Off the Rack, People.com’s StyleWatch fashion blog hosted on WordPress.com VIP, has been doing a great job covering LA Fashion Week.
Today Off the Rack spotlights George Clooney’s girlfriend, Sarah Larson, who was a special guest model for Ashley Paige:
The blog is seeing a high-level of interaction with it’s readers, and is well integrated into the overall People.com site.
Off the Rack also has a unique feature called “Comment of the Day” where editors highlight an interesting comment from one of their readers.
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The Gizmodo Liveblog, which is hosted in our WordPress.com VIP program, covered the Apple iPhone Roadmap event today which officially began at 10am PST.
For publishers looking at dealing with traffic spikes, liveblogs like these are a great example of how our grid platform on WordPress.com scales up incredibly well.
Below is graph from a previous Gizmodo Liveblog that illustrates the amazing rapid spike in traffic which equated to several million pageviews over the course of about an hour:
A big night last night for the movie industry with the 80th annual Academy Awards.
As with other big events like Super Tuesday, there was lots of great coverage by bloggers and news organizations on WordPress.com.
Big publishers in our VIP program also covered the event, including:
- CNN Headline News’ Show Biz Tonight Marquee Blog, which live blogged the event.
- BlogTalk Radio discussed the best and worst dressed, and also has an upcoming show with Oscar-winners Suzie Templeton and Hugh Welchman of Peter and the Wolf.
- People’s StyleWatch Off-the-Rack blogged about predicting which gowns the star would wear.
You can read the latest and follow the reactions to who won and lost on the “Oscars” tag page.
Anderson Cooper of CNN relaunched his 360Blog the other day and is now hosted at WordPress.com in our VIP program. The previous version of the 360Blog was powered by Google Blogger.
David Reisner, 360° Digital Producer, posted a note with what to expect from this new blog:
The 360Blog promises to be more interactive and more custom fitted to your daily blog needs. More pictures, more video… we haven’t exactly figure out how it can make you coffee or do your laundry yet (thanks for promising that on-air Anderson… no pressure or anything)
The feedback so far has been very positive with great reader comments such as one from Aruna:
Thank you so much for the blog makeover! It looks wonderful!
It’s clean and sharp, just the way it should be, and congrats on the innovative style!
The second you figure out how to brew coffee through my computer, I’m purchasing stock.
My colleague Lloyd Budd, who headed-up this this project, shares his thoughts on the blog’s new features and Cooper’s unique reporting style.