Scott Hanselman

DasBlog2 Theme Contest

July 4, '07 Comments [12] Posted in DasBlog
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We're running a dasBlog Theme Contest! As we get ready for the 2.0 Medium Trust release, we thought it'd be nice to get a few more themes together.

What do you get for your troubles? Well, you get fame beyond measure as we'll ship your theme along with DasBlog. If lots of folks use your theme and you include a link to your own blog in your theme, you could get Google Juice.

But wait, that's not all, if your theme is selected as the most awesome by the DasBlog team (the folks on the developer's list) you also get a US$100 Amazon Gift Certificate.

If you've got a great theme you want to share, or even if you just want learn How to make a DasBlog Theme, head on over to Ben's blog as he's got a writeup on how you can get started with your own custom theme, and possibly walk away with 10,000 pennies in Amazon Cash.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Wednesday, 04 July 2007 04:48:29 UTC
Clarification: 10,000 pennies will be distributed in one single gift card. :)
Wednesday, 04 July 2007 16:22:20 UTC
I'm in :)
Thursday, 05 July 2007 06:48:23 UTC
Scott,

I have my blog on Wordpress.... I gave DasBlog a try long long time ago... but I am not tempted to try again. However, I have a couple of problems:
1. Is there any way to port a Wordpress Blog (at least content and tags) to DasBlog (I also use Ultimate Tag Warrior for tags).
2. Is there any good Hosting Solution (around $50 a year) which can host DasBlog. I blog for my own sake and hardly get any readers, so can't afford much more than that.

Cheers.
Thursday, 05 July 2007 07:36:41 UTC
Also... my current hosting is in that range, but i am not very happy with them (WebHostASP).
Thursday, 05 July 2007 12:51:32 UTC
@Vaibhav

With the new medium trust release your hosting options dramatically increase. I am using Brinkster they are far from perfect but they are cheap $4 a month for the basic hosting package.

Thursday, 05 July 2007 14:18:00 UTC
Thanks Charlie. I am going to check Brinkster right now. Any other suggestions anyone?
Thursday, 05 July 2007 14:27:29 UTC
Dumb me... i went over to DasBlog.Info and there is a list of Hosts there as well... Now i will go and see if I can afford them...

However, my problem with porting from Wordpress to DasBlog still remains...
Thursday, 05 July 2007 15:57:23 UTC
@Vaibhav: What about using BlogML?
Thursday, 05 July 2007 16:01:32 UTC
Scott, which version would you recommend for a personal blog running on Vista? With the previous version (1.9.6264.0) I had problems getting it to run on Vista.
Thursday, 05 July 2007 17:58:40 UTC
Keith - The current version 1.9.7.something should work fine on Vista.
Friday, 06 July 2007 00:30:43 UTC
Vaibhav, you can use godaddy its actually free if you buy a domain name with them. The do however put a banner add on your site.
Friday, 06 July 2007 06:40:24 UTC
@Steve, BlogML looks like what I need. I will try it out.

@Aaron, y primary domain has been purchased from GoDaddy, I will check them out. However, if I am ever having an ad on my site, it better be paying me :).

Thanks for all your advice.
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