Blogger Templates – How to Customize Them

Jack Spirko is one of my readers, and he has put together a great video showing the basics of how to customize a Blogger Template.
I believe he will be making more videos covering more advanced subjects, and I know lots of my readers use blogger so it might be of interest.

Toolbar Pagerank | Ball Linking

Google have finally updated their toolbar pagerank for this site, not just on the front page, but also a lot of the deeper pages. Not all of them – some of those devoid of pagerank should probably have some, others probably shouldn’t especially moved content that hasn’t been given enough love.

How to Make Corrections When Blogging

Sometimes you make a mistake when blogging and get the facts wrong. How do you follow up with a correction?

I don’t know the exact terminology that press guidelines or rules use, but generally it is something like

Linking Strategy – Link to Feeds

Feedburner Squeeze Page

Mike Sansone in a recent comment over on his blog, after I gave a tagging example of [a href="http://www.converstations.com" rel="tag"]Blog Coach[/a] in his comments, replied

Can I start using “generous genius” when I point to your site?

25 Tips To Optimize Your Blog For Readers & Search Engines

Jennifer Slegg has written a great post on blog optimization, though it is not highly technical.

What a SEO Blunder though. Do you see that URL? Now read point 24 on the list “24) Use a Good URL Structure“.
I think Search Engine Land made a major mistake launching their new blog on Typepad instead of WordPress.

How to Refresh Feedburner and Technorati

Resync Feedburner

You have a hot story, you write it as fast as you can, and hit the publish button, only to notice that there is an error in the post.

Your blogging software has already notified Feedburner, and most likely Feedburner have already picked up your feed, and using their Pingshot feature, have already notified lots of sites to come and index your feed or site.

WordPress 2.1 Launch date set

During an interview with Shoemoney(listen to it here), Matt Mullenweg mentioned that WordPress 2.1 will be released on January 22nd.
It is available as a beta version, and a believe beta2 is due any day now. Lots of people in the WordPress development community have been running WordPress 2.1 beta on production blogs, and a lot of the code is shared with WordPress.com.

MyBlogLog Tricks

I noticed a useful trick to show more of the people who have visited your blog recently over on Digital Inspiration.
This is extremely useful to help you spot contact whores who are just sending you contact requests without ever visiting your blog. There are scripts out there to do this now, so be on the lookout.