Archives for April 2007

Away for a Bit

I will be away from the blog until next week sometime. We got a call this afternoon that my wife’s father passed away. We are leaving early in the morning for Wisconsin. I’ll get back to the blog after I return. Thanks for your understanding.

Business is About People not Stats

As we work through the current series on Promoting Your Blog with Social Networking Sites, it is important that we pause for a moment and remember that ultimately business is about people and not about stats. Business blogging is no different. Show Me The Money I’ve had discussions in the past with folks who subscribe… Read More »

Promote Your Business Blog with Social Networking Sites: MyBlogLog

We are going through some of the social networking sites that are out there and talking about how we can become active in them to help promote our businesses. Yesterday we talked about StumbleUpon. In the comments of that post Tony Clark pointed out an article on DoshDosh that gives a very comprehensive introduction to… Read More »

Promote Your Business Blog with Social Networking Sites: StumbleUpon

Over the next several days we are going to be talking about some of the different social networking sites out there and how we might be able to effectively use them to promote our businesses. Today we are going to be exploring one of my favorites StumbleUpon The first social networking site I’d recommend for… Read More »

What is Google Really Up To?

There is a brilliant new guest post up over at by Alister Cameron titled How Google Blogsearch ranks your Posts… In their own words! It’s a long post, and very technical. Alister analyzes some of the wording found in Google’s patent application a couple years back for their Blog Search and he brings up… Read More »

Promote Your Business Blog with Social Networking Sites

Steve Bowman over at Coastal Uruguay asked me a great question yesterday about increasing blog traffic. He said he’d been actively building relationships with other bloggers in his niche and seeing some good results from that approach. But now he is ready to step up the pace a bit. What is a good next step?… Read More »

Praying for the Folks in Virginia

The horror yesterday at Virginia Tech struck a little too close to home for me. My brother is very much younger than I am (by, oh, 20 years) and is in college right now. Even though I was raised in New York, my folks moved to western Virginia when he was a toddler so that’s… Read More »

Sunday Morning Goodness – 15 April 2007

I know it is tax deadline day. But it’s Sunday so they probably are giving you until tomorrow to file since the mail isn’t running today. (Don’t hold me to that, though. I filed a while back because I’d overpaid and wanted my money back quickly.) Anyway I was just poking around my feed reader… Read More »

Good Thing I’m Not Superstitious

Yesterday was Friday the 13th of April. It’s a good thing I’m not superstitious. Because I happened to look at my Technorati stats and saw this on my screen. What an interesting day to happen across the threshold of “666 links to this URL”. Fortunately my day was none the worse for having those omens… Read More »

Performancing Metrics Goes Down Hard

As a consultant I experiment with different metrics packages to see how they compare. One of the packages that I like is Performancing Metrics. However if you click on that link right now you will get a “Server Not Found” error massage. If you are using Performancing Metrics you might want to take the script… Read More »