Happy 5th Birthday, WordPress!

Tools, WordPress

On this day in 2003, Matt Mullenweg announced that first release of WordPress was available for download. Version 0.7 features included: Texturize — So good it’ll make your quotes curl. WordPress Links — A link manager with everything you’d expect, from Weblogs.com support to a handy bookmarklet. Manage as many blogrolls as you like, and … Read More

Thanks, Akismet

Tools, WordPress

The biggest complaint we have about blogging is comment spam. Have you ever seen what “people” attempt to get posted on to your blog? Going through our spam folder today, we see links and listings that include the following “topics”: Porn – from lesbian to teen to sex tapes of your “favorite” female celebrities Sex … Read More

Fairwell, Zookoda … 3 Cheers for Feedblitz


In looking for an alternative to Feedblitz, who during the summer was undergoing some massive changes and growing pains, we stumbled upon Zookoda. This newsletter service seemed to offer everything we wanted … Adding it to your blog was easy You could customize the newsletter’s design to match your blog without additional fees The content … Read More

How Social is Your Blog?

Blogging, Tools

By their very nature, blogs are the building blocks of Web 2.0. For those of you who don’t know, the term Web 2.0 was coined by Tim O’Reilly back in 2003, and is defined by wikipedia as: … a perceived second generation of web-based communities and hosted services — such as social-networking sites, wikis and … Read More

Feedburner Makes Pro Features to Available to Everyone for Free


Do you use Feedburner to manage your blog’s feeds? ContentRobot loves Feedburner and has often recommended their fine service. See our earlier posts here and here. We are even happier to do so now because this Tuesday, they made two Pro features free: MyBrand and Stats PRO. Those who had been paying for these services … Read More

Tools We Love – Wufoo Form Builder


We love Wufoo! Wufoo allows you to create forms on the fly and easily insert them into your websites and blogs. You don’t need to be a programmer or web designer to implement and make beautiful forms. The Wufoo interface is slick and intuitive – anyone can make a form, questionnaire, survey, and more (the … Read More

Extending Your Blog’s Reach Via Feedburner


Feedburner rocks! This tool allows you add extra dimensions to your blog’s reach. RSS Tools By burning your feed, with Feedburner, you can: Publicize your feed and make it easy for people to subscribe Manage your feed (even find out if someone is using your feed in a less that “credible” way) Track your feed’s … Read More