CategoryBlogging Tools and Services
When the blogging stops…
26th of February 2005 Darren Rowse 1

When the blogging stops…

It looks like a number of my blogging tools are making the most of the weekend to do maintenance. Bloglines hasn’t been accessible for me for a while and Adsense has also been out of action for the last few hours. I’m not sure I’ll make my 25 post target ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
WordPress 1.5 – Latest Stable Release
16th of February 2005 Darren Rowse 1

WordPress 1.5 – Latest Stable Release

World Press users might like to upgrade to the latest stable release of WP 1.5.
Blogging Tools and Services
WordPress 1.5 Gamma – Review
6th of February 2005 Darren Rowse

WordPress 1.5 Gamma – Review

Weblog Tools Collection has a good review of the soon to be released (I hope) WordPress version 1.5. The review is glowing and leaves me hanging to see what it is like for myself. I’ve recently moved a number of my blogs (including this one) to WordPress (1.2) and found ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Google to Kill Blog Comment Spam?
18th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 10

Google to Kill Blog Comment Spam?

Steve Rubel points to a rumored announcement of a system of blocking Google’s bots reading your comments – thereby taking the incentive for comment spammers to leave comments. ‘But since then several bloggers have reported that Winer was testing a new Google linking mechanism that might put an end to ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Mapping the Readership of your Blog by Location
16th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 1

Mapping the Readership of your Blog by Location

Due to the tool being profiled in this post being discontinued it has become irrelevant. However you might find this more recent post on a Mapping Service more helpful.
Blogging Tools and Services
Choosing Complimentary Colors for your Blog – ColorMatch Tool
12th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 4

Choosing Complimentary Colors for your Blog – ColorMatch Tool

Have you ever struggled to select a color scheme for a blog? It’s pretty obviously looking at the disaster that I’ve designed here that I do! So this ColorMatch tool is going to be very handy! It is designed to help you select a 6 color palette for your blog. ...more
Blog Design
Bloglines Revenue Models – A fine line to walk
11th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 2

Bloglines Revenue Models – A fine line to walk

I missed this snippet of a post by Bloglines CEO Mark Fletcher late last year where he talks about the business model (income stream) for Bloglines in the future: ‘Eric was interested in the business model behind Bloglines. Not accepting my usual stock answer of “Volume!”, I detailed that we ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
:: w.bloggar :: version 4.0 released
9th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 2

:: w.bloggar :: version 4.0 released

PC users might be interested in the latest release of :: w.bloggar :: which has just been released. :: w.bloggar :: acts as an interface between you and your blog, acting as a post and template editor. It allows offline editing (of course you have to connect eventually to update ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Word Press – Web Application of the Year
9th of January 2005 Darren Rowse

Word Press – Web Application of the Year

ars tecnica has just announced its awards for 2004 and has named WordPress as Web application of the year. Let’s face it. Blogs are in fashion, and why not? Vanity knows no bounds, and there are some people who actually do something productive with theirs. From the influence of blogs ...more
Blogging Tools and Services