As bloggers, what do we want? Well, we want traffic and readership. We want readers to engage in conversation through commenting. And we want links back to our blogs. When I began blogging, I knew commenting on other blogs was important. My comments created interest in my blog, which led to … Read more about The Single, Most Profound Way To Thank Your Commenters
I was reading Wendy Piersall's post this morning on Easton Ellsworth's Scratch One Another Program (SOAP). I was thoroughly intrigued. So much so that I've already filled out the one-minute questionnaire. SOAP is a free blogging tips exchange program. Easton wants to get 100 bloggers who can SOAP … Read more about Free Blogging Tips…Interested?
Lucia from The Blog Studio posted a simple, easy-to-understand glossary of popular blog terms. It's not the most comprehensive list I've seen, but it's a pretty good start. And it's written in a way that I think can benefit newbie bloggers. As a matter of fact, their Beginner Blog Basics posts have … Read more about What's That Term Mean?
How many times have you left a comment on someone's blog because you really wanted to engage in a conversation? I've done this plenty. But to keep in the conversation, I've had to do one of three things: Either I grab a comment rss feed - but those are rare; bookmark the page - easy to forget … Read more about Who Else Wants An Easy Way to Be A Part of the Conversation?
Comment spam. Don't you love it? I've been officially blogging since January 8th and I've already collected and deleted more than 600 spam comments. In the same amount of time I've recorded more than 200 legitimate comments Akismet (thank you to all of you, by the way). If it wasn't for , I can't … Read more about I've Been Saved…from Comment Spam
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
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
All of us (okay, the great majority of us) in the blogosphere get how to subscribe to a blog feed. Though it's amazing how few people outside our world understand how to get feeds. Many have no idea what a feed really is or how it can benefit them and their businesses. My friend Rich Brooks from … Read more about How to Subscribe to a Blog Feed
I've already written about how much I'm Digging MyBlogLog. My community is growing and I'm meeting some really great people with some interesting blogs. As of today, MyBlogLog community has only 12 members. Yet, I'm so pleased that they've joined my community that I'd like to acknowledge them right … Read more about You've Gotta Get a MyBlogLog Community
I like Google. And I want every single page of content on my site in Google's search database. Likely, you do too. Now we could each wait for Google's bots to crawl our sites and find our content - both old and new. Or, we could force the issue a little bit by taking advantage of a Google's … Read more about Show Google Every Page of Your Blog
Well, not exactly digging in the sense of digg.com. But, you know what I mean, right?!?! On Monday I signed up for an account with MyBlogLog - a great little community site I first heard about from Tony Hung's How to Market You Blog in 2007 marketing post at ProBlogger. Then I found a post about it … Read more about I'm Digging MyBlogLog
Michael Miller over at informit.com has written a nice article exploring some of Google's lesser known features. Here's a list from the site. The article goes into an explanation of each feature. Definitely work a looksee. Google Is a Calculator Google Knows Mathematical Constants Google … Read more about 15 Google Features You Probably Don't Know About