Thanks everyone who participated in last week’s discussion. 1. Do you use to-do lists to stay organized, and do you think it helps you stay focused on blogging tasks and other day-to-day activities? 2. What software do you recommend for keeping to-do lists? Wayne Liew, in my humble opinion, gave the most thorough answer. To-do […]
What is community discussion? Starting from today, we’ll hold a community discussion every week where all of you’ll have a chance to participate and share your wisdom regarding the discussion subject of the week. The very next post will feature the best reply as well as all the comments left in the discussion thread! (reminds […]
Are you a successful blogger? Success, it seems, has different meaning for every person. For some, managing a low traffic blog is a success in itself. For others, it means a lot of traffic, subscribers, and comments. The majority, however, does not know how to determine whether they are successful or not, and what exactly it feels like to be a successful blogger.
Every blogger is full of inspiration and motivation when starting a blog, but this elated condition seems to wane as time passes. The interest simply peters out and the once fun task of blogging seems more like a chore. This all happens because the bored blogger is not familiar with the sense of success.
Usually, since blogging is supposed to be a lifelong adventure, the formidable challenge of blogging overshadows the initial enthusiasm. To get a sense of definite direction and ultimately a sense of success, you need to set down several goals to help you stay motivated along the way.
OK guys, here’s the idea: You will link to one of your favorite posts on your blog in the comments, and I’ll include your link in the next post where I’ll compile a list of all the links submitted by everyone. The deadline is day after tomorrow (can be extended). Sounds useful? Great! Feel free […]
You know why blogging became popular? Because it let the geniuses like you and I publish their
rants thoughts about random stuff online. Blogs were supposed to be personal diaries.
Then, the cult of business-minded came along and turned blogs into online profit-turning machines, and set down a completely different definition of blogging. Of course, money feels and smells good, so everyone liked the renewed definition of blogging, leaving personal blogs behind.
When I was new to blogging, I kept hearing this advice from the oldies that you must blog on a daily basis no matter what, and that if you didn’t post on a certain day, your angry, shovel-wielding readers will chase you around the blogosphere. However, now that I have some first-hand blogging experience under my belt, my conclusions differ greatly from those respected bloggers. I have also learned that all advice is not necessarily good advice, even if it comes from a reliable source. You should experiment and find out out for yourself what works for you.
Although posting daily is essential for news related blogs (such as Tech Crunch) to feed their readers with the news and reviews about the latest happenings in their niche, it is a big no-no for the blogs that consist mostly of advice, opinions, and researched articles.
If you are a web designer, or a passionate CSS hobbyist, you must be aware of the impact well structured typography can have on your overall design. Though, optimizing your typography to work on old and new versions of plethora of web browsers on various operating systems can prove to be quite a headache. With the following list of resources, you can learn, optimize, and beautify your web typography, and never need to worry about those pesky compatibility issues again (I wish!).