Category Archives: Metablogging

Happy Second Blogiversary to Me!

I’ve been somewhat slack in posting recently, partly because I’ve been incredibly busy, partly because I’ve been spending a lot of time at various doctors’ offices recently (I’ll blog more on that soon, I hope), and partly because of the tacit rule of blogging that the longer between posts the more significant you think your [...]

Something Spammy Going On

Normally I get two or three instances of trackback spam per day here. So far just today I’ve gotten about 300. I’m not the only one; chatter on the WordPress support forum and Technorati seems to indicate there’s a huge wave of it across the blogosphere.

Happy Blogiversary to Me!

Today marks one year since I started this blog. A year ago I had just heard about the release two days earlier of WordPress 1.5, the WordPress version that really began to reach full stride. My friend Jen had been using WordPress for several months, and her blog was an inspiration to start my own. [...]

Not Off the Top of Your Head

This week’s U.S. News features a cover story about “America’s Best Leaders.” I don’t particularly care for Oprah Winfrey’s taste in books or new-age psycho-babble, but I thought she had an interesting take on the responsibility that comes with fame. Your voice gives you a unique place–your combination of business leader and entertainer. How does [...]

Top 10 Design Mistakes of Bloggers

According to the list released today by usability guru Jakob Nielsen, I’m making several mistakes, including number 8: 8. Mixing Topics If you publish on many different topics, you’re less likely to attract a loyal audience of high-value users. Busy people might visit a blog to read an entry about a topic that interests them. [...]

First Thing to be a Non-Blog Blog, Now Blogs, Sort of

I’ve been saying the same thing for a long time, so it’s gratifying to see I’m in good company: First Things’ section “The Public Square” was the first blog, albeit in print. Richard John Neuhaus tries to deny that fact on First Things’ new web-blog (that supposedly also isn’t a blog; whatever it is, it’s [...]