Monthly Archives: November 2007

I am an rssHugger

The things we do to entice visitors to our blogs! Now I am hugging RSS feeds in an attempt to get some link love. I only give my affection to those who deserve it though.. I have never been paid for it!! I have not yet to sold my blog body. (I did lend the sidebar of my old blog to Google Adsense for a while – does that count? I say ‘lend’ because of the pittance I earned). If there are any spammy kerb crawlers reading this please take note. Ok enough puns, back to the topic (I think […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Blog Promotion, Tools and Resources

Do you drop yours? Entrecard that is!

Apologies for the title, I could not resist. What I have been dropping is my Entrecard – a kind of internet calling card. You can see where Entrecard members drop theirs for me – in my right sidebar. Once I have built up enough credits by pressing on the “drop yours’ button on other member sites I can then use these to advertise my site. I also earn credits when others drop in on me. It is too early to say if this will just bring some one off visitors or returning readers but I will keep you informed. In […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Blog Promotion, Social Networking

Happy Blogging Christmas Card

In the spirit of the season of goodwill, I would like to thank all those people who have supported and encouraged me in my blogging this year. Thanks for entertaining me with your excellent blogs too. I may have researched a lot about the techniques of blogging but it is you that have taught that the real value in blogging is being part of a supportive friendly community. To:- Bobby – revellian.com Caledonia – yours-truly.net Captain Lifecruiser Lifecruiser Colin – Life Carnival of Australia Colin Campbell – Adelaide Green Porridge Cafe Deborrah – Life in the Fast Lane Erica – […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Awards, Christmas

Tracking Comments

Do you look forward to checking to see if you have had new comments? I know I do. Not only does it reassure me that someone has been reading what I write but it develops the feeling of being part of a community. I find that once a person has commented they tend not to come back to the post again. Comments requiring a response from those who have already left a comment remain unacknowledged. I always had the intention to revisit posts I had commented on but found it hard to keep track of what I had written where. […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Commenting, Tutorials

Style changes

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas The blog style will take on more of a Christmas look as the season of goodwill draws nigh. Continue Reading…

Posted in Design and Coding, Off Topic

Adding Favicon Code to your blog

If you followed my first post in this series you will now know how to create the image needed for your favicon (fav-eye-con) icon. Now we have to point our template/theme to that image for it to appear on our site. As you can see if you look in the address bar here I prepared one in advance If you host the blog on your own domain Upload your favicon icon file to the root directory of your blog domain e.g. in my case http://www.sueblimely.com Now you need to point your site to the location of the uploaded favicon.ico. For […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Design and Coding, Tutorials

Be The Blog Award

Ev Nucci of My life is murphy’s law in a desire to recognize her blogging friends for Thanksgiving has kindly given out some awards. What a a lovely idea. “This badge is for bloggers who make their blog their own, stay with it, interact with their readers, and have fun.”   I am on the way to making this blog my own again, I do doggedly stick with it* and have fun. I try my best to interact with my readers as that is the main reason I do have fun blogging. Thank you Ev, awards like this mean a […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Awards, Social Networking

Do your site a favicon.

A favicon or “favorite icon” is the little image that you see to the left of a website’s URL in your browser’s address bar as well as next to your list of bookmarks or favorites. If you are using tabbed browsing they appear on tabs too. They get around quite a bit don’t they. Favicons clearly identify a site as being yours – unless you are using a hosted platform and are using their default icon. For example a blogspot.com default icon clearly identifies the blog as being blogspot’s. . However much you style your template to make it look […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Design and Coding, Tutorials

Nominate a Blog Star

Shai Coggins is planning on creating a Bloggers’ Walk of Fame, where “bloggers of every shape, size, and style can be acknowledged, by way of what they contribute to the world at large”. She is asking us to nominate bloggers who are warm, caring, supportive and authentic – those who make a difference to their readership, however small it may be. You can read more about it in her post Are You a Blog Star? Shai has an impressive background, being one of the “co-owners and Vice President (Community) of a global new media network, b5media.com. She’s also a writer, […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Awards, Social Networking