New Blogger Publishing Speed

Wow, I just have to click back in and say that the new blogging platform using Blogspot with a custom domain feature has the fastest publishing that I have seen. It is nearly instantaneous.

If you have used FTP blogging or the old Blogger interface, you know that publishing used to be an excruciating process. Didn’t you just hate that old blinking publishing icon that regularly got stuck in a cycle.

No more! Instant publishing is a new feature with the new Blogger using custom domains!


Ghost Blogging Services

Thinking about getting into blogging? We can make it easy with our ghost blogging services. Now you can blog only when you feel like it. We’ll keep up the frequency to get you organic placement and take the pressure off of you so you can write only when you want to and only on the topics you love.

We have three level of ghost blogging services. Click the post title to go to our services page.

I was just recently interviewed by Tony Kontzer for Investors Business Daily for an article on executive ghost blogging. When they let me know that the article has been published, I will post a link to it. They tell me that the article will be available online for a limited period and then available only to subscribers in the archive.

The article will speak to how should executives handle ghost blogging, what are their responsibilities in working with the ghost blogger, what should the blogger be doing, and how effective and widespread is ghost blogging use. I think that it will be an interesting piece.

Ghost blogging is hot and executive ghost blogging a well know secret in the industry. If you are ready to let go of your current blog because you are simply too busy, have had good intentions about blogging but have not kept up the frequency, we can step in and easily take over.

Blogging can be great fun, but if you are busy, it can become a real chore and one that you can start to dread. We’ll can make blogging easy for you with our popular ghost blogging service.


Our Bright Idea Tip: Microsoft’s Online ClearType Tuner

You’ll love this bright idea tip and online Microsoft tweak for your computer screen. It’s a ClearType tuner. Just visit this Microsoft link and follow this very simple three part online wizard to get your screen set up properly. (You must at least have Windows XP to use the tuner.)

This is what the tuner application does: “ClearType delivers improved font display quality over traditional forms of font smoothing or anti-aliasing. ClearType improves readability on color LCD displays with a digital interface, such as those in laptops and high-quality flat panel displays. Readability on CRT screens can also be somewhat improved.”

The steps are easy and you will simply be asked to select which paragraphs appear better to you as you move through the process. The tuner will work directly with your computer settings to improve your on-screen readability. You can always return easily to the default settings, so click in and tune-up today! Thanks Microsoft!


Feedburner, I Love You

Don’t you? Are you using Feedburner? I have made the jump for this blog to feedburner. It used to be that I totally wanted all my URLs to carry my own site brand and so I have really balked at embracing Feedburner’s applications. But for Blog-World Watch I am trying out everything new.

I have to say that the ability to read some statistics on your feed is a good thing and that is one of the things that Feedburner allows you to do. Although your feed becomes a new beast, has a Feedburner URL now I am not worried about that for this blog. I am using a custom domain from Blogspot for this blog, the Feedburner URLs, and the new interface, so I have thrown my fixation on site branding right out the window for this test and blog.

There are a few really neat things that I like about Feedburner and here they are:

  1. Statistics – finally that you can understand. Still only 10% of Web-World is using feeds to view information. Wish it was higher, but RSS technology has still not been widely embraced.
  2. Love the integrated new widgets. Want to add a chicklet? Feedburner makes it super point and click easy.
  3. Make your feed automatically available for any news reader. No more RSS flavor choices. Will you go with Atom or RSS 2.0? Feedburner does it all for you with auto-sensing so you don’t ever loose anyone for a technology mis-match.
  4. Allow your blog readers to subscribe to posts via email. Get your blog information the good old fashioned way – by email. I haven’t added this feature yet to this blog, but will most likely in the near future. I use that feature for sites that I am paying my ghost bloggers to write for so that I can monitor their posts and do like it, but you know what I am ready to write and ready to stop fooling around with my template.

So if you’ve been hanging back from Feedburner due to the URL branding thing, now’s the time to let go of that and embrace some of the great new technology that Feedburner provides.


Blog-World Watch

Well I finally have my other blog for blog topics all set up. It is called Blog-World Watch. The real reason for the set up is not to make more work for myself, but that I am doing a white paper on the use of Blogspot publishing and custom domains versus FTP publishing on with archives and posts back on your own hosting server.

I will be analyzing traffic over a two month period and am tracking site traffic with Urchin on this blog and Google Analytics on Blog-World Watch. Not only am I trying to really determine in quantifiable terms whether you do of do not get search engine benefits with Blogspot, but I am also trying out all of the very cool new Ajax widgets that the new Blogger is showcasing and will be reviewing them as well. Look for major changes in our blog section of our website as we identify what will work best for our client needs.

This should be a very interesting white paper so stay tuned. I’ll make sure to announce it here when it is ready. In the meantime, I encourage you to build my traffic :0) (hint, hint) on Blog-World Watch, by kindly going to visit it every now and then. I would much appreciate that so that I can have some traffic to evaluate.

Blog-World Watch will be focused on ghost blogging, blogging for search engines, how to make money with your blog and can you make money, new blog platforms and widget reviews for Blogger. I think that you will find it as interesting as this blog. I look forward to seeing you there!


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