Zemanta – will it make me a rock star?
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I have found a new tool (hopefully it’s not just a shiny object?), which I am pretty excited about. It’s called Zemanta, it’s totally integrated into WordPress and it takes your boring text and recommends images/media and links that might enhance your post.
There are probably some kind of retention statistics about how images/diagrams/media increases readership and retention of information. That’s likely what they have on their website anyway.
So, here’s some real-time “colour commentary”:
You have to type at least 50 words to get it to start looking up pictures. I envy Harold Jarche’s diagrams that he includes in his posts, so I type in Harold Jarche. I see it is now giving me a few photos of Harold Jarche to choose from – cool but possibly creepy (for Harold)….
So, what does it mean to be a blog rock star? Or is that blogstar? Is it:
- Interesting links
- Thought provoking questions – have you read the Heath brothers column in Fast Company about the brown M&Ms?
- Random photos – like this one of rock star David Lee Roth (but no pictures have him in his heyday, long haired pinnacle of rock stardom, like the one in the Fast Company article). I believe the images are public domain, or at least Creative Commons…
- Or, is it that you actually have a way with words or have something insightful to say?
I think that this tool might help a post, but you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear, now can you?