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The Scarcity Fallacy

Ever feel you don’t have enough time? Not enough money? I’m sure it is a familiar thought. There are lots of things I would like to do “if only I had the time”. I wish I could afford … lots of things. Thinking about this though I have found there is often enough time to […]

Why We Need a Next Generation RSS

When dealing with customers or subscribers to an email newsletter you know you are dealing with an individual. You can judge the depth of your relationship with this individual and look for signs of their level of satisfaction. RSS subscribers are anonymous. Most emails are personalised somewhat, at the very least “Dear Sir/Madam” becomes “Hi […]

GoDaddy Have a Serious Reputation Problem

Update: Since posting this a number of people have emailed me to say I was judging the company too harshly. I think they are right. Having said that I still worry about the lack of response from GoDaddy. The CEO has a blog, where is their side of the story? They do seem to be […]

Digg Users STILL Being Paid To Game the System

Digg reckons their algorithms can spot paid-to-Digg patterns. Looks like they can’t. Annalee Newitz has successfully paid a company to Digg her blog, read about it over at Wired I can tell you exactly how a pointless blog full of poorly written, incoherent commentary made it to the front page on Digg. I paid people […]

FeedBurner Wobble?

All day FeedBurner was reporting zero subscribers to this blog, now it is reporting around half of what I was expecting for while my other blogs seem fine. Is it just me or is anyone else experiencing this? Update: Hmm looks like its not including email count in the feed total …

The Right Way To Approach Communities With Content and Traffic

Garrett French learned the hard way how to approach forums for content and traffic One key difference is that I opened a forum thread to DISTRIBUTE content rather than to ask a question and start to GENERATE content. I did ask a question at the end of the thread, but my intention was partly to […]

How To Guest Blog Without Disaster

Guest writing on blogs can help you reach a new audience, build a better profile, network and perhaps grab a powerful link or two. While it is a great opportunity you have to do it right. It’s a topic that has been on my mind recently after being invited by a couple of bloggers to […]

What Works For Meetings Works For Blogs

I have just read Seth Godins post on Name tags and I think some of his thoughts apply equally to blogs if you don’t know someone’s name, you are hesitant to talk to them. if you don’t talk to them, you never get to know them and you both lose.  if you are wearing a […]

Where To Find Fresh Blogs and How To Get Your Blog Discovered

A reader of my digital photography blog asked me how I find new blogs to subscribe to. At first I was surprised at the question, I add new blogs to my feed reader all the time. In fact I really ought to trim it down. It is an important issue after thinking about it. Thinking […]

Over Ten Years of Blogging and Still No Clearer What a Blog Is?

Reading over at, Dave Winer has been blogging ten years. In April, Dave will have been blogging for ten years. He can be considered the proto-blogger and developer of the proto-blogging software. Today, about 70 million blogs have been created—“tens of thousands per day sprout up. Most of them don’t get much sunlight or […]