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Archives for March 2007

Why Being a Success Means People Hate What You Do

I know this blog is not a success just yet. Why? People do not hate it. Wuh? It’s true. People do not dislike it so bad that they just have to tell me about it. There is no “love” feedback either. I just don’t get those sorts of messages. Sure, I get plenty of “You […]

How Not To Get Links

Every day I get emails from people asking I go look at their blog, or swap links. Some work and some do not. This post is about why. Actually let’s take a step back. The first type of request says “please look at my blog” but actually means “please link to me”. I can tell […]

How To Create Pen Portraits and Understand Your Target Audience

Pen portraits are a marketing technique for defining an audience. This is not just useful in marketing but any communication. We are not always writing to our friends and peers. Before writing anything, an article, an advert, an email, you need to know who you are writing for and cater to their specific needs. Pen […]

SquidOffers: First Look Review

SquidOffers is the new advertising system over at Squidoo; . Here is the scoop from The Mighty Godin (long may he reign): So we invented SquidOffers, which I hope will work for us, and which I fully expect will show up in other places soon. The idea is to combine the voting mechanism of Reddit […]

The Three Dimensions of Blogging: The Vital Combination Every Blog Must Have

Why do I answer every single comment made here? A couple of people have asked why I did my Reader Appreciation post. Some have even implied that I have a big enough audience to not need to do this. What is it about comments I am so obsessed about? There are three critical aspects that […]

Pimp Your Blog – WordPress Hacks

Mark Angeletti has written a post on some essential WordPress tweaks, check them out at  WordPress – From Install to Pimped Out This article will share some plugins, some code adjustments and some tweaks that will make your website more user-friendly, easier on your web server, and possibly increase your traffic. I desperately need to […]

Commentful Firefox Comment Tracking Tool Review

Commentful is a web service and Firefox plugin that helps you keep track of blog comment conversations. I have been using it for the last few days and it seems to work pretty well. Commentful is a service that watches comments/follow-ups on Blog posts, Digg submissions, Flickr pictures, and many other types of content. When […]

Do Your Readers Think You Are Ignoring Them?

Some people actually do ignore their readers. It amazes me how many blogs leave comments unanswered. But sometimes you can ignore your readers unintentionally as Brian found out. Read his post “My Contact Form Has Been Broken For Months“. A timely reminder to test your contact form and ensure any contact details you publish are […]

Killer Flagship Content Review Roundup 4

Another week, another Killer Flagship Content ebook review roundup! Don Campbell There are no cheap tricks here, only guidelines on creating quality content that your readers want and need. Nathan Briggs the first time I’ve seen all the information in one cohesive well presented package. Definitely a useful file to have on your hard-drive “Colbs” […]

Reader Appreciation

I thought I would just take a moment to thank my top commenters.  Thanks for all your contributions, it is very much appreciated 🙂 Bes Zain Dawud Miracle Marc Chase Andrew Ferguson John Liz Strauss George Ahmed Bilal Maki Doug Karr Krishna De John Wesley Ashish Mohta Jack HMTKSteve jhay James Colbs Anthony Baggett Tony […]