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The Best Way To Do Weekly Roundup Posts

I’ve noticed lately that quite a few people have been doing weekly updates of what they’ve found interesting while surfing the net. Someone who is quite proficient at this is Kristi of Kikolani with her weekly Fetching Friday posts. She calls it her resources mashup and features the best articles that she’s stumbled throughout the week. Kristi will normally break them up into categories and each link is the title of the post. Then there is Ditesco’s Weekly Echo, where he also does a weekly round up of blog posts that he’s found to be interesting, fun or informative. I feel that the reasons for doing these weekly posts goes beyond the valuable link luv that the bloggers have extended to those whose posts they’ve enjoyed so much. It’s also a great way to share those same articles with their readers, articles that they feel the readers may well miss…

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I reckon ever since my famous post on why I will no longer link on A list blogs people are starting to realize how important my commentators are to me. I’ve actually done a whole heap of posts on the importance of commenting, inluding, Do You Want More People Commenting On Your Blog, Commentators, How Do I Reward Thee, Let Me Count The Ways and I’ve even done a post on the importance of Commenting Etiquette. Those were just a few of the many posts that I’ve written on how important it is to not only get comments to your blog, but also how to treat those very special people who take the time to leave a comment. The trouble is that not everyone is getting as many comments as they would like and this post will expose the top 7 reasons why people are not returning to comment on your…

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Giving Your Blog That Christmas Feel

I would like to thank Rose for her post Christmas Holiday Themes For WordPress, as it motivated me into giving WassupBlog a Christmas theme. This would be my third theme modification, as I’ve already made one for Easter and Halloween. Naturally, the FlexSqueeze theme makes it all so easy that I actually look forward to playing around with it to blend it in with the holiday seasons. The first thing I had to do was to find a suitable header. I finally decided to borrow one from another theme as I felt it set the right mood. Then I reduced the width of the blog so that it would display the Santa image that I chose for the background. Adding An Image To Comment Box I thought it would be pretty cool if I could jazz up the comment box a little by adding some snowflakes so I had a little…

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Andy Bailey’s Comluv Now Live

Most of you who know me and have read my posts know how I’m always stipulating the importance of hosting your own blog. Knowing this you are probably wondering why this post is promoting Andy Bailey’s Comluv Network? In case you’re wondering, the  Comluv Network is another of Andy’s projects, and like all of his projects he has his commentluv members in mind. If you are one of the smart ones who has already joined the movement and registered your blogs then you can also have your own commentluv blog. Why would you want to do so? Well here are a few reasons for giving it a go. You have a WordPress blog that is ready to go that is not using any of your own resources It gives you another link to all your blogs and sites via the blogroll Already commentluv enabled. Increased exposure, by highlighting certain topics…

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Woopra Analytics Providing Real Time Stats

I have been using Google Analytics for a little while and although it provides a lot of useful information I didn’t like the fact that the data seems delayed by at least 24 hours. It would be a hell of a lot better if it could give an analysis of what was happening on my blog in real time. Luckily I came across something that would do just that. It’s called Woopra and it’s just what the blogger or webmaster ordered. I can’t give you a proper review of it yet as I’ve only just started using it yesterday, but there is one thing that I have tested, and it seems to work fine. Once I installed the the code in the footer, there is also a WordPress plugin available, and downloaded a program to the computer I discovered that apart from collecting real time data I was able to…

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Allowing Commentators To Edit Their Comments

Yes, I know Yan, another post about comments. But seriously mate, it’s not entirely my fault as this post is directly related to a comment left by Dennis Edell who just happens to believe that you shouldn’t have any blank blog advertisement slots, but more importantly in regards to this post said; I’m looking for one that plays nice with commentluv, can you link me to yours? Now I assume he is referring to the plugin that allows commentators to edit their comment. At least that is what I hope he is referring to, the jokes on me if he isn’t. Anyway, a lot of the plugins I use is directly aimed at my readers as I believe that customer service should also include blogs, and in a sense our readers and prospective commentators are our customers. So, as a service to my cherished commentators I have installed Ajax Edit…

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Plugins Make WordPress So Versatile

Image by ocean.flynn via Flickr I love the WordPress Blogging Platform so much that I use it for all my blogs. As good as the platform is the plugins make it so much better. The world is full of intelligent people who love tinkering with scripts and because of the popularity of the WordPress platform a lot of them contribute their talents to making WordPress even better. Stratosg is one of those who goes out of his way to develop plugins to improve the blogging experience of all WordPress bloggers. I’ve never installed the ‘Tag Cloud” feature before because I didn’t like the jumbled hapzard look of the resulting Tag Cloud. Then the other day I came across Kim’s post, If You Could Have Any WordPress Plugin, What Would You Want, and I noticed that someone wanted a unique style of Tag Cloud, one that I would love to display…

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My First Impression Of The Thesis Theme

There has been so much hype over the WordPress Thesis theme that I finally decided to purchase it and try it on this blog. As you can see it’s no longer active, mainly because I like my previous theme a whole lot better. I am however running it on my Load Of Bullshit blog, after all, there’s no reason to let all that money go to waste. I wasn’t overly impressed mainly because I expected so much more from it. I expected it to be more of a ‘plug and play’ theme where all it would take is the click of a button and things would happen. Take for example the placement of a header. With the theme that I am currently using on this blog, all I had to do was point to where the header image is located, make a selection to say I wanted it to display…

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