This is weekend, and if you are still glued to your computer pretending that the world around you does not exist, here are some great articles to keep you busy.
Blogging and misc
Using Trends In Google Reader To Manage RSS Overload by Abhijeet
How Social Proof Can Kill or Fill Your Blog by Jonathon
A Plea From 16 Most Overused Fonts by Vivien
10 tips for writing graphic design briefs by David Airey
45 Photo Editing Tutorials for Photoshop by Steven Snell
I’ve made a guest post over at Copyblogger where I explain why Why Cutting ClichÃ©s From Your Copy is as Easy as Pie
You think you are real good at SEO? Mani of Daily SEO Blog wants you to prove your SEO link building and offsite optimization skills on his new blog, and have a chance to win $250 in prize.
Aaron tells us that there are times when it doesnâ€™t pay to be frugal. and gives six examples where the costs outweigh the savings.
Michael shares his best Tips to Rock Out Your Band or Musician Blog.
Daily Blog Tips tutorial writing project has ended and it’s time to announce my favorite three tutorial from the 72 submitted tutorials.
And, of course, I liked my entry about Best WordPress SEO Tips and Tricks too!
Edit: Oh wait, I think it’s too late to cast votes because the winners have already been announced. My bad guys. I may have deprived you of the chance to win the contest.
As the year comes to a close, it’s time to do the wrap-up post.
It’s been good five months for Blogging Bits. Even though I didn’t post remarkably well-researched articles or strive to reach Digg front page thanks to constant hosting issues that I’ve been having, the community response and participation on almost all articles has exceeded my expectations. So, a big thanks to everyone who has put up with, read, and taken part in discussions at Blogging Bits.
Below is some link love followed by what I consider to be the best posts at Blogging Bits in 2007.
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As promised, here are 5 randomly selected articles out of total 31 submitted articles. Thanks everyone.
My StumbleUpon Analysis – A Poor 500% Traffic Increase by Jamie Harrop.
RSS – Everything you ever wanted to know about it by Colin King.
Bloggers Guide to Creating Better Content by Steven Snell.
How To Get Your Creative Juices Flowing by Jacob Cass.
How to Get Back Into Your Blogging Groove by Hopeful Spirit.
And with that, I officially close this scheme.
Don’t worry, I am still intent on giving away more traffic and backlinks to Blogging Bits readers, but I have a slightly different and better way of doing so in mind this time around. So keep your fingers crossed.
You won’t be disappointed. I promise.
I have started writing for Blogging Tips and my first post about 5 Essential Time Saving Tips For Bloggers went live on Tuseday. It’s exciting to write for a blog other than my own. And yes, It’s a paid writing job.
As always, here are some great worth-linkinng-to articles from around the blogosphere.
Enjoy your weekend!
After running my free backlink offer for two days, I have ended up collecting a total of 28 links. It was a great response (despite the fact that the site went down for 10 hours instantly after the offer) and I learned a thing or two from it that I’ll utilize in my future offerings.
Thanks to those who submitted their links, and a special thanks to following people for spreading the word:
Those who benefited from this offer, and those who missed, keep your fingers crossed, because a similar offer is coming very soon, which will be even better and everyone will be able to benefit from it. Subscribe to my RSS to be notified when I give away more free backlinks.
Here are final 28 links in the order they were submitted. I’ve enjoyed reading many of these and I am sure you do too.
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Pelf is an active environmentalist and her enthusiasm seems to have tripled as Blog Action Day nears. She has got a great compilation of articles on environment written by her and others. Be sure to check them out if you are clueless about what to write on October 15th. I too had no idea what I’ll write for Blog Action Day, but her articles gave me good inspiration.
Steven of Vandelay Website Design is making good use of the attention he has received after getting onto Digg font page a month ago. His article about 13 Ways to Create Unique, Original Blog Content is the latest addition to his thriving blog.
Chris Garret shares tips about writing on a topic you are passionate about but aren’t fully versed in.
Michael from Pro Blog design gives excellent advice on getting the best from your designer. I couldn’t agree more with him, because, naturally, when you agree to pay hundreds of dollars for a custom blog theme, you want your money’s worth.
Read my guest post on Performancing if you want to know how to build lasting relationships in the blogosphere.