‘brainstorming’ Category

TextMark SMS Alerts

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February 18th, 2007
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Blogging News, brainstorming, WordPress

TextMark SMS Alerts TextMark is going to announce a paid service that sends SMS alerts for breaking news from a blog. I simply cannot see people paying upto $9.99 for this service. TechCrunch says that the bloggers get to keep a third of the subscription charges but in this world of RSS and River of News why would …. ? Oh, well. Thats not the crux of this post. I already run a service where users can send ringtones, pictures, applications and text messages to their cell phones from a browser as long as they have access to the Internet on their phones and can receive SMS/text messages. The code is really surprisingly simple and it has been running for years with very little input from me. Over a 20,000 unique cell phones have received files and messages from this service since the beginning of this year alone. The point […]

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WP Custom Fields Contest

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WP Custom Fields Contest: Aaron Brazell, techie extraordinaire from Technosailor (also responsible for the technology strategy and implementations for b5media) is sponsoring a “Custom Fields” Contest for WordPress. Basically, it is a contest to show off the best use of Custom Fields implementation in a WordPress Blog. The results will be judged on visual aesthetics, code examples and SEO benefits derived from the custom use of Custom Fields in WordPress. He will be offering cash prizes totalling $200 and is looking for sponsors and other cash and prizes for the contest. The last date to enter the contest is February 28th. It looks like he has some stellar help in judging the contest and that should make his life (and the contest) a lot easier on turn around time. I remember how excited I was to find custom fields in the CVS when I was working on Pictorialis and used […]

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WP Plugin: Custom Admin Menu

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WP Plugin: Custom Admin Menu This plugin will let you customize just about everything having to do with the organization of your WordPress administration. You can relabel and rearrange menu items. You can create sub-sub-sub-menus, or nest menus as deeply as you want! You can change the parent of a submenu item, or move a submenu item to the top-level menu. You can move something from the top-level menu to a submenu. You can hide any menu or submenu item. There is also a screencast for those interested in seeing its functionality. Nicely done and a very cool plugin with a multitude of possibilities and one of those few pieces of code that made me say to myself, “I wonder what this looks like inside?”. The power of this plugin is not only in using it for your own WordPress blog to bring most often used items to the top, […]

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10 Ways to Eliminate the Echo Chamber

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August 30th, 2006
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brainstorming, Business of Blogging, LinkyLoo

10 Ways to Eliminate the Echo Chamber Chris talks about ways to reduce the “Echo Chamber Effect”. Darren has a good writeup on this list and there is some buzz in the blogoshpere following Chris’ post. My sarcasm might be lost to everyone but I really do like his advice, especially “Say something original at least once a day”.

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Trac SpamFilter Plugin

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July 23rd, 2006
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Blogging News, brainstorming, LinkyLoo

Trac SpamFilter Plugin Use regex, IP blacklisting and Akismet to manage the spam problem in your Trac projects. Looks like there are plans to include a Bayes filter as well. I have worked with SpamBayes in the past but have never had stellar luck with it. They would be better off developing a monolithic bayes class within the plugin/Trac framework. In other words, create a neural network based simple perceptron with a unipolar step function. Thanks Alex

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Email to Blog Etiquette

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June 19th, 2006
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brainstorming, Business of Blogging

Email to Blog Etiquette: As discussed by Tim, and by 43 Folders (which is much more in-depth and thorough). I wonder if it would be useful to add something like that to blogs as well. You could mark posts as either FYEO, bloggable, linkable, trackback-able etc. Not that people respect that kind of thing (on blogs) anyways.

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Blogging Tip: Feature your best entries

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June 18th, 2006
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brainstorming, LinkyLoo

Blogging Tip: Feature your best entries Guide your readers to find your best old posts in your navigation bar. I use “Most Popular Posts” on this blog and the author provides some very good examples and ideas on how to levearge your old/best posts.

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56 ways to get traffic for your blog

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June 3rd, 2006
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brainstorming, HOW-TO

56 ways to get traffic for your blog I read lots of posts on “Good” blogging practices and I ignore most. Some parts of this one made sense to me. Again, in keeping with attracting quality readers to your blog, I will post links to the blogs of twenty people to leave comments here. It will be posted on a future Reading List Fodder .

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10 Tips for Attracting More Comments

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February 20th, 2006
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brainstorming, Business of Blogging, LinkyLoo

10 Tips for Attracting More Comments Lets see if you can identify the places in that article where he employs his tips to promote comments.

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