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Why 14 Blogs Became Boles Blogs on WordPress.com Business

For several years, I have published, and edited, and managed, a 14-blog strong consortium of blogs loosely called “The Boles Blogs Network” right here on WordPress.com.  It was a great delight publishing all those blogs, but now that WordPress.com is bundling services for single blogs, it started to become clear to me that I needed to condense and consolidate my blogs in order to keep them not just alive, but thriving. Out of 14 blogs, I initially kept three blogs:  Boles Blues, the newest and fastest growing, GO INSIDE Magazine, the first online entity that found great success in publication, and Urban Semiotic, the first blog I owned on WordPress.com.

Going from 14 to three blogs was an eye opener.  Everything was faster to publish and articles were easier to find.  As I began exploring the WordPress.com store, I saw a Pro Blogger bundle of services for $99.00USD per year and a “Business” class of service for $299.00USD a year.  Here is what the WordPress.com Business bundle offers:

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Organizing the Boles Blogs Network with the Paper Notebook Technique

Before there was the Boles Blogs Network, there was just Urban Semiotic and planning articles was simple. Either I was writing an article for Urban Semiotic or Go Inside Magazine — not too difficult. More blogs were added — three, here, four there, then three more — until the 13-blog strong Boles Blogs Network was created.  Across the network, we cover all the niches of living. By the time we hit that magical number 13, I had a problem — no good way to keep up with knowing when I hadn’t written an article for a blog in a long while, and what I was planning on writing for any given blog.

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Why the Boles Blog Network Moved From Movable Type Back to WordPress

Two years ago this Urban Semiotic blog was hosted right here on WordPress.com.  Then, we moved this blog first to Media Temple and then to Pair Networks on the — we were soon to learn – unwieldy Movable Type blogging platform from Six Apart.  Matt Mullenweg sent me a kind private note to wish us well on our departure for Movable Type.  This article details our Movable Type hoary road and the bright path we beat back to WordPress.

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Fifty Articles Written in Seven Days

From January 10-16, 2009, the incredible Gordon Davidescu and I published 50 new articles — you’re reading number fifty right now –  in the Boles Blogs Network!  That is an incredible and unbelievable new publication record that didn’t happen by chance or circumstance.  Gordon wrote 13 network blog articles and one Go Inside Magazine article and I wrote the rest.

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This is the United Stage

We welcome you to the new home of the United Stage!  Since November 25, 1996, we were a website dedicated to supporting Playwrights who wanted to direct their own plays.

Now, as United Stage becomes a blog, we find ourselves still supporting our founding mandate, but we have expanded our world view to dig deeper into how Aristotle and his Poetics continue to unearth our divine rhythms to affect our human motivations in the world.

We look forward to expanding our definition and understanding of our universe in live performance!

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