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10 Reasons Why Nobody Reads Your Blog

I think I’ve read this before, but its still funny all the same. I used to work for AOL myself in a past life and if nobody reads my blog then its because I haven’t recently sold them my company for $25 million. Of course, when I do that, people might start posting here 😉…

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PageRank Followup

Having been speaking about Google PageRank last week, I came across this paper which should be of interest to those of you worried about how your site or blog is performing. It is a quite detailed breakdown of how the PageRank algorithm works and what it does. The paper was written by Ian Rogers and…

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New blog of interest

Speaking from a designer’s point of view, its nice to hear people’s thoughts on a product from the other side of the fence, the side that matters most to be honest. What I’m talking about is usability, and Keith Bohanna has just set up a new blog focussing on matters of usability or “what makes…

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Another feckin’ blog

Thats how the tagline goes anyway. Friend and colleague (great being able to call the two!), John Butler, has this week launched his new blog John Butler Live and covers a great post on holophonics. For those of you unaware of the term I would suggest a read of this post armed with a set…

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Compare and contrast stats

I was lucky enough to get in on Google Analytics before it shut everyone else out (can you call yourself lucky?), but anyway, I’ve been tracking my blog with both Analytics and StatCounter, as I mentioned yesterday. On yesterday’s performance alone (for an average day so far, keeping in mind that I’m picking yesterday as…

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Blogging the NFL

I mentioned earlier in the week that I had launched NFLView.com, a blog catering for the NFL (or at least people with an interest in the NFL, American Football). Interesting statistic that 48.5% of the visitors in its first week (launched on December 31st) were from the US, the remainder made up of Canadian, Irish…

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Sweet photos its Javascript!

Want to show people photos from your blog, or website, but don’t want to go with popping up windows, trying to dodge popup blockers, avoid iFrames, standalone pages… and do it all in a way thats still snazzy? Check out Lightbox JS, which does all that, placing images above your current page, not within which…

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Further to design matters

Further on the whole issue about me redesigning the theme for my blog, I came across this article by Darren Rowse this morning in relation to how you design a theme for your blog and what you want to achieve from the design. Is it to 1. To generate income from advertising streams 2. Reader…

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Irish Blog Awards kick off

Let the games begin! Picked up this post today announcing that nominations are now open for the Irish Blog Awards and will remain open for a few weeks. There’s a good number of categories on offer including best blogger, best blog post, best personal blog etc. You can nominate yourself or anyone of your preference…

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Yahoo On The Move Again

Over the weekend I mentioned that Yahoo picked up del.icio.us. Now it seems that they’ve partnered with Six Apart, the creators of Moveable Type / Typepad and are now going to offer users the ability to create blogs with MT for hosting on the Yahoo Small Business hosting service. Not a bad move for Six…

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