Group Writing Project – The Prize Winners Are….
18th of August 2006 Darren Rowse 16

Group Writing Project – The Prize Winners Are….

Having come to the end of this week’s writing project I have a mixture of feelings. Excitement – 301 entries (a record), loads of interlinking between blogs, numerous reports of posts hitting it big around the blogosphere Tiredness – I’ve got to get a better system for uploading submissions – ...more
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The Last 63 Lists – Group Writing Project Submissions – Part 4
18th of August 2006 Darren Rowse 7

The Last 63 Lists – Group Writing Project Submissions – Part 4

Thanks to everyone who has particiapted in this week’s Group Writing Project. It is now officially closed for submissions (I’ve been waiting for parts of the Pacific to get to the end of Thursday). Below are the final 63 submissions which brings the total number of participants this week to ...more
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AdSense Add Individual Ad Performance Tracking
18th of August 2006 Darren Rowse 7

AdSense Add Individual Ad Performance Tracking

I just noticed on the AdSense What is New Page for August that in addition to the new way of setting up search to show on your own domain that they’ve added an extra option for viewing stats in advance reports. Now instead of just viewing impressions either by ‘ad ...more
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CSS Optimization
18th of August 2006 Darren Rowse 6

CSS Optimization

David over at Blogging Pro has put together a useful post on CSS Optimization and making your site load faster through smart use of CSS. In the post he tests four CSS optimization tools (CSS Optimizer, Icey’s CSS Compressor, Flumpcakes CSS Optimiser and Clean CSS) on a variety of sites ...more
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Top 8 Excuses for Stealing Other People’s Content
18th of August 2006 Darren Rowse 59

Top 8 Excuses for Stealing Other People’s Content

I regularly find other people republishing my content without permission (and usually without acknowledgment of the source). Here’s some of the real excuses I’ve had recently when I’ve confronted bloggers who do it: “I was just testing a new template with your posts.” (all 100 of them) “I just couldn’t ...more
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82 More Lists – Group Writing Project Reader Submissions Part III
17th of August 2006 Darren Rowse 10

82 More Lists – Group Writing Project Reader Submissions Part III

Today’s the second last round of reader submissions in this week’s ‘Lists’ Group Writing Project. If you want to participate you’ve got until the end of Thursday (wherever you are). I’ll be posting the final submissions and announcing the prizes from our sponsors The Gold Pages Directory, The Umdum.com Web ...more
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Expert Bloggers – Do You Know What You’re Blogging About?
17th of August 2006 Darren Rowse 34

Expert Bloggers – Do You Know What You’re Blogging About?

I had an Instant messaging conversation yesterday that highlighted to me that some bloggers have very little idea when it comes to the topic that they’ve chosen to write about. I won’t go into the details of who it was but the person was writing on a topic that had ...more
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Speedlinking – 17 August 2006
17th of August 2006 Darren Rowse 7

Speedlinking – 17 August 2006

Matt from Chewing Pencils has a great post for those aspiring to be Pro Cartoonists’ that I think is completely relevant for those of us who are (or who are trying to become) ProBloggers. It’s titled The Most Important Tip of All (warning – does contain ‘nudity’ – but is ...more
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The Problem of Dates on Blogs
17th of August 2006 Darren Rowse 33

The Problem of Dates on Blogs

Lately I’ve been pondering a the issue of dates on blogs. While I see the usefulness of dates on posts (they help give context to a post) I wonder if they sometimes do more harm than good. A Confession The reason I say this is that I’ve come to realize ...more
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