How can you support your favourite bloggers so they don't disappear into the Internet ether? Simple: let them know they're appreciated. Without that feedback, they may stop writing, and then you'd have nothing to read. That's What She Said has come up with a list of several ways you can show your favourite bloggers that you love them. From using your social media streams to promote one of their posts to leaving a comment, she has a number of non-time-consuming ways that you can say thank you with your actions.
I just received the new issue of Today's Parent in the mail. I scanned the cover, read a few of the article themes, opened the mag up and flipped through it. I didn't have time for anything more. When I closed it, I looked more closely at the cover image of a really freakin' cute baby girl. But, she didn't look right. I realized the reason was because she didn't have any pores in her skin. Her skin was literally as smooth and flawless as porcelain. I have a hard time believing that the child's face is really like that. ...more
After devoting part of my evening to messing about on my blog, I have another couple of quick housekeeping notes for my readers (and also a small request, if you'll please bear with me!).
There has been talk around the blogosphere about comments tapering off; where there were once vibrant conversations, there are now only a few people talking. And yet the same people report that their overall stats haven't fallen. Readership for the most part remains constant, but the discussion has tapered off, almost as if it has been sprayed with experimental perfume and we're witnessing the Incredible Shrinking Blog.
I'm just saying...please come on by and comment. For some reason the blog is getting nearly over 500 hits in the past three days and absolutely no comments. What's up with that. Please come on by and take a look around at Jill of All Tradeshttp://crbh-ruminations.blogspot.com ...more
You've probably heard that saying, "When you point a finger at someone else, three fingers are pointing back at you." Yes, it's rather cliché, but like many clichés, it's also rather true.
Here's an embarrassing example.
Mashable recently reported on an interesting study done by the commenting mechanism, Disqus. Disqus discovered that "Commenters who use pseudonyms tend to offer better comments." Which opens up a new thread in the ongoing debate about using real names instead of aliases on the Internet. This is coming on the heels of Google+ also announcing that they're finally going to be allowing people to utilize a pseudonym provided it is an established alias and not a newly created one.
Is technology impairing our ability to write? Probably not, even though communication boundaries have clearly shifted. Language, after all, is a socially constructed and continually negotiated aspect of culture.
People have long wanted to believe that computers have had a significant impact on writing skills, almost since the first pc came online, although there has been no evidence to support such a claim.
People came to my blog, and they commented, or didn’t comment, and I went to their blogs, and commented, or didn’t comment, and whatever discussions were taking place about the content on our blogs were taking place, well, on our blogs. That, of course, has all changed. Now, our blogs are more often than not only one of many spaces that we occupy on the Internet, and only one node in the many conversations that we’re having there. So what does that do for our blog traffic, or other traditional markers of blog "success"?
Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers are healthy snacks you can offer your children after a long day at school. 17 moms offer their best back to school snacking and lunch tips. Find some great ideas and get a chance to win a $100 VISA Gift Card on each blog. Read more
Moms serve Bagel Bites® for after school snacks because you know they always come home hungry after a long day of learning and play. Read more and see how our bloggers get through after school activities. Read more