Yesterday I wrote about my experience with the 2000 Bloggers meme, in which I cited Tony Hung's â€˜2000 Bloggers' is Over - An Exercise in Link â€˜Building' At Its Most Useless and Pathetic. My post and some great comments have created quite a buzz. Now I don't think that 2000 Bloggers, or … Read more about 2000 Bloggers – The Gift That Keeps On Giving
A few weeks back I got into 'the 2000 Bloggers.' It sounded like a really neat idea to build some links and gain some traffic to my blog. And it worked, at least to some degree. Looking at my site stats in Google Analytics, it appears I have gained some traffic from the 2000 Bloggers. But the place … Read more about Really, What's the Point of the 2000 Bloggers Experiment
Last week Daniel over at Daily Blog Tips announced ran his first, of what he's calling his Monthly Blog Projects. He set two parameters for each month's project: Send me your tip about the current topic (the first one will be â€œTraffic Generation Tipsâ€). You can use the contact form or post a … Read more about 30 Traffic Generating Tips – & A Whole Lot More
French pilot and author Antoine de Saint-Exupery once wrote: A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. This statement, to me is one of the most profound when it comes to design. The web, specifically, is cluttered … Read more about How Simplicity Can Lead to Success
I'm finding it's often good to take Mike Arrington's lead. Early last month, he ran a spot called, 2007: Web 2.0 Companies I Can't Live Without. I've been wanting to do this ever since I read his post, but haven't found the time. So today's the day. Lots of folks followed up. I found it on through … Read more about The Best Free Web-based Apps
Hi. You're reading my blog and thank you. Just so you know, I consider you part of my audience. Ideally, I'd like my blog to add enough value to your life and business that you choose become a regular reader. And it would be great if you get my feed and check me out on a regular basis; leaving … Read more about Can I Call You 'My Audience?'
I love being inspired. This morning, I read Biana Babinsky's post, Stop Cold Calling. In it, she offers a three step plan for those starting out with online marketing. Define your target market Create/revise your web site to make it an effective sales tool Use online marketing techniques to … Read more about Give Your Website A Chance to Help Grow Your Business
All right, the cat's out of the bag. I am much more than just a website designer. Healthy WebDesign is all about helping small business owners use the web to plan, develop, execute and grow their business. So yeah, I design the website. But I also help my clients get clear in their objectives and … Read more about One 'Real' Reason Small Business Owners Should Blog
The blogosphere is full of great blog plugins. But great doesn't necessarily equate to usable. And I find Snap Preview Anywhere to be one of the not so usable. Yeah, like you, I thought it was one of the coolest things I'd seen when I first saw it in action. I mean, come on, who wouldn't like an … Read more about Let's Just Stop With Snap Preview Already
It's so nice to see that the blogosphere has room to stretch. Especially with A-Listers like Robert Scoble. On Sunday, Scoble began by Pissing off the Blogosphere with his rant about bloggers not linking to other bloggers and linking to sources like the New York Times instead. That created a bit of … Read more about Scoble, A-List Bloggers and Linking
Error pages. We've all seen them (usually when we're looking for something we really want). Sometimes they help us. Sometimes not. But most often, they're dead ends - telling us little more than 'page not found' and leading us no further. Why? It's so easy today to create custom error pages. Why … Read more about Creating Better Error Pages.
I was going through my feedreader, catching up on some blog posts that I fell behind on. Lots of good stuff. But one post, in particular, caught my eye - 10 Business Lessons from a Snarky Entrepreneur, by the venerable Steve Pavlina. Bullet item number 5 reads: Fail your way forward.ï¿½ Recognize … Read more about Is Failure Good?