Second Life sees inflation?

Eric Rice (the guy who gave me my first tour of Second Life) is reporting that Linden Labs is raising prices inside Second Life and that customers are unhappy with what’s been going on. People have asked me what I’ve done lately with Second Life. I really haven’t gone back in since I found out I couldn’t break the rules and let my son play with me inside Second Life.


“Vox”ing our private blogs

Several people have added me recently to their private Vox blogs (Vox just started up last week, is done by SixApart, who brought us Moveable Type and TypePad, but many of the early adopter types were on the beta). I am sorry to admit that I “poopooed” Vox as something for “other people.” I didn’t get it.

But after seeing that there’s some value to blogging to just your family or your friends or a small group of people I have to admit I was wrong about Vox. 

Vox is pretty darn cool. I told Matt Mullenweg (founder of, the folks who publish my blog here) yesterday that he should get into Vox and see what’s going on cause tons of people that I trust are doing the Vox thing. It’ll be interesting to see how WordPress responds. I’d certainly like to have a blog where I could post something just to my friends and/or family.

Blog cause you want to (and include sex in your headlines)

I love this photo, taken by Rommel, of Zaadz.

It was during Maryam and my talk at the Blog Business Summit, titled “10 ways to a killer blog.”

There are some good reports from our session. We joked around about ways to get bloggers to pay attention. One of the ideas was to include sex in your headlines, which got everyone to laugh. Anyway, here’s the best of the reports I found:

Paul Cheney.
Janet Lee Johnson.
Andru Edwards.
Denise Wakeman.
Barry Hurd.
Dustin Luther.

And, of course, thank you to Hugh Macleod for letting us use his great cartoons.

Oh, and after reading this post of Hugh’s I realize why my blog sucks. I’ve been trying to make everyone happy. Well, screw that.

Can you tell we were stuck in a snowstorm today and am punchy? Heheh. Sitting here in a restaurant in Seattle’s airport thinking about how I’m going to go back to writing a blog for one person.

How about Dori Smith? I think I’ll try to find one thing tomorrow that’ll make her happy. The rest of you can go read Digg. 🙂