3 Reasons Why Snap Preview is Ruining Your Blog, and Hurting Your Readership

Welcome Digg readers, you can grab this sites RSS Feed here. Snap’s preview anywhere gizmo is ruining the reading experience for millions of people. Its intrusive, obstructive and unuseful in almost every respect and use case. The fact that so many big blogs are using it, big well respected blogs, does not mean that it’s […]

Oh God No… More Blog Bling from Yahoo!

Barry points out that Yahoo! are dishing out link trinkets for those who just can’t keep the bling off their pages. You can see ours below: Links to Site Apparently, if you put this on your pages, wish really hard, and click your heels together three times, you’ll be a popular blogger… Heaven spare us.

MyBlogLog getting Spammed? No Shit Sherlock…

Why it surprises Yahoo’s Jeremy Zawodny that an exploit in newly acquired MyBlogLog is already being exploited by marketers and seo’s is beyond me. The fact that Andy Beal and quite a number of other folks are using MBL to spam blogging communities is just the inevitable consequence of the service going mainstream. Opportunities are […]

Loren Nails It, And Why You Wont Hear me Say “Linkbait” Again

And that, is why you wont here me say “linkbait” on this blog anymore. A term invented way back in 2004 to describe really cool, linkable content has become synonymous with “dirty tactics” — bugger that, time to kill this term dead. Well said Loren.

Amazing that Community Members Will Invent their own Badges!

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!

Why do you use Google Reader?

I’ve been reading a lot of comments in the last couple of months raving about how good Google Reader is, and how it just beats Bloglines hands down. From a professional bloggers point of view, what’s all the fuss about?

Firefox Developer Needed for ScribeFire

ScribeFire, our blog editor for Firefox has been downloaded over 1/2 a million times. It’s a really, really cool, open source project. Unfortunately, our current developer, Jed Brown has gone MIA, and though we all hope he’s safe, and worry about him, we have to move on nonetheless. ScribeFire really, really needs to get up […]

Linking Wars: Scoble vs Engadget

Hard to miss the blood on the pavement left behind by Scoble and Engadget going at it like a couple of rabid dogs (well ok, Ryan BLock kept his cool) this weekend — over what? Who got a story out first of course… I feel for Scoble, he thought he had the scoop, but whether […]

Akismet is the Greatest Blog Service Ever

We’ve only had comments open to unregistered users since Wednesday this week, and already Akistmet, the Automattic/WP spam filtering service, has caught 130 pieces of commercial vandalism and made them sit in the corner facing the wall — way to go! I’ve also put it on my personal blog and a new project im working […]

Blog tools, services and monetization programs

I just deleted a comment promoting a service aimed at bloggers here. Not because it was a bad service (i have no idea, i havn’t tried it) but because I find it incredibly rude when people just come in uninvited to promote at Performancing. Having done that, for the umpteenth time this month i might […]