Thursday, May 31, 2007

Choosing Who Can See What on Your Blog

Blogs have a place in many of our everyday lives, even if we aren’t bloggers ourselves. The word blog, short for Web log, is used to describe personal Web sites that are frequently updated with entries for sharing with others. They can range from your son’s personal blog about baseball statistics to a well-read and more polished political blog that gets tens of thousands of hits each day. A big problem with blogs is privacy.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Metro Blogging

metrobloggingWhat is Metroblogging ®?

With over 50 active sites, Metroblogging ® is the largest and fastest growing network of city-specific blogs on the Web. From San Francisco to Bangkok, from Karachi to Toronto, Metblogs are a hyper-local look at what's going on in the city. These hand-picked core of regional bloggers give each site a new perspective on daily life; less calendar listings, more friendly advice. With Metblogs ®, you can read about life and times in your neighborhood, your favorite places to visit, places where you've never been, or get a feel for them all with the "best of" blog on the hub at

There's also a Wikipedia article on Metroblogging ® with a lot of info.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

China abandons blog identity plan

Chinese computer users
China blocks news websites like the BBC's
The Chinese government is backing down from plans to force millions of Chinese bloggers to register their real names.

There are an estimated 20 million bloggers in the country and the plans announced last year provoked huge protest from Chinese internet users.

Top 5 New Blogs for Bloggers

A great list of the top 5 up and coming blogs where you can find blogging tips.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Branding Your Blog for Success

Do you get frustrated when visitors to your site don ’t convert into subscribers? For many bloggers, not all, success equals an engaged and high volume readership, and/or making money from their blog. If you fall into either of those categories then you can benefit from improving the brand of your blog. This post will show you how.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

How To Get a Lot of Traffic for Bloggers

One of the important for the bloggers is TRAFFIC!!Im know everyone will agreed with that. Ive read many articles about SEO and this one really caught my mind. A blog without traffic is like a coffee without sugar. If you are serious to make money with blogging and this research will be benefits for you.

Top Bloggers Avoid the Detail

Get the stress out of blogging and don't be lost in the details. Just post your quality articles and make a good day for your audience. Nice PDF at the end of the article. Just 8 pages, but it contains some of the essentials we sometimes forget if we stick too much with details.

New Blogger Templates Customized for Adsense and Easy Customization

These free templates are especially for Bloggers who'd like to put Adsense or other ads on their blog. The themes are quite general with non-intrusive graphics which is preferable for a monetizing blog. The templates can be heavily modified simply from the Layout page without knowing any HTML.

How To Increase Your Blogging Productivity

Many bloggers work with a very limited time budget. Here are some tips on making the most out of the time you have available.

The Worst Blog Of All Time Award

One blog is winning by a landslide in the Blogger's Choice Awards under this category. Betcha can guess which one it is too.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Takahashi: Author Gillin offers guide to blogosphere in `New Influencers'

Paul Gillin introduces us to the impact of blogs and the new social media. If you haven't immersed yourself in blogs or started one yourself, "The New Influencers" can tell you what is popular, what type of blogs work, and what kind of impact they're having across the consumer and corporate worlds.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Designers who Blog

DWB features blogs discussing graphic design, web design, illustration, marketing, photography, branding, writing and advertising.

Hack for Blogger: Adding thumbnails in previous posts section

It's described a script, which allows to create thumbnails for Blogger posts, and how to make modifications of Blogger template to use the script.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Meebo Rooms Launched

Meebo is launching Meebo Room, a rich media chat room product that users can out on their blogs and websites. They can be private or public chat rooms, and can feature content such as YouTube and NBC. Read more here.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Blog Sites of the Month

Below are some blog sites I found of interest from the standpoint of design, content and overall layouts. Hope you find them of interest as well.

Nice Design
Veerle's Blog
French Toast


Apartment Therapy

Daily Kos
War Room

Blogging Project Runway

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Miles Levin

story.cancer.blogger3.cnn.jpgFrom Miles Levin's big smile, you'd think he was just another happy teenager.

He nods supportively when his pals brag about their college acceptances and throws a gentle arm around a girlfriend who has ringlets of long, brown hair. But at night, this 18-year-old blogs from a world as sobering as his chalk-white skin and shiny bald head.

Writing Blogs Can Be Hard, So Get 'Help'

Blogging has been largely the domain of digital diary writers and grass roots newshounds.

People regularly go online to check their favorite blogs (short for Web logs), perhaps using RSS (really simple syndication) feeds that make it easy to keep current, to read everything from the hottest recipes to the latest rants about Iraq.

But blogging has evolved into a marketing tool, creating a new field: ghost blogging.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Google Intros a new blog for Gogle Maps & Earth

A new Google Maps and Earth blog has hit the blogosphere today courtesy of the folks at Google! The Google LatLong Blog will help keep you up to date on new developments with Earth, Maps, Local, and related APIs.