Blogging, Bling and the Bearable Lightness of Not

Chip Camden and TDavid have written interesting posts in response to Jeff Atwood’s 13 Blog Cliches.  I tend to do a lot of the stuff on Jeff’s list too. Here’s my brief take on the 13… Before I resigned myself to life without parole in Blogger prison, I used to want a calendar widget bad.  Looking back, I … Continue reading Blogging, Bling and the Bearable Lightness of Not

The 7 Quickest Ways to Get Deleted From My Reading List

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve read a lot of blogs over the years.  During that time, I’ve developed some serious likes and dislikes.  My personal belief is that every reader is important, and unless you are at the very top of the Technorati 100, you should work hard to retain every reader.  Conversely, you should … Continue reading The 7 Quickest Ways to Get Deleted From My Reading List

From Creation to Abandonment: the 5 Stages of Blogging

Between my earlier ScobleFeeds series and my current swivel feeds experiment, I have read a lot of blogs.  During this time, I have been looking for patterns and commonalities.  While it’s hard to draw too many universal conclusions about the blogging experience without front-end data, there are a few patterns that emerge. One of them is … Continue reading From Creation to Abandonment: the 5 Stages of Blogging