22 posts tagged as "blogging"

Outsourcing your Blog engine’s functionality

[NOTE: I wrote this blog post over 2 years ago and recently found it in my Windows Live Writer drafts. I must have saved it to come back later and do some editing but forgot about it. It seems to be fairly up to date so I’m hitting the Publish...


Please help us spammers

Isn’t it cute that the same spammers who were leaving spam comments on my blog(s) with links to their sites no more than a couple of months ago are now sending me emails asking me to remove those links. We have recently been penalized by Google...


Six steps to getting a blog author’s attention when asking for help

I get a couple questions a week through my blog’s comments or contact page similar to this: “I love the Flickr widget, but how can I get it to [… do something custom…]?” I try to answer as many questions as possible but between work and family...


I have given myself another home page facelift

It was a much needed facelift. I liked the functionality of my previous blog home page and I liked the way it was implemented (mostly using JQuery plugins), but the design felt too cluttered and was just … well… ugly. Mostly it felt like too much...


My blog has a new home

I finally took the plunge and moved my blog (http://danhounshell.com) to Graffiti. No need to update links to RSS feeds, all that should be handled seamlessly by Feedburner. This blog was born in 2004 on Scott Watermasysk’s .Text platform. In...


Your Blog = Your Photo Goes Here

I know I'm joining this tirade party late. Joe Wirtley has preached it before (in fact almost exactly a year ago) and I know I've heard others proclaim the same. I'm a convert after bumping into a ton of people at CodeMash who I think that I know...


Please stop posting excerpts in your RSS feed!

I'm not speaking to anyone in particular with the above title, just the blogging world in general. I pruned a few RSS feeds from my reader today (Newsgator Outlook Edition in case you're keeping count) and afterward I realized that each of the...


My new favorite blog, the Cavs, and other stuff

First, hats off to Lebron James - he single-handedly carried the Cavaliers in the fourth quarter and overtime tonight. Truly amazing performance. I haven't seen a performance like that since ... well, I hate to say it, but ... since MJ did that in...


My Blogging Code of Conduct

This is not another post linking to a bunch of A-list bloggers' opinions on Tim O'Reilly's suggested Blogger Code of Conduct, though Mike Arrington of TechCrunch has an opinion that I agree with for the most part. Here is my code of conduct: ...


Add an Advertising Disclaimer to your site

Over on my TheBestWebStuff blog I recently added an Advertising Disclaimer to the main navigation of the site. I felt that since I had recently added RSS ads, banner ads, text ads, and I would soon be venturing into paid reviews as part of my...