Good Reads: Buzz in Blogs 2008-02-07

Thanks to all those who stopped by to wish me on my birthday. I have spent the last year learning, growing and having a lot of fun in the blogging world. Here are some great posts that I came across since my last roundup.

  • Booking a hotel, the ProBargainHunter way – ProBargainHunter
    One of my favorite bargain sites shares ideas and tips when you are booking a hotel through sites such as Priceline, Hotwire, etc.
  • 8 Characteristics of a Well Designed About Page – Tish of BloggingGal
    I have long neglected my about page and Tish has given me the motivation to sit down and re-work it. Check out her convincing reasons to see why you should do it too. Also, check out her monthly contest where she gives away a cool 125×125 ad space to one winner who subscribes to her RSS feed. She is giving away an ad space to read such quality content! No kidding.. just add the feed already! πŸ˜›
  • Check Pagerank of all Internal Pages on your Site – Fahad of Technodorm
    Fahad is sharing how you can see Google PR for links in your site live in a visual way. It even shows the nofollow links with a red cross. Check out this post on other options of doing this as well.
  • Don’t Let Your CommentLuv Be Stolen Away! – Stephen of More Than Scratch the Surface
    I really enjoy reading Stephen’s well thought-out, incisive, to-the-point writing style. This time he is writing about the merits of CommentLuv WordPress plugin and how you could take advantage of it. Also, take note of the section where he mentiones how Feedburner url redirection could be hurting your Google juice in this context. Excellent post, Stephen!
  • Passive Income, or How To Make Money Without Trying – RT of Untwisted Vortex
    I started blogging with monetizing my blog at the farthest corner of my mind but it has become a reality in a year. So, if you haven’t yet considered it atleast read this excellent post by RT and see if you are sitting on a gold mine. I am far from making a bunch but in the last couple of months I have made enough to more than cover the costs of hosting. My next goal is to see if it can cover maybe the cost of a nice dinner and a movie every month. πŸ˜‰
  • Download BitTorrent Files Without A Client – My post at TechieBuzz
    BitTorrent is a great way to share and get files for legitimate reasons even though most often it is usually identified with illegal file sharing. Find out how you can download files ia BitTorrent from a browser without a bittorrent client. Also, check out Keith’s post on a call for help. Silki an author at TechieBuzz just like me, could use some for her brother who is ill.

Also, check Kontera’s Video contest where you could win some cool cash prizes ($500, $200 & $100). Thanks Matthew of Blog About Your Blog for the heads up.

Hope you enjoyed this week’s round up. Hope you found a couple of new blogs to add to your feed reader as well.

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11 Responses to “Good Reads: Buzz in Blogs 2008-02-07”

  1. Kyle Eslick February 7, 2008 at 2:43 pm #

    I really liked the examples in that post about the About page. Especially the bottom example! 😈

    Kyle Eslick’s last blog post..Dot Com Boom: Where Are They Now?

  2. Troy February 7, 2008 at 8:35 pm #

    Very nice collection of posts K, there’s a lot here. I wish I could get CommentLuv to discover my feed πŸ™‚ The passive article was quite illuminating and I have some friends who would dearly like to use BitTorrent without the client. Overall a great week of finds!

  3. Tish February 8, 2008 at 4:32 am #

    Awww, thanks so much for the link love and the very kind words, K!! You’re too sweet! πŸ™‚

    Have a wonderful night! πŸ™‚

    Tish’s last blog post..Turn Those Crappy Old Cell Phones into Cold Hard Cash!

  4. Fahad February 8, 2008 at 5:22 am #

    Thanks for the mention! πŸ™‚

    Fahad’s last blog post..Check Pagerank of all Internal Pages on your Site

  5. Rakshit February 8, 2008 at 10:52 am #

    Nice links. Very informative especially the one related to “about us” page. Now, I suppose it’s time to update my own “about us” page as well.

    Rakshit’s last blog post..How to Charge your iPod using an Onion

  6. K February 8, 2008 at 2:43 pm #

    Kyle.. it’s no wonder Tish featured yours. I just love the vibe you give out to anyone reading your About page. πŸ™‚

    Troy.. thanks! I have wondered about that too.. the plugin author seems to be pretty responsive if you want to ping him. RT makes some compulsive arguments and I am tempted to try them at a couple of domains I have and they are sitting idle because I don’t have the time to run full time blogs there. Glad you enjoyed the links.

    Tish.. you are very welcome! πŸ˜›

    Fahad.. you are welcome!

    Rakshit.. About page has to be one of the evolving ones and it’s fun to see everyone’s creativity as Tish has highlighted. I need to re-do mine too.

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