Archives for October 2009

Using Google Alerts for Blog Post Topic Inspiration

Having a couple of relevant keywords in your Google Alerts can help with finding topics for your blog I know there are people who blog on a daily basis and even more frequently and there have been times, usually on a Sunday or a Monday, when I’ve told myself “this week!”. The statistical reality is […]

Gravatars – What, Why and How to Get One

A quick guide to the gravatar If you’ve noticed, when you leave a comment on a blog post, that other commenters have images of themselves alongside their comments but your comment has only a grey “mystery man” blob or a symbol like the one in the margin here, where the others have pictures of themselves, […]

links for 2009-10-26

Great Places to Find Information About SEO If you’ve been less than successful in searching for good, up to date, quality information and suggestions on search engine optimization (SEO) you will surely love this list of key sites, put together by Jeremy Morgan. Matt Cutts, SEOMoz etc – there are others but using this list […]

links for 2009-10-15

Recommending Typepad for Business Blogs Following post on Des Walsh’s Thinking Home Business about setting up a WordPress blog, this post on Des Walsh dot Com points to Typepad’s excellent credentials for business blogging – different platforms for different needs (tags: BusinessBlogging BusinessBlogs bloggingsoftware Typepad)

Three Practical Videos for Setting Up a WordPress Blog

Two years on, Sarah Lewis’s videos on installing a site are still spot on Lately, at workshops and in various conversations, I’ve been promising people some information on setting up a WordPress blog from (as distinct from the fully hosted service In doing so, I’ve been conscious of the fact that I’d […]