Manton Reece has a vision for a better way to blog and he’s bringing that vision to life with his Kickstarter-backed project, micro.blog. Micro.blog is a new, microblogging platform that will include a sleek publishing interface and reader where community members can read short posts from other microbloggers. There will also be iPhone app, so you can write on the go.
“As soon as I registered Micro.blog, everything about what I was doing became more clear and obvious,” Reece said. As he explains in his Kickstarter introduction, in the earlier days of the internet, site owners owned their content and could move, or remove, it whenever they chose. As more and more content is shared via closed social networks, like Facebook or Twitter, there’s been a shift in the long-term ownership of such content. Micro.blog is a means to simplify the process and put the power back in the hands of site owners.
Michele Neylon is one of those people you’d love to have on your team. In this case, we all benefit from Neylon’s extensive web hosting and domain name experience as founder and managing director of Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd, an Irish domain registrar and hosting company. In addition to his work at Blacknight, he runs several websites and is an avid blogger, having received multiple blogging awards.
One the best-known people in the domain industry, Neylon has never shied away from advocating for a better internet. He has sat on the EUrid Registrar Advisory Board, was chair of the Registrar Stakeholder’s Group at ICANN (the governing body of the internet), and has recently been elected to ICANN’s Generic Names Supporting Organization. It’s easy to see why we’re excited to have him on our team with michele.blog.
Created in 2008 by Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky, Stack Overflow is an online community of programmers dedicated to sharing knowledge. For new and experienced developers alike, the format of Stack Overflow allows community members to ask questions, and provide answers, in a straightforward, crowd-sourced method.
For the tech-curious, stackoverflow.blog offers an insider look at the workings of the company. From how to recruit to tips on becoming a better developer, take a peek under the hood of Stack Overflow through their brand new .blog domain.
Have you ever thought about ditching your 9-to-5 to travel full-time? The Snowmads, Jason and Kristin Snow, did just that. On a whim, they bought, and renovated, a 1965 Airstream trailer, prompting them to transition to a full-time digital nomad lifestyle. Both of the Snows work as Happiness Engineers at WordPress.com, which allows them to work from anywhere in the world, any time.
They document their travels, experiences, and the challenges of life on the road at snowmads.blog. If beautiful travel photos and a minimalist lifestyle — paired with a couple of canine companions — piques your interest, the Snowmads will be your new favorite bloggers to travel with vicariously.
Nicola Mustone is a Bucharest-based WooCommerce support engineer. He’s been developing and customizing WordPress sites for the past five years, and has been a member of the WooCommerce team since 2015.
On nicola.blog, Mustone shares his WordPress and WooCommerce in his distinctly approachable and amiable style. Whether you’re looking to up your coding chops to enhance your site or are just getting started with building your own online store, you’ll find nicola.blog to be a first stop shop for all tips you need.
Our first sports member of the .blog Founders family, saopaulo.blog is a news resource and community for fans of the São Paulo Futebol Clube.
First founded in 1930, the SPFC is one of the most successful soccer teams in Brazil, having won multiple international titles and more than 30 national titles. Of the 28 million SPFC supporters, we’re proud to have them stay up-to-date on the latest happenings via the saopaulo.blog.
Luca Sartoni is a Vienna-based growth engineer, photographer, and blogger. Officially, he is known as the Protector of Asynchronicity at Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com. In his role at Automattic, he uses data-driven approaches to help the company grow and improve, to the benefit of his coworkers and the WordPress.com community alike.
On luca.blog, Sartoni shares his expertise on new technology, alongside perspectives on growth strategies for business and new information he picks up in his traveling and speaking engagements.
Communicating effectively is a critical skill, in business, in advertising, and in life. Carmine Gallo is an expert on communication and leadership in the business world. Originally starting in broadcast media, Gallo has gone on to write multiple best-selling books about the art of public speaking and business know-how, including The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs and Talk Like TED.
At carminegallo.blog, Gallo shares his insight his fans and those eager to learn more about the internationally-recognized speaker. Ranging from tips on advertising to how Pope Francis uses metaphor to capture audiences, Gallo has tons of expertise to share and, in the true spirit of blogging, gives that expertise to captive audiences all over the internet.
If you’re reading this, you’re already familiar with John James Jacoby’s work. JJJ first began contributing to open source software in 1999 and has left his mark in the WordPress community, particularly through his work on bbPress and BuddyPress, open source tools that allow website managers to develop their own in-house, customizable social networks.
Currently, JJJ is a founder of Flox, a start-up dedicated to helping others create private social networks in minutes. We’re proud to call him a member of the .Blog Founders program. His site, jjj.blog, is where you can find his latest projects, thoughts on the open source community, and technology.
Nominet, a valued partner of .blog, is an international internet company working to deliver quality experiences to internet users. They began as the .uk domain name registry in the United Kingdom, but in recent years have expanded to unique data analysis and visualization tools to support customer online presences.
On nominet.blog you will find business tips on increasing visibility, information about cyber-security and general company information like milestones and new product offers.
Helen Hou-Sandí is a driving force behind 25% of the internet. She’s the Director of Platform Experience at 10up, a premium web agency that focuses on WordPress sites. She was also the release lead for WordPress 4.0 and is a core committer to the open source WordPress project.
In addition to her countless contributions to the WordPress community, Hou-Sandí is also a talented musician. In a true pairing of code and poetry, she included a piano performance in her last WordCamp Europe talk, “Code is Poetry: A Musician’s Tale.” On helen.blog, she shares moments of her daily life, focusing on food, family, and home.
odd.blog is the brainchild of Donncha Ó Caoimh, a software developer at Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com. In addition to his coding chops, Ó Caoimh is a seasoned photographer (you can see his work at In Photos) and an avid blogger.
On odd.blog, Ó Caoimh shares his findings from around the internet. Ranging from his favorite applications to use to funny videos, there’s always something fun and interesting to be found.
Om Malik is one of the most influential voices on the internet, technology, and entrepreneurship, and rightfully so. Part of the original team of Forbes, he went on to found GigaOM, an online website dedicated to the latest news in tech, and is now a partner at True Ventures, an angel investor company behind such fantastic products like Fitbit and Automattic. (They’re also fellow members of the .blog Founders program, as well.)
om.blog is a departure from Malik’s usual online presence. Rather than a tech-resource, om.blog is dedicated photography site where Malik shows off his impeccable photo skills from his travels around the world.
You want to learn more about domains, eh? Don Ruiz is our favorite Canadian at Knock Knock WHOIS There and, lucky for us, is an absolute expert in the domain and hosting industry. For the past 20 years, he’s developed his expertise in the area through his career, including a long tenure at Tucows and, now, KKWT. Whether you’re reading his thoughts online, or have the good fortune to chat with him in person, Ruiz’ passion for his work is abundantly clear in everything that he does.
On don.blog, Ruiz shares his insights into the domain industry, with articles ranging from why and how you should own your own online namespace to notes and perspectives from the various domain-related conferences he attends. Whether you’re a newbie to the domain industry or a seasoned veteran, Ruiz has something to pique your interest.
Matt Mullenweg is the founder of Automattic, the parent company behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Simplenote, Longreads and, of course, .blog! We might be a little biased here, but Matt is a true change-maker. From the very beginning, he has dedicated his career to the idea of democratizing the web so that no matter a person’s age, gender, political beliefs, or religion, everyone can have a voice online.
matt.blog is Mullenweg’s personal photo-blog that documents his travels and experiences. The moments he chooses to share range from unique meals he’s tasted around the world to the smiling faces of his audiences at international speaking engagements. As someone who embodies the heart and soul of blogging, matt.blog is an excellent place to get to know the man behind one of the most powerful tools on the internet, and the community he’s built around it.
Hip-hop record producer, Just Blaze, has collaborated with some of rap’s most iconic artists over the last decade. If you’re even just a casual radio listener, you’ve probably overheard his trademarked “Just Blaze!” voiceover dropped onto global hits like Jay-Z’s “Girls, Girls, Girls,” and T.I and Rihanna’s “Live Your Life.”
justblaze.blog is the spot where he uploads new music and videos (coming soon) and provides updates about upcoming events and appearances. Beyond that, Just Blaze is using his blog as a hub where fans can visualize his social media posts and interactions all in one place. Whether you’re a fan, or just hearing his name for the first time, check it out!
In addition to being the driving force behind Knock Knock WHOIS There, the registry for .blog, Paolo Belcastro is an exceptional photographer, speaker, and European nomad. Born in Italy, he studied in France, and now lives in Vienna, Austria. He’s a WordCamp Europe organizer, the largest WordPress-related conference in the world, and is also a division lead at Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com.
On paolo.blog, Belcastro shares his unique perspective through his photography, travels, and reflections on the digital world. We’re still not quite sure how he manages to do it all, but one thing is for sure — he’s talented at everything he does.