What the Heck is Technorati?

18 09 2007

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WILL YOU HELP ME??

This coming week I will celebrate one year in blogging. Actually, one year of consistant blogging.

I don’t pay to blog, I don’t get paid to blog. I blog for amusement, and my own personal education about the Internet and all the weird, neat, cool things about it. (Although perhaps I might finally go to a ‘real’ blog in the next year, who knows. . . )

Anyways, I’ve spent most of the last year playing with Top Site lists trying to gain hits, and in my opinion, I’ve been pretty successful. I’ve received more than half a million hits in the past year. Not bad for the pretty random ramblings that I spew out ’round here.

This new coming blogging year I’d like to concentrate on figuring out Technorati, Feeds and Google Ratings.

Currently my Technorati Rating stands at 88, I have 4 RSS Feed Readers my Google page rank is at 5.

These numbers are nothing to snuff at, but considering how long my blog has been live and the sheer number of hits I receive (on average about 2500-3000 a day), shouldn’t my Technorati Rating and such be more in line with the volume of hits I receive?

I’m excited for the next year, and I’m looking forward to reading about all the suggestions and tips you all out there have for me!

Thanks,

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Goals:

  1. To have 300 or more Technorati Rating by my next Blogoversary.
  2. To have 50 Technorati ‘Fans’ by my next Blogoversary
  3. To have 30 RSS Readers by my next Blogoversary
  4. To have a 6 or 7 Google Page Rank by my next Blogoversary

Solutions and Solves:

  • Beg and pled to all my loyal readers to favorite me, subcribe to me, and visit every day (Nudge Nudge, Wink Wink!!)
  • Write Better Content!!! (ding ding ding! I need to be more serious on content!)
  • Start a weekly meme. Must be original and different (Think Fracas Monday Melee)
  • Actually choose a niche, and stick to it.

Questions:

  1. What the heck is Technorati, and why should I care?
  2. How do you gain readers and fans?
  3. How do you KEEP readers and fans?
  4. How do you choose what sites you read and favorite?
  5. What other tips can you offer me?

(I’m going to add to this list)
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Things I’ve Learned in my First Year of Blogging :

(even though I don’t do some of the things I’ve learned!!)

  • Have a niche
  • Find other like-minded bloggers and create a mini-community (this is done by commenting on blogs and replying to comments on your own)
  • Staying current in your niche
  • Adapting to changes in your niche
  • Link Love. Link everything and anything you put on your blog. (I’ve learned this one the hard way)
  • Have a relevant and meaningful Blogroll. Only put sites on your blogroll that your really read and support. Delete and change things up as needed.
  • Write only in your native tongue. No ebonics, shizzle speak, 1337 or text, no one knows what the frig you are saying.
  • If you want to blog seriously, or for money, you need a domain almost right from the start.
  • Get your name out there, top lists, memes, forums, social bookmarking.
  • Use Technorati and all its features. You can save all your fave blogs for easy one place clicking – like bookmarking. It keeps all the blogs outside of your blogging software together as well (I have a bunch of friends who use Blogger, and I’m on wordpress – Technorati is where I save those blogs) Technorati also allows you to see who is linking to you, if someone is linking to you find out why (could be a niche topic) and thank them. . . . link love, link love.
  • Use Feeds. Subscribe to all your favorite blogs, and you’ll have all the latest content from your favorite blogs all in one place.
  • If you dig something DIGG it! If you stumbled across it, STUMBLE IT. If you think someone else would DIGG it, post it on DIGG. If you think someone else would Stumble on it, post it on STUMBLE IT.
  • People love Flickr & YouTube
  • Great headlines always bring people in.
  • Naughty words and tags always bring people in.
  • Be savvy enough to pre-empt news. . .if you think its going to be big news tommorrow, blog about it today.
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Cats on Tuesday

18 09 2007

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Manny Snoozing!





Meme Monday at Linky Love

17 09 2007

This meme at Linky Love is based on the Thinking Blog Awards
The participation rules are simple and in true Linky Love style changed :

  1. Write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think, sit, read, stop by again or sizzle!
  2. Explain why each of these blogs make you think, sit, read, stop by again or sizzle.
  3. Link to this Linky Love post so that people can easily find the exact origin of this most popular meme ever!
  4. Make sure this counter gets copied, so we all know how popular you are making this meme! (I can’t personally put the counter up on my blog as its script code, which I don’t know how to get it to work on WordPress.com but if you click onto the meme page directly, you’ll be able to see the counter.)

 

I was actually awarded the Thinking Blog award a little while back, you can check out my entry here and read about the blogs I nominated for that award.

So because I’ve done a similar meme already, I’m changing things up even more. I’m going to tell you about 5 new blogs I’ve come across in my travels on the vast wide interwebs. . .

1. So You Wannabee a Domestik Goddess

Crafts, girly gadgets, recipes, ideas, thrifty things and really cool online shopping finds. I’ve only just discovered this blog, and to be honest I’ve only scratched the surface in reading it. But its great!! I think the author Jen and I have a lot in common which is perhaps why I enjoy her blog so much. Fun colours and easy to navigate. Worth the read!

2. Linky Love

The website from which this meme is from. A great new little community, lots of great ideas in generating hits, and money from your blog. I really appreciate the ‘hands on’ approach to blogging, Linky Love always comments on your blog, as well as answering all questions, kudos and comments on their own blog. There is also a Linky Love top list, which JoeyMoggie is a top member.

3. Daddy Papersurfer

Now, I’ve been reading Daddy Papersurfer for a few months, but I’ve not highlighted my favorite old git in any memes, so here he is! A sly silver-fox. This is a daily read, and a daily giggle for me. Daddy-O is active on Fuel my Blog, attempting for a world record longest Forum Thread in history (He’ll have to check out www.pbnation.com there are some threads over 1000 pages there!). He visits and fuels all his favorite blogs every day, and always leaves a little message to make you smile.

4. Mister Peace

A great humor blog, a funny outlook on a lot of varied topics. Mister Peace has a smooth and very concise writing style that flows really well. There have been a few times I’ve been in tears reading what he’s written.

5. Grace Magazine

A fresh look at current fashion trends, beautiful pictures and descriptions. Sometimes there is nostalgic looks at vintage fashions – love those, like the entry on the little black dress. Always a great source for tips and tricks for makeup and personal hygiene.

 

 

 

 

 





The Monday Melee (September 17 2007)

17 09 2007

Monday Melee

Joey’s Monday Melee Answers!

The Monday Melee is a Fracas Project! You’re invited to participate. Get all the details and see the participant list here.
The Monday Melee Questions:

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1. The Misanthropic: Name something (about humanity) you absolutely hate.

People who will walk over friends to climb the corporate ladder.   No regard for who helped you get where you are, no regard for the people who stood in your corner!

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2. The Meretricious: Expose something or someone that’s phony, fraudulent or bogus.

Indian cigarettes . . .they have more tar and nicotine than ‘real’ cigarettes.  I have friends that are now so addicted to cigarettes as they were enticed by the cheap cost per carton on the indian reservations. . .  ($10 per carton, instead of $60)

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3. The Malcontent: Name something you’re unhappy with.

My grey hairs are poking through my nicely coloured hair!

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4. The Meritorious: Give someone credit for something and name it if you can.

F.G. that I work with.  He is simply BRILLIANT!  He is easy to work with, super creative  and an all round nice person!

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5. The Mirror: See something good about yourself and name it.

I’ve done 7 out of 10 days of my Lemon Cleanse

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6. The Make-Believe: Name something you wish for.

I could use an easy way to loose some weight before my trip to Florida in October.

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Emo Image Thursday

13 09 2007

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Emo Image Thursday is a weekly feature at joeymoggie.

Click the Emo Image Thursday button on the sidebar for more Emo Images. Click the image directly to go to the source.

Others are welcome to participate in Emo Image Thursday, simply link back to JoeyMoggie and let me know you have participated. If there is some general interest in broadening Emo Image Thursday into a full meme, I’ll start a list of participating sites, and link back.





The Monday Melee

10 09 2007

Monday Melee

Joey’s Monday Melee Answers!

The Monday Melee is a Fracas Project! You’re invited to participate. Get all the details and see the participant list here.

The Monday Melee Questions:

I’m back after a few weeks off. . . .  🙂

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1. The Misanthropic: Name something (about humanity) you absolutely hate.

Suing!  Seems that everyone and their dog is suing someone!

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2. The Meretricious: Expose something or someone that’s phony, fraudulent or bogus.

Gas prices.  Not very original, but prices are spiking here in Montreal, and I can’t seem to see a reason why.

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3. The Malcontent: Name something you’re unhappy with.

My skin right now, I’ve had a bout of stress over the past few weeks and my skin is paying the price.

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4. The Meritorious: Give someone credit for something and name it if you can.

Tomorrow is the 6th anniversary of 9/11.  I give credit to every service person every where.

Police, Firemen, Navy, Air Force, Army, Nurses & Doctors. .  . .

Thank you to the people who do jobs I know I never could.

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5. The Mirror: See something good about yourself and name it.

I’ve started a body cleanse/detox, and so far so good.

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6. The Make-Believe: Name something you wish for.

A never emptying, fully stocked, ATM machine in my house. . . . .

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Meme Monday at Linky Love

10 09 2007

Its Meme Monday over at Linky Love, the newest TopSite joeymoggie has signed up at. . .

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Today is:

Pick my pic meme

Tell everyone whom tagged you here!

The rules of Pick my Pic meme are simple:

  1. Grab the pic you love the most on your blog
  2. Explain why you love this pic the most on your blog
  3. Link back to Meme Monday and your pic will be picked and shown on Linky Love
  4. Pass the meme to at least 5 people
  5. Change the rules where-ever and when-ever you feel appropriate

Joey’s Answers

  1. Grab the pic you love the most on your blog

Explain why you love this pic the most on your blog

I just adore this photo, it shows just how handsome Marty is, and you can just tell how senstive he is!  I love all the picture of my cats I’ve posted. . . but this one is a “good photo” as well, nice and crisp and clear.

Link back to Meme Monday and your pic will be picked and shown on Linky Love

Done!  😉

Pass the meme to at least 5 people

Anyone who would like to participate is welcomed to do so!  🙂