Actualització: La plataforma Vox es va tancar el 2010.
As of recent, I'm giving a lot of thought to providing more documentation and even some public speaking on blogging. Why? Bloggin ain't easy! Companies realize this… putting yourself ‘naked' out on the web may or may not be a good strategy. Beyond the strategy and the content, though, is the technology.
Bloggin' ain't easy.
És clar, els grans bloggers fan que sembli senzill. Llancen un bloc i reben milers de dòlars en publicitat. La gent els llença diners. Però, què tal Mom & Pop que simplement vulgui crear un bloc senzill sobre el seu negoci o la seva família? Web analítica, autoritat, optimització de motors de cerca, classificació, trackbacks, pings, post slugs, comentaris, comentaris generats per l'usuari, categories, etiquetatge, feeds, feed analítica, email subscriptions… it's enough to make anyone run away screaming!
It's easy for me because I've been at it a year and dissected every component of blogging. I get it. I'm a geek. It's my hobby, job, and love.
El nou noi del bloc és Vox. I saw some screenshots of Vox for pushing content (audio, video or image) into the post and was impressed with how simple they made it. But that's where easy stopped.
Here's a screenshot:
There are no less than 30 links on my blog page for things to do. I simply wanted to upload an image for the blog and wound up confusing the blog image for the profile image. If you're going to tout yourself as the next “easy” tool for blogging, you sure as heck better make it easy. There's no way I would push a friend of mine to this tool. I'd rather talk them through WordPress or Blogger.
Perhaps one of the problems with Vox is that it was influenced by bloggers for blogging. If SixApart truly wanted to make a simple blogging platform, they should have looked for people that have never blogged before. I'm not sure what adoption rates are for climbing onto Vox, but I'm doubting they are spectacular.