Malaysia bloggers who ping Project Petaling Street (PPS) would already realize a change in the face of PPS. At the same time, Project Petaling Street is now now under new management.
As for the future and what’s to be expected from PPS, I’m going to have to ask the new management soon. In the meantime, there’s a new alternative to Project Petaling Street for Malaysia bloggers to share their blog and ping. It’s called Blogged.MY and I’ve done a short interview with the creator.
1. Who is behind Blogged.my?
Well, me (Teow Wee). Mostly a blog reader but I do have photoblog at teowwee.com.
2. Why create Blogged.my?
I thought the current breed of local (Malaysian) blog ping aggregators are not good enough and lacking certain features and nobody is doing anything about it. It was time to get my hands dirty, so to speak.
3. Are there plans for world domination? If Yes, care to share the vision?
World domination? Wow.. it’s still early days, so we’ll see 🙂
4. Any plans of working together with Nuffnang/Advertlets or organizers of blogger communities?
It would be interesting to work together with them in the future. But currently, I doubt they even know Blogged.my exists yet. Blogged.my only went into public beta in February this year btw.
5. How does Blogged.my plan to sustain itself now and the near future?
At the moment it’s running out of my own pocket, but in the future I hope it’ll be self-sustainable in one way or another. In an ideal world since this is a community project, donations to fund the server will be the way to go. However we don’t live in an ideal world so there must be other ways to generate funding. The possibility of requiring sponsorship from commercial blogs that uses Blogged.my’s services is there.
I’ll do a follow-up interview with Teow Wee maybe end of the year or when there’s massive change to Blogged.MY. But from what I’ve found, I already like the new ping aggregator – besides, no advertising.
It looks good and there’s features to rate posts, bookmark them, avatars, content filtering (24 hours, week, month and year) and an auto-ping capability by adding your blog feed after you create a new account.
My recommendations to Blogged.MY would be:
- More content, less visual. (Example: Smaller avatars, more fresh pings.)
- Remove most popular area and have an easy to select filter.
- Keep the login fields on the bar. No need for fancy show and hide.
Well, I hope this’ll help you Teow Wee and I’m really looking forward to how Blogged.MY grows and evolves into Malaysia’s preferred ping anggregator. 🙂