Friday, July 26, 2013

Simultaneous Posting to Multiple Blogs

There are several applications that would make this a necessary thing to do.
I am testing out ScribeFire, a Mozilla Firefox plugin, for this particular attempt.
I am posting this to both TechHermit and to my experimental blog, but just hitting the publish button one time.
It seems like a very intuitive tool, even as I am adding hyperlinks, the tools recognizes what is in the clipboard and is ready to paste it right away.
I'll add a picture to see how it appears in both blogs, it is a slick add in feature that gives four upload options.

And here is how it will handle embed video from youtube.

Pomplamoose - If You Think You Need Some Lovin

OK, hitting publish now.
So it's not a true simultaneous posting, you do have the option of keeping the information and re-posting it to the second (or third) location right away.

For a free tool, pretty slick.  Another reason to switch to Firefox as well.

Texting In Movies

Last year I saw a number on nonprofit messages appear prior to a movie previews being shown at the theater.  This year, not so much.

I saw the inner workings of one campaign two years ago that had a cute message ask the audience to consider giving.  Then it said, "hurry up and turn your phone off"in order to recognize the fact that consumers of the message were in a theater.

The message wasn't effective.  It didn't produce meaningful results in terms of gifts coming in.  The solicitation didn't pay for itself, not even close.

My guess is that this is a behavioral issue that we won't change.  People aren't in the mode of making a gift when they are sitting down for two hours of escape.  In addition, the public perception is largely stuck in the mindset that they are being sneaky with their phone in the theater.  To try to get them to take it out and use it quickly before the previews start runs counter to the dominant message, even though half the theater goers are on their phones during that time.

Great thought, good experiment, looks like it just didn't work for anyone.

Thursday, July 25, 2013


Going to explore a few alternatives, starting with signing up for Google Adsense.  Will keep you posted.