Monthly Archives: May 2008

Tweetathon Tonight – Pass It On

When I received a tweet about a Tweetathon (28th May – 7pm where you live) from Suzie of Abundance Highway I thought it was a perfect way to link my last post Twitter for Beginners with the post I was about to write on making a blog post/event go viral. Instead of this post I am asking that you consider helping Suzie publicize her Tweetathon (and her goal) and to comment here on ways you have successfully made a blog post go viral (or even spread one around just a little bit) In gratitude for your comment I will follow […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Blog in Unity, Social Networking

Twitter for Beginners

Double double, toil and trouble twitzer twhirl twitch and twubble . The language of Shakespeare’s era may be difficult to understand but so is internet speak; the vocabulary of Twitter adding to the frothing cauldron. Where do you begin with Twitter?: As you may know the basic Twitter interface is just that – basic. Type in a short message and press enter. There are some official twitter commands that you can use. For example the @ command before a contacts name addresses a message to that person: From Sueblimely ” @Shakespeare Your rhymes are more revolting than Roald Dahl’s” DHLawrence […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Social Networking

Announcing Blog Blast For Peace June 4th 2008

"Speak with one voice. One subject. One day." I am pleased to join Mimi of Mimi Writes in encouraging bloggers to join in unity with bloggers from all around the world in the 4th Blog Blast For Peace Day, 4th June, 2008. “One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can’t utter.”James Earl Jones Now is your chance to utter some of those words in your heart. How you can help with this very worthy project. Spread the word with an announcement post of your own. Join in yourself. Visit Mimi’s Blog Blast […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Blog in Unity, Social Networking

It All Started With a Coke

Cross a bored geek from Sydney (called Stuart), with a dream (of an interesting concept) and a bottle of Diet Coke (no explanation needed) and the result is MissionToTrade.com. Continue Reading…

Posted in Blog Promotion, Off Topic

Readair for Google Reader

I was going to just mention Readair in my news roundup post but decided that the screencast by Molly McDonald of Demo Girl was much more eye catching. Readair is a desktop client for Google Reader. I need say no more as I will now leave it to Molly to explain it all. What an easy and lazy post this was. It seems I could not resist saying a little more Continue Reading…

Posted in Tools and Resources

Blogspot Blogger Beginners

I have restarted posting to a blog I began a couple of years ago, now called Sueblimely Blogspot. I began the blog when the “new” templating system came in, then called ‘Blogger Beta’, to explain its new features and how to use it. As other blogs started covering this in depth I decided to leave it to them and concentrate on this blog. My daughter has just started a blogspot blog so I am now aiming my own blogspot blog at beginner users. If you are a newcomer to blogspot and blogging. or know of someone who is I welcome […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Blogger

What are the Cows and Conns of Making Money Online

If you have ever been curious about how to make money from your blog (or want to make more than you do) then you may be interested in following the upcoming dual between John Cow and Garry Conn. They are battling it out to see who can make the most money by setting up new blogs and giving us a blow by blow description of their methods; sharing their secrets of what they know works. They are combining this with a competition to win a basket load of goodies worth almost $3000; books, video and audio resources which also teach […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Make Money

Social Networking Can Be Bad For Your Blog

Overloading yourself with online social network commitments can run counter to the interests of your blog. Joining too many networks, trying to please too many people and spending too much time promoting your own blog all take time away from writing. You are in danger of not paying sufficient attention to your most important social network; the one that is centered around your own blog. What are some of the results of spending too much time on social media activities and not enough time on your blog? You may not post so often. Readers who visit expecting a new entry […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Blogging Tips, Socially Networking

Majestic WordPress Alternative and CMS

Searching for an easy to use, flexible blogging and Content Management System (CMS) for a new site I am creating for a client, I came across Majestic, created by web development company Injader. I need to create a site which will allow multiple users to easily add news and additional pages, upload photos to a gallery. I have created a number of sites using the Joomla CMS system so that their users could update the sites themselves once I had set them up. Each time the sites have either remained unchanged or I have had to to the updates myself […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Blogging News, Tools and Resources