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Archive for Blogging & Communities

To All Commentors & Lurkers!

The Lion King 1½ ipod Apparently all commentors fit into categories (via Alexia), which are you? Also if you lurk here and read but don’t comment – what would make you comment (and which category would you belong in!?!?).

by Keiron on September 26th, 2008 | Blogging & Communities | 6 Comments » |

A Twittering Week

I’ve not posted since the 8th when I discussed making money on Twitter, I’ve twittered a bit (as I’ve found I can do that whilst I’m messing with other bits and bobs!), made some new Twitter friends… Training Day divx I’m wondering whether I should integrate Twitter more tightly with this blog for weeks like this, does anyone know any good tools for doing this? I already use Twitter Tools, to get my latest Twitter “Tweets” under “What I’m doing…” on the right, it’s capable of converting all my tweets into blog posts (that would seem daft given the randomness of my Tweets in just 160 characters!), and I definitely don’t want it posting a daily digest (the updates wouldn’t… Continue reading »

by Keiron on September 12th, 2008 | Blogging & Communities | No Comments » |

Making Money from Twitter

I’ve been using Twitter for a couple of weeks now, and much as I shunned it in the early days I’m quite enjoying it! Not for the: “I’ve just got up!” “I’ve just had a cup of coffee “I’m bored!” type Tweets – more the quick fire posts (when I don’t have time to right a full blog post), the chit-chat, and instant notification of people who’s blogs I follow adding a new post. My own posts get notified in my twitter timeline – which has lead to a few followers recently. Making Money Zombie Strippers! move I sat thinking about it this morning and couldn’t work out if there was any real way to make money from Twitter (never… Continue reading »

by Keiron on September 8th, 2008 | Blogging & Communities | 3 Comments » |

[Productivity] New Productivity Blogs!

I’ve been subscribed to Caroline’s blog for several months, and now I’ve finally got into Twitter I started following Caroline this week (not in a stalking kind of way, but on Twitter!). Caroline has just Twittered (or should that be Tweeted?) about some personal development blogs… A few of my exisitng favourites are on there, but I think I may have found yet more subscriptions for my Reader….. And there was me telling Lottie my reader was organised.

by Keiron on September 3rd, 2008 | Blogging & Communities | 2 Comments » |

Editing Spam

I read an interesting post today by Lorelle at WordPress (now given the article Lorelle wrote that will sound just like spam, but it’s not….. Lorelle makes a really interesting point in her article). The interesting point isn’t about the spam, although she quite rightly points out some of the comment spam that you can look for that you may have let through in a weak moment (drunk, tired, had enough, just shutting down the PC etc.). The interesting point is the fact that rather than just deleting the spam comment, if it adds value to the discussion you might as well keep it – but if you do decide to keep it, remove it’s value: Change the commenter’s name…. Continue reading »

by Keiron on August 13th, 2008 | Blogging & Communities | 3 Comments » |

An online persona? Or really me?

I need a Gravatar, you know one of those funky picture things that appears alongside comments on other peoples blogs (when I feel like commenting that is). Thankfully there’s one centralised place for dumping your picture and most people can then access it on their blog (it’s actually built into WordPress 2.5+). But now comes the big decision….. Do I want a photo of me or some online persona?! Two Lovers rip I started out a Avatarist not really finding anything I particularly liked except: and Both quite good, and very apt… But not really completely me…. Bloodbath in Psycho Town dvd I might just have to resort to my ugly mug, unless anyone has any bright ideas….

by Keiron on August 11th, 2008 | Blogging & Communities | 9 Comments » |

Timesaving: Commenting within Google Reader

I never realised how much time you could save if you could comment on a blog directly within Google Reader….. Think about it – no more opening up 72 tabs, commenting, remembering which ones to close etc etc. With the amount of items in my reader I really, really don’t have time for all of that! Then I saw Lorelle’s post on using a Grease Monkey script to read full blog posts and comment on blogs all from within Google Reader: Google Reader Preview Enhanced You’ll need the Grease Monkey extension before you can use it – but it does look fantastic, I’ll be giving it a go when I get a chance. Alright I admit it, I got to… Continue reading »

by Keiron on August 8th, 2008 | Blogging & Communities | 3 Comments » |