Interview with Matt Jones of Random Shapes
16th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 3

Interview with Matt Jones of Random Shapes

There’s a great interview with teen blog network owner Matt Jones from Random Shapes over at The Blog Herald. I love reading the stories of (and meeting) young technological entrepreneurs. There’s something about the freshness of their ideas and ‘can do’ attitude that is so amazing. I think Matt’s one ...more
Blog Networks
Why You Shouldn’t Join a Blog Network
16th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 21

Why You Shouldn’t Join a Blog Network

Having looked at some of the advantages of joining a blog network it’s only fair that we look at the flip side. Blog networks will not suit every blogger’s personality, style and goals and you should take into account the following before signing up for one: 1. Revenue Split – ...more
Blog Networks
WordPress 2.0.2 Revealed
15th of March 2006 13

WordPress 2.0.2 Revealed

Back at the end of December, I wrote an article for ProBlogger entitled 10 Things You Should Know about WordPress 2.0. Three(ish) months and 2 security/bugfix releases laters, I think WordPress 2.x deserves another look – a follow up, if you will. Importers In December, I raved about the rewriting ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Speed Linking – 15 March 2006
15th of March 2006 Darren Rowse

Speed Linking – 15 March 2006

Lee Odden Interviews Aaron Wall of SEOBook and Threadwatch Jim Kukral has started the A-List Blogging Death Pool – who’s your tip? Eric Giguere says that the new AdSense wizard sucks Phil Sims tells us why he hates RSS Readers Barry Bell writes about Offline Blog Marketing Also ‘The 360’ ...more
Pro Blogging News
The Manolo, he is looking for the Men’s Fashion Blogger
15th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 5

The Manolo, he is looking for the Men’s Fashion Blogger

One of my favorite Pro Bloggers is Manolo of Manolo’s Shoe Blog (I interviewed him here). Manolo just emailed me to let me know that he’s looking for a blogger to help out with some blogging on Men’s fashion which will release him to start working his new blog on ...more
Pro Blogging News
How Often Should a Blogger Post?
15th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 50

How Often Should a Blogger Post?

Seth writes a good post on what he calls The noisy tragedy of the blog commons. He observes the high posting frequency of the top blogs going around and writes: Just like the marketers of Oreo (now in 19 flavors of cookies) we’re dealing with clutter by making more clutter. ...more
Writing Content
Why Should you Join a Blog Network?
15th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 128

Why Should you Join a Blog Network?

After posting yesterday a basic Introduction to Blog networks I now want to turn my attention to some of the positives about joining a blog network as a blogger (the negatives will come in the next post in the series). Please note that I’m not writing about the benefits of ...more
Blog Networks
WeSmirch launched by Memeorandum
14th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 1

WeSmirch launched by Memeorandum

The team behind the popular memeorandum and tech.memeorandum have announced a new site ‘WeSmirch‘ which takes the format of their other popular sites and applies it to tracking gossip and celebrity blogs. I know lots of bloggers who will be doing their best to to get picked up by this ...more
Blog News
Performancing Metrics to go into Public Beta Shortly
14th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 8

Performancing Metrics to go into Public Beta Shortly

I’m told that the Performaning Metrics blog statistics package that I reviewed earlier in the week will be going into a public beta test in the coming hours. Press Releases are circulating on the web and the invitation to officially give it a go is imminent from what I’m told. ...more
Blogging Tools and Services