Monthly Archives: May 2007

Contactify – for hiding email addresses

Contactify allows you to be securely emailed from your blog without revealing your email address. Sign up with Contactify and you are furnished with your own link to a personal ‘Contact Me’ form. This link can be simply inserted into any webpage. This will prevent spam mail by: not having to display your email address in your code image validation submission Here is an example using my own contactify link: Contact Me <a href=”http://www.contactify.com/your contactify no”>The text you want to show: e.g. Contact Me</a> Tags: Email, Blog-Tips, sueblimely Continue Reading…

Posted in Miscellaneous, Tools and Resources

Picasa Web Albums for Blog Images

I have written a post on my other blog Sueblimely Practicing The New Blogger but realised that most of it applies to other blog platforms too. You can find the post here: Picasa Web Albums for Blogger Images Continue Reading…

Posted in Images, Miscellaneous

Blogging Toolbox 1-Firefox/Flock

Firefox – is my browser of choice, with Flock a close second. Both allow easy addition of useful extensions and toolbars for blogging. Extensions: Scrapbook Uses – blog editing and research Scrapbook allows you to download pages, complete with images, quickly and simply and then edit them using any html editor/text. I find this extension indispensable and especially useful to view and style xml and java script generated content; which you can’t normally view until you have saved your template or posted your blog. Major Features: Save a web page Save a snippet of a web page by selecting text […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Tools and Resources

My Blogging Toolchest

If you are a regular blogger, or one who has limited time to write, you need tools to help you get organised, research, style and post quickly. (I am English/Australian and don’t spell organize with a z.) In this series of posts I would like to share with you some of the resources in my own ‘blogging toolbox’. I will be covering such topics as: Firefox extensions and toolbars Post to blog applications Editing software and tools Organisational methods Online Utilities Researching methods. Other things that come to mind on the way! I am always willing to try new blogging […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Tools and Resources

Bubble Tooltips

Bubble Tooltips is a script that presents tooltips with a graphic background. This can be an attractive design feature as well as a way of drawing attention to any messages you may want to emphasize. Tooltips display the text that appears in the “title” attribute of your url link. eg: <a href=”sueblimelybt.blogspot.com title=”a blog about blogging”> Sueblimely Discovering Blogging</a> I had the script installed on this blog but it conflicted with the Line Buzz inline commenting feature. I have therefore created an example on my own server. Example of Bubble Tooltips The script for this was created by Alessandro Fulciniti. […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Design and Coding, Tutorials

If You Remember No Other Traffic Tip, Remember This One

I would recommend this post to those of you who are starting out blogging and are concerned about increasing traffic. John, of “Finding The Money” fame, has again come up with a well written article that pulls no punches and makes perfect sense. The article spurred me on and I hope you find it encouraging too. I am not going to give away his tip as you need to read it in context. (I also don’t think it good betiquette to take advantage of someone else’s idea in posts but I will certainly put his advice to good use.) If […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Blogging Tips

Social Bookmarks Manager

Social Bookmarks Manager is a small freely downloadable program which creates bookmarklets for your site. You can create either text only, icon only or text and icon links. The program comes with 59 profiles of the most popular social bookmarking sites and generates ready-to-use HTML code for you to paste into your site. It is a good idea to tag and bookmark your own posts too. Rather than adding numerous tags to my post and having too many categories, I bookmark my posts so that I can find them easily by adding more specific tags. Online public bookmarking is also […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Tools and Resources

Increase your Blog Readership Part 2 – Presentation

Having worked out your individual needs for your blog, (view part one of this series) think about your content presentation Write content that will be of interest to the audience you are trying to reach. It is unlikely that all of your posts will be of interest to all of your readers of course, but aim to captivate as many as you can. What sort of content is of most interest may take some time to work out, although research will help you get started. Visit popular blogs about a similar topic. Find them by doing search engine searches, Google […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Blog Promotion, Promotion and SEO

I got tagged – What are my 5 goals?

I have been tagged by Sharon writer of Ghosts in the Machine, a blog I enjoy. Her site explores “digital identity, privacy and knowledge management“. Please take a look at my prior post to see why I take up such a challenge. What are my 5 goals? In chronological order (I am a bit liberal with the timing of these) Age 3 – kicking rolled up sock down the stairs in between ‘clothes horse’ goal posts. Age 5 – throwing ball from top of the back garden air-raid shelter into bucket. Those air raid shelters were so solid they were […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Memes, Social Networking