Archive for the ‘Blogging’ Category

Blog For Yourself

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

The easiest way to stay motivated by blogging is when you do it for yourself. Forget your "audience." Forget any potential income you might receive for the effort. instead focus on enjoying what you're posting about and decent results are bound to follow. When you look at the ...

Fake Steve Jobs Didn’t Get Rich Blogging

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

I happened to catch an article by Dan Lyons who was upset that he didn't get rich by being a fake Steve Jobs blogger. Frankly, I'm surprised that he's surprised. Apparently he fell for the hype surrounding blogging hook, line, and sinker and thought all it took was ...

New York Times Sued Over Links To News Articles

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

The New York Times has been sued over linking to news articles from The Boston Globe's website. The practice of linking to news article is quite common on the web, especially among bloggers. Boston.com said Tuesday that The New York Times Co. violated copyrights on the stories by pasting verbatim ...

Twitter Is A No-Brainer For Bloggers

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Twitter is becoming a more valuable traffic stream everyday. I'm starting to see the potential in Twitter that many others already have. To me, Twitter is an improvement over RSS, and a gateway to the future of communications for blogs. Twitter has an easy-to-use API, which helps automate many ...

Wordpress 2.7 Looking Good

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

The new Wordpress 2.7 has a redesigned control panel that is actually quite nice to use. It builds on the design we're already used to, but adds a bit more pizazz to it. This version of Wordpress seems to run a bit faster than previous ones. That also could ...

Kontera - Ripoff - Keeps Revenue

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Kontera has proven themselves to be a complete shit operation in my eyes. First off, they serve obviously untargeted ads that couldn't bring revenue to anyone. Secondly, their ads are ugly and slow-loading, which hurts the overall appearance of your website. Third, and worst of all, the ...

New Bloggers Tend To Focus On The Wrong Things

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Everyday five million new people start blogs. Okay, the number's not that high, but you get the idea. A lot of damn people decide to become bloggers every day. I think it's great. I know I jumped right into blogging without a second thought and I've ...

A.P. Picks Fight With Bloggers, Backs Down

Monday, June 16th, 2008

It's getting obvious to just about anyone that old-line newspapers are in their death throes. The A.P., an organization that's owned by 150 newspapers, has decided to fight back against the erosion of their business model by new media, in a good old fashioned ham-fisted way which indicates their ...

You Want To Make Money Blogging? It’s As Simple As A Country Girl

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Making money blogging is the easiest damn thing in the world. I can't believe I hear people cry about how tough it is. There's so much information out there on how to get started and what to do, that you must not be paying attention. Or, it ...

Commercial Blogging Has A Unique Set Of Challenges

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Blogging is a relatively new media, but it's starting to mature in many ways. More and more money has been invested by companies as they attempt to "control" the conversations in the blogosphere. More commercial content isn't a bad thing. Without a profit incentive, much high quality ...