Category Archives: Blogging

List Building vs. Valuing Readers

Something is rotten in the state of the blogosphere. Perhaps you have noticed that there has been a trend with some popular bloggers lately, you visit their blog and instead of being greeted by their well written, compelling content you are greeted by a pop-over pushing the bloggers newsletter list. Every blogger is different. Some… Continue Reading

Digg – A Bloggers One Night Stand

I like social media and I have accounts at most of the social media sites including Digg but I have been wondering lately what it is about Digg that causes me to not be an active participant in the site. Being a bit of a stats junkie I have read many posts talking about what… Continue Reading

Going Off Topic

I don’t know what prompted a comment I got this morning from a visitor/reader about my post about our Halloween pumpkins, maybe it is because it is Halloween, or maybe they are just having a bad day. I won’t say who sent the comment but here is small quote (I will edit it for language).… Continue Reading

Great Content Needs Readers

You pour your heart and soul into your blog. You work hard to come up with new and creative ideas to write about and keep looking for your purple cow to make your blog stand out. Then you go and look at your statistics, and discover that no one is reading and appreciating your hard… Continue Reading

Easy Top Post Widget

One of the things that has always bothered me about using Blogger.com as a blogging platform is how limited it is for adding extras to your blog such as a top posts widget. Sure it has gotten better, but if you use their FTP publishing service you are still limited to either some kind of… Continue Reading

Make Your Blog a Home

There have been a number of transitions in my life lately. Most notably we packed up our house in Rosthern, Saskatchewan and moved to Regina, Saskatchewan so my wife could take a new position in the city. It has meant a great deal of change for all of us in the house. Rhett has also… Continue Reading

Blogging in Reruns

When I was a kid I used to hate watching television in the summer. Looking back that was probably not a bad thing since it got me outside and playing, but the reason I hated watching television during the summer was because all of the shows were reruns. I never understood then that they don’t… Continue Reading