It’s time to take a look around and see what’s happening around us.
- Review of GreatNews RSS Reader: Neely of NutShell Journal
It’s no secret to my readers that I am a fan of GreatNews RSS reader, a portable and versatile feed reader. Neely found that my reasons for using Desktop feed reader compelling enough to try and it and she has put up a nice review of GreatNews. I have been postponing my own review of GreatNews and Neely has given me some motivation now.
- 5 Reasons to Send A-List Bloggers To The Coal Mines: Kumiko’s Cash Quests
An interesting read on how Kumiko compares the life of probloggers with that of coal miners and makes a point that they should stop whining about their job. Interesting pictures too. Meet Miner Mike.
- DCOT: Blogger or Art Thief? – Tim at Daily Cup of Tech
Tim is running a logo contest for DCOT. I learnt quite a bit from his encounter with difference in a no-spec and spec contests. Read on if you are interested in hosting design contests.
- How To Find Hotspots On Your Blog: Mark at Me And My Drum
Mark talks about a free web service that helps you track hotspots on your blog. I’m currently trying CrazyEgg on here but the number visits reported by FireStats and CrazyEgg doesn’t seem to add up. It’s still pretty cool visualization though.
- Why Does My Feedburner Subscriber Count Fluctuate: Darren at ProBlogger
This is something I used to wonder and later learnt that it has to do with the subscribed users actually pinging Feedburner when they read or update their feed readers. Darren goes into a little bit more detail and is a nice read.
- Newbie’s Guide to Google Reader: Josh at Webware
ShanKri-la’s RSS subscribers have gone from a couple of dozen to ~190 in a few months. For the rest of you who are yet to subscribe, here is a guide to using one of the most popular web-based feed readers to get updates from ShanKri-la.
Here is the round up of stuff that caught my attention this week. Hope you enjoyed it and plug away your own nice posts in the comments if you’d like to showcase some for us to read.