Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Can I just say WOW!
Collaborative information (FREE) at it's best. Good luck.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
- How to set up google ad sense
- Recommendations against blogspot hosting (like I've been doing)
- Best ways to write for search and for RSS
- How to connect with you readers
Monday, February 25, 2008
clipped from transparentre.com
This blogger compiled a list
From Promoting Tips comes this list of recent novels, created and published on blogs:
Simon of Space (Which was recently picked for print by publisher Ephemera Bound.) The Fifth Tomorrow (Nice format though there are only 4 chapters posted of this effort by first time author C.F. York.) Le Spirale Fantastique (Very professional effort by an author previously published in print) Irrational Histories (A somewhat regular serial style novel by up and coming author David Moles) American Invisible (Fine effort by writer Hugh Madison.)
Sunday, February 24, 2008
JimKarter.com is offering a $500 paypal win if you are the lucky drawn name, of course you must first subscribe to the email RSS and to get a second submission post on your blog. Thus this post. I'm really not as concerned about the $500, sure we'll take it, but in watching the process so I can learn how to extrapolate the ideas and turn them into hypere-local strategies for our Northwest Indiana businesses.
Friday, February 22, 2008
For those wanting to build a folder on google reader for just this sort of reading package, here are my Top Ten Blog Experts to Read Daily ... complete with the RSS addresses for each. Now, it couldn't be any easier than that.
- Chris Brogan - with specific focus on social media tools - RSS Feed
- John Chow - a ton of money making ideas - RSS Feed
- ProBlogger - Darren is totally honest about making money online - RSS Feed
- Copy Blogger - writing still matters - RSS Feed
- JoelComm - loves ad sense still - RSS Feed
- Performancing - coaching style team blogging - RSS Feed
- ZacJohnson Super Affiliate - Affiliate marketing income - RSS Feed
- Andy Beard - niche marketing - RSS Feed
- Shoemoney - more online ideas - RSS Feed
- Synergy Bluprint - me of course, who says I can't list myself - RSS Feed
I'll come up with a legit number 10 sooner or later, but the top 6 or 7 are really my favorites. They are all legit money making bloggers, consultants, and coaches to online marketing.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
I think the gist is that the normal free-lance web geek just doesn't get it.
Kudos Paul, keep up the great work.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
There may be tons of other companies out there but this one does seem to have some great products at low monthly prices. Head over if you want to check it out, may be a better solution than going it alone with GoDaddy or learning how to do it all yourself.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Chris Hedges, editor of Life in Northwest Indiana and beyond and Northwest Indiana Blogs, suggested last week that I write a longer than normal post on Twitter. You see, normally I try to grab the top ten or fifteen issues affecting Northwest Indiana for my sites, but occassionally write a longer post.
With the birth of a Northwest Indiana blog community, I've been doing a lot more commenting and quick posting, so I readily accepted the challenge. I'll also be submitting this post to the NW Indiana Blog Carnival for this week. If you have a post for the carnival this week submit it here.
What is twitter? Twitter is a way to communicate quickly and efficiently with the people you choose to "follow." That's it, quick and easy. Anything you post must be 140 characters or less in length.
I've been watching the twitter community form over the last couple months, with explosive growth, and frankly a growing amount of my traffic and communication is taking place on twitter.
Sound boring? Well it's anything but boring. The communication is rapid fire, with thousands of post a minute. Obviously choosing who to follow is key, you won't want to read the minute by minute posts of anyone that you really could care less to hear the answer to twitter's question "What are you doing?"
I'd like to see all of us here in Northwest Indiana who are blogging on twitter since it's a really fast way to communicate new posts, or throw around ideas on what's really going on. Here's my profile (Daltonsbriefs) head over to http://www.twitter.com/ and sign up, it takes a few minutes and of course it's free. Then hit my profile link here and press "follow" so we can be connected.
It's that easy and we're on our way to communicating quickly, in short bursts.
When posting on twitter one important tool is to add links to your posts or things you've recently read online. You'll find that when you put in the link twitter will in most cases automatically shorten the link to a "tiny url" format making it even easier to read.
This morning alone I found 15 posts and sites that I never would have found on the things I like to follow ie. real estate, mortgages, John McCain, and northwest indiana. One last trick, when replying or engaging a person use the following format: @daltonsbriefs and then your comment. This format sends this specific post of your directly into my replies tab, so that even if I'm not online at that moment I'll find this specific post and be able to reply. Place the @ in front of any person's profile name and you're engaging.
I have had the chance to engage some A list bloggers, who eventually went to my sites. These people would not have done so on Facebook or Linkedin or Plaxo, too time consuming. This has been a terrific way to watch what the A listers do, how they write, how they engage.
Take the few minutes and join me on twitter, I think you'll find it very helpful in engaging with other writers, bloggers, and media personalities.
Porter County Politics
Northwest Indiana Real Estate
Northwest Indiana Mortgages
Hoosiers for John McCain
Northwest Indiana Blog Community
Daltonsbriefs - International Affairs
SEO Diva writes Twitter Tweet some very practical reasons to get on twitter now.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
He goes on to say that he feels he no longer enjoys linear reading, novels or newspapers, but finds most satisfying the networked experience that Google and others have made possible. Jumping from link to link, delving into an idea or a debate, backing up and trying from a different perspective.
How do you think, gather information, make decisions, follow stories?
I was also thinking about the panel I organized for the O’Reilly TOC
conference on Blogs as Books, Books as Blogs — do I do all my reading online because I like blogs better than books now? That doesn’t seem meaningful on the face of it.
Then I read this really interesting post by Evan Schnittman at the
OUP Blog about why he uses ebooks only for convenience but actually prefers to
read in print. So do I do all my reading online because it’s more convenient?
Well, it is, but it’s not as if I don’t have opportunities to read books. (And I do read a lot of Disney Princess books to my daughter.) But the convenience
argument seems to float on the surface of a deeper issue — there’s something
about the print vs. online dialectic that always seemed superficial to me.
Books, newspapers, and other print media are carefully laid out. Online content
like blogs are shoot from the hip. Books are linear and foster concentration and
focus, while the web, with all its hyperlinks, is kinetic, scattered, all over