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Forced Ideologies Only Spell Disaster
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Forced Ideologies Only Spell Disaster

One of the major reasons that I loved blogging with Matt Craven at The Blog Herald, David Krug at 901am, and love blogging with the Pronet Advertising team is that when they hired me and during my tenure at all of these sites, none of these people forced their ideologies on me or forced me to approach something in a manner that I don’t agree with.

Dell IdeaStorm – A Brilliant Idea
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Dell IdeaStorm – A Brilliant Idea

If you have a user base consisting of millions of people, many of whom are technology-savvy, why not use this to your advantage? That is exactly what Dell did by essentially converting their community into a free and enormous product development team.

BlogSigs – Increase Traffic With Your Email Signature
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BlogSigs – Increase Traffic With Your Email Signature

It’s surprising how much email I get from people who simply sign their email with their name, telephone number, and street address. Nowhere to be found is their web presence or how to get in touch with them over instant messaging clients. Not inserting a link to your online presence is simply free traffic lost, but just throwing a link on there isn’t going to work either. Here’s how to use your email signature to increase traffic, the right way.

Bloggers Often Have Real Lives Too
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Bloggers Often Have Real Lives Too

There is a secret amongst bloggers. We never speak of it, and we never try to show it, but sometimes matters are out of our hands and it becomes apparent even though we don’t want it to (though it’s okay and even good to talk about it). Well today I’m going to let that secret out of the bag.

The Reason Why Digg Removed That Story
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The Reason Why Digg Removed That Story

Many people have contacted me today wondering why Digg is censoring content, and wanting me to ‘expose’ it. Well, to be honest, the answer is that they had to, and they were right to do it. For those that don’t know what I’m talking about, a story that made it to the front-page of Digg earlier was removed from all views on the site and the url for the site where the content originated from has been blocked from being submitted to Digg.

What Does Your Tag Cloud Say About You?
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What Does Your Tag Cloud Say About You?

It is incredibly important to focus your content to one field, niche, or industry and try to deviate from it as little as possible. The mark of a good blog is how consistently focused its content is, and a quick way to judge blogs in this respect is to look at their tag clouds (and if not available, just look at the list of categories).