Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Blogosphere News Sept 27th

Reading Your turn – if you have written or have read something that may interest readers here or come across a new site worth a look at let me know; by leaving a comment here or via my contact page. (The lattermay be best if it is your own post so that others do not perceive it as beingspammy) I will only publish comments that include links if the links are relevant and useful. (covering myself herein case I get spam!).If you are a regular reader you will know I try to feature posts from some of the lesser known […] Continue Reading…

Also posted in Blogger, Wordpress

Blogger Template Changes

Please excuse me if you are not using blogger as this will be of no interest at all to you but I know some other people are keen to make the move over to WordPress and I want to let them know how I am going. On changing to the ‘new’ Blogger I used a default template because all the alterations, hacks and workrounds I used, to add the features I wanted, broke my original template completely. A quick way round this was for me to copy all the sidebar content and put it in one of the html/javascript page […] Continue Reading…

Also posted in Blogger

Australia’s inadequate download limits

Tax returns done, I can at last allow myself some time for blogging and browsing. Using up our internet download limit for the month, two days early, was actually helpful for a change as I did not get sidetracked from my task at hand. In normal circumstances I would be ranting and raving about the restrictive broadband service in Australia. We are on a, so called, unlimited broadband plan but this means we have a certain download limit and then get speed restricted. The restricted speed was so slow that I could not download email without timing out nor get […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Miscellaneous

How to share with Madkast

If you look at the title of this post you will see a little green ‘share this’ button underneath. This is the Madkast widget. Clicking on it will allow you to save/share the post on 15 of the major link sharing sites (Digg, Delicious, Facebook, Reddit, Technorati…) . What makes Madkast stand out from other similar blog utilities is that you can also send the full text of the post via email or MMS text message. Cleverly, Madkast recognizes you wherever you go by saving the email addresses and numbers that you send to. Installation is simple, either by copying […] Continue Reading…

Also posted in Tutorials

Google Sky – Fully Researched Review

After spending quite some considerable time researching Google Sky I have come up with the following erudite and learned opinion: Wow! What pretty pictures Good Fun The above slideshow was created using Slide. Slide provides a very simple and easy method of incorporating slideshows of various styles and image transition types into a blog. Upload your images, choose the style you want and copy and paste the provided code into your blog posts or sidebars. Continue Reading…

Also posted in Off Topic

Google Sky – Reach for the Stars

This is totally off topic but I had to share the cause of my excitement. As I came home last night from a delightful evening out, dining with my two sons at a cheap and cheerful local Greek restaurant, my mood was high and the sky was dark and clear. I wished, once more, that I knew more about the stars and constellations in the southern sky above. Imagine how pleased I was to discover that Google Earth now incorporates ‘Sky’ which allows an astronaut’s view of the earth. Not only can you view stars, constellations, galaxies, planets and the […] Continue Reading…

Also posted in Tools and Resources

blogLouder with the help of a Blogtrepreneur

Last week I mentioned the blogLOUDER – Blog Consulting Competition being run by Adnan on Blogtrepreneur. I was fortunate enough to win this competition. For my prize I had the choice of a Blog Consultations using an Instant Messenger Service or Blog Review in the form of an emailed report. I had first thought I would opt for the review so that I got an objective analysis of my blog without me influencing it in any way. After having a chat with Adnan, however, I decided that the objectivity would still be present in a consultation, it allowed me to […] Continue Reading…

Also posted in Promotion and SEO

I Follow – this week

Many thanks to to those who have recently lingered here a while to read and to those who were kind enough to take the time to comment. A special mention to Erica from Mom’s Journal who took me up on my Altruistic Link Love Challenge to create a link to a cause close to her heart. Erica chose ACLU. I am not going to say what the letters stand for so that you go take a peek for yourselves – (there is method in my madness – although some may say there is madness in my methods) Thanks to Colin […] Continue Reading…

Also posted in Promotion and SEO, Social Media

blogLOUDER – Blog Better?

I will say at the outset that I am partly writing this post to enter the blogLOUDER – Blog Consulting Competition on the Blogtrepreneur site. However the consultation services offered by Blogtepreneur are enticing and if you want to spend some cash to save time and effort and promote your blog more effectively then this may be for you. Services offered by blogLouder include helping bloggers: Increase RSS subscribership Increase blogging income Build a rock-solid community and increasing comments on your blog Raise traffic levels through creative writing This advice comes via two main packages: Blog Consulting package – a […] Continue Reading…

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