Google Reader

I read a lot of blogs, so I make liberal use of RSS feeds.  I just don’t have time to surf from blog to blog. RSS is a lifesaver in that respect.  It makes all of them come to me — brilliant!  Now RSS is nothing new, but innovations in RSS readers are always newsworthy. I’ve used quite a few RSS readers, both free and paid.  Newsgator had me for quite a while, but eventually I found it tiresome.  I…

Writely

Writely has been around for a while now, but I wanted to actually take the time to really use this new Web-based word processor before talking about it.  Too often bloggers, me included haphazardly review new gadgets, gizmos and websites without really taking the time to explore them thoroughly.  The only way to do that is to just use the widget over an extended period of time. I’ve been using Writely for a couple of months now for both work…

Windows Live Writer

Windows Live Writer does not seem to like CSS very much.  In theory the WYSIWYG experience should make blogging just that much easier.  Not that I find it super hard now — but — it should get easier.  Well I have to say that this um….sucks.  The design is all whacked out and it’s actually harder to see what I’m doing.   Wait.  Wait.  Belay that order…..   I should play before I type.  So the WYSIWIG view bites, but…

Let’s Talk about Affiliate Marketing

My coverage of the How to Grow a Profitable Affiliate Channel at Ad:Tech Chicago seems to have rather upset Affiliate Marketers. My main issue was with the content of the session not matching what the conference scheduled billed it as being, but in addition the panelists did say many things that just left me really confused and bewildered. Based on what a blogger who covered this session at a previous Ad:Tech said, I went back and read his review —…

Notes from the Cluetrain

Recently Chris Heuer of BrainJams suggested a re-read of The Cluetrain Manifesto for people attending Beyond Bloggin6 2006. I figured it had a been a while since I had read it, so I picked up a copy. While reading, I wasn’t sure if I had ever read the whole book or just the 95 Theses section. No matter — it was an a refreshing experience to see that the book is aging pretty well. It’s kind of funny to read…

Scroll To Top