Sunday, August 31, 2008

Roz's quest

Roz Savage is rowing across the Pacific ocean for herself, but more importantly, to call attention to the problem of plastics polluting the oceans. Check her blog for daily entries has she continues her journey.

Movie clip of her first attempt, plus check out her website.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Democratic bloggers shun official digs for 'Big Tent'

Why brave the painfully slow security lines and TSA-like hassles at the official Democratic convention center? For many lefty bloggers, it's a lot more fun to hang out at the Big Tent a few blocks away.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Looking for blogs on Apple news?

I came across three great blogs devoted to Apple news:

Slugger Awards: political blogger of the year

 Slugger Awards: political blogger of the year ... in spreading the word about the 'political blogger' category in the new Slugger Awards.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Blog about Blogs

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Six Apart, which makes the Movable Type blogging platform and hosts blog services TypePad and Vox, on Monday is launching Blogs.com, a new site designed to help readers find the best blogs on the Web.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Blogging is not a crime

This chart plots the number of bloggers who have been arrested over the past few years, based on data collected by the World Information Access project.

Blog it, mail it


MailChimp's RSS-to-Email tool will automatically send your subscribers a newsletter whenever your blog (or any RSS feed) gets updated.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

List for local business blogging success

If you're looking for methods by which to get closer to your community via a blog, check out this list.

Blogging for teachers and students, made easy

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Edublogs hosts hundreds of thousands of blogs for teachers, students, researchers, professors, librarians, administrators and anyone and everyone else involved in education.

Edublogs are completely free, without any advertising, and come with 100MB of free upload space (easily extended to 3 Gig) and a heap of great features.

They cater to schools and universities looking to create, manage and control blogs at their own domain, with all the features of Edublogs.

Publish your blog in foreign languages

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ICanLocalize is a new kind of website translation service, created to help both webmasters and translators.
Because of the way websites and blogs are constructed, translating them involves a lot of technical work. Instead of letting a person do all this work, and then charging money for it - this better be done by a computer.

Network blogging thoughts

Blog networks need to bring in a lot of money to keep afloat. This is because, while individual blogs have low overheads, blog networks do not.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Build a better photoblog


There are plenty of free ways to build an average photoblog, but if you have dreams of creating one that meets your needs and not just the masses, check out Pixelpost 1.7.1. Updated earlier this year with a bunch of new features including an Install Assistant, this MySQL/PHP-based application is a free download and needs only a modicum of technical knowledge and some server space to use.

New look & feel



Bloglines has launched first steps in designing a new look to its site.

Monday, August 11, 2008

40+ topics for corporate bloggers

Here' a good list of ideas for corporate bloggers who need inspiration to start a conversation.

Blog Catalog

BlogCatalog is more than just a social community for bloggers; we are one of the largest blog directories on the internet. Whether you are looking to search blogs, connect with bloggers, learn more about blogging, or promote your own blog, BlogCatalog is for you.

BlogWorld & New Media Expo

The 2008 BlogWorld & New Media Expo will take place September 20-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, with the exclusive "Executive & Entrepreneur" conference beginning September 19th.

Everyone has a viewpoint


Instablogs is a news ecosystem bringing bloggers, citizen journalists and traditional media together. It’s a place to discover, share, contribute and connect with the world and the people who are changing it.

Like the blog? Leave a tip


The future of professional blogging may lie in the age-old model of tipping — at least, that’s what Salon.com appears to be hoping.

Google maps you would've never thought of

This blog is dedicated to interesting and cool google maps/mashups!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

I may copy it, right?

With blogging comes great responsibilty. You define the content of your weblog and you carry the full responsibility for every word you’ve published online. More than that, you are responsible for comments in your posts.

Inside Intel's blog

Welcome to the IT@Intel blog. This site features several of Intel’s top IT leaders, who share their perspectives and invite discussion on the issues they and other IT managers are facing today. The blog offers an “inside look” at Intel’s IT operations and provides opportunities for you to exchange ideas directly with the IT experts who keep Intel’s business running and growing.

Blogola Scheme

John McCain's campaign is bribing people to copy and paste his talking points in blog comments.

Dipping into the blogpond

Take a look down under to see Australia's top 100 blogs.

Blog Marketing: Optimize Your Blog Posts for SEO



Some other helpful SEO information on YouTube:

1-Google allinanchor
2-What is Search Engine Marketing?

36 Tips

What good is your blog if no one wants to read it? To help attract more readers to your blog, take a look at this list of 36 tips and resources for you to implement in order to ensure maximum usability. If your blog is easy and fun to visit, you’ll notice more readers flocking to your site.

UsabilityBlog

UsabilityBlog is where Paul Sherman writes about usability, user-centered design, and the user experience.

As a consultant his projects have included usability testing and interface design for IT applications, e-commerce Web sites, financial planning and portfolio management software applications, and telecommunications hardware and software applications.

How you measuring you blog?

If you've not tried Measure Maps, you might want to take a look.

Caution

Looking for some warning labels for blogs?

Mind gone blank for ideas

After a while we all run against a brick wall for blogging ideas. Perhaps this article will help shed some light.

Vlog Blog

Here's a great blog site regarding communicating through video on your blog.

Canada's Top 25 Political Blogs

Here are the July rankings for Canada’s Top 25 Political Blogs.

Blogs Canada

To my friends in the great white north, thought it was time to point people to your country so people can see and hear about people blogging up there.

Friday, August 08, 2008

A Blogger’s Guide to Branding with Social Media

Branding allows you to stand out from others in your niche and show your readers what you’re all about and why they should pay attention to you. There are any number of different methods that you can take for branding yourself and your blog, and social media is one of them.

Blogger of the week - Susan Scrupski


Susan Scrupski, is a people person. It was that passion for relationships that led her to create her indispensable blog, ITInsider, and it was her blog that propelled her into her current role as Web 2.0 Evangelist at nGenera.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Web Design Blogs

If you're looking for good 'web design blogs', check out these 14 blogs.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Want to get your blog up front on Digg?

The wow factor is what gets you DIGG and the first thing that people see is your title. The title gets you in the door and the content keeps you there.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Is a Magazine Theme Right for You?

Mimbo Pro

When compared to standard blog themes, magazine-style themes are much more effective for traditional websites because of the presentation of content.

7 elements to make your blog look great

What makes one blog visually attractive, but makes another one ugly?

Blogger Help Group



If you are one of many using Blogger to stage your content, here's a great resources to help you address questions regarding how to's, layouts, templates, login issues, and more.

Monday, August 04, 2008

From Russia, with love

Blogger Gorshkov Will Dish Dirt on Russian Politicians — for a Price.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Doogie Blogger, M.D.

The founder of MacRumors quit his dayjob (as an MD) to take up blogging full time.

What;s in a design blog logo?

Everything. Says this blogger who surveys the scene.

Friday, August 01, 2008

The power of female blogging

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Gina Garrubbo, executive vice president of BlogHer, claims to be the biggest online community for women who blog.

How to make money with blogs

b5 Media

b5media is a global new media network featuring more than 350 blogs on a wide variety of subjects ranging from entertainment and news to technology and sports. With content written by passionate people and dedicated Channel Editors from all over the world, the Toronto-based company’s blogs attract more than seventeen million unique visitors a month!

15 Desktop Blogging Tools Reviewed

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Here's a list of 15 desktop blogging editors which can speed up the blogging process. Some are free and some cost a few dollars, but in the end any of these editors can greatly help a blogger, regardless of skill level.

SEC does YouTube? Ruling says blogs are OK for public disclosures

Securities and Exchange Commission catches on to the Web's existence, updating 8-year-old rules to allow publicly traded companies to publish info to the Web instead of in press releases. Video may be acceptable, too.