Dear New Bloggers,
Please learn how to make an RSS feed.
Then don’t hide it. As a matter of fact, it would be helpful to your fans if you could put it a couple of different places.
Heres some old fun posts
- What Bloggers Should Learn from Marshal Dillon. James Arness died. He was Marshal Dillion. Marshal Dillion wasn't faster, but he was more accurate. The other guy always shot first, week after week after week. But Marshal Dillion always was the last man standing. Bloggers should learn the same lesson. Accurate is better than fast. But keywording is King. Remember: James Arness and Peter Graves were brothers. Were there two more classic, iconic television shows than Gunsmoke and Mission Impossible? But the stoic Matt Dillion was no match for the cold-hearted tee vee executives... Gunsmoke, was TV’s No. 1 ranked show from 1957-61. The ratings declined when CBS expanded the show to an hour, and in 1967, the network planned to cancel the series. But viewers were ready for a showdown with the network. CBS decided to kill Gilligan’s Island to make room for Gunsmoke on Mondays. The show climbed in the ratings again. But in 1975, still ranked among the top 30 shows, Gunsmoke was canceled without warning and without a final episode where Marshal Dillion gets eaten by a horse, Miss Kitty reveals she is a dude, Doc is gay, and Chester was faking it just to get Social Security disability. A couple of babes replace Marshal Dillion: Rhoda and Phyllis. Life imitates art.
- Feedburner Sneezes, Bloggers Have Coronary Thrombosis Feedburner - the Google feature that sends out RSS feeds for a kazillion blogs has set some blog feed subscriptions to Zero. Oops. If you use Feedburner, you might want to check your feed and then forget about it because we are all at the mercy of Google. RSS readers, don't read this. It's invisible to you. A special treat for loyal visitors who actually come here.
- Join the Brotherhood of Bloggers AFL / CIO American Federation of Linquists Congress of Illuminated Obfuscators Bloggers unite. Savvy Boomer three days ago mentioned a tech blog reported that some bloggers want to form a union. "AFL-CIO: Kicking Ass for the Working Class" stickers were passed around, an e-mail signup form was circulated, and the discussion began. Like a good union member, Savvy Boomer liked the idea so well, he went "on vacation." I immediately saw right through his ruse and know that this is a illegal work stoppage. I love the idea of a Brotherhood of Bloggers. (Sisters are welcome of course, but only if they put out for the brothers.) The tightly knit group decided there were areas of need to explore immediately: ...a blogging code of ethics, say, or accreditation when covering media events, or an auditing program to ensure that traffic metrics are accurate and comparable to those of other sites. Here would be some of the advantages: word limits to prevent thoughtful and intelligent discourse unequal pay for unequal work we can elect 43 vice-presidents like the AFL-CIO maybe John Kerry will run again with the huge influence of bloggers Going Like Sixty will not be asked to join because of the ethics requirement However there may be some hurdles: Canadians can belong to the AFL-CIO it will be hard to figure out who to negotiate with the goals sound like bloggers want to be journalists usually A List bloggers have a real job too Anybody want to join me an approach the Teamsters? I think they have better tats. I got a better motto: "One Nation Under Blog" UPDATE: General President Jim Hoffa, at a Teamsters rally and cookout today at the YearlyKos Convention, stressed the importance of labor and the Netroots community joining forces to build a stronger progressive movement to strengthen America's working families. From my blog to his ears.
- Tech Guy Dead – Marc Orchant – Nope, I Never… The tech bloggers are having a good cry today as a fellow tech blogger who was fifty died. He was such a great guy. A real loss for the tech blogging world. Hell, just a real loss for the world. "For the world" ? Go figure. If you want to join in here ya go (note, none of these are Powerpoint): A Video Tribute To Marc Orchant Damn… Honoring the Memory of Marc Orchant Marc Orchant, Missed by Thousands My Good Friend and Colleague, Marc Orchant We Lost a True Friend and Man of Honour Today R.I.P. Marc Orchant, 1957-2007 Rest in Peace Marc Orchant Goodbye Marc Orchant “I will miss you Marc…” Two Songs For Marc On Losing Marc Orchant Techmeme Thread: R.I.P. UPDATE: After I read (or skimmed) the thirteen posts above, I thought I would just check a little further to see what I could learn about his contributions to the world outside of writing a blog. So far, I've come up empty. There isn't even a wikipedia entry. You need to read some of the above links just to see how out of touch the tech bloggers are with what's going on in "the blogosphere." Now if Bob Parsons dies, I'm boo-hooing with the best of them. His contribution is best measured in inches and cups.
- Hey Everybody Lookit Me, I’m First and Second in the… Scroll waaaaaaaay down to the Trendhunter.com widget. The first two are mine! Ta-Da!