RIP Posterous: The Death of the Lifestream

Buzzwords. There are loads of them, especially when it comes to social media. 

One of the more popular buzzwords was "lifestream," which was coined mostly because of the experience that Posterous provided its users: a simple way to create, manage and curate content quickly, i.e. throughout your daily drivels aka lifestream.

Well, Twitter bought Posterous last year and is officially killing it off.

Introducing The Home Chef Blog


I've been blogging for quite some time. I go back to the Blog City days and if you remember what Blog City was, then you've been in the game just as long as I've been.

Despite blogging being a popular way to connect with your audience, some folks aren't into it. They feel they can't write; don't know how to do it; don't know how to set up the right marketing channels, etc. Basically, it's not something they're interested in despite the fact that they are content expert in some way shape or form.

Take my wonderful wife for example.

The misses can cook her butt off and she always has the house decorated for a holiday or season. She's the type that will take decorations down the day after a holiday and then decorate for the next holiday or season. For example, the Turkey's come down on November 25th and are swapped out with Snowmen, i.e. Christmas decorations.

Her homemaking abilities are emulated by her friends and she's been constantly bugged to start her own blog.

Well, because she has a husband that does this stuff for a living, she's now doing it.

Introducing The Home Chef Blog, a place where you can get cooking and decorating tips that make a happy home.

I encourage you to check out the blog, subscribe to the RSS feed, follow along on Twitter and "like" the site on Facebook.

Feedback is welcomed. Thanks!

Dear Apple, I Want My iPhone 4 720p

I have been racking my brain on how to get my hands on the 720p video that the iPhone 4 shoots. Other than connecting the device to your pc or Mac and importing it with the help of aperture, lightroom or iPhoto, I've yet to find a solution that allows me to upload 720p directly to the web.

I've tried the direct to YouTube route via the camera roll; emailing to YouTube; MMS to YouTube and Vimeo; MMS to Vimeo; and, he PicPosterous app.

I got zippo. Nada. Neite. Nothing.

Five Tools for Creating and Organizing Blog Content

toolbox-300x279.jpgBlogging is a staple of building an online brand. Whether you're an individual trying to build your own brand or a communications executive managing the brand of a Fortune 500 company, selecting the tools used to create and organize content is just as important as the content itself.

Here are some of the more popular tools that bloggers are using these days and ones that will make the content process seamless.

Unfriending is 2010's Version of the Diss

Diss-like Facebook Friends?With 400+ million people on Facebook, it's just a matter of time that segments of your life will intersect. Your friends will interact with your co-workers; your clients will interact with your high school buddies; and, the people you barely talked to in college are all of a sudden BFF's with your family.

So, as 400+ million people will attest to, Facebook is now a potluck of friendships.

I have nearly 600 "friends" on Facebook, and to be honest, I interact frequently with about 10% of that group. I'm sure it's the same for you as well.

With the volume of people we are friending vs. the amount we actually interact with, issues that happen in real relationships can bubble over into online relationships, and ultimately, exposing some ugliness of people you know, you work with, are associated with, etc.