Category Archives: Blogroll

Job Blogr posts new jobs in India

In a time of slowdown sites like Job Blogr are doing great service to the job seekers.

Go ahead, check it out.

Recruiters can also post openings totally free.

How little can you blog for business?

An interesting question came up yesterday on an email discussion forum:

how LITTLE can I blog before being considered ‘not serious’. Right now I try to blog on Tuesdays and Fridays about a variety of my subjects (some humorous, some thought-provoking, some serious). I am getting followers in dribs and drabs, and good comments on the blogs, but not many of either. I try to put in good effort on the posts and provide value; but would love to make a wider impact than I am able to do now.

This is my view:

You always don’t need to blog, sometimes just leaving insightful comments on other similar blogs would result in good traffic – having a co-blogger to post also might help – so that it becomes a shared responsibility and not a burden.

The other question you’d like to answer is – what is the objective of blogging for you?

  • Is it finding clients?
  • or freelance consultants?
  • or building a community of like minded professionals?
  • or being considered an ’eminent expert’?
  • or for Search Engine Optimization?

Depending on what your objective is you’d need to approach blogging in that way.

Blog Networks on Facebook

Facebook has a really cool blog related app called Blog Networks. If you’ve added it to your FB apps I hope you can confirm that I’m the author by clicking on this blog’s page here.

My management and HR Consulting blog thankfully is in a much better shape and its page on the FB Blog Networks’ app is here. You can join the community of readers as well as add stuff on the wall! The blog also has a big community on MyBlogLog.

These two tools are great for new bloggers who are starting out, to create a community of readers and to put faces to names 🙂

The weightlessness of the internet

Article on the NYT about the unpublishing of posts on Violet Blue by Xeni Jardin of BoingBoing. I guess people notice it in blogs like BoingBoing because that means dropping off a huge Google Juice source into your site. The article however doesn’t explain exactly why Jardin took down the posts.

Very intriguing.

The issues here are clearly larger than the material itself, which amounted to at least 70 or so posts by one of the site’s contributors, Xeni Jardin, in which she referred to the writings of — or simply gave a shout-out to — Ms. Blue, who is the weekly sex columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle and a former friend of Ms. Jardin. (For the number of posts, I stand on the shoulders of David Sarno of The Los Angeles Times’s Web Scout blog, who has tracked the dispute attentively.)

But in this case, what looks like a personal spat has turned into a cautionary tale, one that reflects the odd and influential community that has grown around Boing Boing. The site, which began as a fanzine in the early 1990s, calls itself “a directory of wonderful things,” and its readers can appear particularly intense. Theirs is the intensity that comes from discovering that, indeed, there are other people who like to create detailed drawings on an Etch-a-Sketch or collect 100-year-old fantasies of what the future might look like or rage at the encroachment of technology companies and the government on personal privacy.

For all the damage to reputations the Internet can cause, perhaps the greater anxiety from online communication is the weightlessness of it all. The whole World Wide Web can seem like a hall of mirrors — nothing tangible, no binding, no watermarks, no notary public seals. Where, exactly, is it? How do we know any of it is true?

Ms. Jardin said she did not sign up for the heaviness of being a publication of record.

“It’s still kind of punk rock,” she said. “The part that still freaks me out is that it is such a huge thing. Part of what people love about Boing Boing is that I can post whatever I want. It’s super fast-moving.” She added: “The huge impact it has, the whole thing that makes it this thing, is that it is so lightweight.”

Clicky does a payPerpost to blog about it

This post on the Clicky blog sounds suspiciously like some folks would do via PayPerPost. Note the caveat “Tell people you love Clicky” !

We’re giving away $5,000 in cash and Pro accounts, and offering a 50% affiliate commission rate for the entire month of July! All you have to do is talk about Clicky on your blog or web site. Easy enough?

50% affiliate commission

Tell people you love Clicky and give them your link! Anyone who creates an account through your affiliate link in the month of July, if they ever sign up for paid service you will receive a 50% commission on their first payment, no matter when that actually is (tomorrow, or next year). This is up to a $50 commission!
It’s important to note that this only applies to accounts that are actually registered in July. Accounts registered previously but upgrading in July don’t count! We want you actively marketing Clicky NOW, and not just relying on any previous efforts.

Bad way to ‘build’ a positive buzz, Clicky!