website is that as the site becomes more popular you're compelled and obligated to give the reader and the advertisers what they want. While always grateful for all that I have achieved and have been given, I have found that success also can box someone into a space that is often not big enough."

    - Bryan Ruby, Breaking Out of the Box, BryanRuby.com, February 6, 2013.

    By CMS Report
    Posted: February 08, 2014

  • WordPress 3.4: Features and Video

    WordPress 3.4: Features and Video

    Today, Matt Mullenweg announced the availability of WordPress 3.4. WordPress includes significant improvements to the blogging application's theme theme customization, custom headers, Twitter embeds, and image captions.


    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: June 13, 2012

  • WordCampTV: Lucy Beer on Treat Your Blog Like A Business

    I'm posting this video for the most obvious reason. Anyone with the last name of Beer deserves an opportunity to be highlighted on my blog. All kidding aside, we need more people like Lucy Beer in the world reminding us blogging is a business and you can't move your blog forward with a strategy. The only thing I would have changed in her talk is to focus less on advertisement and more on content.Source: WordPress.TV

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: February 23, 2012

  • Book on Drupal intranet solutions and Open Atrium.

    Packt is pleased to announce Drupal Intranets With Open Atrium, a new book which introduces readers the power of Open Atrium using practical examples of an Open Atrium Intranet. Written by Tracy Smith, this book provides precise steps to set up a web server on a Windows or Macintosh computer and install Drupal with the Open Atrium distribution.

    By ananjan
    Posted: January 18, 2011

  • Testing popular CMS and blogging systems

    For a long time I’ve been really interested in performance aspects of content management systems and smarter blogging systems. This is the reason for my decision to test some of the popular systems on a workbench and to get some technical information about these systems. The test was quite simple. I installed the packages on my sandbox server and added a function (cip-bench()) to the installation. Then I ran the index page with the default template and configuration. The data I got from the…

    By ABresk
    Posted: October 18, 2010

  • The release of WordPress 3.0

    In case you haven't heard, WordPress 3.0 was released last week. This is probably the first time I've been behind in blogging about the official release of a new major version of WordPress. However, since I told you all about WordPress 3.0 coming soon a couple weeks ago, I felt there wasn't a need to rush and tell you to go get WordPress 3.0 and try out all it's new features including taxonomy and multiuser integration. Instead, I spent this past week seeing how others reacted to WordPress…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: June 22, 2010

  • Movable Type 5 features social publishing

    Movable Type 5 features social publishing

    Six Apart announced the release of Movable Type 5 this week. Traditionally a blogging application, Movable Type 5 brings new features into the Web application that evolves it into a more rounded social publishing system.
    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: January 06, 2010

  • "Snappy" Movable Type 4.3 is Available

    This week, Matt Jacobs announced the availability of Movable Type 4.3. Jacobs calls Movable Type 4.3 "snappy" and states that this release "makes composing, publishing, and searching in Movable Type easier than ever". Version 4.3 of this social publishing platform includes the following new features and improvements: Smarter Search and Pagination - Several new ways to drill down your search (author, category and date), which lays the groundwork for the ability to paginate your index and…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: July 31, 2009

  • Introducing Wordpress 2.8 Video

    From Wordpress.TV:

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: June 16, 2009

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