Sign up right now for email updates and get two free ebooks:

Archives for March 2007

Blog Critique: Ray Gun Robot

Todays critique is Garrett Albright’s Ray Gun Robot which has the tagline “Tech with Personality” – a good start! Right away I have a feel for what the blog will be about. Great stuff. I know the name of the blogger The domain and blog name is catchy “Tech” helps define a target audience, the […]

Blog Critique: Not Just Cricket

First victim customer of my blog critiques is Not Just Cricket Initial Impressions Nice template. Tiny font. Does look pretty but people with not great eyesight would appreciate a larger font size? “Not Just Cricket” … sports blog? No “about”? No “Author” … no name listed that I could find … Looking down the categories, […]

About the Blog Critiques Plan

Thanks to all the people who asked for a critique. I got over 30 requests, the offer is closed for the time being – I have more than enough to keep me busy during my two week vacation! Please no more requests until I announce another round. Here is how it is going to work. […]

What Are Trackbacks and How Do I Use Them?

A few people have asked me to explain Trackbacks. I can understand the confusion, it is one of those things people assume you just know about but seem to be important somehow. Trackbacks are ways for one site to notify another about an update. SixApart, the people behind Typepad and MovableType, invented Trackbacks as a […]

Sean D’Souza Is Blogging and The Vital Importance of Consumption

Recall my interview with Sean D’Souza? Since the interview I have been poking him with a pointy blogging stick and he has finally started his blog to stop me nagging at him. He has already posted some great stuff, like this one about getting your customers to actually consume what you deliver them … Why […]

My Twitter Experiment Is Over

I am not perfect and I like to remind folks of that fact on a regular basis. Back in March 2007 when I wrote this, I had given up on Twitter. How wrong I was … in fact, a lot of my news comes from Twitter first today. One thing I was correct about, it […]

Goals Meme

I am a sucker for memes, one day I will have to say “enough is enough” and just stop responding to them 🙂 But not today, I was tagged with Gotta Get Goals In a new post, write about the top 5 to 10 goals that you “gotta get” so that you can truly say […]

Free Blog Critiques, Limited Time Only

In January over on my personal blog I promised to do some critiques. Then the Performancing stuff happened and I forgot all about it. I need to put that right. My first critique will be notjustcricket because a three month wait is too long! If you would like your blog critiquing drop me a message […]

MORE Problems With FeedBurner

Seems FeedBurner have had some problems with my feed for the last couple of days. Wednesday shows 1,422 subscribers, Thursday that drops to 982, but Friday has 1,089. Digging into the stats it looks like the first drop was because email subscribers were not counted. Friday appears to be Google under reporting by 320 readers. […]

Are You Clark Kent or Superman?

In my last post I said I loved Seth Godins blog but hated that he doesn’t have comments enabled. He responded to my complaint with an email saying he reads and responds to his own email. I’m honoured. That’s great. It’s good to hear, but who would know? The public perception is still, and please […]