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Official Flipnote Hatena Blog

The official blog for the now closed Flipnote Hatena online service.

Do you miss the weekly topics from Flipnote Hatena? Check out Hatena Blog Topics!

Today we are pleased to announce the start of a new feature of the Hatena Blog service called Hatena Blog Topics. Hatena Blog Topics are similar to the weekly topics that we used to do on Flipnote Hatena, but in blog format.

In Hatena Blog Topics the Hatena Blog staff will introduce a topic for you to write about. Entries posted about the topic will appear on the Hatena Blog Topic page so they can easily be read by others. After the duration for the topic has ended, some of our favorite blogs will be featured.

If this new feature turns out to be popular with the community here we plan to continue to post Hatena Blog Topics on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

Hatena Blog Topic #1: "Summer Hobbies and Activities"

For this topic please write about things that you like do in the summertime. Tell readers about any summer hobbies or activities that you enjoy. Include interesting stories about what you have done this summer (or in previous summers), and try adding some photos and illustrations too. See where your creativity takes you!

Post your entries by August 8, 2013 (Thursday) at 8:00 am US Pacific Time.

The Hatena staff will review all entries posted and choose winners based on their creativity, originality and how well they address the topic. Bloggers who have their entries featured will receive a green color star that can be used with their Hatena account. The winning blogs will be announced on August 9, 2013 (Friday).

For more information about how to post your entry please see the URL below:

http://blog.hatena.ne.jp/-/campaign/summer_hobbies_and_activities

We hope you enjoy this new addition to the Hatena Blog service, and are looking forward to reading your blog entries.

Thanks from all of us at Hatena!

Check out the new drawing tool!

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Did you notice that we have added a new drawing tool to Hatena Blog? Now you can easily add drawings to your blogs, and you are not limited to just 3 colors!

Learn more about the drawing tool at the Hatena Blog Developer's Blog.

Invite your friends and family to try Hatena Blog, and help us to build the world's greatest blogging community!

Thanks from all of us at Hatena!

 

 

 

Thanks for your feedback, everybody!

Hello Flipnote Hatena Group Members,

I would like to thank everyone who posted feedback on the blog post last week about doing weekly blog topics.There seems to be good amount of interest in weekly topics, so I plan to introduce them here soon.
The Hatena Blog programmers need to create a system so that we can post our weekly topics easily, and once that it ready I will make an announcement here and on the Hatena Blog Developers Blog and we can get started. Thanks for your patience as we get things ready.

Frog sightings

In front of drug stores in Japan you can often find cute mascot statues. Some of the more famous ones are an elephant named "Sato-chan" and "Kero-chan", who is the frog pictured below.

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I like this particular Kero-chan, because the owner of this drugstore often dresses him up in seasonal clothes. In the photo above Kero-chan is wearing a light cotton Japanese cloth scarf with a summery design on it.

I posted another photo of this same Kero-chan frog some time ago in the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News, where he was wearing a winter outfit.

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It's brutally hot outside in many parts of the world these days, so why not stay somewhere cool and write a blog to share with the world?

Thanks from all of us at Hatena!

 

Hello Flipnote Hatena Group Members!

This is Aaron at Hatena in Kyoto, Japan with a update about what has been going on here since the Flipnote Hatena service closed. 

Hatena released the English version of Hatena Blog at the end of May, and since then over 640 members have joined the Flipnote Hatena Group. We enjoy checking out all your blogs, and would like to thank everyone who has joined!

Recently, we made some improvements to Hatena Blog including translating the entire Hatena Blog Help section into English as well as the Community Guidelines. We hope these additions can help answer some of the questions you might have about using the service.

Small update to the Flipnote Hatena website

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Last week we added the ability to confirm your Flipnote Studio ID/password for use with Flipnote Studio 3D for Nintendo 3DS on the Flipnote Hatena website. Previously this could only be done from Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi.  

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Flipnote Studio 3D and the online services for it are being developed by Nintendo. Please visit the Nintendo website in your region for any questions you may have about Flipnote Studio 3D for Nintendo 3DS.

Future of the Weekly Topic

Several people have contacted us requesting to continue the weekly topics that we used to do on Flipnote Hatena. I personally think this is a great idea, and I am considering to create a weekly topic here on Hatena Blog.  

Please let me know if you would be interested in taking part in a weekly blog topic, and feel free to share any ideas that you might want to write blogs about. You can write your feedack in the comments section of this blog entry.

Frog Sightings

Every week the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News blog included a "frog sighting" which was an original photo or illustration of a frog. There is a keyword on Hatena Haiku where you can post your own frog sightings at this link: Hatena Haiku Frog Sightings keyword

I thought that continuing the frog sightings section might make a nice addition to the Flipnote Hatena Group, so here is the first one. 

This time, I would like to introduce a photo by a user named Imboo.  Imboo wrote: "I found this Coquí in my pool.

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Thanks for posting your frog sighting, Imboo! If you have any frog sightings of your own that you would like to share, post them on Hatena Haiku at the link above, or write a blog entry here on Hatena Blog.

Final thoughts

Hatena Blog is a completely different service from Flipnote Hatena and is still a new community. We are happy to have the opportunity build this new blogging commmunity together with all of you, and are looking forward to reading your blogs.

Thanks from all of us at Hatena!