Pew Blogger Study

From Matthew Stibbe, I found out about this article in Salon about bloggers. The source document is a callback survey by Pew Internet that’s located here (how’s that for spreading link love?). The Blogger Callback Survey, sponsored by the Pew Internet and American Life Project (PIAL), obtained telephone interviews with 233 self-identified bloggers from previous [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:25:34+00:00 July 20th, 2006|Categories: Blogging|17 Comments

Ten Questions with David Sifry

Here is an interview with David Sifry, the founder and CEO of Technorati. In this interview he explains what Technorati does as well as the practices of good blogging. Here are his Favorites Ironically, he doesn't post to his blog too often! But, there are several interesting charts there. Question: How many blogs does Technorati [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:25:49+00:00 July 9th, 2006|Categories: Blogging|34 Comments

A Tribute to Harold Keables: “A Dream Is Had By Me”

Harold Keables taught me how to write. He was my English high-school teacher in the early seventies (1970s, not 1870s). I wasn’t that great a student, so he’s probably having a good laugh in heaven watching me write books and blogs. Mr. Keables used Good Writing: An Informal Manual of Style when I was in [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:25:53+00:00 July 7th, 2006|Categories: Blogging, Pitching and Presenting|Tags: |21 Comments

MajikWidgets

For the past few weeks I’ve been using a widget to enable readers to rank my postings. The company that created it, MajikWidgets, is now open for business. So far, there are three widgets: Ranking Polling Opening a new page from a link An example of a ranking is at the end of this posting. [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:26:37+00:00 May 31st, 2006|Categories: Blogging|21 Comments

There Must Be a Better Way

It’s been a challenging week for me. The easy part was “outing” myself. That hard part was...I’ll come to that soon, see item #3. I’ll have a more contentive (content + substantive) post in the next few days. Not sure what to make of this. Not trying to show off. But this is an interesting [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:26:43+00:00 May 26th, 2006|Categories: Blogging|Tags: |69 Comments

Commenting as a marketing weapon

My buddy at BlogHer, Elisa Camahort, pointed out a good article about blog marketing. It's called, "Strategic commenting: no blog is an island." The author is Amy Gahran (seen here). This is some text from it: If your weblog currently doesn't have much of an audience, then an easy way to build an audience is [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:27:16+00:00 May 4th, 2006|Categories: Blogging|29 Comments

A few changes

I've been tweaking my blog for the past few days. Just wanted to let you know: Check the siderail under my picture. My buddy Mike Johnston wrote a script that displays my Technorati rank plus the number of links I need to get into the top ten. I've found out that caring so blatantly about [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:27:24+00:00 May 3rd, 2006|Categories: Blogging|Tags: |30 Comments

BlogHer

I met the founders of BlogHer today. This is a delightful group of people doing something very meaningful for the blogosphere. My interpretation of what they are doing is opening up the blogosphere to people who aren't "in the club" ... though I'm not sure they would put it that way. :-) Think: barbarellas at [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:27:26+00:00 May 2nd, 2006|Categories: Blogging|20 Comments

Yes, I’m a shallow Guy, but I’m now #46 in Technorati

My thanks to everyone who has linked to and evangelized this blog. As of this week, I'm in the Technorati top 50 with 3,450 links. (This fabulous graphic is from Hugh Macleod.) Some people are perplexed (perhaps even dismayed) with my high level of interest (aka, "obsession") in my Technorati ranking. I provide several explanations [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:27:31+00:00 April 28th, 2006|Categories: Blogging|39 Comments

A Poem for All of Us Bloggers

My main man Steve Nipper pointed out this poem to me. There Is No Indispensable Manby Saxon N. White Kessinger, Copyright 1959 Sometime when you're feeling important;Sometime when your ego's in bloomSometime when you take it for grantedYou're the best qualified in the room,Sometime when you feel that your goingWould leave an unfillable hole,Just follow [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:27:35+00:00 April 25th, 2006|Categories: Blogging|31 Comments

The 120 Day Wonder: How to Evangelize a Blog

I know a fair amount about evangelism and a little bit about blogging, so I've combined the two in order to provide some insights into the evangelism of a blog. Granted, I've only been at blogging for 120 days or so, but marketing is marketing, right?1. Think “book” not “diary.” First, a bit of philosophy: [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:27:39+00:00 April 20th, 2006|Categories: Blogging, Books, Marketing and Sales|Tags: |105 Comments

Running Looplets in Blogs

FilmLoop creates “looplets.” The primary purpose of these looplets was to show a sample of the loop in order to encourage people to install the loop. However, looplets now have gained significantly more functionality. In essence, they are now an end unto themselves. This means that you can use looplets on web pages and in [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:27:51+00:00 April 9th, 2006|Categories: Blogging, Cool Stuff|36 Comments

Technorati 100

I made the Technorati 100 today. Thanks, everyone, for your linking, comments, and evangelism! I only need 5,000 more sites to link to be in the top ten! (This is a picture of David Sifry, Technorati's CEO, giving me a tshirt to commemorate breaking into the top 100.) Guy

By | 2015-03-17T10:01:53+00:00 March 23rd, 2006|Categories: Blogging|Tags: |43 Comments

Blog Versus Book: How I Write My Blog Entries

Many people have asked questions about how I write my blog entries. Some think that I am simply copying and pasting from my books. Others, ironically, have asked when I'll publish my blog entries in a book! I'd like to explain what I'm doing for many of my entries. It starts around 10 pm when [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:28:37+00:00 February 16th, 2006|Categories: Blogging, Books|Tags: , |25 Comments

Two very interesting articles about blogging

I don't usually act as a newsbot, but New York Magazine has two very interesting articles about blogging in the February 20th issue. Forget Brett Hull and Mark Messier, Arianna Huffington is my new hero. Blogs to Riches The Haves and Have-Nots of the Blogging Boom. Two years ago, David Hauslaib was a junior at [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:28:39+00:00 February 15th, 2006|Categories: Blogging|16 Comments