links for 26 April 2006

Writely Beta Invitations Available!

Did you miss out on a Writely beta invitation? Have you been waiting patiently whilst Google do whatever they will to it, so that you can try it out?

Fear not. Invitations are available. Leave Cody a note on his website and he’ll sort you out with a Writely log in. Hoorah!

Wondering what the hell Writely is? It’s a web based, collaborative word processing application. And it’s beautiful. Go now. Get an invite. Check it out!

blogging milestones (3 months)

Gaping Void - Your Traffic

Can you believe it? It’s around about the 3 month mark since I started blogging. It’s been an interesting kind of month so I thought I’d share some thoughts/highlights with you. All very Guy Kawasaki, isn’t it. Don’t worry, I don’t intend to do this every month. Now that I’ve hit my first quarter, I think I might hold out until six months for the next update!

I kind of feel like the 3 month mark is a significant milestone in blogging. This is probably because Technorati told me so. In their recent ‘state of the blogosphere‘ post they reported that:

75,000 new weblogs [are] created every day, which means that on average, a new weblog is created every second of every day – and 19.4 million bloggers (55%) are still posting 3 months after their blogs are created.

Must be kind of like small business. I wonder, with the recent ‘retiring’ of Dave Winer (well, he *talked* about retiring) and Russell Beattie, I want to hear more about how many bloggers who start out are still blogging in 12 months, 2 years, 5 years etc. (Isn’t it something like 90% of small businesses have folded in 5yrs?)

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ANZAC Day 2006

It’s ANZAC day in Australia today. Today we remember the sacrifices that men & women far braver than I have made in the interests of peace and freedom in our country. If you have a moment, take a look at the great Australians at War website. This site was launched 5 years ago – it’s really stood the test of time. In particular, check out the Through My Eyes section. Great content, beautifully designed.