Monday, October 30, 2006

Sunday, October 15, 2006

SEO

Needing help in understanding SEO [search engine optimization]? Check out the SEO Blog site.

Charities Blog

Here's a blog site whose main focus is the world of charities. The site covers such categories as disaster relief, fundraising, Paul Newman's efforts in pursuit of common good, and more.

Check out the sites 'navigation' button.

Add a favicon to your blog

favicons

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:

<link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico" >

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.

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The Blog Herald: Podcast


The leading source of news covering the blogosphere, Web 2.0, new technology, and related topics.

Useful links for the very beginner in blogging

How to Start a Blog

Working Smart

Askmen: How to Blog

How to Start A Blog

Starting a Blog

Friday, October 06, 2006

BattleStar Galactica starts tonight!

For those who are die hard fans, check out not only their Scifi web site, but two of their blogs:



Sun CEO says blogs should satisfy SEC disclosure rules

A prominent Silicon Valley chief executive has asked U.S. market regulators to accept his blog entries as adequate to meet certain corporate disclosure requirements.

Blogs to books: A six-figure industry?

Bloggers are scoring rich paydays by turning their online diaries into books, but some publishers say the craze could fizzle out with a glut of new titles destined to yield disappointing sales.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Ok, one more corporate blog of the week: Sun

Jonathan_schwartz 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.

Check John's blog site.

A bird? A plane? A New kind of corporate blog?

Bento_box_bzzagent Dave Balter, author of Grapevine and founder of BzzAgent, is up to something intriguing. Today he launched a new company blog called The Bento Box.

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.

Corporate Blog of the Week: Google


Official weblog, with news of new products, events and glimpses of life inside the Googleplex.

NYC Bloggers

There are a million blogs in the city; here's where to find them.

Bloggers: A Portrait of the Internet's New Storytellers

A telephone survey of a nationally-representative sample of bloggers, conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, has found that blogging is inspiring a new group of writers and creators to share their voices with the world.

View the full report -- Bloggers: A Portrait of the Internet's New Storytellers.