Skribit had shut down on 2011–04–19.
New skribit widget works flawlessly so far (after I whined about it not passing validation and getting that fixed). It shows up to five top suggestions so I decided that I’ll do regular digest posts answering that much (unless some suggestions are big enough for separate thorough posts of course).
It seems brave readers are testing waters for a start so I got some general non-tech suggestions in first batch.
“How awesome people that make suggestions are!” by yours truly
Regular readers know that Skribit is one of toys I am most inspired about. I guess it fits my mindset as blogger – share a knowledge around and get feedback on how good it is and what are topics my readers consider most important.
I thank everyone who made suggestions and everyone who will make them in the future! :) Break that wall and tell me what are you interested in .
“we need to see how this Skribit will works in driving traffic to our blogs” by Lax of TechZoomIn
Lax had mistaken Skribit for a digg clone at first. It’s not about traffic building. I read a lot that it’s important for bloggers to solve problems . And if you don’t know about any you should find some.
I think Skribit is a good tool for finding problems and questions worth answering.
“inside story” by Anonymous
This puzzled me a bit and without contact info I wasn’t able to ask for details. So I am assuming this to be suggestion for inside story of this blog.
I have a confession to make. I refer to myself as newbie blogger a lot but I actually have another online diary running since 2003. I was just following trend in community of text-based online RPG I played at that time. My diary never was ambitious, never got above 4-6 daily visitors and never was more than a tool to throw some info at friends. It fulfills purpose perfectly.
Rarst.net is nothing like that except that it fulfills purpose as well. Purpose of this one is to motivate me and to share knowledge. To turn that motivation and sharing into daily experience instead of rare activity spikes. It’s a journey for a valuable blog. Still not there. But I am working on it!
“Something related to Pets?” by Anonymous
I only have one cat at moment so not much choice here. I made some “easter egg” mentions of him around blog and made some readers curious. :)
His name is Heighliner (after starships in Dune universe). I like to name pets after sci-fi stuff and my previous cat was called Sylvester (after biomech tiger in Goblin Reservation). Sylvester was really dumb and aggressive animal befitting his literature counterpart so I went for solid and calm image next time.
Heighliner (usually shortened to Lanya or you-fat-monster) is indeed solid and calm animal. I picked him on the street (literally) when he was tiny kitten around eight years ago. He ate so much at first he got himself operated because of overeating. He still eats a lot and moves less than I’d prefer him to.
In early years he was totally silent to the point of being spooky. He never ever made a sound. I doubted if he could meow at all. After some time his street past let him go and he became more demanding and more vocal. But he is still extremely shy of strangers and only trusts family.
Sorry for bad photo quality, Motorola RAZR is closest (both in functions and distance) thing to camera I have at moment.
By the way check post about getting things you want for his latest contribution to this blog. :)
“Something about self proclaim dot com guru” by Anonymous
I wonder if this it testing waters or attempt on getting backlink. :) I am pretty sure I seen person with such nickname commenting on some of blogs I visit. And maybe on Entrecard ?.. Other than that googling is going to be more help than me . If you are really interested in solid post about yourself (or maybe your blogger idol?) give me more info and check my Blogging Idol promotional offers on how you can get free review. :)
General stuff, testing waters and I got to write about my cat. Widget is ready for new suggestions – go make yours! :)