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Archives for March 2007

Blog Fight

Terry has added a fun feature to his blog – Blog Fight! Now you can have your own blog fight between A-List Bloglebrities and the like, using this nifty Technorati-powered tool below. Of course I am only happy because my blog won its bout šŸ˜‰

My Comment Policy

A commenter called John asked why I “censor” comments. I was taken aback. Obviously the implication is I pick and choose what appears on my blog. Of course I do, but not based on if the commenter agrees with me or not. I thought I would take a moment to explain how I go about […]

Where To Find Images For Your Blog

Andrew Ferguson has posted up a great post on where to find Great Free Photos for Your Blog Knowing where to look is just as important as what you find. I know most people’s first instinct is “Google Images!” Ignore that instinct. Google Images is useful for some things, but not really for this. There’s […]

Putting a Value on NoFollow Links

This week I was pulled up on my comment links having the default “no-follow” attribute. This led to me installing the WordPress “do-follow” plugin and also to questions about if no-followed links have any value. First of all let me explain what “no-follow” means. The idea was hatched to prevent spammers profiting from carpet-bombing blogs […]

101 Post Ideas That Your Readers Will Love

I have been watching Philip Lius blogging progress and he keeps managing to kick it up a notch. His latest post should provide inspiration for even the most bloggerblocked amongst us – 101 Great Posting Ideas That Will Make Your Blog Sizzle. Check it out. Be inspired. Then Digg it šŸ™‚

Interesting MyBlogLog Tactic

Another email, another traffic building tactic. This time from Broc Copeland about his MyBlogLog Giveaway The Prize: Canon Photo Printer, Pixma iP1700 It’s a prize draw where if you join his MyBlogLog community you get a chance to win, drop him a link and you get ten chances. This is interesting to me for a […]

Link For Charity

I just received an email about an interesting little link building idea with a charity twist. The requirements for linking were quite strict so I will just copy and paste the relevant section šŸ™‚ : Alex Shalman at Practical Personal Development (a blog about self help and personal growth) is hosting a Donation Contest in […]

ScribeFire Released

I hear from Raj at Performancing there is a New Scribefire for Firefox (previously called Performancing for Firefox). Jed has been replaced by Chris Fincke who comments in the thread that he is a current Netscape developer, which is cool. I’m glad the tool is still going, not out of any sense of loyalty to […]

Business Personality Types: Fear vs Thrill

One way to get more productivity out of yourself and your team is to understand what motivates them and supply more of it. Seth Godin says many companies are full of two types of people I now firmly believe that there are two polar opposites at work: Thrill seekers and Fear avoiders I can see […]

Should You Post or Should You Comment?

Since my post on the benefits of commenting I have been asked this question a few times so I thought it must be something bloggers puzzle over. Here is the question as asked by “Haacked” in the original thread: Sometimes I find I am writing a loooong comment in response. So I abandon the comment […]