The Eternal Quest for Uniqueness
8th of August 2006 Darren Rowse 15

The Eternal Quest for Uniqueness

What makes your Blog Different? This is a question I think that most bloggers would do well to ask. We’re living in a time when ‘content’ is being produced in vast quantities by large numbers of individuals and organizations. I heard recently on the radio that the internet now contains ...more
Writing Content
Dave’s State of the Blogosphere
7th of August 2006 Darren Rowse 6

Dave’s State of the Blogosphere

Dave Sifry has posted another State of the Blogosphere post based upon the stats that Technorati is tracking. Highlights this time around include: They are now tracking over 50 million blogs What they are tracking is now 100 times bigger than it was 3 years ago It’s doubling in size ...more
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Topix Adds News Trend Tracker
7th of August 2006 Darren Rowse

Topix Adds News Trend Tracker

Topix.net has launched a new design and a few nice new features. The look is a little cleaner than it’s previous incarnation but of more interest to me is it’s new graphing feature that lets you look back over a year’s indexing of news sources to see how many times ...more
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Ten Tips for Becoming a Top Digg User
7th of August 2006 Darren Rowse 7

Ten Tips for Becoming a Top Digg User

Marketallica has an interesting article by a top 100 Digg user who shares his tips for being successful on Digg (as a user). The english isn’t great (but then again neither is mine at times) but the tips give insight into Digg userland. 1. Recognize Big Stories 2. Track Pulse ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Speedlinking – 7 August 2006
7th of August 2006 Darren Rowse 3

Speedlinking – 7 August 2006

Just a couple of quick WordPress related links today: Michael Pollock shows us how to set up a video blog (or How to add Flash video to your WordPress Site) Max Limpag shows us how to use WordPress to run a magazine news website
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FeedBurner Testing ‘Networks’
6th of August 2006 Darren Rowse 6

FeedBurner Testing ‘Networks’

Just stumbled upon a post from Brad Feld who is blogging about a new “networks” approach that Feedburner seems to be beta testing. Brad is coordinating a Venture Capital network and defines networks as: “a collection of blogs that fit within a particular topic. The goal is to create high ...more
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Bloglines Problems
6th of August 2006 Darren Rowse 34

Bloglines Problems

Numerous bloggers are reporting issues with Bloglines again today. I’ve been noticing it for at least 24 hours here – folders that say they have unread items that when you click on them have nothing in them as well as other folders that seem to be empty but which actually ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Finding a New Rhythm as a Daddy Blogger
6th of August 2006 Darren Rowse 23

Finding a New Rhythm as a Daddy Blogger

It’s been one month today since ProBlogger Junior came out of Beta and to say that life will never be the same again is something of an understatement. One of the common questions I’m asked by friends, family and readers is ‘how has the work/family life balance been going?’ Another ...more
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WordCamp Kicks Off
5th of August 2006 Darren Rowse 9

WordCamp Kicks Off

I’d love to be heading to WordCamp this weekend but due to the quick way it was organized and the fact that V would rip my head off if I even raised the idea of leaving the country a month after our little one was born I wasn’t able to ...more
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