CategoryBlogging Tools and Services
Choosing Complimentary Colors for your Blog – ColorMatch Tool
12th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Choosing Complimentary Colors for your Blog – ColorMatch Tool

Have you ever struggled to select a color scheme for a blog? It’s pretty obviously looking at the disaster that I’ve designed here that I do! So this ColorMatch tool is going to be very handy! It is designed to help you select a 6 color palette for your blog. ...more
Blog Design
Bloglines Revenue Models – A fine line to walk
11th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Bloglines Revenue Models – A fine line to walk

I missed this snippet of a post by Bloglines CEO Mark Fletcher late last year where he talks about the business model (income stream) for Bloglines in the future: ‘Eric was interested in the business model behind Bloglines. Not accepting my usual stock answer of “Volume!”, I detailed that we ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
:: w.bloggar :: version 4.0 released
9th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

:: w.bloggar :: version 4.0 released

PC users might be interested in the latest release of :: w.bloggar :: which has just been released. :: w.bloggar :: acts as an interface between you and your blog, acting as a post and template editor. It allows offline editing (of course you have to connect eventually to update ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Word Press – Web Application of the Year
9th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Word Press – Web Application of the Year

ars tecnica has just announced its awards for 2004 and has named WordPress as Web application of the year. Let’s face it. Blogs are in fashion, and why not? Vanity knows no bounds, and there are some people who actually do something productive with theirs. From the influence of blogs ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Keyword Identification Tool – NicheBOT
8th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Keyword Identification Tool – NicheBOT

Thinking of starting a new blog but you don’t know what keywords to target? NicheBot might be a tool worth checking out. Its a very useful tool that helps you to identify keywords that: 1. are being searched for 2. don’t have too many other sites competing for the same ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Find Your Future Google PageRank
3rd of January 2005 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Find Your Future Google PageRank

So we know Google are doing a page rank update – on some data centers the results are not showing yet. Are you impatient and want to know what your blog’s page rank will be? You might find this future page rank predictor tool useful. Future PageRank from SEO tools ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Translating Blogs
3rd of January 2005 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Translating Blogs

The Multi Lingual Blog (Blogos) has an interesting post examinging Translation in the Blogosphere. ‘Now that millions of individuals around the world are being empowered, if that’s the right expression, by blog software to file reports from sites that the news media cannot always reach, or expose and share their ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Message Cast – Live Message Alerts
31st of December 2004 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Message Cast – Live Message Alerts

I’m testing Live Message Alerts on this blog at the moment which enables you the reader to receive an alert every time I post new content. You can choose to be alerted either on you msn messenger, via email and/or to your mobile device. You have to have an MSN ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
New Google Feature: Sponsored Links
30th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

New Google Feature: Sponsored Links

I just stumbled across a new (?) feature on Google – Google Sponsored Links which allows you to enter a term and then see what ads Google has in their stock pile. The initial page that you go to looks like you’ve come to an error page but enter in ...more
Blogging Tools and Services