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Blog Top Trumps: How Do You Define Blogging Success?

Lorelle over at The Blog Herald is asking about bloggers success criteria What is your definition of blogging success and popularity? What do you use to measure it? I think it is important when starting to blog to at least spend a moment to think about why you are doing it, what you will get […]

Blogger, MovableType and WordPress Template Tag Cheat-Sheet

Aaron has posted an excellent reference for anybody interested in editing or migrating templates. In his Template Tag Reference Sheet he cross-references tags between the Blogger, MovableType and WordPress platforms. Worth bookmarking and coming back to when you needed. It’s a shame Drupal isn’t in there. Hey Aaron, here are the Drupal equivalents (using PHPTemplate) […]

Diggers and the RTFA Problem

I really feel for Danny Sullivan. His brilliant Why The SEO Folks Were Mad At You, Jason article has gone down well with the vast majority of the people who actually read it. Unfortunately there are a lot of people on Digg who don’t RTFA (Read The ..um, Fine .. Article) but mark as spam, […]

The De-Geekifying of the Web

Interesting thought from Darren Barefoot today We’re rapidly eliminating the technical barriers from web publishing. Publishing text to a website is already about as easy as writing an email. The customization (“make my website pink with scalloped edges”) and intregation (“show my knitting photos and upcoming S&M events on my website”) work isn’t as simple […]

Markets Are Conversations? Someone tell Sprint/Nextel …

With more and more companies getting on board the blogging and social media thing you would have thought the point had already tipped for the Cluetrain. Then along comes another dumb company to give us a kick in the reality box. According to Consumerist blogging and comments will get you fired at Sprint/Nextel Sprint/Nextel employees […]

Finally, a Smart Digg Button for your Blog

Just what we needed, finally Digg have released New —˜Smart’ Digg Buttons It’s smart enough to detect whether your link is a Digg permalink or a URL and whether or not the content exists on Digg already. If it exists, you’ll get the familiar yellow Digg box with a real-time Digg count to suggest visitors […]

Getting Organised: Don’t Fall into the Geek Trap

I’ve never been so disorganized since I switched computing platform. Pre-Mac I used Microsoft Outlook for pretty much all my organizational needs. Sure it was slow, bloated, buggy, crashed a lot, soaked up pretty much the computers entire memory, but it kept my desk tidy. Now I am lost for what to do. I have […]

Killer Flagship Content – Free Ebook To Download

Want to know how you can make your blog a vital resource? What is the factor that makes people feel compelled to subscribe? This free ebook introduces the concept of Flagship Content and provides all the information you need to create, package and promote compelling resources that attract more attention to your blog. Flagship Content […]

Converting Diggers: How To Maximise Getting Dugg

Reading blogs and forums you would think that getting on Digg is all about short term pops of traffic. Yes the traffic boost is nice but if those visitors arrive and leave like a tide without anyone sticking around then all you have for your efforts is a slow web site for a while. Is […]

Now Free, 37Signals “Getting Real”

37signals has put Getting Real online for free. While I don’t agree with everything they write it is a damn good read and has been very influential. The main thing I like about their philosophy is the emphasis on small and lean and containing the scope. Good advice.