Sunday, May 16, 2010

Blog of the Week : 05/16 - 05/22 2010

The 'Blog of the Week' for the week of May 16th to May 22nd 2010 is "Newfoundland Labrador Travel Blog".  With summer fast approaching, so is the tourism season and I figured this was a good a time as any to select this space for promotion.  The blog is a subsection of NewfoundlandLabrador.com which in itself is a wonderful tool to help plan your trip to our beautiful province.  The blog itself focuses on things you can do while you are here and features pictures, videos and articles of many activities, sights and sounds of our beloved province.   It's well worth the visit and more importantly, its something to share with non Newfoundland and Labradorians as they start planning their vacations.   We love visitors!  

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Blog of the Week : 05/09 - 05/15 2010

The 'Blog of the Week' for the week of May 9th to May 15th 2010 is "K. Bruce Lane - Photo of the Day".  It's been a while since I've selected a photo blog for this initiative and with so many of this type on the roll, I figure it's about time I did.  K. Bruce's blog is particularly unique due to the frequency of posting.  For several years now, he has posted a beautiful original photo (or many most times) each and every day.  It takes dedication to keep this sort of thing going and I commend him fully for doing so, especially considering how wonderful all the pictures are.  I highly suggest a visit and no matter what day you choose to do so, you're in for something new.  Get going!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Unforgettables

There's a couple of reminders I've been meaning to make for quite some time now and as I mentioned in my last post, I've reserved this week to do just that.  I can't believe how fast Wednesday has come actually....

Adding the BlogRoll List to Your Blog


I can't stress the importance enough of adding the actual blogroll to your own blogs.  The reason why this whole thing works so well is because it's a targeted (the main topic of course being Newfoundland and Labrador) interconnected list of blogs.  A portion of your traffic is most definitely coming from other blog owners who have the list on their site and the more that have the list, the more the traffic everyone will receive.  Without the connection, nobody is finding anyone and we certainly don't want that, right? 

Adding the code is very easy if your familiar with using your blogging software at all.  You just have to grab the code (which is here) and put it wherever you want on your site.  There's a couple of different display options for you to chose from as well.

I encourage everyone listed on the BlogRoll to do this.  There's a link about this on the main menu up top for future reference as well.

PING Your Blog


I should actually put this topic first in the post, but now that I'm on a roll here I'm going to keep rolling on...

It is highly, extremely, incredibly important to take the time and ping your blog; but not only pinging it using free services like pingoat.net/ or pingomatic.com/, but also BlogRolling itself.  This is the service that is hosting the BlogRoll and often times is not listed on those aforementioned free ping sites.

The key thing to keep in mind here is that, by doing this, you will bump your blog up to the top of the list letting everyone know that you've updated.  I'm sure you can see why this is a handy thing to do.  It's honestly the first thing I do when I hit submit on a new post.  Keep in mind that there are over 180 blogs listed here and at least half have the BlogRoll added to the page.  Pinging is important...

... and to close by return, you can now fully understand why adding the list to your own site is as well quite important.  The community thrives on it.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

New Blogs But No Blog of the Week

I've decided to postpone the Blog of the Week selection for this week,  mainly because I have a number of posts that I wanted to write that I've yet to have time for.  I figured I'd use this week to do just that and not risk bumping the Blog of the Week selection too far down the page as I do so.

In the meantime, please take the time to check out these 6 new blogs I just added to the roll.  That should keep you busy for a bit...

Rock Solid Politics
http://rocksolidpolitics.blogspot.com/

It's A Cabana Life
http://its-a-cabana-life.blogspot.com/

Creating Health
http://healthwithmax.wordpress.com/

Torbay Today
http://torbaytoday.blogspot.com/

Pyro Pat's Newfoundland Fireworks
http://pyropatsnewfoundlandfireworks.blogspot.com/

Little Green Room
http://littlegreenroom.blogspot.com/

Check back next Sunday for the selection that week and be sure to tune in during the week as well as I have a number of this to discuss.  Until then, be well!