GabbiCat Today - Episode 16 - July 9, 2012
You can listen to this post or you can read on. Comon’, you know you’d rather listen. Statistics - We’ve been online for 2 months now and have had over 2,000 visits and 5,000 page views from 60 countries and all 50 of the United States. Woo ha! Updates - The iPad contest is in full swing. It is based on a 7-day rolling score system. Find out more on the contest page. The...
GabbiCat Today - Episode 14 - 6/25/2012
Howdy all, You can listen to this post here. Otherwise, read on… Today we’re officially launching the Start Gabbing Contest to give away an iPad 3 (or New iPad, other whatever people are calling it). The contest is designed to help promote and create awareness of GabbiCat by rewarding you points for various activities. Scores are updated daily and the leading scorer at the end of...
GabbiCat Today - Episode 11 - 6/13/2012
Hi all, You can listen to this post here, or you can read on… Yesterday was a HUGE TRAFFIC DAY! We broke our previous record traffic day by over 400%, with nearly 800 visits. If you have posts on GabbiCat, check out your play counts. Many of them have been played several hundred times! We’ve now been visited by all 50 of the United States and over 70 countries around the world!...
GabbiCat Today - Episode 10 - 6/12/2012
Hey Peeps, You can listen to this post here, or you can read on… Well, things have been a bit quiet here at GabbiCat as I was on vacation last week, but now I’m back and ready to roll. Here’s the latest updates: New Trending Audio Feed - This replaces the “Most-Liked” audio feed and is also the default audio feed presented to anonymous and signed-out users. It...
GabbiCat Today - Episode 9 - June 2, 2012
Hey everyone, You can listen to this post here, or, if you’d rather be kinda lame, you can read on… :) POSTING FROM YOUR PHONE IS NOW AVAILABLE!!! I’ve been promising this for the last week or so, and now it’s available. You can now use the GabbiCat phone client to record and post to without needing to use a web browser. To do this, you must first register the phone...
GabbiCat Today - Episode 8 - May 31, 2012
Ola Amigos, As always, you can listen to this post here, or you can be boring and read on… :) Yesterday tied our second biggest traffic day since the GabbiCat launch almost 4 weeks ago! We now have had visitors from 51 countries and 44 of the United States. We’ve also had nearly 2,000 plays on our members’ audio posts. Most excellent! I’ve made further progress on the...
GabbiCat Today - Episode 7 - 5/30/2012
Howdy partners, You can listen to this post here, or you can be boring and read on <not-so-subtle-nudging>… Updates for today: Site traffic continued it’s upward trend again yesterday after the dip over the holiday weekend. I believe it was our 3rd busiest day since launch. I’ll have some specific numbers to share later this week. I’ve been working on a new...
GabbiCat Today - Episode 6 - 5/29/2012
Hey everyone, You can listen to this post here, or if you want to be boring and read, then continue… I hope you all had a great extended weekend (those of you in the US) and had a chance to spend some quality time with friends and family. I have a few updates to share with you today: Web site traffic dropped off over the weekend, though that was expected given the holiday (and weekends...
GabbiCat Today - Episode 5 - 5/25/2012 - Another...
Hi Peeps, Yep, as always you can listen to this post here on GabbiCat.com (comon, do it) or you can keep on reading… Yesterday was another record-breaking traffic day for GabbiCat.com! We had 158 visitors, compared to the previous day, which was 102 (which was the previous record). This represents 55% growth in traffic. At this point, we have now received visitors from 49 countries and...
GabbiCat Today - Episode 4 - 5/24/2012
Hey everyone, As always, you can listen to this post here, but if you’re really set on making your eyes work hard by reading text, then read on. :) Yesterday was a HUGE day for GabbiCat. Site traffic increased 80% over the previous day and set a new traffic record of 102 visits. Ever seen those growth curves that rise steeper and steeper? That’s the kind of growth curve that...
GabbiCat Today - Episode 3 - 5/23/2012
Short update today… I have some site statistics to share for those of you that are interested. Of course, you can listen to the audio version of this post here on the GabbiCat website, and I’ve also posted the audio here on the GabbiCat blog (by the way, the audio post shared here on the GabbiCat blog is an example of using the embed option that’s available on posts that I...
GabbiCat Today - 5/22/2012
Yo yo (not yoyo), I’ve started using GabbiCat for voice blogging the same information that I’m capturing on this boring text blog (seems like an obvious thing to do). So, if you’d like to use GabbiCat to stay up-to-date on GabbiCat, go here. If you’re still reading this boring written form of communication, here’s what you’re missing on the GabbiCat audio...
GabbiCat's Been Heard In 30 Of 50 States So Far!
Indiana - 442 (visits) Illinois - 63 Alaska - 33 New York - 23 Ohio - 8 California - 7 Arizona - 4 Michigan - 4 (not set) - 3 Florida - 3 Georgia - 3 South Carolina - 3 Texas - 3 Kentucky - 2 Massachusetts - 2 Missouri - 2 New Jersey - 2 Pennsylvania - 2 Wisconsin - 2 Colorado - 1 District of Columbia - 1 Idaho - 1 Maryland - 1 Minnesota - 1 Montana - 1 North Carolina...
Happy Two Week Birthday GabbiCat!
At 1:07PM EST today, GabbiCat.com turned two weeks old! Happy birthday, Gabbi! As I shared in yesterday’s blog post, there’s a lot that’s been learned already. But most important, I’m continuing to learn just how much fun it is to watch something that I’ve built from scratch grow and develop…kinda like watching my kids grow. :) Anyway, it’s time for...
Week 2: What We've Learned So Far
GabbiCat.com will celebrate its two week birthday tomorrow (music please) and I’ve been thinking a bit today about how things have gone during these first couple weeks and what we’ve been able to learn from GabbiCat so far. As do most websites, I’m using Google Analytics to collect anonymous information about website traffic, including pages visited, time on the site, traffic...
Upcoming GabbiCat Product Roadmap
As you may already know, GabbiCat.com is merely in the alpha stages of development these days. What does that mean? Well, it mostly means that the current version of GabbiCat.com consists of what I considered to be the minimum set of features needed to start delivering on the overall product vision. Software products are rarely delivered in one giant swoop. Rather, they are often delivered in...
GabbiCat: Social network or voice blogging...
One question I often get is to explain what GabbiCat.com is all about. My response is usually something like: “GabbiCat is an online tool for broadcasting yourself using the sound and power of your voice.” The next question is usually something like: “Is it like Facebook?”. Yes it is, but Facebook doesn’t allow status updates using your voice. “Is it like...
GabbiCat has 34 members! Boo ya!
We’re on the rise, baby! Thank you all for your support! For those of you that are already members: We salute you! Tell the world what you’re thinking. For those of you that are not yet members: Why the heck not? After all, GabbiCat is free to use. So what are you waiting for? Join now! GabbiCat Stop typing. Start gabbing!
GabbiCat audio bios now available!
The new audio bio feature is now available on GabbiCat.com! Members can now add an audio introduction of themselves to their GabbiCat profiles. This feature is available to newly joining members on the Join page and to existing members on the Profile Settings page. Once you’ve added an audio bio to your account, the audio bio play button will appear at the top of your GabbiCat profile...
Your Mom's Waiting
Still haven’t sent a Mothers’ Day audio greeting to your momma? Shame on you, but there’s still time! Sending an audio post on GabbiCat only takes a minute. Do it now and make your momma proud! GabbiCat
Gabbing for Mothers' Day
What? You’re going to send your Mom one of those crummy cards for Mothers’ Day? That’s not the kind of child she raised! Why not send her the sound of her loving child’s voice? That’s what GabbiCat is all about…sharing the sound and power of your voice. Sign up using your Facebook account and send your audio post straight to your Facebook timeline and your...
Audio Bios Coming Soon
I’ve been working on some changes that are soon to be released. Soon you’ll have the ability to add an audio clip to your profile page. It’s a way for you to use your voice to introduce yourself to everyone that visits your GabbiCat page. Waka waka! Watch for an announcement regarding the availability of this new feature over the next few days. Have some feedback for us?...
This guy's got the goods!
Well-constructed game reviews and a darn catchy accent! :) Got something to say? Stop typing and start gabbing! GabbiCat
GabbiCat has 19 members! Woohoo!
The GabbiCat Story
Did you know that GabbiCat.com was built in a basement by one person? Well, it’s actually a home office, but it’s just as messy and dirty as a basement. Also, GabbiCat.com has no outside investors or special interests. It’s just me, a few bucks, and some bandwidth. INDEPENDENCE, BABY! Learn more about the GabbiCat story and then join and share the independence and freedom to...
Great introduction to GabbiCat, using GabbiCat
Introduction to GabbiCat
GabbiCat has 12 members! Woohoo!
Improvements to Facebook posting
If you have your Facebook account connected to your GabbiCat account, you may already know that you can send your new audio posts to your Facebook timeline. Previously, these posts would appear as a link in your Facebook timeline. However, I’ve just rolled out some changes so that your posts will appear in Facebook in a clickable audio player. I think this works much better. Try it out...
GabbiCat’s first words!
GabbiCat.com is online!
Sure, it’s only alpha and probably buggy, but come check us out! Stop updating your Facebook timeline with boring text-based status updates. Start updating your peeps using the sound and power of your voice! Stop typing. Start gabbing! http://www.gabbicat.com
One big step closer
Got the production server provisioned and loaded today (gonna run with just 1 for now). Just finished up some testing/tweaks and I think we’re about ready…but need sleepy now. Stay tuned!
Get ready for GabbiCat!
After many months of work, GabbiCat Alpha will soon be online and available for use. Stay tuned for a launch announcement over the next few days!