Thursday, October 14, 2010

12 Ideas to Revitalise your Blog

Your blog may be providing some great content, but you feel like you are getting stuck in a rut and not making progress. You might want to consider diversifying a bit with guest writers (always let them link to their own blog/website in exchange for the write-up) or by using some of the following ideas;

  • Lists: for example “5 brilliant Business Resources” or “10 Tips for Managers” or “10 New Business Ideas”
  • How to: for example “How to take Dominate the Boardroom” or “How to make a killer Presentation”
  • Learning from experiences: for example “I should have done X instead of Y” (excellent for guest bloggers)
  • Write a post examining the pros and cons of an issue.
  • Do an interview with key people in your niche.
  • Make a post simplifying a complex problem for your readers.
  • Spruce up your posts with pictures.
  • Post about frequently asked questions in your niche.
  • Aggregate and filter information, facts, stats or content that currently exists in different places in a single post.
  • Write part 2 of one of your posts that was extremely popular.
  • Write something to inspire/motivate your readers, especially if you don’t normally do that.
  • Blog an event: attend a relevant event and write about it

Happy blogging!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Habanero – NEVER AGAIN!!!

Never again will I let a developer under me use a framework that I have not tested and approved myself.

I have just had to take over a project because a junior developer left our company.

Learn from my suffering!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Blogger, Wordpress, and tumblr comparison

I’ve started a Photo Blog over at tumblr. Now I have blog’s on Blogger, Wordpress, and tumblr.
My impressions of these 3 free blogging sites so far are;

Wordpress
This seems to is the most flexible of the lot, but the popups on images are very annoying.

tumblr.
Incredibly easy to setup an use, I would happily recommend this to a first time blogger. Although the setup wizard tries to push you into using a paid premium template, you can get around it if the read the page properly. So far I am very impressed with it.

Blogger
I’m sorry to say Blogger is the most uncomfortable to use, and does not seem very flexible. I kind of regret setting it up as my primary blog, but you have to learn somehow.

Update
Blogger seem to be improving their systems, I used the new template tool and it was much better.
Well-done!

Let me know what you use and how happy you are with it.