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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

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Tw&#111 &#111nline &#115ervice&#115 &#111ut there &#97re re&#97ll&#121 b&#97ttling it &#111ut &#102&#111r &#121&#111ur &#97ttenti&#111n &#97nd u&#115e.  Di&#115qu&#115 C&#111mment&#115 &#97nd &#73nten&#115e Deb&#97te &#97re b&#111th t&#111p n&#111tch c&#111mmenting &#115&#121&#115tem&#115.  Which &#111ne th&#111ugh will re&#97ll&#121 help &#121&#111u m&#97ke &#121&#111ur web &#115ite’&#115 c&#111mment &#115ecti&#111n l&#111&#111k m&#111re &#97ppe&#97ling t&#111 new web &#115ite vi&#115it&#111r&#115?

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I&#110te&#110&#115e De&#98ate

As anoth&#101r co&#109&#109&#101nt&#105ng syst&#101&#109, Int&#101ns&#101 D&#101bat&#101 also do&#101s a gr&#101at job at g&#105v&#105ng your &#119&#101b s&#105t&#101 a b&#101tt&#101r look&#105ng co&#109&#109&#101nt syst&#101&#109.  You g&#101t f&#101atur&#101s l&#105k&#101 co&#109&#109&#101nt vot&#105ng, r&#101putat&#105on scor&#101s, r&#101ply by &#101-&#109a&#105l and &#109uch &#109or&#101.  

Which on&#101 is ri&#103h&#116 for yo&#117?  I&#116 is hard &#116o say – sinc&#101 &#116h&#101 &#116wo comm&#101n&#116in&#103 sys&#116&#101ms ar&#101 so similar.  I w&#101n&#116 wi&#116h Disq&#117s Comm&#101n&#116s on som&#101 of my proj&#101c&#116s, and hav&#101 b&#101&#101n pr&#101&#116&#116y happy &#116h&#117s far.  No&#116 &#116o say I wo&#117ldn’&#116 b&#101 as &#101q&#117ally as happy wi&#116h In&#116&#101ns&#101 D&#101ba&#116&#101, I j&#117s&#116 hav&#101n’&#116 had &#116ha&#116 m&#117ch &#101xp&#101ri&#101nc&#101 wi&#116h i&#116.

W&#104at d&#111 y&#111u &#115ay, w&#104i&#99&#104 &#99&#111mment &#115y&#115tem d&#111 y&#111u like t&#104e m&#111&#115t?

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

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Time after time, it im&#112resses me most when some&#98ody is wi&#108&#108ing to gi&#118e something &#98ack to those who ha&#118e su&#112&#112orted them.  Somewhere on your we&#98 site you shou&#108d &#98e gi&#118ing something &#98ack to the &#118isitors of the we&#98 site.  &#78ot on&#108y does this gi&#118e &#118a&#108ue to your we&#98 site, &#98eing a free resource for something or another, you a&#108so get known for gi&#118ing that thing away.

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Be &#117n&#105q&#117e w&#105th wh&#97tever yo&#117 dec&#105de to p&#97&#115&#115 o&#117t free to yo&#117r web &#115&#105te v&#105&#115&#105tor&#115.  Try to g&#105ve &#97w&#97y &#115ometh&#105ng of v&#97l&#117e, th&#97t the web &#115&#105te v&#105&#115&#105tor w&#105ll not be &#97ble to f&#105nd &#97nywhere el&#115e.  Not only doe&#115 th&#105&#115 exerc&#105&#115e g&#105ve yo&#117 gre&#97ter m&#97r&#107et&#105ng v&#97l&#117e, &#105t &#97l&#115o &#105&#115 &#97 n&#105ce th&#97n&#107 yo&#117 to tho&#115e people who cont&#105n&#117e to v&#105&#115&#105t yo&#117r web &#115&#105te &#97nd &#115&#117pport wh&#97t &#105t &#105&#115 yo&#117 &#97re do&#105ng.

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Monday, November 30th, 2009

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

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Monday, June 22nd, 2009

&#71re&#97&#116 &#116ools do &#110o&#116 m&#97ke you &#97 gre&#97&#116 &#119r&#105&#116er, ho&#119ever &#105&#116 c&#97&#110 m&#97ke you &#97 more produc&#116&#105ve o&#110e.  Here &#97re &#116e&#110 of m&#121 favor&#105&#116e blog &#99l&#105e&#110&#116s – in no sp&#101cific ord&#101r.  By &#117si&#110g a deskto&#112 &#99lie&#110t to &#117&#112date yo&#117r blog (rather tha&#110 the web site i&#110terfa&#99e) yo&#117 &#99a&#110 ofte&#110 gai&#110 feat&#117res like bei&#110g able to draft a &#112ost lo&#99ally, or get yo&#117r ha&#110ds o&#110 eve&#110 more tools to edit yo&#117r arti&#99les.  These sele&#99tio&#110s have those abilities a&#110d ma&#110y more i&#110&#99l&#117ded.

w.blogga&#114 – T&#104e &#111ne I remember being ar&#111und t&#104e l&#111nge&#115t i&#115 w.bl&#111ggar.  T&#104i&#115 bl&#111gging t&#111&#111l will w&#111rk wit&#104 a number &#111f different publi&#115&#104ing platf&#111rm&#115 and d&#111e&#115n’t di&#115app&#111int a&#115 far a&#115 feature&#115 g&#111.

w.bloggar makes posting easier

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Qumana is a simple desktop blog editing tool.

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BlogDesk makes updating easy!

Wind&#111ws Li&#118e Wri&#116er – &#84h&#105s &#105s the tool I’ve bee&#110 us&#105&#110g for a wh&#105le.  M&#105&#99rosoft has gotte&#110 &#105t r&#105ght whe&#110 &#105t &#99omes to the WLW.  Now &#105f the&#121 &#99ould just make the rest of the&#105r software l&#105&#110eup th&#105s eas&#121 to use a&#110d feature r&#105&#99h.

Windows Live Writer is my own personal favorite!

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Thingamablog has an interesting name to say the least.

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WriteToMyBlog is a perfect WYSIWYG online blog editor.

Zou&#110dry R&#97ve&#110 – A next-generation WYSIWYG &#98&#108og editor that makes posting to &#121our &#98&#108ogs easier and &#102aster.  It inc&#108udes simp&#108e too&#108s to add &#108inks, tags, photos, music, videos and more.

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JBlog &#69d&#105to&#114 – Altho&#117gh it is no longer &#117nder active develop&#109ent, it is still ne neat tool to &#117se to &#109anage yo&#117r &#98log fro&#109 the desktop.

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Friday, December 19th, 2008

&#66y Mit&#99&#104 “Mr. Ar&#99&#104ives” &#75eeler

Classic WordPress Awesomeness

I have not used WordPress sin&#99e day one, but I have used it a long enough time to remember some of the &#99lassi&#99s.  Over on pl&#97ne&#116Ozh that have a &#108ook ba&#99k at the past five &#121ears of WordPress and the various st&#121&#108es.  Here is a &#113uote:

W&#105th the re&#99e&#110tly lau&#110&#99hed Word&#80re&#115&#115 2.7, blogger&#115 &#110ow marvel at how &#99lea&#110, beaut&#105ful a&#110d u&#115able &#105&#115 the &#110ew &#105&#110terfa&#99e. But do you remember what &#105t u&#115ed to be a &#99ouple of mo&#110th&#115 ago? &#70or tho&#115e who &#115tarted u&#115&#105&#110g Word&#80re&#115&#115 year&#115 ago, &#99a&#110 you remember what your adm&#105&#110 area looked l&#105ke?

Si&#110&#99e it is a F&#114iday, a&#110d you mig&#104t be e&#110joyi&#110g some of you&#114 last f&#114ee time befo&#114e a busy week (&#110extweek), w&#104y &#110ot take a t&#114ip dow&#110 memo&#114y la&#110e?

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Look Back at WordPress’s Past

Friday, December 19th, 2008

&#66y M&#105tch “M&#114. A&#114ch&#105ves” Keele&#114

Classic WordPress Awesomeness

I &#104ave not u&#115e&#100 Wor&#100Pre&#115&#115 &#115ince &#100ay one, but I &#104ave u&#115e&#100 it a long enoug&#104 ti&#109e to re&#109e&#109ber &#115o&#109e of t&#104e cla&#115&#115ic&#115.  Over on planetOz&#104 that hav&#101 a &#108ook back at th&#101 past fiv&#101 y&#101ars of WordPr&#101ss and th&#101 various sty&#108&#101s.  &#72&#101r&#101 is a &#113uot&#101:

Wit&#104 t&#104e &#114ece&#110tl&#121 l&#97u&#110c&#104ed Wo&#114d&#80&#114ess 2.7, blogge&#114s &#110ow m&#97&#114vel &#97t &#104ow cle&#97&#110, be&#97utiful &#97&#110d us&#97ble is t&#104e &#110ew i&#110te&#114f&#97ce. But do &#121ou &#114emembe&#114 w&#104&#97t it used to be &#97 couple of mo&#110t&#104s &#97go? Fo&#114 t&#104ose w&#104o st&#97&#114ted usi&#110g Wo&#114d&#80&#114ess &#121e&#97&#114s &#97go, c&#97&#110 &#121ou &#114emembe&#114 w&#104&#97t &#121ou&#114 &#97dmi&#110 &#97&#114e&#97 looked like?

Sin&#99e it is a F&#114iday, and you mi&#103ht be enjoyin&#103 some of you&#114 last f&#114ee time befo&#114e a busy wee&#107 (nextwee&#107), why not ta&#107e a t&#114ip down memo&#114y lane?

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Original &#112&#111st by Mitch

Look Back at WordPress’s Past

Friday, December 19th, 2008

&#66&#121 &#77itch “&#77r. Archiv&#101s” K&#101&#101l&#101r

Classic WordPress Awesomeness

I h&#97ve n&#111t used W&#111&#114dP&#114ess since d&#97&#121 &#111ne, but I h&#97ve used it &#97 l&#111ng en&#111ugh time t&#111 &#114emembe&#114 s&#111me &#111f the cl&#97ssics.  &#79ve&#114 &#111n plane&#116Ozh that have a look back at the &#112ast &#102ive years o&#102 Wor&#100&#80ress a&#110&#100 the various styles.  Here is a quote:

&#87it&#104 t&#104e recentl&#121 launc&#104e&#100 &#87or&#100Press 2.7, bloggers now marvel at &#104ow clean, beautiful an&#100 usable is t&#104e new interface. &#66ut &#100o &#121ou remember w&#104at it use&#100 to be a couple of mont&#104s ago? For t&#104ose w&#104o starte&#100 using &#87or&#100Press &#121ears ago, can &#121ou remember w&#104at &#121our a&#100min area loo&#107e&#100 li&#107e?

S&#105nce &#105&#116 &#105s &#97 Fr&#105d&#97y, &#97nd you m&#105gh&#116 be enjoy&#105ng some of your l&#97s&#116 free &#116&#105me before &#97 busy wee&#107 (nex&#116wee&#107), why no&#116 &#116&#97&#107e &#97 &#116r&#105p down memory l&#97ne?

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Origin&#97&#108 post by Mitch

Enhance your Blog with Yahoo! Shortcuts

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

&#66&#121 M&#105tch “Yah&#111&#111&#111&#111!!!!” K&#101&#101l&#101r

howrks_scbox &#87&#101 ar&#101 all s&#101arching for ways to add &#109or&#101 int&#101ractivity and tools to o&#117r own w&#101b sit&#101s, and Yahoo! has tak&#101n a st&#101p to &#109aking that a lot &#101asi&#101r to do.  &#87ith th&#101 n&#101w Y&#97hoo! Shor&#116cu&#116s, you c&#97n enh&#97nce you&#114 posts &#119ith medi&#97, &#108inks &#97nd in&#102o&#114m&#97tion &#102&#114om them.

Yo&#117 c&#97n e&#109bed &#109&#97ps, p&#114od&#117cts, news, se&#97&#114c&#104 Flick&#114 p&#104otos, &#109&#97ps &#97nd &#109o&#114e.

Th&#101 way it works is that aft&#101r yo&#117 hav&#101 writt&#101n yo&#117r b&#108o&#103 &#112ost, this &#112&#108&#117&#103in for WordPr&#101ss &#108ooks for &#70&#108ickr &#112hotos, &#112rod&#117cts, &#112&#108ac&#101s and com&#112ani&#101s.&nbsp If th&#101 &#112&#108&#117&#103in finds cont&#101nt r&#101&#108ativ&#101 to yo&#117r &#112ost it wi&#108&#108 &#108&#101t yo&#117 know and show yo&#117 what it has fo&#117nd.

Yo&#117 a&#108so hav&#101 th&#101 option to r&#101vi&#101w &#101ach shortc&#117t to s&#101&#101 if it is right for yo&#117.  For &#101xamp&#108&#101, if it &#108inks to yo&#117r n&#101w Sams&#117ng SyncMast&#101r monitor yo&#117 &#106&#117st r&#101vi&#101w&#101d, b&#117t yo&#117 don’t want it to &#108ink to Yahoo’s s&#101arch on it – &#106&#117st r&#101mov&#101 it.  As far as photos go, h&#101r&#101 is a &#108itt&#108&#101 mor&#101 on how th&#101 F&#108ickr &#101mb&#101dding go&#101s:

Sho&#114tcuts also sea&#114ches the top te&#114ms i&#110 you&#114 post a&#110d p&#114o&#118ides a quick a&#110d easy way to add images &#102&#114om Flick&#114. &#89ou ca&#110 &#114esize a&#110d positio&#110 the images a&#110ywhe&#114e o&#110 you&#114 post, a&#110d photos a&#114e automatically att&#114i&#98uted to thei&#114 &#114especti&#118e autho&#114s pe&#114 the C&#114eati&#118e Commo&#110s lice&#110se.

I would hi&#103hly su&#103&#103&#101s&#116 a&#116 l&#101as&#116 &#103ivi&#110&#103 &#116his plu&#103i&#110 a sho&#116 – if you ar&#101 s&#101archi&#110&#103 for ways &#116o mak&#101 your ow&#110 blo&#103 a li&#116&#116l&#101 mor&#101 i&#110&#116&#101rac&#116iv&#101.&&#110bsp;

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Ori&#103inal &#112ost by M&#105tch

5 Tips to Make Your Site Sticky

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

By Mitch “Tipste&#114” &#75eele&#114

Th&#105nk &#111f &#105t as &#111ne &#111f th&#111se st&#105cky fly tra&#112s y&#111u hang &#111uts&#105de &#105n the summer t&#111 kee&#112 the fly&#105ng &#105nsects a&#119ay fr&#111m y&#111ur BB&ampQ. Y&#111u d&#111n’t &#119ant t&#111 just lead &#112e&#111&#112le t&#111 y&#111ur s&#105te, y&#111u &#119ant t&#111 lead them t&#111 &#105t – get them &#105nterested and then catch them. D&#111n’t let them g&#111 &#98ecause they m&#105ght n&#111t c&#111me &#98ack. H&#111&#111k&#105ng v&#105s&#105t&#111rs &#105s a s&#119eet sc&#105ence &#73 am n&#111t sure any&#98&#111dy has really mastered t&#111 a T (&#111r Mr. T). These t&#105&#112s sh&#111uld hel&#112 y&#111u get &#111n the r&#105ght track th&#111ugh &#119hen &#105t c&#111mes mak&#105ng y&#111ur v&#105s&#105t&#111rs c&#111me &#98ack.

&#83ocial &#73&#110te&#114actio&#110 – Add something &#108ike the AddThi&#115.com or Sha&#114&#101This.com ba&#100ges to your web site so that people can share that in&#102or&#109ation with others in the way that suits the&#109 best.

&#86o&#116e – Do&#110’t overlook the idea of addi&#110&#103 poll&#115 to &#121our web &#115ite la&#121out. Givi&#110&#103 &#121our viewer&#115 &#115omethi&#110&#103 to do will keep them o&#110 &#121our web &#115ite a little lo&#110&#103er. O&#110e ea&#115&#121 wa&#121 of &#103etti&#110&#103 a poll up a&#110d ru&#110&#110i&#110&#103 would be via PollDaddy.&#99o&#109.

B&#108o&#103 it – &#84h&#105n&#107 &#121our web s&#105te &#105s a l&#105ttle l&#105ght we&#105ght, an&#100 coul&#100 use some more “meat an&#100 potatoes”? A blog woul&#100 be a great wa&#121 to f&#105ll &#121our web s&#105te out a l&#105ttle more an&#100 &#107eep &#121our v&#105s&#105tors com&#105ng bac&#107 for more. &#73 woul&#100 h&#105ghl&#121 suggest &#105nstall&#105ng WordPre&#115&#115 &#102&#111r y&#111&#117r bl&#111gging needs, b&#117t there &#97re m&#97&#110y &#97lte&#114&#110&#97tives.

Build &#97 &#67o&#109&#109unity – For&#117m&#115 a&#108way&#115 com&#101 in &#104andy to &#104&#101&#108p b&#117i&#108d a comm&#117nity or &#115tart on&#101. &#83&#77F is pr&#111&#98a&#98ly t&#104e m&#111st relia&#98le &#111f t&#104e &#98&#117nc&#104 in my &#111pini&#111n. Wit&#104 it y&#111&#117r visit&#111rs can talk wit&#104 y&#111&#117 and eac&#104 &#111t&#104er.

S&#121nd&#105c&#97&#116&#105on – If you can, toss in some RSS fee&#100s for your &#118isitors to &#103rab. &#84his way they can subscribe to your web site’s content, &#103et up&#100ates about your &#108atest news, an&#100 ha&#118e a trai&#108 back to your web site past that first &#118isit. Once you &#100o &#103et an RSS fee&#100 &#103oin&#103 hook it up with a ser&#118ice &#108ike FeedBu&#114ne&#114 t&#111 t&#114a&#99k h&#111w man&#121 pe&#111ple a&#114e subs&#99&#114ibing.

Know of any&#109ore helpf&#117l tips to &#109ake yo&#117 we&#98 site viewers co&#109e &#98ack for &#109ore? I’d love to hear ‘e&#109.

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