Link lovin’: Descriptive link text

Have you ever written or read something like: Check this out. Do you see such things often? What do you feel when you see them? Are you compelled to click the link? Or do you ignore the link because you are thinking that it might give you a link to a dubious site or blog? […]

Choosing the right blog software

Choosing the right blog software for your new blog requires that you ask yourself some questions and make a list of all of the features and tools you need as well as your budget. Once you have this information written down you will be prepared to start shopping for blog software. However, keep in mind […]

Promoting your products in a blog

When promoting products via your blog, you need to be a little more subtle and clever than you with a normal website…. Don’t use the words “I think” and “should” when writing overviews and informing people about your product or service. They’re dangerous. They will quickly reveal your lack of confidence, experience and expertise. When […]

Conversing in the blogosphere

Blogging is about sharing your points of view, it is about conversation. If you want to get your point across, you have to write it well and clearly enough so that whoever stumbles upon your blog will be able to relate with you and learn from you. Maybe after several months of blogging and you […]

RSS – Blog Reading Made Easy

If you want to browse and subscribe to feeds, you have many choices. Today, there are more than 2,000 different feed reading applications, also known as “news aggregators” (for text, mostly) or “podcatchers” (for podcasts). There are even readers that work exclusively on mobile devices. Some require a small purchase price but are tops for […]

The Growing Blogsphere. Expression in Opression

In oppressive countries, such as Iran (which shut down almost all independent newspapers in 2000), blogs have provided a way for journalists and others to express themselves and share the latest news and happenings. But speaking up in such places often has serious consequences, such as one blogger in Iraq who was jailed by authorities […]