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TypePad Customers In The News

We always love it when our customers — and the great things you are doing with TypePad — are spotlighted in the media.

Over the past couple of weeks, some TypePad blogs have been mentioned in several features, and we’d like to spotlight them:

BusinessWeek highlighted Dover Canyon Winery in an article about small businesses that blog. The article mentions that the winery’s “Mail-order sales have almost doubled in the past year, and the blog is an inexpensive way to reach the growing number of online buyers.”

The New York Times ran a story about how small businesses are starting their online presence with blogs rather than Websites. The article includes an interview with Jody DeVere, the president of, about her TypePad blog of the same name. In the article, DeVere says, “Our blog has been the driving force of our branding effort and become the way we find our readers and our customers.”

The LA Times also ran a couple of articles featuring TypePad blogs. One, an article about food blogging (requires login) and how food critics blog their critiques rather than use print publications, includes the TypePad blog Restaurant Girl.

The other LA Times article features AJ Schnack, a documentary filmmaker who started his blog to talk about his filming of “Kurt Cobain About a Son,” and has found that the blog has taken on a life of its own. It is now being followed by those in the documentary filmmaking field, and Schnack is regarded as an expert in the industry thanks to it.

We look forward to following other TypePad members as you and your blogs make the news. Drop us a line if you’d like us to mention it here in Everything TypePad. We may not be able to mention all of you, but we’ll certainly try!

Let the Challenge begin!

Donors Choose Kids We mentioned the Blogger Challenge last week and invited our TypePad members to use a gift certificate to explore and support Donors Choose, a non-profit organization that matches up teachers in need of funds for classroom projects with people who want to donate to those projects. Thousands of Six Apart customers requested gift certificates to get familiar with the Donors Choose platform.

Well, the Challenge has begun. We hope that many of you have pulled out your Donors Choose widget, signed up for a challenge, and urged your readers to donate to the projects you’ve identified. At the end of this month, bloggers who raise the most money, engage the most number of readers, reach the most kids, and use the most creative method of mobilizing their readers will win awards. Six Apart is sponsoring the award for the bloggers who impact the greatest number of kids.

Here’s some more detail about the Challenge. We hope you and your readers enjoy participating in this innovative philanthropic effort. We fully expect TypePad members to be among the winners of the awards!

We’ll report on the results of the Challenge at the end of the month.

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Are you a bright self-starter with strong technical and communication skills and background in customer service? If so, you might be ready to join the TypePad team as our newest Support representative!

This is a full time position with the benefits of an office gig without the hassle of a commute. This is a remote position, so it doesn’t matter where you live as long as it’s in the US and you have high speed internet access. The work schedule is for nights and weekends so be prepared to work during those times. Experience with TypePad or Movable Type is preferred, HTML and CSS knowledge is highly desirable.

If you think you fit the bill, please see the listing on the Six Apart Jobs page to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!