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Archives for August 2007

A Word on Creative Commons

You may have noticed a small addition to my footer (if I manage to work out the CSS bug that keeps hiding it!). It’s a Creative Commons button. What is that all about, you ask? Read on in my post “Creative Commons For Bloggers” …

Is Blogging a Good Way to Make Money?

Is blogging a good way to make money? It might surprise you, it might even disappoint you, but I don’t recommend it. A friend is looking to make some money fast. His business is slow and needs to make up the shortfall. He asked about blogging, and I told him that wasn’t the answer. I […]

Can Bloggers Make a Difference?

Can bloggers make a difference in the world? Blog Action Day is going to find out … On October 15th, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind – the environment. Every blogger will post about the environment in their own way and relating to their own topic. […]

Win a Critique By Me

Ben over at BloggingExperiment is giving away a “complete blogging package” consisting of a subscription to Yaro’s Blog Mastermind, Aarons SEO Book, and a blog critique from me šŸ™‚ For the full details, check out the competition page. Good luck all who enter and I hope it works out for you Ben šŸ™‚

What is a Blog Carnival?

What is a Blog Carnival? A Blog Carnival is a list of reader-submitted posts all on one theme. Sometimes a blogger will host the carnival on their own blog each time the carnival runs, other times the carnival will move from blog to blog and be hosted by another person each time. Why Take Part […]

What is Your Blog About Really?

As you might have already read, I find Scott Adams Dilbert Blog endlessly fascinating. I don’t always agree with his “philosotainment” but it is always entertaining. In a recent post he told a story about how readers determine what your theme is … Readers tell you what your comic is about, regardless of how many […]

Is it OK to Leave Links in Comments?

A great discussion is happening over at the Authority Blogger Forum started by Khalid about leaving links in comments. Head over and leave your thoughts? Personally I agree with the excellent first answer by DazzlinDonna I would only leave a link in a comment if it was necessary – such as to prove a point, […]

Forum Compeition Winners Guest Post is Live

Over at the Authority Blogger Forum we had a competition for who could drive the most new members. The prize was a guest post from me, David Culpepper was the winner and “Your List Versus the A-List” is the post! Congratulations David, hope you like the post! I would like to run another similar competition, […]

Don’t Fall For It!

Just lately I have been the target of some pretty clumsy linkbait attempts. A couple of readers prompted me to look at one particular blog where the author on three separate occasions (that we know of) has goaded me to react. First of all this makes me super grateful for my loyal readers. Not only […]

The Secret to Freelance Blogging

As you might already know, one of the ways I earn income is by blogging for other people. This practice is becoming more and more common as companies realise the benefit of having a blog but their staff do not have the time to keep up the content. Companies can choose to go with a […]