I just pushed Google reader again a few posts below. One thing I like is sharing items from reader (that allows me to kinda’ follow over 100 blogs) is sharing items I like, much more than I post on. This has been in the middle of my blog on the left for some time. I ‘m not sure if anyone ever sees it, as I’ve never had a comment related to them. Unfortunately, I understand that Google may be taking this ability (to share items from reader) away. So play it up while I can, I’ve moved the share items to the top left to see if folks notice them more. I hope some one enjoys them.
From looking at the upgrades, I thought one had to upgrade to have videos on WordPress. I’m clearly wrong. I think the key is that I can embed youtube video, but not upload a video to WordPress without the upgrade.
Various blogs I read periodically offer “advice” to “serious” bloggers (the one who have delusions of riches). And they all start with “pick a subject, and write about that subject, all the time.” Is it just me or is that really terrible advice? Blogs about specific subjects get tiring really quickly and I only stay subscribed to them for a couple months. But my favorites are really varied, even if the posts superficially relate back to a common theme. Marginal Revolution, NYT Opinion (ok that’s not a blog, but same principle…), Freakonomics, Penelope Trunk, and Steven Landsburg are probably my favorites right now (and have been for ages and ages) and they all fall in that category.
I think people’s interests are usually correlated well enough that some variety will attract more people than it bores.