Tuesday, March 28, 2006

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Monday, March 27, 2006

This Week's Idiot Award

I'm a Neo-Nothing:

Last Friday, fallen neo-conservative blogger (and wannabe journalist) Ben Domenech (who was fired for plagiarism just hours after being recruited by the Washington Post) said:
"To my friends: thank you for your support. To my enemies: I take enormous solace in the fact that you spent this week bashing me, instead of America."
What an ego. That embarrassing episode has left a stain on the entire blogosphere and only proves what the Fisk has been saying all along. So I'll raise Domenech's ante by saying that I take enormous pride in being a neo-nothing, 'cause to be neo-anything is to be a (not so neo) IDIOT. (Pun most definitely intended).

Related links: politics, humor, blogging, fun, satire, ben domenech
Poof, went right over his head. I'm baaaaaaaaaack!
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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Sorry you haven't heard from me lately

I've been busy tweaking and doing maintenance on my blog templates. Crikey, does it ever end? I will be back to business shortly. Promise.

...tag: daily fisk
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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Is Blogging Just About Getting More Traffic?

I may regret this. My mom always told me to stay out of other people's fights. But I was always too headstrong for my own good so here goes.

Over at Copyblogger Brian tells us:

" Steve used a clever little PR gimmick (that would never work for an unknown blogger today, mind you) to literally propel himself to the enviable point he is now. Nothing wrong with that, unless of course, two years later, you look down from your A-List perch and proclaim that traffic is now bad."
Frankly I'm a little weary of the term "A-List". But I have to agree with that thought. It's easy to mock the tail that wags the blog when you're at the top.

A commentor said:
"Anyone who says traffic doesn't matter, relative to having a web presence, is either disingenuous or has a ton of traffic already. In Steve's case, likely both."
P.S.: It's called HYPOCRISY! Steve Rubel has redefined the art of tagging wrapping all his posts around ever popular keyword themes. "Blog", "Technorati, "Google", "Top Ten", "Best", "Success", "Killer", "Sex", "Porn"... whatever works. Slog that Technorati gravy train Steve and keep those numbers up.

Another commentor also mentioned performancing.com -- that self-absorbed group of omni poobahs forever beating their own drum. Until a couple of months ago nobody had ever heard of them. After spending a little advertising money at Technorati and a few smug posts later they have somehow transformed themselves into self-proclaimed blog experts.

Which only proves that if you toot your own horn loud and long enough you will begin to believe your own press. It also demonstrates how many gullible bloggers there are eager to jump on the blogging gold train.

Taking notes?

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Improved RSS Newsfeeds

For your viewing pleasure we have improved our RSS newsfeeds. The feeds should be more readable and now come in three flavours.

You have three options to choose from:

1. Full Feed (the entire post);

2. Excerpts Only (a short intro to the post); or

3. Just Headlines only (self explanatory).

There are also three new options for joining our email newsletter. Just look at the right menu under the "Subscribe" menu.

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