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Archives for February 2007

Write a Review, Get an Exclusive Preview of my Next Ebook

Thanks to everyone sending me feedback on my Killer Content ebook. I had an idea you might find interesting. If you write a review of the ebook on your blog you will get A link back from my blog to your review *Early access to my next ebook Potentially a quote on my forthcoming testimonial […]

Meet The Masters of Social Media

It is well known that the top Digg/Netscape/Reddit/etc members can make a story. Their stories get front page status more than any others and they wield masses of influence. Want to see who the social media power-users are? WSJ.com has the details A look at some of the hidden influencers deciding what is popular on […]

Defeating Procrastination: Analysis Paralysis

Analysis Paralysis is where you can’t make any forward progress because you bog yourself down in details, tweaking, brainstorming, research and … anything but just getting on with it. Sound familiar? It’s something I struggle with. Partly out of fear of failure, partly because I love the idea-generation phase of projects, mostly because I am […]

Want To See First-Class Examples of Flagship Content?

People are starting to provide me with some excellent feedback on my free Killer Flagship Content ebook. One of the requests is for me to provide more examples. Funnily enough I was just reading Aarons (excellent) blog and saw his short video entitled “What is a Self Reinforcing Authority“. As well as examples that illustrate […]

Blog Top Trumps: How Do You Define Blogging Success?

Lorelle over at The Blog Herald is asking about bloggers success criteria What is your definition of blogging success and popularity? What do you use to measure it? I think it is important when starting to blog to at least spend a moment to think about why you are doing it, what you will get […]

Blogger, MovableType and WordPress Template Tag Cheat-Sheet

Aaron has posted an excellent reference for anybody interested in editing or migrating templates. In his Template Tag Reference Sheet he cross-references tags between the Blogger, MovableType and WordPress platforms. Worth bookmarking and coming back to when you needed. It’s a shame Drupal isn’t in there. Hey Aaron, here are the Drupal equivalents (using PHPTemplate) […]

Diggers and the RTFA Problem

I really feel for Danny Sullivan. His brilliant Why The SEO Folks Were Mad At You, Jason article has gone down well with the vast majority of the people who actually read it. Unfortunately there are a lot of people on Digg who don’t RTFA (Read The ..um, Fine .. Article) but mark as spam, […]

The De-Geekifying of the Web

Interesting thought from Darren Barefoot today We’re rapidly eliminating the technical barriers from web publishing. Publishing text to a website is already about as easy as writing an email. The customization (“make my website pink with scalloped edges”) and intregation (“show my knitting photos and upcoming S&M events on my website”) work isn’t as simple […]

Markets Are Conversations? Someone tell Sprint/Nextel …

With more and more companies getting on board the blogging and social media thing you would have thought the point had already tipped for the Cluetrain. Then along comes another dumb company to give us a kick in the reality box. According to Consumerist blogging and comments will get you fired at Sprint/Nextel Sprint/Nextel employees […]

Finally, a Smart Digg Button for your Blog

Just what we needed, finally Digg have released New —˜Smart’ Digg Buttons It’s smart enough to detect whether your link is a Digg permalink or a URL and whether or not the content exists on Digg already. If it exists, you’ll get the familiar yellow Digg box with a real-time Digg count to suggest visitors […]