Category: Blogging

Blogging is like sex. Sometimes things are going just perfectly and it’s all you can think of and want to do. Other times, it’s this gigantic weight hanging over your head and you feel guilty if you can’t find time to do it. The art of blogging fascinates me. Techniques change. Some bloggers mature and show some real talent. Sometimes there’s an emotional connection between the blogger and readers. Some blogs are loners. When I check my feeds and seeRead more…

The white space I’m staring at here intimidates me everytime I show up to write on it. This is because I know I need an introductory statement that will catch someone’s interest and drag them deeper inside to see what’s next. It’s because I must come up with a post title that contains keywords (if I want it to come in topical searches), or raises your curiosity enough to see what I have to say. Then, I have to writeRead more…

As if you missed me… I’ve been around, and I can prove it. Bravo to Nick Wilson for his hilarious piece on blog usability called Digital Magpies and Usability Ignorance. It’s a great recap of how to overdo things and thus, make your blog un-userfriendly. My friends at the usability company,Brook Group, have a new blog called Babbling Brook (Clever name.) Well written articles. I didn’t see a feed for it yet but its worth checking out if you’re interestedRead more…

It’s difficult to communicate passion and enthusiasm on the Internet by design alone. Do you try? Does it matter to web site usability? Will a spirited approach help tease out a coveted link from another website? You bet! Tell Me Something Good This is what we usually read on a homepage. (Read outloud in your best gloomy, “Eeyore” The Donkey, voice.) “Welcome to my website. I do this, that and the other thing and if you believe me, click hereRead more…

Suddenly, with passion and close scrutiny, web site owners are discovering their web site navels. It’s the same thing as watching my kids discover their belly buttons for the first time. Without fail, each of them has asked, “Mom? What the heck is this thing for?” And so it is, that today, the popular mantra is no longer, “I gotta have a web site.” It’s been changed to, “Why do I have a web site?” and even better (the reallyRead more…

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