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Seven Weird Wonders?!?

Uh-oh! Mum’s at it again with yet another meme! This time she wants to know seven weird facts about me, I’m not so sure about this… I don’t class any facts about me to be “weird”… Here are the rules: 1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog. (iRamble) – Check 2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog – some random, some weird – Well I’ll see what I can manage! 3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog – 7? You’re having a giraffe aren’t you? 4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their… Continue reading »

by Keiron on November 28th, 2008 | Blogging & Communities | 2 Comments » |

BackType Update

I was raving about BackType only last week both on Twitter and on this blog – It’s a great idea and the list of features they sent me this morning in their newsletter looked great! FriendFeed Not something I use, but I know a few people who do that will be pleased about this. Alerts I love my Google Alerts so this should be really useful for keeping up on what people are commenting on. Twitter Not sure I fancy every comment I make anywhere showing up in my twitter feed though!! Widgets Something Matt and I discussed, getting places where we’re commenting to show up on our blogs. Developers Aha an API, not that I’ll have time to use… Continue reading »

by Keiron on October 31st, 2008 | Blogging & Communities | 5 Comments » |

Comments Bite Back!

I registered with backtype the other day. I quite like it as a way of seeing where I’m commenting and on what! Speed movie Matt pointed out that he couldn’t see the point of it, but I quite like the idea of using their widget to show other people what I’m commenting on and what I’ve said (beats a blogroll any day in my opinion!).

by Keiron on October 22nd, 2008 | Blogging & Communities | 6 Comments » |

OpenID with your own WordPress URL!

I went to post a comment on a website today, it was a Blogger one (I always dread this – it’s just not as easy as commenting on a WordPress blog is it?). This particular user had chose to allow comments from: Registered Google Accounts OpenID users I usually just select the anonymous option and fill in the form, like I would a WordPress form – that was a non-starter. I don’t want a WordPress hosted WordPress blog, so I need to do something else… I want my own OpenID! Then I found eric’s post on Using your own WordPress URL as an OpenID! A quick download and activation of the OpenID Delegate WordPress Plugin, an account created with myOpenID… Continue reading »

by Keiron on October 6th, 2008 | Blogging & Communities | 3 Comments » |

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 » |

PageRank and “Web Success”

.!. Mine’s 2 on this site (PageRank that is)……. Or it is today, it could all be taken away tomorrow on the whim of Google (or any other strange random factor!?). Styletime “Tweeted” me an interesting question on Friday evening: Why do people still care about pagerank? I immediately batted back a reply: Honest truth, I think it’s the only non-woolly measuring stick they’ve got I’ve thought about this some more since then, and I still think I cracked it in that quick reply…. People want to be able to measure success, they need a yardstick – in life it’s their usually job, their car, their house etc. On the web what have they got? As Styletime pointed out to… Continue reading »

by Keiron on September 13th, 2008 | Websites | 5 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 » |