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Counting WordPress: Statistics WordPress Plugins

It’s intimidating to write a review and listing of WordPress Plugins to show your blog stats when the WordPress Plugin Database lists 81 WordPress Plugins under Statistics. Yikes! And that’s just to start! As part of this month of WordPress Plugins, there is no way I can list all of them, and many of them […]

Bad-Behavior Continues to Give the Finger to Comment Spammers

The brilliant brain behind Bad Behavior, the comment spam fighter that “gives the finger to comment spammers” before they gain access to your blog, is Michael Hampton. Before I get more to bragging on my buddy, Michael, I’d like to announce that the latest update to Bad Behavior, version 2.09, has been released and version […]

Blogging Challenge: Who Is Your Favorite Sexy Blogger?

Wired has released their “Favorite Sexy Geek” list, and I couldn’t find a blogger on the list. So it made me wonder. Think back across the past year and your blogging challenges is to tell us who you think would be on your favorite sexy blogger list this year? Now, there are some guidelines. A […]

Public Polling Problems

I know that many of you with full version WordPress blogs use polling WordPress Plugins to test your audience’s knowledge and opinions. Evangelical Outpost has written and interesting article on “The Problem with Public Opinion Polls” which is worth reading if you take your online polls seriously. The primary defect of opinion polls is that […]

Blogging Challenge: WordPress Treasure Hunt

Whether or not you are a fan of WordPress, this weeks’ Blogging Challenge should be great fun. This week, I’m sending you on a treasure hunt. Search the web for the best articles on the following WordPress-related topics. Below is a list of 100 WordPress-related topics. Your blogging challenge is to either post your answers […]

I Can Put Your Site at the Top of Search Engine Listings

I just got my eighth email in the past two days with the following “invitation”: I can put your site at the top of a search engines listings. This is no joke and I can show proven results from all our past clients. If this is something you might be interested in, send me a […]

Google the Brand Name or google the word?

Joanna Tidball pointed me to some news stories on Google attempts to prevent the use of “google” as a generic and general reference for searching the Internet. According to The Independent: In June, Google won a place in the Oxford English Dictionary, while “to google”, with a lower case “g”, was included last month in […]

One Year Anniversary Review: Searching and Search Engines

Over the past year, I’ve written a lot about search engines. In many ways, they are the holy grail, the impossible dream, and the unsolved mystery. We are totally dependent upon them. In order to find anything on the web, we must go through a portal of a search engine. It is the epitome of […]

Blogs That Stand Out

Recently, someone complimented this blog, saying “among all the blogs I’ve looked at this is one that really stood out”. I loved the compliment, but it also got me thinking. What makes a blog stand out from the blogging crowd for you? What is it about a blog that makes it stand out from the […]

Have Your Favorite Bloggers and Blogs Run Out of Steam?

I’ve been so busy lately with personal and professional things, and with all the Mardi Gras events around the Gulf Coast and editing and uploading photographs, I haven’t taken time to catch up with my feeds recently. I made time today and found that some of my favorite bloggers are either not blogging, haven’t added […]

A Study on the Art of a Well-Designed Weblog

Lars Holst offers a Well-Designed Weblogs Introduction as: A subjective and non-scientific selection of usable and readable weblogs that are defined as having an aesthetically pleasing design that has been accomplished through the use of stylesheets rather than layout tables, font tags, and inline images. Well, for a subjective and non-scientific approach, I have to […]

Blogging Tips – Hundreds of Resources for Finding Content for Your Blog

Blogging is great fun. It’s exciting. You start out with great ideas, full of motivation and inspiration. After a while, though, you run out of steam. The muse isn’t so amused any more and you start hunting for content, things to write about. There are two aspects of finding content for your blog. First, it […]

What Makes a Blog Successful?

Asterisk wrote about what makes a successful blog summing it up quite nicely. A successful blog (or blogger) is…Well written…Frequently updated…Consistent…Open…Responsive…Well designed…Aware of its audience…Varied in topic…Personal…Thick skinned…Honest…Accountable…Funny The comments from readers are even more exciting, helping to fill in the blanks of what makes a successful blog. Here are a few highlights I really […]

How to Write Good – Tips For Bloggers on Blogging

Griffinopolis’s article on “How to Blog Good” takes on one of my favorite subjects: how blogging is about writing and content not just about bells and whistles. One thing that struck me about many of the articles I was reading is that, while very helpful, they were primarily concenred with the mechanics of blogging. This […]

Are You Using the Right Blogging Tool – Over the Long Term

In July of 2005, Susannah Gardner offered us “Time to check: Are you using the right blogging tool?”. I ran across it recently and while it is a great review of all the blogging tools out there, I thought I’d throw a little fuel on the fire. Yes, it is good to judge a book […]

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