What is Vox to you?

Many of the people I know who are using Vox already have and maintain popular blogs – personal and professional.  But Vox has been attractive and/or interesting enough to draw us over to check it out.

My friend Kate notes that she is “writing a comparison between Vox and other mainstream oriented blogging software.”

Vox is still new and evolving (see the ever growing template options), so I’m wondering what you think of Vox so far?  How are you using it? What is Vox to you?

I’d love to see this as a QotD, but I think it’s unlikely to happen, so I’m asking here:


What is Vox to you? What is working for you? What isn’t?

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My answers?

  • Vox is a less formal/more personal place for me to blog.
  • I’m testing it out to see what it could be
  • personal blogging space
  • personal networking space
  • secondary blogging space
  • place to consolidate all my blogging personal & professional (which is what I would like to see it be.)

What’s working:

  • I’m loving the neighbourhood aspect of it
  • much more integrated and streamline than using and RSS feed to keep up to date.
  • I love the QotDs.
  • It’s quick easy and simple to get rolling
  • quick and easy to post
  • I love the integration with other content hosts – flickr.com, youtube, etc.
  • Great templates being developed

What isn’t:

  • I’ve never, ever, gotten any response in any form from my support requests
  • How do we provide feedback to SixApart?  No indication that they are reading feedback emails or even “feedback” tagged posts.
  • I’d like to be able to cross-post w/ Typepad both directions, rather than just Vox->Typepad.
  • If Vox is personal and Typepad is professional  wouldn’t you like to tell your personal contacts about your professional postings more than the other way around?

So… what about you?

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

6 thoughts on “What is Vox to you?

  • August 2, 2006 at 11:30 am

    Vox allows me to show and explore a different aspect of my life (besides my main blog http://www.tysonwilliams.com) It seems easy to use – I like the integration of Flickr and the ability to host videos. It is free (at least for now and I hope forever). The neighbourhood aspect of it is a fantastic feature which I like it the most so far! Since Vox is still a baby, I am sure it will get a large following when it is all grown up. Six Apart is a good company with a solid background and a great product: Movable Type, which I have been using for a long time now.

  • August 3, 2006 at 2:42 pm

    Oh, a couple more notes… just in case Team Vox is reading:
    – I’d love to be able to have my full flickr photostream show up, rather than just the ones I manually cross-post. Though it should probably the choice of one or t’other.

    – using cocomment w/ Vox sux. I can’t actually post any comments when I have auto-cocomment turned on in Firefox, and it’s getting me down.

  • August 3, 2006 at 2:43 pm

    Oh sure… THIS time the cocomment thing works.

  • August 3, 2006 at 3:04 pm

    Oh, and it would be nice, when I’m finally ready to post after saving something as draft, to still be able to cross post w/ Typepad.

  • August 4, 2006 at 11:56 pm

    Hi Lex,

    Thanks for the visit… I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to contribute to your question because I’ve only been blogging for a short while (four months give or take). I’m finding that I’m fairly ignorant to many of the more advanced features that ye serious bloggers look for… but I’ll give it a go anyway…

    Be warned… I can ramble. 😉



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