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Noteworthy Content of the Week

Written by Darice de Cuba on December 8, 2010

From Sunday to Monday, for 24 hours, Tumblr was down. I don’t keep a weblog on Tumblr, but I do follow several, ranging from books to tattoos. This monster down time made me realize several things:

  • I’m way more hooked on Tumblr than I thought.
  • Following several weblog hosted by the same service can cause your content flow to come to almost full stop if the service goes down.
  • I should really start making local back-ups of everything I have online, not just my websites.

While Tumblr has millions of users of which most just reblog each others posts, there are a lot of webloggers who publish their own content, may it be articles, photos or design. Even some webloggers who used to run their own weblog application. This 24 hours downtime made clear that if you are a serious weblogger you should use a decent host and run your own CMS.

If you are not very technical, there are several host companies who offer all in one package with everything installed and running. Otherwise you run more risk of facing regular down time and a bunch of disappointed readers.

The 9rules feed was online non stop during Tumblr’s down time.

This week selected entries:

Motivation

So how have your goals changed since you were a kid?

A Restatement of Purpose

What it all boils down to, though, is to maintain some kind of pacing to produce tangible and sharable results. This is the golden key to any productivity system. The second key is to be able to frame results in the context of goals [ …]

DIY Blog Book Tour

A blog book tour is usually hosted by a book author, one blogger or a tour service and consists of several bloggers making scheduled posts on their blogs, networking with social media, in order to promote the book for the author.


Great 2010 Tumblr Outage Is Over – Growing Pains To Blame?

This outage will only be a memory months from now. The only question is – what did you do for twenty-four hours without Tumblr?


A Right-Brained Approach to Finding Your Life’s Passion

Discover your life purpose or life passion by choosing the general direction that you want to face–based on what you find meaningful and what you enjoy […]