Kirsten Alana is a photographer who travels, and a traveler who takes photographs. Originally a wedding photographer, she made the courageous decision to quit her job and focus on a new career that would combine her passions for travel and photography. As she’s made her way across the globe – quite literally, she was the first photographer to travel around the world on the Four Seasons private jet – she’s built an impressive portfolio through her sincerity and eye for an amazing picture.
kirstenalana.blog is Alana’s photoblog-style Tumblr. Here, you can find snapshots from many of her trips, along with a glimpse into the life of the Traveling Photographer.
Best known as the Chief Technical Officer at Amazon, Werner Vogels is also a veteran blogger. In 2001, he started allthingsdistributed.com to share his writings on the technology industry and related news and products.
Vogels has won a variety of awards for his work in the technology field, gaining notoriety for his penchant to take complex systems and make them scalable, efficient, and effective. In addition to his technological expertise, he’s also an extremely accomplished photographer. Updated daily, he showcases his visually striking snapshots at werner.blog.
With over 200,000 customers using StudioPress themes to power their websites, it’s clear that the masterminds behind the popular Genesis theme framework are achieving their mission of “WordPress made easy.” Between the recently launched StudioPress sites (a streamlined, managed-WordPress hosting plan) and variety of quality themes to meet all of their customers’ needs, StudioPress is a one-stop shop for website owners ready to leverage the power of WordPress.
Geared towards designers, developers, and bloggers alike, the StudioPress blog is equipped with tips on creating your website. Articles include creative ways to optimize tools available to site owners, like how to build traffic through a visually appealing website and the basics of SEO. studiopress.blog is the perfect extension of their accessible philosophy and a stand-out resource for site owners of all levels.
It’s quite possible that Tim Ferriss is actually The Most Interesting Man in the World. His resume reads more like an adventure novel, with such impressive feats as winning a national Chinese kickboxing championship to being a lecturer at his prestigious alma mater, Princeton University.
However, he’s best known for his multiple New York Times Best Seller books on how to “hack yourself”: The 4-Hour Work Week, The 4-Hour Body, and The 4-Hour Chef. He’s also a speaker, angel investor, and hosts a podcast that is often ranked as #1 in iTunes, The Tim Ferris Show.
At Knock Knock WHOIS There, we’re so happy to welcome Ferris into the .blog family with the brand-spanking new tim.blog, certainly a solid contender for the most interesting blog in the world.
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.
Currently, Harper Reed serves as the Director of Software Development for PayPal, but he is likely best known for his work on the 2012 Obama presidential campaign. During President Obama’s re-election campaign, Reed led the tech-team with an innovative approach: culling some of the tech-world’s best talent to build and manage the online platform, Narwhal, rather than hiring from within the political realm.
As someone who doesn’t hesitate to embrace new technologies (or new TLDs!), we’re excited for Reed to join the dotblogger crew with harper.blog. Here you can find more about his latest adventures, whether that’s the last book he’s read or his most recent project in the technology world.
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.
Since 2000, Domain.com has been offering affordable, quality services in the domain name, hosting, and marketing industry. From their home base in Vancouver, Washington, the Domain.com team offers a wide-range of services, varying from web hosting to marketing services, SSL certificates to web design. The goal? Provide top-notch, yet accessible services to allow anyone to easily build their online web presence.
Their site, domain.blog, is a natural extension of this mission. One of the first user of the .blog TLD, Domain.com’s adoption of the new gTLD offerings serves as an example to their customers. Between how-to articles to make the most of your web presence and educational awareness, domain.blog is a perfect resource and online community for all levels.
Entrepreneurship requires visionaries. It also requires those who are willing to believe in those visionaries, even before anyone else does. True Ventures is a San Francisco/Palo Alto-based venture firm that specializes in investing in start-up companies in their earliest stages. It’s safe to say their strategy works, with companies like Automattic, the parent company of Knock Knock WHOIS There and WordPress.com, FitBit, and Peloton under their belt.
The True Ventures blog at true.blog showcases the latest news in the investor community, as well as highlights from the various projects and businesses they support. Part of the company’s mission is the “democratization of innovation as a powerful force for global good” and their blog is a great way to observe their progress in this effort.