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Pimp My Blog: TypePad Says “Rational Security Is the Schizzle, Yo!”

PimpmyblogFrom the "Tooting Your Own Horn" Department…

The lovely folks at SixApart – purveyors of the fine SaaS/Hosting functionality "TypePad" (amongst others) have kindly named the blog of your’s truly as today’s "TypePad Featured Blog."

So, out of the approximately 1.2 Million blogs claimed as being hosted by SixApart, I seem to have offended enough of you and consumed enough bandwidth to warrant attention.  I’m praying I won’t receive an email politely suggesting that I upgrade…

So, I’d like to start by thanking all the people who make this blog possible…Ummmm…

OK, so moving on, I’d like to thank all of you who read my little steaming pile of blogginess…last count has approximately 2,000 subscribers, although I believe my kids run 100 simultaneous instances of Google Reader under fake names in exchange for WebKinz and iTunes credits that I upload when they generate page views.

Seriously, though…blogging is a lot of fun.  I love blogging my ideas and interacting with the lot of you.  Even Rothman.  No, especially Rothman.  The only man I respect for wearing Crocs with socks in Vegas in 100 degree heat.  Black, of course.

I’ve learned quite a few interesting lessons since I started   blogging over a year ago (thanks to Alan Shimel who encouraged me to do so) and look forward to learning a lot more.  One of things I’m going to force myself to do is write less — less words, that is.  You people have the attention spans of gnats in heat, so I’m going to make it more A.D.D. friendly.  Besides, when I leave big logic holes due to less words, you seem to participate more.

I’ve already told my wife I need an iPhone to make sure the blog renders correctly under Safari running on a mobile.

Now that I’m Blog King for a day (and Alex Hutton has one) she couldn’t possibly turn me down, right?

/Hoff

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  1. October 24th, 2007 at 17:22 | #1

    Less words, good.

  2. October 24th, 2007 at 17:31 | #2

    You see, the fans go wild! ;)
    I'll try, I promise.
    /Hoff

  3. October 24th, 2007 at 18:52 | #3

    No socks in black Crocs. Socks in black New Balance 810s, but not Crocs.
    And my feet were cool in Vegas. Yours were not.

  4. October 25th, 2007 at 01:36 | #4

    I believe I have pictures, but I wouldn't do that to you…
    As I said, you're prolly the only guy that could pull that look off, anyway…
    /Hoff

  5. October 25th, 2007 at 04:24 | #5

    Chris – Congrats on the the blog of the day thing! I seem to remember Rothman in the Crocs too!

  6. October 25th, 2007 at 05:34 | #6

    Chris – I'm a little embarrassed I took so long to discover your blog. It was referred to me by a fellow at Verdasys. And I'm a little disappointed in Rothman for not turning me on to it earlier. (Dude!) But I'm diggin' it. Keep up the good work.
    Steve

  7. October 25th, 2007 at 15:34 | #7

    Aha, Seth Godin agrees that you should write less: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2007/10/t

  8. October 26th, 2007 at 14:08 | #8

    Man – how DO they pick these blogs? I swear the blog of the day last week was on crocheting. You're in such great company! And Rothman can pull off any fashion – faux pas or otherwise – simply because he reeks of "do I look like I give a sh*t what you think?". The freedom that provides!

  9. October 26th, 2007 at 19:24 | #9

    Hey, crocheting ain't easy, sister.
    You're not bringing me down.
    /Hoff

  10. October 27th, 2007 at 21:52 | #10

    Clearly this is a word count per post type of ranking

  11. October 28th, 2007 at 04:13 | #11

    @Amrit:
    Don't worry, they're changing their weighting from pure word count to incomprehensible hyperbole and brackish anecdotes per fluffy sentence fragment and will be notifying you of your award next week.
    /Hoff

  12. October 28th, 2007 at 07:53 | #12

    Awesome!

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