Thoughts about my experience of migrating my 10-year old blog from an ancient blogging platform to a modern one.
I started my blog 13 years ago, in 2003. At the time, Movable Type was the most popular blogging platform; although a challenger, in the form of WordPress, had newly arrived on the blogging scene. Continue reading “How I Moved my Blog to WordPress from Movable Type”
An inspirational showcase of the best designed blog comments from blogs around the web.
As part of their announcement about improved custom report and dashboard sharing, Google have released several custom reports and dashboards for Google Analytics users to install.
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If you use FeedBurner to deliver your RSS feed then you’ll want to check out Feed Analysis by BlogPerfume. Plug in your FeedBurner URL and Feed Analysis will spit out a variety of pretty charts of your site’s RSS activity.
Continue reading “Online Charting Tool for RSS Feeds”
Yes, it’s great to get your article on the front page of Digg’s design section — you get a huge traffic spike; hopefully your site stays up; you get a bunch of snarky comments — but it’s not exactly easy to do. Continue reading “Get More Traffic: 18 Social Media Sites for Web Designers”
It appears that sometime on Friday my comment system broke. It may have something to do with my running out of disk space (which happened on the same day), although when I freed up some space on my server, comments were still not working.
Continue reading “Comments Are Broken”
It’s no secret that lists are a popular blog post format. Long lists of resources, in particular, can be a very successful type of post in terms of driving traffic and raising awareness of your site. Just check out Smashing Magazine for numerous examples. Continue reading “11 Reasons Why You Should Write Long List Posts”
If you’re using FeedBurner for your RSS needs you might be interested to know that its Pro features are now free. Now you can get more analytics data as well as the ability to brand your feed under a sub-domain of your site. Nice one!
Quick Highlighter is an online tool for displaying nicely formatted code on a web page.
A while back I posted about a useful tool for presenting nicely formatted code in blog posts. Well, Quick Highlighter is a similar online service that includes color highlighting based on the language you are displaying. Continue reading “Easy Way to Display Well-Formatted Code on a Web Page”
ProBlogger guest author Tony Hung has written an amazingly comprehensive post about marketing your blog in 2007. In it he touches on just about every aspect of what it takes to develop a successful (i.e. popular) blog.
Continue reading “The Best Article About Marketing Your Blog Ever?”