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SixApart Vox

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SixApart Vox So where is VOX? I remember a bunch of hoopla on the original Comet hosted blogging platform and remember thinking to myself that they are following the same path as WordPress.com with a small and private group of users with plans expanded to a larger audience while they learn the ropes of their new software. Most of the stuff looks like a web 2.0 rehash of most things cool put together with LiveJournal. Anyone use VOX? PS: I wonder if FeedBurner had to fix their “xx readers” script to accomodate TechCrunch’s cool 100k.

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  1. SB (4 comments.) says:

    I’ve used it a bit — I think it’s very well done, and good tool for personal blogging. I’m unlikely to use it much, since I’m already blog-full — but I’m sending not-yet-blogging friends that direction.

  2. nikkiana (5 comments.) says:

    I signed up for an account on it…

    It has some nice features. It plays quite nicely with some other services like flickr, photobucket, amazon… to name a few. They have a fun question of the day and a photo scavenger hunt.

    But, it seems to me to be a wee bit unpolished at the moment. Everything’s so dummied down that you can’t even use normal HTML (or at least I haven’t found a way to use it). If you ask me, it’s kinda hard to navagate compared to LJ.

    It has some potential, I think…. It’s just not there yet.

  3. Caro (2 comments.) says:

    I’m a long-time LJ user for my personal journal and there’s been a big push about Vox over there, with Six Apart making the mistake of saying that LJ is for the “young, hip blogger.” There was a general feeling that Six Apart was trying to get rid of the older crowd (many of whom have paid accounts so we can customize as we wish and avoid looking at the ads that are starting to pop up) and shuffle us over to Vox, which really is blogging with training wheels. (Yes, I have an account; I’m not impressed.) The natives were not happy and they’ve since backed off, now describing LJ as “A diverse community of independent bloggers.”

  4. Jenny (2 comments.) says:

    i used it at first but i dont really wanna do anything with it till they get some kind of LJ crossposting thing going.

  5. Deanna Marie (2 comments.) says:

    I’m trying out Vox. So far it doesn’t compare to WordPress for me, but maybe that’s because I’m so accustomed to WP.

    To me, Vox is like a mashup of WP and Myspace. The blog is important, but you’ve also got the social networking part of it. It’s interesting, but WYSIWYG editing drives me away, as well as the inability to skin or theme it without paying.

    Also, the WYSIWYG editor causes really ridiculously high memory usage in Flock on my old XP box.

    I have to agree with Caro, Vox is blogging with training wheels. I’m using mine for a boring-as-anything web diary.

  6. V says:

    I’m trying Vox out, but its not as good as it sounds. WordPress is a much better platform.

  7. Meredith (24 comments.) says:

    I was in on the Comet private alpha test, so I’ve been using it for some time now. It’s really not particularly impressive, as there are a lot of basic features – like coding your own HTML in posts – that haven’t been implemented yet. It’s very slick and Web 2.0-ish but you can’t do a whole lot with it yet.

  8. Edwin (2 comments.) says:

    I’ve got an account at VOX, but don’t really use it.

  9. NiteMayr says:

    I love Vox, I use it for my Day-to-Day Blogging. Nothing personal, nothing of merit or Weight. Just day-to-day crap. My friends in the meatosphere complained that I never blogged on my real blog unless I was really jazzed up about something or had some writing to post.

    With the easy as dirt blogging on Vox I can just make a snap note, tell them what happened “today” and they get to check in on me without the two hour phone conversation.

    I’ve really enjoyed it. I’d like more control on the layout and feel of my blog, but I’m happy with the method and use of Vox.

  10. shamess | random blogger (1 comments.) says:

    I’ll be sticking with my LiveJournal for my personal blogging ^^;; I’ve blogged about Vox on my other blog though (the post is scheduled to be live in an hour or two) is anyone wants some further reading ^^;;

  11. Kyle Korleski (1 comments.) says:

    I am NOT going to move my blog (and I have a deep hatred for Six Apart)



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