Posts Tagged 'blogger'

New blog design and connect options

This post is for all the people reading my blog via your favorite RSS reader. I’ve made some design changes. No, that doesn’t change the RSS link, which remains the same:

Couple of things have changed, but before addressing them, I’d like to thank @ronenk for his professional advice – thanks man! Now, the changes:

  • New design template, clearer, whiter, which in my opinion is easier to read. I hope you like it.
  • Navigation has been moved to the left, a task long over-due, I know. Living in Israel I have this weakness for Hebrew, that is written from Right-to-Left. So obviously my blog, although in English, needed to adhere to Israeli rules. Over the time I realized that it’s just wrong. So I switched sides.
  • Connect with Dvir isn’t a new widget, but it couldn’t hurt mentioning it again. I’ve listed my social identities, in no special order, including my email address. Feel free to contact me in any of those methods.
  • Text size. Analyzing my traffic I noticed that a growing # of requests are coming from mobile devices/browsers, and the normal text size can be too small. So now there are 3 text sizes for you to choose from.
  • Google Friend Connect and MyBlogLog widgets offer you a great way of getting to know new people who share the same interest. Feel free to join my networks.
  • Google Reader Shared Items. I’m a big fan of GReader, and although the various real-time services out there, I can always rely on Reader to keep me busy at nights/weekends and updated on the stuff I missed. In this widget you can see the recent items I’ve ‘Shared’ on my Reader – hope you’ll like them too.. 😉
  • Zemanta is a new discovery service I’ve added a month or so ago. Zemanta is actullay a double multi-platform solution, for blogs (wordpress, blogger, typepad, tumblr and others) and emails (Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo), bringing you relevant content from known publishers like and techcrunch as well as other ‘smaller’ bloggers, like me. If you read a post you like, hit the ‘Reblog‘ button (site, not RSS) and share your thumbs-up with the community.

Do hope you like the changes and additions, comments are always appreciated!
Thank you for being a reader.

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What have I been doing lately

I’m un-employed since April 23rd, and being in that status has some perks, but also some down-sides. The perks are obvious: being free, no agenda, no business emails, sleeping late, watching NBA finals till 5am, going to the beach, learning new skills, re-connecting with friends. The downsides are less obvious and being without a laptop is one of them. Since 2001 I always had a laptop, T23, T41 and X60 – and only when one looses it, one realizes how important it was.

The immediate results:

  • blog postings have decreased to 1-3 a week
  • twittering has increased dramatically
  • mobile solutions rule

I am going to buy a netbook very soon, the Asus EeePC 1000HE, which got great reviews, and my expectations were high last week looking forward to its arrival, but B&H disappointed me in a very un-cool way.

Yaniv and Niv over at newsgeek, Israel’s new tech blog, asked me to start writing for the blog, which I was very happy to do. Writing was always a passion (same as talking.. ;-), and posting in Hebrew about the topics that interest me is a treat. Make sure you rss newsgeek’s feed.

Job-wise, still nothing closed. Been searching and applying for sales/marketing positions on the usual sites, and I’m offering myself as a freelance marketer in specific projects. Have declined 2 positions so far, 2 more are in the pipeline at an advanced stages, and the future is still wide open.

Bottom-line – I’m enjoying my time, evaluating what I want to do next, and where, and most important: spending (more) quality time with my fiancee!
And here’s a little preview to something I’m looking forward to this week… 😉

Gia Lyons goes public

Excellent news: Gia Lyons, IBM’s social software evangelist has opened an external blog, titled Connected (same as her internal one).

Gia is responsible for spreading the word of enterprise social software and networking in Americas, particularly Lotus Connections and other social tools IBMers use internally.
Her external blog is quite new, but she already pre-populated it with some of her internal ‘greatest hits’, such as The Nature of Males and The Connected Age. Recommended reading !

Gia, welcome !

Connected, by Gia Lyons.

Mobile & Media Consultant. I help startup companies launch products to the consumer market. Reach out: dvir.reznik [at]



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