Monthly Archives: February 2008

50 Timeless Blogging Tips

Words of wisdom from the world’s greatest thinkers are timeless providing advice which is as relevant now as when first spoken. All of these quotes could easily be applied to blogging: Advice for Bloggers They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. Carl W. Buechner When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion. Dale Carnegie Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel. It is to bring another out of his bad sense into your good sense. Ralph Waldo Emerson […] Continue Reading…

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Blogosphere News 23 Feb

Are you an A-list Bloggebrity? Check out your rating I made the B List but just take this as a bit of fun rather than something set in concrete. Reading An excellent article by Dosh Dosh (aren’t they all!) How to Become an Authority in Your Niche: Eight Content Development Tactics I recently posted on how and why to use Alt tags. Blogging Mix has also published an article on the subject Blogging Tips – Importance Of Using ALT Tags In Your Images, which includes a YouTube video by Matt Cutts Elevator statements and your blog- this may give you […] Continue Reading…

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Thank You For Your Recognition

Many thanks to Kim of Laketrees for giving me the Significant Blogger Award especially because of the wonderfully flattering reasons she passed it on. "These special friends have a sense of community and are wholeheartedly committed to spreading their message and friendship generously… these Bloggers excel in many different areas and all of them make a significant difference to my world…". Around the time I was in the process of moving this blog over to WordPress, late last year, I was very lucky to win a sketch drawn by Kim in a competition. Here is a minuscule version of the […] Continue Reading…

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Entrecard Above the Fold Meme

It seems appropriate after my last post to take part in this Entrecard meme. It is likely an indication of Entrecard’s current popularity that I get tagged twice for this. I find the concept fascinating and will be following the trends closely. I will be also be looking out for its Entry into Wikipedia. Andrew Boyd and Guera have tagged me for an Entrecard meme – "Chain Drop 8 above the fold". Andrew explains what "above the fold" means and why it matters- Entrecard (and other ads) above the fold… Rules- Create a post on your blog that links back […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Blog Promotion, Memes, Promotion and SEO

Yet Another Entrecard Post

The blogosphere is a’buzz with talk of Entrecard, probably because it suits a wide range of bloggers and is proving successful in bringing visitors. Credits are being sold on blogs and Ebay. Designers are springing up offering their skills to create razzle dazzle, "pick me, pick me" cards. Contests galore are being held – credits being given away as prizes for subscribing to blogs, for linking and writing blog posts…. Blogs are being set up dedicated totally to Entrecard. Example: The Entrecarder I have not seen so much action since MyBlogLog started. Blogrush promised to be the same but I […] Continue Reading…

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Sueblimely Happy Happiness Writing Project

Here is my contribution to the Happiness Project Please keep in mind while you read this post that I believe that my own experiences are mine alone, everyone is different, everyone finds happiness in different forms and different ways. I am not presuming to advise anyone. As Algernon Black said. “Why not let people differ about their answers to the great mysteries of the Universe? Let each seek one’s own way to the highest, to one’s own sense of supreme loyalty in life, one’s ideal of life. Let each philosophy, each world-view bring forth its truth and beauty to a […] Continue Reading…

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The Happiness Writing Project

The Happiness Project is the brainchild of Alex Shalman, who invited well known bloggers who have had powerful influences on his life, to take part in a Writing Project/competition. The goal is to assemble views on definitions of happiness, how it comes about and how to create more of it. Alex asks his interviewees these questions: The answers from each entrant are being posted to his blog each day for 4 weeks of February. Week three is in progress now. How you can participate in the Happiness Project. Alex asks us to follow the project from interview to interview and […] Continue Reading…

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Secret Women’s Business

Ultimate Blog Party 2008 All women bloggers are invited to the 2008 Ultimate Blog Party. Sorry guys, you are not invited to participate, but you can of course read the resulting entries. All that is required is that you write one ‘party post’ during the week of March 7-14th. and leave a link in comments of the central Ultimate Blog Party Post on the 5 minutes for Mom site so that you can be added to the list of participants. Last year the Ultimate Blog Party had 1000 participating bloggers. More details and instructions can be found at Are You […] Continue Reading…

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To The Coven

Motivation for blogging has been lacking today and I have just realized why. My daughter has been visiting from Perth, along with a Canadian friend of hers who is doing a long world tour. It was the first time I have seen my daughter since she was transferred with her job to WA 3 months ago and her week long visit was wonderful. Now that she has gone back I am feeling flat. I am relieved now I have come to this realization, I have not gone off blogging after all I have been catching up on some pingbacks and […] Continue Reading…

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