Category «Blogging»

WordPress 2.6 now available.

Yesterday the WordPress team released WordPress version 2.6 ahead of schedule. While you will not notice any major visual changes in this release from WordPress 2.5 but there are some significant security enhancements and bug fixes. Other features that many bloggers will like include Press This!: Post from wherever you are on the web Post …

Entrecard reaches to new heights with comments

Today Entrecard announced a partnership with SezWho. SezWho is a universal profile service for the social web that improves community engagement and enables content discovery to be added to blogs, forums, message boards and other social sites. By partnering with SezWho, Entrecard team is providing yet another incentive for bloggers to leave meaningful comments on …

The Bloggers Union

Daniel at Daily Blog Tips floated an interesting idea to create a blogger’s union or association. His logic is that by creating a union bloggers can help each other to face-off legal challenges, content scraping, spams and other similar issues. I think this is a great idea. Although I am little skeptical about the implementation …

Will eBook replace paper book?

Should we declare the traditional book as an endangered specie? Current trends show that e-book popularity is growing and it may become the format of choice for most people in the near future. Publishers and books sellers are reporting that the e-book sales are up by as much as four or five times over last …

Top 10 tools for bloggers.

If you are looking for ways to improve your blogging you can start by using some of tools mentioned at Lifehacker. Mosts of the tools on this list are Firefox extensions, but the list also have few stand alone applications that may help you in your blogging. My favorite tool on that list is Foxmarks …

Best free tools for Twitter

Twitter provides an excellent platform to bloggers to promote their blogs. Because of its popularity several third-party tools and services were created to help Twitter users. Following is a list of the tools and services that I think make Twitter lot more easier and fun to use.

Enter the DarkRoom for increased productivity.

To me the key to productivity lies in simplicity and avoiding distraction. I am glad that last month I found out about Dark Room at DoshDosh.com. Dark Room is a no-frill, minimalistic full-screen text editor. Its main purpose is to let you focus on your writing and kill all distractions that come with other full-featured …

Has Alexa new method changed your rank?

Yesterday I was pleasantly surprised to see my Alexa rank became145,792. The night before it was some where in 233,00 range. My first thought was something is not right. So I went to Alexa.com and found out that they have changed their ranking system. And that new system is the cause of this new rating. …

What is your blog’s worth?

Want to find out how much does your blog worth? Just go to DNScoop.com and get your answer. DNScoop.com estimates the dollar value of an established domain name. Its estimation is based on several factors including Links pointing to the domain Popularity of the domain Age of the domain Pagerank of the domain Traffic to …

Encourage comments by offering automatic backlinks.

Today I stumbled upon an excellent WordPress plugin. It is called CommentLuv. This plugin rewards the visitors who leave comments on your posts with backlinks to their recent posts. This is an excellent way to encourage your visitors to leave comments on your post. It is a win-win situation for you and the visitors. You …