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 Vikas Kamat is a programmer- entrepreneur living in Birmingham AL. This blog is a complex mix of Indian culture, life in southern USA, computer sciences, and sports. Opinions are his own.
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SimplyBlog Software for Blog Networks Durable Link to this BLOG
What is a Blog Network?

A blog network is a collection of blogs sharing member authentications, clip art, revenue models etc.

Some good examples of blog networks are: Gawker, and InstaBlogs.

Some people might consider Blog Hosting firms as a Blog Network as well. By this definition, there are a lot more blog networks.

List of Blog Networks has a long compilation.

Software to Start a Blog Network

I have modified the SimplyBlog engine so that it can used to start a Blog Network.

The authentication credentials can come from a different system (like LDAP or a forum Database such as phpBB), so you don't have to change the world just to be able to offer blogs to your users.

As a demo, I am starting Kamat Blog Network. I sent some invitations, and it already it has 3 many blogs.

  • Amateur Webmaster Blog -- My technical experiences of maintaining Kamat's Potpourri
  • WeTube -- Just like You Tube, but just for desis.
  • Malli's Potpourri -- Birds, Stamps, and Studies of D.G. Mallikarjuna
  • SimplyBlog Blog -- A blog about the SimplyBlog software system
  • Secrets of Raji's Kitchen -- Carefully preserved traditional recipes of Tamilnadu

One of the features of SimplyBlog always has been to merge different blogs into one page -- each blog having its own template. This feature turns out to be an excellent way to start Blog Network.

See Also:
• Anatomy of the Kamat Blogging Engine
• Introducing SimplyBlog Software

(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)First Written: Friday, November 3, 2006
Last Modified: 11/3/2006 11:22:52 AM

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