Archives for December 2011

In Praise of Akismet, Comment Spam Catcher

Comment spammers are the cockroaches of the blogging world: offensive, persistent and not easily controlled. For those new to blogging, it may help to explain that while email spam is targeted at you or me, comment spam is targeted at Google. It’s a parasitic activity, aiming to get a better ranking on Google by linking […]

5 Things I Look for in a WordPress Theme

One of the best things about the WordPress website and blogging platform is that there are so many different themes to choose from. But for someone new to this way of building a website or establishing a blog that very abundance of choices can be mind-bogglingly confusing. So I thought it might be helpful to […]

Gary Vaynerchuk Explains Why Now is a Great Time to Get Seriously Social

I was very impressed on hearing Gary Vaynerchuk a.k.a @garyvee speak in 2007 in Las Vegas at the first BlogWorld & New Media Expo. I really like his directness and his ability to explain the complexities of social media in plain language and with practical business examples. He always makes good business sense. He is […]