Friday, December 29, 2006
Monday, December 11, 2006
Here are some blogging stats collected by Guy Kawasaki during a recent readership survey, click here. A total of 1,631 people responded. These are my ten of his favorite stats:
- 39% are outside the U.S.
45% live in households that make more than $100,000/year
58% have no children
24% are a CEO/President/Chairperson/Owner
12% read my blog more than once a day
12% have spent $5,000 or more in the past year on gadgets
52% place comments on blogs and sites
82% of you get asked for advice on technology
39% rarely travel by air for business
31% consider yourself an expert on consumer electronics gadgets
It seems to me that these results would describe most readers of tech/marketing/entrepreneurship blogs if you’re looking for this sort of information.
Monday, October 30, 2006
Monday, October 23, 2006
Sunday, October 15, 2006
It is great to have your blog as something distinct from the rest of the other blogs in the blogosphere. Be it in the way it looks via the template or the way you converse with your readers, there’s something about a blog that exudes the aura of the person behind it. And there are also other things like the favicon.
What is a favicon?
You probably surf the ‘Net everyday and you see on the address bar on your browser a small icon beside the URL of a site or a blog. If you add site to your favorite bookmarks, you could also see that little icon. I personally think that it is great to have those little icons because it helps me sort out which site is which. A simple glance at it and - voila! - I easily identify it. You could also put one on your blog if you like.
How do you put a favicon?
It’s not very difficult. You need to decide on what icon you would like to put there. It could from a picture, a drawing or a logo that you made. I recommend that you use a simple image. Why? You need to see something that could be distinguised at 16×16pixels. Using your favorite graphics software, create one. You could probably use a bigger canvas like 64×64 pixels then just resize it later. Save the file as .ico. If you are using Photoshop, you need to install a plugin which you get from here. Make sure you name it as favicon.ico.
After you created your favicon, upload it at the directory with your index or home file. Then, you have to put this at the header of the files on your site:
If you test it and it doesn’t show up right away, just do a refresh. The next time someone visits your blog and bookmarks it, your favicon will show up. This would help you in making your blog distinct, indeed.
Friday, October 06, 2006
Sunday, October 01, 2006
In an AP story that ran in the San Jose Mercury News and dozens of other papers, reporter Rachel Konrad writes about Sun's CEO Jonathan Schwarty, who is the most persistent evangelist for top dog bloggers.
Take a look. It's kind of a blog as performance art. (Be sure to click on the image to listen to the audio segments.) BzzAgent has hired two high profile contributors to create the blog: John Butman, a professional writer and author; and artist Seth Minkin.
View the full report -- Bloggers: A Portrait of the Internet's New Storytellers.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Check out how Houseblogs has set up a community-powered improvement publication. Everything seen on the blog site is contributed by people who have a passion for homes and home improvement.
Also take a look at the authors own home improvement site here.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
In the past week UF has added videoblogs to the mix of content available online. So far there are two video segments available for download. One on Reading Readiness and the other on a Pesticide Breast Impact study.
The site is truly a one-stop shop. In addition to the new video segments it also offers: podcasts, photographs, press releases, e-mail distribution, rss and an events calendar. If you're looking for a great example of how to develop an online newsroom, check out UF.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Thursday, August 31, 2006
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Sunday, August 06, 2006
del.icio.us is a social bookmarking service that allows users to tag, save, manage and share Web pages from a centralized source. With emphasis on the power of the community, del.icio.us greatly improves how people discover, remember and share on the Internet. Check out their blog site.
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Time article about Josh Wolf.
Saturday, July 29, 2006
Friday, July 28, 2006
Other related female bloggers in the San Francisco bay area worth checking out:
www.svmoms.com-A new blog with daily observations of parenting life in the San Francisco Bay Area by 40 local mothers.
www.forrester.typepad.com/charleneli-Charlene Li, an analyst at Forrester Research, chronicles trends in technology and life.
www.svmedialaw.com-A blog about law, e-commerce and venture capital by Cathy Kirkman, a partner at Palo Alto law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati.
www.gracedavis.typepad.com-Grace Davis of Santa Cruz writes primarily about life and motherhood. She gained fame for quickly launching the Hurricane Katrina Direct Relief blog soon after the hurricane hit to help survivors.
www.christine.net-Christine Herron, a venture capitalist, writes about technology, socity and investing.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
A national phone survey of bloggers finds that most are focused on describing their personal experiences to a relatively small audience of readers and that only a small proportion focus their coverage on politics, media, government, or technology. Blogs, the survey finds, are as individual as the people who keep them. However, most bloggers are primarily interested in creative, personal expression – documenting individual experiences, sharing practical knowledge, or just keeping in touch with friends and family.
Read the PDF Report
Saturday, July 22, 2006
Monday, July 17, 2006
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Sunday, July 09, 2006
- Supports HTML, so you can link to a site, another post, or another blog from your post
- Supports multiple Blogger blogs.
- Create a new post, or edit an existing post from the widget and republish it
- Save a post as a draft and then edit and publish it from the widget or your desktop later
Saturday, July 01, 2006
Monday, June 26, 2006
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Oh yes, about that media start-up...Pod Tech
Forbe video interview with Robert Scoble discussing value of business blogs.
Saturday, June 10, 2006
Have you noticed while your are reading online you see a prompt to "digg" this story?
We have one on the bottom of each of our full page posts that looks like this: Digg
What is Digg?
It's is a technology news website that combines social bookmarking, blogging, and syndication with non-hierarchical, democratic editorial control. Read more.
Do you know where your feeds are? Do you know who is reading them?
Feedburner gives bloggers a simple way of finding out exactly how many people were reading your feed, how many of those people were clicking on items and which items they were following up on.
Thursday, June 01, 2006
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
• Linkology: How the 50 Most Popular Blogs Are Related
• The Early Years: A Timeline of Blogging
• Five Cool Blogs to Check Out Now
• Meet the Bloggers
• The Long Tail Theory: Why B-list Blogs Can Make It, Too
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Monday, April 10, 2006
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Friday, March 24, 2006
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Written from three businessperson/designer’s perspectives, this book details how businesses are blogging and why you should be blogging. Filled with practical information and a how-to approach, this book will provide all the in-the-trenches tools and techniques for blog business success.
In a different time, Michael Brown's story might have gone untold.
But after Brown, 43, and his family were evicted from their northeast Greensboro home earlier this month, he turned to the public library and its computers for answers. Once online, he couldn't find what he was looking for: advice from someone who was homeless.
Sunday, February 19, 2006
2-We-Make-Money-Not-Art: Blog tracking everything from art and architecture to gadgets, nanotechnology, robots, and trends.
3-Pongomania: A hangout for creatures made of Pongo clay.
4-Mail Art Postcard Exhibition: Features cards made entirely by hand as well as completely digital creations.
Saturday, February 18, 2006
Sunday, January 29, 2006
Saturday, January 28, 2006
After being a few days late to post the finalists, the 2006 Bloggies are finally up and ready to be voted on. 9rules members up for an award:
* Drawn! for Best New Weblog, written by 9ruler John Martz.
* 456 Berea Street for Best Web Development Weblog, written by Roger Johansson.
* Particle Tree for Best Web Development Weblog, written by Kevin Hale, Ryan Campbell, and Chris Campbell.
* Girlspoke for Best Podcast of a Weblog, written by
So get to votin’!
I recommend reading the newly published book: Naked Conversations by Robert Scoble/Shel Israel.
About the Authors:
Robert Scoble helps run Microsoft’s Channel 9 Web site. He began his blog in 2000 and now has more than 3.5 million readers every year. Scoble’s blog has earned acclaim in Fortune magazine, Fast Company, and The Economist.
Shel Israel played a key strategic role in introducing some of technology’s most successful products, including PowerPoint, FileMaker, and Sun Microsystems workstations.He’s been an expert on innovation for more than twenty years.
Friday, January 27, 2006
Friday, January 20, 2006