Vanity Searches – Do You Use Them?

Google Alerts

Vanity searches is a terrible term. It's fitting, it's accurate (in most cases) but it just sounds so... well, vain! I am subscribed to quite a number of  RSS feeds of Google Alerts for my name (and variations of it) , searches for my mentions of my websites and associated social media pages, feeds of … Continue reading Vanity Searches – Do You Use Them?

FeedBurner Not Updating Your Feed? Check The Size


It can be hard to track down problems with your RSS feed and for the past two days I've been trying to figure out why FeedBurner wasn't updating my feed. Basically the problem with my feed was that it was too large as I had somehow managed to change the settings in WordPress to include … Continue reading FeedBurner Not Updating Your Feed? Check The Size

Where’s The Damn Subscribe Button?

Really I don’t care if you’re not concerned about how many people read your blog. I couldn’t give a monkeys arse about your super minimalist design. I fart in the face of your need for the ultimate in minimalist aesthetics. If you don’t have a clear and easily located RSS or subscribe button on your … Continue reading Where’s The Damn Subscribe Button?

Podcast: Splogging or Blog Pirating (Part 2)

Happy Hour with Mr. Business Golf - Splogging or Blog Pirating 2 As a follow up to our podcasts about the internet and the problems with social networks (Part 1, 2, 3, 4) Scot Duke and I recorded a segment about splogs, how they affect bloggers and how to deal with them. This 14 minute … Continue reading Podcast: Splogging or Blog Pirating (Part 2)

More Posts = More Attention?

Common sense would seem to tell me that the more I post the more readers I will have and the more I'll be able to attract. This may be true from a search engine perspective as the more material you have the more likely it is that somebody will click on something but what about … Continue reading More Posts = More Attention?