Monthly Archives: April 2007

Quote of the Day Scripts for Blogs

I enjoy reading good quotes. They can succinctly sum up life and human nature giving reflection for thought or a good laugh. Here are some options which allow you to include a daily quote on your blog. Brainy quote provides a cut and paste script for 5 different daily quote types: Brainy quotes also provides the code to include RSS feeds of each of these quote types. Todays-Woman famous woman’s quote of the day.A wordpress quote plug-in can be found here Adding Quotes As Customizable Content Quogr – is a free tool, for blogs using their own server, that allows […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Tools and Resources

Put your Blog on the Map/Map on the Blog

I am a devotee of online mapping sites such as Google Earth – the wanderer in me is not quite dead yet! When I came across the Frappr map which is now displaying in the footer of this page, I was keen to try it out.Please feel free to add yourself to this map by the clicking join button. If you are not a member of Frappr you will be prompted to sign up. If you have a blog you are welcome to type in its url in the detail section; which appears after you click the join button. Frappr […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Tools and Resources

Blaugh

Blaugh calls itself the (Un)official comic of the blogosphere. As an individual’s humor varies I will leave it to you to check out and decide if you would like to include it in your blog. It is very simple to add by copying the coding given on the site although you will likely need to alter the size to suit its location on your blog. For a sidebar, for example, you may want it to be width=”210″ height=”116. Your blog editor will probably let you select the image, and hold the shift key (to keep the image in the correct […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Humor, Miscellaneous

Betiquette

Betiquette ( Blog Etiquette) Well, the word Netiquette is accepted (I know because my spell checker does not decorate it with a wavy red line) so why not Betiquette?? I can summarize my own “Betiquette” by saying “be a considerate and honest blogger”: • Respect your reader• Respect other bloggers• Don’t neglect the other sort of people (those who live in your house, those you work with, those that call you a relation, friend etc) Particular areas: I am sure others could add many more points to this list so please feel free add a comment to this post or […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Blogging Tips, Miscellaneous

Online Presentation Tools Useful for Bloggers

I talked about Spresent in my last post. Although I think this application seems to be the most useful, easily used and versatile presentation creation tool, there are others which may suit the differing needs of bloggers. Here are some examples: Zoho ShowImport your existing presentations (.ppt, .pps, .odp, .sxi), and embed them in your blog or web site. Empressor Embed video, audio, pictures and Flash Create dynamic charts and graphs Link your favorite photos and video ThinkFree Online creation of documents, spreadsheets and presentations which can then be incorporated into WordPress. More blogging systems to come. If you do […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Tools and Resources

Spresent – an ‘Sgift’ to bloggers

Spresent Apologies for the very poor pun in the title. I have a long list of things to post about but I was so impressed by this online application that I could not wait to share it with you. Spresent allows you to create flash based web based presentations and slide-shows which can be then be published to a website or blog. It could be considered a web based Powerpoint – a currently missing feature from Google Docs. You can create presentations quickly and easily. Features: Create presentations and slide shows. Embed your presentation into a blog or existing web […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Tools and Resources

Munny4Hunny takes up Altruistic Link Love Challenge

I would like to thank jay, the author of Munny4Hunny, for participating in the Altruistic Link Love Challenge and displaying a permanent image link on his blog to his chosen charity. Much appreciated jay. The charity chosen: Tearfund is a Christian relief and development charity,whose vision is to transform the lives of millions of the world’s poorest people, in a positive and sustainable way.Munny4Hunny is a new blog investigating paid per post blogging. Jay is also the author of Website Building and one of the team behind Our Blog Review; a site that aims to expose its readers to a […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Miscellaneous, Social Networking

Blogging Mistakes:Final List by Daily Blogging Tips

Blogging Mistakes: Final List A must see list of Blogging Mistakes for all bloggers, as reminder to long termers and a primer for newbies. The list comprises of articles from 48 bloggers. I am still working my way through them all. Interesting reading. Blogged with Flock Filed in: blogging-tips Continue Reading…

Posted in Blogging News, Promotion and SEO

Altruistic Link Love – Next Blogger takes up challenge

Thank you to Ray for taking me up on my Altruistic Link Love Challenge and displaying an image link to a favorite charity in his site template: Much appreciated, Ray. Chess Strategies 101 : Ray has chosen the Red Cross Society. Continue Reading…

Posted in Miscellaneous, Social Networking