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Speedlinking – 10 Posts I Read Today

Posted By Darren Rowse 1st of June 2009 Miscellaneous Blog Tips 0 Comments

Lately I’ve been sharing more links to the things I’m reading via my Twitter account than here on the blog – however today I thought I’d do a ‘speedlinking’ post for old times sake. Here’s 10 links I came across in my RSS reader today:

What have you been reading?

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  1. Thanks. Would be a great read through the posts for a Monday morning with my morning coffee :D

  2. Thanks for the link to my review of your workbook; I found your course incredibly valuable, and am tracking traffic from June 1 to June 30, while putting your advice into action. I’ll report back at the end of the month with results. Much appreciate your valuable advice for bloggers.

  3. Hi Darren, thanks for your useful links as always.

    We seriously need to catch up sometime.


  4. Thanks for the links, Darren. To be honest, I wouldn’t mind if you did something like this more often.

  5. Nice share in here! I like the workbook review though!

  6. Thanks. Like Steven proposed, we would not be sorry, if you would do this more often.

  7. As always thanks for the great content. I found the Top Ten Myths about Google Analytics to be the most interesting because I think people in general always have a specific idea about certain services, which turns out to be incorrect.

  8. Hey, since you are reading articles today, I want to share a article I found while dropping entrecards.


    I found this funny and it detailed everything that frustrates me and prevents me from leaving a comment.

    Thank you for leaving the link to the loading speed articles, I’m reworking my blog now.

  9. Amazing for you to give out links. this I’d say would mean so much for them!

  10. Thank you for the amazing link to your back post, and thanks for sharing too

  11. I’ve been reading quite a lot today, first weekend worth of rss feeds as I wasn’t online for couple of days. Took the time to browse through some e-books too, and read my own posts before putting them out…

    I’ve found that writing posts first, and reading them on another day before publishing improves the posts and makes it easier to spot the inconsistencies and errors if there is some.

    p.s. thanks for the “timesaving plugins” -list, taking at least a couple for test run from there.

  12. Thanks for the links. The first link was what i have been thinking lately. For example – Fashion of blogging about the economic recession.

    The current economic trends have really captured the mind share of bloggers worldwide.

  13. Good Stuff, Thanks for the recommends Darren

  14. Thanks Darren. I am only new to your content, but from what I can see you really over deliver. I look forward to reading your new book!
    Marty AGH

  15. Darren, hi,

    Thanks very much for these..!

    I particularly like the 10 plugins that will save me time – there are some superb ones in there!

    And within that, the ‘Post Ideas’ plugin covers something I’ve been doing manually for ages using the ‘write it in Word, copy to Notepad and copy again to WP’ routine.

    Trouble with that approach (apart from the obvious) is that I have to delete and re-enter all the apostrophes and dashes once I finally get it into WP because for some reason even copying the original Word doc to Notepad and then again to WP still leaves those two as characters that RSS feeds can’t decipher.

    Therefore it inserts them as question marks in feeds.

    It was extremely frustrating until I discovered that – which I did purely by accident :)

    So this is going to save me minutes of time on each post – wonderful!

    Thanks again.



  16. Some of the links are indeed very helpful. I like the 10 wordpress plugin one and used some of them on my blog

    stock day trading experience blog

  17. Salman says: 06/01/2009 at 2:21 pm

    Hi Darren
    Out of the ten I felt one is useful for me “10 golden rules of social media”

    http://www.tips4blogging.co.cc for blogging tips and hacks.

  18. Thanks for sharing. I clicked on every one– they all have very catchy titles. :)

  19. The myths about google analytics was a good read.

  20. thanks for links, the might be helpful for me, this post is very good
    12 Eye Catching Top Brand Websites to Boost your Creative Approach

  21. Thanks for sharing those links with us I will check out some of those links. Great idea

  22. I have noticed a couple of blogs are doingg this type of post but they normally only link to their own posts.

    I hope this becomes a regular thing though, I enjoy finding new blogs via this method.

  23. Hi Darren
    Thanks for the really useful links. On my list of things to do for tomorrow morning is to review these posts.

    I particularly like the look of the one about making your blog look like a website.

  24. The one on social media is very useful. People sometimes jump into it and spam more than anything.

  25. Very useful, I really like the tips on how to make your blog look like a website and how to make the page loads fast. thanks for the tips Darren.

  26. I felt all of them nice to be read. But from all of them, I liked reading “10 Golden Rules of Social Media”. It’s great.

    Typhoon a.k.a Sushant

  27. Some of the tips are really useful. Thanks for the great post again. U r the man Darren.

  28. Simon says: 06/03/2009 at 1:16 am

    The top brand websites was a really useful resource for me, as I’m working with a designer to create a brand for my business,

  29. Great stuff Darren!

    Thanks for continually posting amazing content.

  30. Darren,

    Thanks for the great information!

    I’m wondering if you’ve come across anything in your travels that would make generating this kind of post easier.

    I’ve been using the great Twitter Tools by Alex King and it’s been culling my daily tweets (not anymore) and my weekly tweets (right now).

    Since so much of my Twittering is sharing links, it’s OK to have a post that drops them all into one big post.

    On the other hand, making the massive tweet collection into a beautiful, easily read and appreciated post like this one is a bit tough — requiring edits every single time.

    Do you have any ideas? Or do you have a better way to export your Shared Items from Google Reader into a post that you can add your writing and comments to?

    • Gib – I’m sure there could be some ways of hacking these types of posts – pulling in your Twitter feed, or bookmarking links on Delicious and pulling that feed in… but I’ve never tried to automate it yet in any way.

  31. Thanks for the list of links, I will have to check them out in the next couple of days, too much on my plate to dive into them today. I don’t have any to refer as of now, I don’t have a lot of free time on my hands to do the things I enjoy. :) I will stop back when I have a couple recommendations about reading material.

    I am looking forward to some quiet reading time hopefully this weekend.

  32. One word of warning about one of the plugins in the 10 WordPress Plugins Guaranteed to Save You Time article. I just downloaded and installed Mass Post Manager because I have a huge chunk of unapproved spam comments that I wanted to get rid of. I tried it on one of my categories – to delete any comments that are in a state of Not Approved.

    I’m not sure if this is a Thesis theme / WordPress 2.7.1 issue, but when I did this, now all of the posts in that category show they have 0 comments. The comments are still there when you go into individual posts. Check out http://kikolani.com/category/dreams and then select the first post to see what I mean. I’m just glad I didn’t do it on one of my main, larger categories.


  33. As usual, great advice, thnk you.

    And talk about over-delivering; 6 tips becomes 16! And the comments give some great tips too.

    Looking forward to what else you come up with for this topic.

    Thanks again,

  34. I just started using google analytics to keep track of my blog stats, so that “Top Ten Myths about Google Analytics” post was very informative to me. Thanks for sharing these posts with us.

  35. One word of warning about one of the plugins in the 10 WordPress Plugins Guaranteed to Save You Time article

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