Saturday, January 27, 2007


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BlogJet 2.0 released!

BlogJet 2.0 is a giant leap forward in the process of developing the ideal platform for bloggers.

Top 10 Sins of Blog Usability

“Sinning” is an archery term, which literally means “to miss the mark.” If you’re blogging to establish a two-way dialogue with the world, the “mark” is the optimal reader experience. The following is a list of ten things that can hurt your blog’s
usability. Here's Linda Bustos list.

Blog interview with Dr. Flea

flea_1_5.jpgDr. Flea won the best new medical blog category in Medgadget’s Weblog Awards competition. According to the judges:

Flea, a weblog by an anonymous pediatrician “in solo practice in the Northeast U.S.” On his website, Flea tackles many issues facing pediatricians today: from childhood obesity to anti-vaccination moonbats and their websites that scare parents with pseudo-scientific proclamations. Congratulations, Dr. Flea! Job well done.

New ROI of blogging report from Forrester

Many large companies stand on the brink of blogging, yet they are unwilling to take the plunge. Others, having dove in early, now face the challenge of managing existing blogs without the ability to show that they effectively support business goals.


Logahead is a free blogging engine designed to be simple.It isn't meant to be the 'next big thing' or replace Wordpress or even make me into a millionaire, so please don't expect too much!

The Value of Blooging in Dollars and Cents

Blogging may help corporations "join the conversation," but when faced with the request to start a corporate blog, plenty of executives want a guarantee that it will help the bottom line.

Media Bias vs. The Blog Mob

Question: When does a totally unbiased media report actually become biased?

Answer: When it’s about climate change.

Blogging Bosses

Should chief executives blog? The late adopters had better decide soon, because the World Economic Forum is encouraging blogging by bigwigs as part of its annual meeting this week in Davos, Switzerland.

Opportunities for the middle-aged blog

You’ve been at this blogging thing for a while now. The initial surge of WOO HOO has worn off. You survived the inevitable downward part of the enthusiasm cycle that follows that first massive high. And you’re still keeping at it, maybe even with renewed passion and energy. Welcome, you’re now a middle aged blogger!

Blog Marketing and Tips

Some links to helping you market your blog:

Diva Marketing:

Blog Business World:

Duct Tape Marketing:

Good Resource for Bloggers: Directories, RSS, Forums and more

Here are some links that will be usefull to most bloggers, lists of directories, forums, RSS submission sites, blogging tools and more.

What Your Boss Thinks of Your Blog recently reported on the results of a survey conducted by JR Tokai Express Research into what bosses thought about their subordinates blogging (and other unreported topics related to business blogs).

Will One Popular Post Make Your Blog Successful?

Do you believe that a jackpot post exist in blogging - one post that can turn your blog successful?

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Best Blogs: Social Calls

Feature Want to learn how social entrepreneurs do good (or not)? Three blogs take you inside the nonprofit world.

The Ethics of the Blogsphere

Nowhere is it more apparent that there are no grays, just blacks and whites, than in the blogosphere. We - yes, including me - are all ready to jump into the faces of others and scream "blasphemer" and say why people are doing things wrong in the social media, or new media, or whatever you want to call it.

Does Peronalization Jump the Shark for Corporate Blogging?

Teresa Valdez Klein writes about Dave Taylor's article about the requirements of being a professional blogger.

Newspapers: To Blog, or Not To Blog

One person's take on newspapers facing whether to blog or not.

Blog Power: Chinese Style

If you want to see the power of the blogosphere in action, check out this post about the Chinese blogosphere and the influence they are wielding over a Western business. Look out Starbucks!


CES Bloggers are the people behind the Blog Business Summit, a conference series focused on the business applications of blog technology. They’re also a blogosphere consulting company. We work with businesses to develop blogosphere strategies.

Friday, January 19, 2007

From Blog to Podcast with Odiogo

Do you have a favorite blog you like to read every morning? What if I were to tell you about a new service that will make it easier for you to get your daily fix...straight from your iPod?

Read the Yahoo article here.
Find out how to get this service here.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

10 Must-Have Things That Should be on Your Blog's Side Bar

An extremely useful design feature of every blog is the side bar. I think that many bloggers underestimate its power, but if you follow Google's Heat Map, [here's additional Google Heatmap info] you'll soon realize that side bars are among top hottest zones of any website. This said, here are top ten "must-have" items that should be placed in side bars of every blog...

Monday, January 01, 2007

Search Engine Optimization for Blogs

Part 1: Because blogs naturally offer new content to search engines, you might think you can skip optimizing your blog. Start with Quality Content on a Specific Topic.

Part 2: The way Search Engines index your blog is by sending "robot" crawlers to your site to track what you’ve written and follow the links. Linking Strategy.

Part 3: Submitting your blog to search engine and blog directories is a good way to attract visitors to your blog. Submit your blog to search engines and blog directories.

Part 4: Need more search engine food? Here are some other things you can do to get those search engine robots to index your blog. Miscellaneous Strategies

Team Blogging

While most blogs are written and mananged by a single person, more and more blogs, such as the Team Timex blog and The Huffington Post have multiple authors and contributors.

This poses some challenges for the blog (mostly in terms of the blog's design and the way the posts display) because of the many cooks tending the soup. Read the article.