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Blog Exercises: Feed Readers

Without the feed reader, my blogging life would be seriously hard work. Feed, commonly misidentified as RSS, is the proper name for the contextual version of your site as distributed through various feed types such as RSS, Atom, XML, etc. They are basically your posts stripped of your website design, read like articles in a […]

WordPress News Summary: WordCamps, WordPress Meetups, WordPress PowerPoint, FeedBurner and Flash Warnings

This week’s Blog Herald WordPress News covers “Can You Spot a WordPress Blog? WordPress 2.8 News, Plugin Directory Searchable, iPhone App Tested, and More” including: March is WordPress month with more WordCamps and WordPress Meetups than ever. Will April beat it? Lester Chan makes a WordPress PowerPoint Template for presentations. WordPress wins the Best Irish […]

Power Blogging Tips: Comment on Blogs From Within Google Feed Reader

One of the most frustrating aspects of reading blogs through feed readers is the process of commenting on blogs. The typical step-by-step process is: Scan through the blog post titles. Find an interesting title and click on the title to open it and read. Want to respond or read more? Open the post title in […]

Feed Yourself To Be A Healthy Blogger

By Abhijit Nadgouda Some of my friends, what have started blogging, feel lost and see a vaccuum when they want to write something. They feel that they have something in mind, but they are unable to articulate it. This usually leads to disappointment and finally they give up on the blog. I ask them on […]

WordPress.com Blogs Feeds Scraped

In the most recent WordPress Wednesday News on the Blog Herald, I reported on the mass copyright violations and scrapings of WordPress.com blogs, as reported by Letters Home to You in “Has Anyone Stolen Your Writing Lately?” and “Please Help Me Get Google to Pull Their Ads from a Blogging Thief”. There is also a […]

Bringing the Best of the Best Blogging Resources to Your Feed Reader

I recently highlighted Liz Strauss’ list of 20 Blog Promotion Guides to Inform Your Strategy and she’s done it again with Strategy: 40 Outstanding Blog Links, Bookmark Carefully!. What is blog reading and commenting to you? Is it entertainment, interaction, or research for your work? How much time do you spend on the average day […]

Blog Challenge: Who Is In Your Feed List?

Who are you counting on to give you the news you need for your blog? To help you find stories to write about and things to comment on? Who are your guides? Mentors? The blogs and sites stuffed into your feed reader that help you understand how this blogging thing works or how the industry […]

Feeds Change How You Write Links

Feed are changing how we write links in our blog posts. Have you noticed? There are two types of links. Absolute links are the most commonly found links in web pages today. They go directly to the source such as: http://lorelle.wordpress.com/2007/02/25/monetizing-wordpress-plugins/ A relative link is one that links relative to the page without the full […]

Aggcompare – Comparison Directory of Feed Aggregators and Readers

I had no idea there were so many different feed readers and aggregators available. Aggcompare.com is the Directory of RSS Aggregators, listing dozens of feed readers and aggregators with their features. It’s not pretty, but it’s an amazing list. The features list is huge for each feed aggregator and includes information on which browser it […]

Integrating FeedBlitz Feed Email Service Into WordPress

FeedBlitz is a feed subscription service which includes feeds by email. According to Feedblitz, 11% of web users use feeds and feed readers to track favorite blogs and sites, which leaves a lot of your blog’s visitors struggling to keep up with the latest posts and news from your blog. Since email is a more […]

WordPress Plugins for Feeds

Feeds are the hottest technology on the web today, as far as I’m concerned. I get my news through my feed reader, bringing the web to me instead of me going to it. People are exchanging information through feeds, tracking industries, investments, news, and story ideas. I’ve got three feeds in my sidebar, showcasing links […]

Yahoo! Pipes: Better Feed Mixer

Derek van Vliet of the Blog Herald offers Killer Pipes for Social News Feeds, an amazing look the high customization of multiple feeds possible with Yahoo’s new Pipes service. A couple of weeks ago, Yahoo! launched Pipes, a GUI that makes remixing and mashing up RSS feeds fun and easy to do. Since Pipes uses […]

Google Feedfetcher Takes Control. Where is Bloglines?

Well, the developers behind WordPress.com have adjusted things and Google Reader and Google’s Personalized Homepages are now included in the WordPress.com blog feed stats, listed as Google Feedfetcher. This certainly changes things. A lot. As I discussed yesterday, feed statistics spiked all over the web as Google changed how their feeds were reported and discovered […]

Feed Stats Spike: Feedburner and Google Reader Strikes

Before you get too excited when you check your feed stats, whether you are on a WordPress or a non-WordPress blog, including WordPress.com blogs, don’t get too excited. Reports are flooding the blogosphere as people check their feed stats and think “Wow! I’m suddenly popular.” Calm down. It’s not true. Feedburner’s has started reporting how […]

Subscribe, Feeds, RSS, Email Mailing List, Blog Update Alerts, and Newsletter WordPress Plugins

Asking someone to “subscribe” to your blog used to mean signing them up on an email list. On a regular basis you would send out an email from that list with news about your site or blog encouraging them to return for a visit. Today’s notion of subscribing to a blog goes way beyond an […]

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