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10 – make it 11 – things about blogging

From Cybersoc:

10 things i wish i’d known when i started blogging
(it’s actually 11. scroll down a bit)

An edited list from TXP Magazine

  1. Sort out your domain name
  2. Sign up to a third party RSS service, such as feedburner
  3. Join technorati and claim your blog
  4. Host your images using another service, for example flickr
  5. Consider signing up to sites like blogburst which syndicate your content to news and media websites
  6. Make sure you add your URL to Google
  7. Add some sites with similar content to yours to your typepad list
  8. Sign up for, and start using, del.icio.us and publish the links you collect there
  9. Post comments on other blogs and leave your URL there
  10. When you first set up your blog, really put some thought into the categories you’re going to use
  11. use Pingomatic


Tuesday’s headlines: Blogging

The guardian.co.uk has a new article titled “Ignore bloggers at your own peril, says researchers“. The article talks about the large impact, despite relatively low numbers of bloggers online. Says the article, “although “active” web users make up only a small proportion of Europe’s online population, they are increasingly dominating public conversations and creating business trends”.
The article is talking about bloggers taking on businesses: but what does your blog do? Is it a love letter to your friends? An online journal? Or does it take on news, technology, business?

Oh, and if you were ever looking for something to read, the Webby Award nominees for top blogs are in.

A few of my favourites:
we make money not art
boing boing
story corps
freakonomics
5 blogs before lunch


What colour are you?

Useful information for every blogger:
It turns out green really is our colour…

Your Blog Should Be Green
Your blog is smart and thoughtful – not a lot of fluff.
You enjoy a good discussion, especially if it involves picking apart ideas.
However, you tend to get easily annoyed by any thoughtless comments in your blog.

Wordpress + Spreadshops

There’s a discussion on integrating spreadshops to wordpress blogs: here.
And there are also special plugins here.

By-the-by: I know enough html to (usually) make texts bold. My IT knowledge? Pretty limited. So if you have questions, please ask the original authors.




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