Since I’ve started to blog on serious level, I’ve come to find out that the most important page on my blog was the About page. I’ve spent quite a bit of time browsing the web and I’ve noticed myself looking for the About page quite often as the sites purpose was not immediately defined. I’ve […]
Ryans message brought home to me just how important community is. People make a site such as this work, not technology, and certainly not “page rank”, “traffic” or “search engine rankings”. There have been numerous cases where I have been so grateful to people who have supported me through the many ups and downs of […]
A few months ago traffic at my Freelance Writing Jobs blog had stalled at about 1500 visitors per day. I wasn’t getting many new visitors and hardly anyone on the weekend. Page views were way unimpressive. I had been so busy blogging for others; I was neglecting my flagship blog with only a few posts […]
Need a little nudge on your favorite social voting site? If you post a link to your Reddit, Digg, Netscape, etc. submission in our new social voting forum we’ll vote it up around 9am Eastern time. Conditions: 1. The link should be a net benefit for the online community (spam will not be promoted) 2. […]
A hit on digg, reddit, or any of the vote-em-up sites, will bring traffic, but that traffic is worse than fickle. Most such visitors click in and out faster than we can measure. They don’t stop to read. They don’t look around. Some don’t stop even to glimpse or gander. A great blog builds traffic […]
Im looking for a hosting company that has great offerings for bloggers, one we’d be proud to recommend and could do so with conviction, as you’d be hosting our community on a well spec’d dedicated LAMP server. Please email me if that fits you: firstname.lastname@example.org thanks!
With partners about to be turned off, it’s amazing that at least one Performancing member would want to show his support for the community regardless and modify our house ads to display a kind of “community badge” — See the right hand side near the top on the link above. Thanks Kirk!
If you run a community one of the tricky tightropes to walk is that of data protection and privacy. All to often communities fall foul of this, finding out their seemingly industry standard approach has dropped them in hot water, as Xanga found out. Check out the story at MSNBC.com Xanga.com, a rival to the […]
In all online communities there is a point, somewhere north of “critical mass” that marks a transition from benevolent community fluffiness to evil dictatorship in the eyes of a voiciferous minority of it’s top contributors. I think Digg may have reached that point if the rant, and subsequent uproar of it’s former top users leaving […]
Stats, numbers, high scores, weight lifting, golf handicap … the number doesn’t matter, it’s how well you improve. I am hesitant to link to the post that inspired me to write this. Unfortunately the original thread is one of those name-calling-mud-slinging-blog-punch-ups that do nobody any good, least of all the readers. Inside the comments though […]