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Monthly Archives: October 2005

Creating a Good Blog Archive

Google Blogoscope’s article on Creating a Good Blog Archive is a collection of 20 tips for bloggers that are seriously worth considering. They include clean and streamline CSS and designs, skipping clever post titles for informative ones, explaining more than necessary to help people understand, separating content from layout in your design, and streamlining your […]

October Sifry State of the Blogosphere Report Released

It’s that time of year again when David Sifry takes on the blogosphere with his State of the Blogosphere Report for the period ending in October. The last report sent shockwaves of amazement and delight throughout the web, not just the Blogosphere. So what new and fascinating things has he dug up this time? To […]

New WordPress Theme – Kiwi

NOTE: The Kiwi WordPress Theme is no longer supported by its developer nor available. After a month and half of extreme hard work, a new WordPress Theme, Kiwi makes an attempt to “break the mold” in WordPress Theme development. Kiwi is more than a WordPress Theme, it is also a Plugin that allows for detailed […]

In Search of the Perfect Layout

Positioniseverything.net has led the pack in exposing and fixing web page layouts for a long time. Many websites today are designed using their design basics and CSS browser hacks, trying to fix what shouldn’t be broken in browsers, but is. Now, they have a new website layout design and a great article on In Search […]

Local Blogging Tour Guides – Cornfield Mazes, Cabins, Flying, Satellite Photos, and Landmarks

While some bloggers babble about politics, medical issues, and current events, some share their love of their area and the exciting and fun things going on in the neighborhood – or at least within driving distance. Wasted Days Wasted Nights blogs about going on a date through the nearby cornfield maze in Huntsville, Alabama. Neat, […]

Why Do You Comment in the Comments?

I’m working on an article about comments, why people comment, and what comments do for recipients, and I ran across this wonderful commentary on the issue of comments from Kamigoroshi – Why Do You Comment On People’s Blogs? Why does a person blog? My answer would be because they like to express their thoughts and […]

Digg Gets Major Financial Investors

According to Silliconvalley.com, Tagging the news you want to use, the online tagging news site, Digg now has major investors helping to foot the bill. Digg, a new San Francisco Internet start-up, seeks to rank news items by letting people choose which stories they like anywhere on the Web. And it just received $2.8 million […]

The Future of the Web? Ajax Wonder Applications

Ajax is everywhere. Leave a post on the WordPress Support Forum and you will see your comment get highlighted after you save it, without the page appearing to reload. If you are using a WordPressMU based blog like WordPress.com, then you are seeing a ton of Ajax boxes and features from the Write Post panel […]

Now Blogs Not Safe for Work

Bloggers are getting smacked by a bad thrashing review from Forbes magazine, and now there is a Wired story that Blogs Not Safe for Work. Robert Mason (not his real name) would love to spend a few minutes during lunch catching up on blog posts from around the web, but his company doesn’t allow it. […]

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Blog

Inc.com’s The Top 10 Things You Should Know Before You Blog brings up some really good points. I liked “A weblog is a two-way conversation, not a top-down communication medium” and “Know why you are blogging”: Sounds like common sense, but stating why you’ve decided to start a weblog can quickly put into perspective what […]

Help WordPress – Review a WordPress Theme

Alex King is looking for volunteers to help test and review WordPress Themes. I’ve got a whole bunch of WordPress themes (some new, some updates) people have sent me that need to be code reviewed and tested so they can be added to my list. Anyone want to volunteer to help? Requirements: 1. Good knowledge […]

Forbes Trashes Blogs

If you haven’t heard about it, bloggers have been totally trashed by Forbes magazine in Attack of the Blogs, and some horrid advice has been offered to businesses about blogging. So sad that a once leading magazine should take such a low road. Anyway, here are some articles to bring you up to speed. Bayosphere […]

Google Tackles Travel Search

Google is expanding into various search and media products left and right with a vengence. Some will succeed, and succeed big, but others will fall by the wayside, but their willingness to try everything is part of the fun, and part of the risk. Inside Google reports that Google is now linking to travel search […]

Search Engine Overlap and Comparisons – Who Has You Covered

When it comes to search engines, who has you covered? With an interesting promotional tool, DogPile has created Compare Search Engines tool. Enter your search keywords or phrase, or even the name of your site or site address, and wait and watch. The resulting display is a visual comparison of which search engines feature your […]

A Guide to the WordPress Codex, The Online Manual for WordPress Users

WordPress is so easy, for the most part, you can use it right out of the box. Once you get familiar with the powerful features beyond the most simple post writing, creating Pages and categories, you will probably want to do more. The WordPress Codex is the online manual for WordPress users. It takes you […]