Category Archives: Blogging

Ideas for Blogging, including websites, information, and tips.

The Toughest Site Challenge I’ve ever done: SBI

In late August, I was suckered into buying one of those great 2-for-1 deals at SiteBuildIt, and since then I feel like I’ve been spinning my wheels a lot. Why? I will be absolutely frank: the course is tough because it asks you to do tough things, really tough. Blogging on this blog or on my other Blogs… Read More »

Zemanta LiveWriter Plugin Great little plugin for Live Writer

Thought you bloggers out there would appreciate this little tool. A plugin for Windows LiveWriter that adds extra functionality right inside your blogging platform, with access to videos, images, stories and other stuff that you can search for and blog about if you are looking for writer’s inspiration. Zemanta LiveWriter Plugin | Zemanta Ltd. I’ve used their Zemanta… Read More »

Success depends on a skillset, not just a skill: Blogging, Marketing and IM

After yesterday’s post from J. F. Straw, I ‘d would like to share with readers a discussion I was having with a friend on this very topic: Steve Sutherland, the "The Start-Up Expert" wrote: I hear that all the time on WarriorForum – stick with one thing, choose one business model and persevere until you succeed. Unfortunately my… Read More »

Great Ideas: It’s easy to lose them, so don’t.

Grahame Green, the famous English novelist, was in many ways an inspiration for many writers. Dare I say, bloggers, too. For me, he was an inspiration: he was reputed to keep a journal near his bedside so he could write down many of his ideas, some of which would work their way into his novels. I don’t know… Read More »

Tools I no longer use: on InvestorBlogger

Hyder really got me going when he posted a list of tools he’d never use again, I’ve installed and removed dozens of scripts and I keep testing stuff out…. My list is surprisingly similar. Tools I do not use much any more SocialSpark* PerformancingAds (they lost my money)* Alexa (for increasingly inaccurate stats) TopSpots* BlogCatalog (too much like… Read More »

From internals to externals: five plugins to boost your blog readership, posting and appearance

Quick plugin update: I’ve come across five plugins that I thought might be worth downloading: to increase readership, reading times, and reader retention rates. Then you can improve your blogging speed by using templates, switching posts to pages, and making your first page look sophisticated! #1. Unblockable Popup MaxBlogPress Unblockable Popup is a plugin that allows your website… Read More »

Lost Posts: Five Values for Blogging: Learning, Voice, Authority, Integrity and Audience

Lost Post Series: Posts that have otherwise been forgotten, accidentally deleted or blogged elsewhere are reposted here. Enjoy! This is a repost from Blogging Charlatans: I re-read the original post and felt the content of this stood better as a single post than attached to that. Five Values for Blogging: Learning, Voice, Authority, Integrity and Audience So what… Read More »

Serving Notice to Entrecard: A steady hand… respect your EC users…

One of the reasons I pulled Entrecard from my blog before was because I couldn’t see its value, couldn’t see where it was going, couldn’t understand why things changed… Now it seems we’re all in for a new ride: EC has changed things AGAIN without providing any advance notice. Any business needs a steady hand… If you don’t… Read More »

Blog Editing Tools: 3 great tools plus one.

These days there are so many good blogging tools it’s hard to know which one to use. But there are three that are worth mentioning. Qumana: a blog editor that allows you to use their adservice, too! Of the three tools I like, it’s the ONLY one available as a cross-platform blog editor! BlogDesk: a simpler tool that… Read More »