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Reinvigorate – A New Way To Track Blog Analytics

Reinvigorate – A New Way To Track Blog Analytics
29 Jul 2010

Blogging It had been so long since I’d signed up for the Reinvigorate beta that I’d practically forgotten what it was. – and the name didn’t give it away. As it turned out, Reinvigorate is a web-based analytics program (it also has a desktop reporting program) so I promptly accepted my invitation to test it and downloaded and installed the WordPress plugin, entering my site ID to enable it to start tracking.  (If you’re not ...

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Dressing Up Google Reader With Feed Squares – Review

Dressing Up Google Reader With Feed Squares – Review
22 Jul 2010

Reviews It’s no secret that I’m a Feedly fan and have been for a long time. All the same, when I found out that there was a new Google Reader interface called FeedSquares (available for Android and Chrome), I decided to give it a spin. I installed the Chrome version. First Impressions Once I installed the extension and clicked on the icon, I got a nice bunch of colored squares representing my feeds from Google Reader.  I assumed that the ...

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Twimbow, A New Twitter Tool – Review and Interview

Twimbow, A New Twitter Tool – Review and Interview
15 Jul 2010

Blogging I’ve only been using Twimbow for a couple of days, but so far I like what I see. Twimbow is a colorful approach to viewing your Twitter stream, with a lot of nifty features thrown in. When you authorize the app, you get a window with three columns: personal buzz, home buzz and search. Search shows any of your saved searches, selected from a drop down menu – or you can enter a new search in the search bar at the top and see the ...

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Is It Time To Get Some Help On Your Blog?

Is It Time To Get Some Help On Your Blog?
08 Jul 2010

Blogging If you’re starting to show the signs of blogger burnout or are working your way to exhaustion, it may be time to look after your health and get some help on your blog. There are also other good reasons why you might consider getting an extra pair of hands: your blogging work has taken off and you have less time to maintain your personal blog you’re finding it harder and harder to come up with great ideas you’re mentally ...

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Proofread Your Way To Error-Free Blog Posts

Proofread Your Way To Error-Free Blog Posts
01 Jul 2010

Writing There’s nothing worse than hitting the ‘publish’ button on a blog post and realizing that you’ve made a glaring error. It’s much the same when you write a tweet or a status update, where your only option is to delete it and start again. With most blogs, you can go back and edit, but posts are propagated so quickly now that your error could be circulating in cyberspace before you have time to correct it. The ...

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Promote Your Blog With An Interview

Promote Your Blog With An Interview
24 Jun 2010

Blogging When people talk about blog promotion, they often discuss tried and true ways of gaining visibility, including guest blogging, creating a social media presence and buying advertising on blogs compatible with your target audience. But there’s another way to improve your visibility for free – participating in blog interviews. I have to admit that I stumbled on this accidentally. In the past year, I’ve been interviewed a few times ...

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Do You Know These Bloggers?

Do You Know These Bloggers?
17 Jun 2010

Blogging, Personal Community and networking are two aspects of successful blogging, and today I’d like to get personal and introduce you to some of the bloggers I’m lucky enough to have in my network.  These are all people I started blogging with five years ago on another site called WritingUp (now defunct), and we’re still in touch today. You may have heard of some of them, while others might be less well-known. All of them have something of ...

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