What is in a name… IZEA ?…

So tomorrow PayPerPost is going through a name change to IZEA. That is according to Colleen at Simple Kind of Life. I learned about this by reading a post by Robert Scoble who linked to Colleen’s post. It seems like pretty big news to not be announced to all of the bloggers who are part of the PayPerPost marketplace through an official PayPerPost channel like their blog or their newsletter The Tack. I know that a few people were asked to take a look at some behind the scenes stuff a few months ago and there was post from Ted about choosing a name. But I thought it was all going to be revealed at PostieCon. So is November 10th going to be IZEACon? There is no mention of this on the PayPerPost Blog yet either. What gives?

Later ….

I did notice that the PPP blog now says http://posties.izea.com/ instead of posties.payperpost.com. So I think that things are changing and soon. But yet no announcement to Posties, no e-mail and no blog post.

Later still….

There was a post by Ted to point to Colleen’s post. And IZEA is now something that you can go to. So what is IZEA. Is it a complete name change for PayPerPost, no. It is the all encompassing name that contains:

Sponsored Content Marketplace

Complete Blog eNewsletter Solution

Blog Summary Tool

IZEA Reality TV Show

Blogging Best Practices & Standards

Our Next IZEA
Private Alpha November 10th

#1 Fan-based Blog Popularity Site

Creating Short User-Friendly URLs

Transmit Your Blog Into Space

IZEA Annual User Convention

I’m not thrilled by the name. I think there was a better one but this is what was chosen. I am sure it was chosen before the Posties were asked to write up posts about it. But Ted is amazing at getting people to get the word out there. It was a stroke of genius to get a Postie to break the news and get the link bait machine going. And I do like that there will be one name that will encompass each and every new endeavor for PayPerPost, er, IZEA in the future.

I got shut out of the Blog Battle Royale again. Two out of the four finalists did some good posts in my opinion, one was rather unreadable, one ind of boring and one was okay. But one did what I should have done.

Oh well, I thought I did an excellent post for Subway that should have won. I have no IZEA why I didn’t get selected. Heck I didn’t even win by eating the dang sandwich. I tested my blood sugar prior to the meal and then two hours after. 88 before 192 after, it was the bread, my blood sugar and bread don’t mix. So I guess a $50 gift card to subway wouldn’t have been to good for me but I would have loved to have watched myself on that iPod Touch in the Rockstartup Episode #38.

There will be voting for an ultimate winner. Vote for Markus Langenfeld, his post took time and preparation and it deserves to win hands down.

Photo-A-Day #936 10/31/07

Today Allison, Eva and I said farewell to Mimi Marcia. I’m going to have to get back to making sure things are washed and cleaned around here. Marcia was a huge help around the house and cooked us some very tasty meals while she visited. She got home safely and we are looking forward to her next visit with Grandpa Dano when Eva has her Baptism. We are working on getting the word out for that right now.

Today was Halloween and Eva started the day in a very very cute outfit. And she had a cute little costume that we got from Derek and Michelle. Our cute little pumpkin. Here are a few pictures of that first outfit that we got from my cousin Jen.

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Eva was a bit cranky later tonight but she was excellent when we went for lunch at Fortune House. The folks there were so nice and they were very excited to see us at the restaurant. While we were there we saw this on a car parked in front of us.

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The trick or treaters were pretty light tonight but Eva was out in her pumpkin costume.

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Our neighbor dresses up each Halloween, sits on his porch silent as anything and waits till kids come up to take candy out of the bowl. And as they put their hands in the bowl they are treated to a little fright. He “comes alive” and freaks them out. Many kids have seen it before but he gets better and better each day.

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An awesome pirate zombie costume for sure. Happy Halloween Everyone.