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One vital addition to any monetized blog

IDBI Bank advertisement

If you’re like me, you’ll be passionate about the subject you write about, caring less about any monetary gain and more about a genuine interest in the topic.

You’ll also want to cover the costs of your web hosting, and might place a few relevant ads across your site / blog (you can see how I do this in my right sidebar, under the ‘featured sites’ heading).

Your changes to my graphic design blog

website critique

Every now and again I like to ask you, my reader, what you think about my blog. You’re taking the time out of your day to visit, read and interact through the article comments, and it’s important for me to ask for your feedback.

The psychology of blog publishing

Escher symmetry

Here are a few of the thoughts that crop up when publishing a blog.

3,000th commenter deserves a mention

You rock!

A special mention to the person who left the 3,000th comment here on my site.

How speed linking helps

chain link

Speed linking is a term used to describe a number of links from your website to another.

Website Grader – free tips to improve your blog

Website Grader

No matter what line of business you’re in, it’s vital that you can measure the results of your endeavours. If you spend any amount of time dealing with websites, you’ll understand the importance of statistics, and how they can track progress and provide pointers for improvement.

Remember to feature your best articles

Graphic design articles

Ever since I started publishing posts online, I looked forward to the time when I could feature my best posts.

How I improved my Alexa rank

Alexa rank

Here’s a look at how my Alexa rank has improved.

How to insert an image into blog comments

Blog comment

There are issues with visitors doing likewise.

2,000 comments and counting, thank you!

It almost passed without notice, but two days ago Lisa Sabin-Wilson posted the 2,000th comment.

Alexa ranking, what’s it all about?

I haven’t paid much attention to my Alexa rank, but some recent online chat has prompted a re-think. For those who don’t know, your website’s Alexa rank affects…

My logo design blog has moved URL

Moving blog

There are some changes going on with my little blog.

6 tips to improve your blog articles

Pebbles

To write a great blog post it must consist of the following.

Focus on graphic design blogs

Ace Jet 170

Ace Jet 170 is a blog by Richard Weston, an English graphic designer working in Belfast (a city close to my heart). Richard is married with two “very young, active, funny and very brilliant” boys. At work he mainly develops and implements brands and corporate IDs, works very hard and eats cake.

What is RSS?

Watch and learn how you can benefit by using RSS subscriptions. This short video tutorial from commoncraft describes how to save yourself time. Go on, get fed.

Does blogging interfere with your day job?

A question of particular relevance for me at this point in time. davidthedesigner asked me a while back, and I was thinking about it today at the beginning…

Creative Design Awards now open

Creative Design Awards

I’d like to give you credit for implementing what I believe is an excellent design element into your website or blog. Be it a great logo, footer, use of imagery, or something unique that I’ve not seen anywhere else. Hence my humble Creative Design Awards.

We’ve just passed 1,000 comments!

During the short life of this blog, you’ve helped me to learn more about the subject I love, so I’m extending this little thanks to all of you…

Here’s what happens when you get on the front page of Digg

server error

A number of things happen when one of your blog articles reaches the front page of Digg.

1/ Your server crashes due to the high load

Should you add DoFollow to your blog?

Follow me

Update: I no longer have the “nofollow” tag removed from comments.

Google AdSense makes you look unprofessional

Google AdSense customisation

Thousands of site owners are making poor first impressions in exchange for a few monthly dollars.

Blogging tips from blog gurus

eMom Wendy Piersall

If you only had five minutes to ensure you’re making the most of your blog, who would you spend those five minutes with?

Dawud Miracle’s critique of my logo blog

Dawud Miracle

In the spirit of giving back to those who read your blog (the SOAP programme I wrote about earlier) Dawud Miracle, of Healthy WebDesign, has kindly written quite an in-depth critique of my logo design website.

How to widen your blog’s international reach

When I wrote a personal critique of Marc Rapp’s blog I mentioned his language translator, and how Marc’s audience spanned across countries that mine barely touched, I thought…

Here’s the re-design you asked for, any better?

David Airey blog header

When I asked what you thought of my blog, I had no idea you’d provide such great suggestions.

I’d really appreciate your thoughts on this new look for my humble logo design blog.

Valuable tips for your blog design

Design quote

The design of your blog can greatly improve reader retention, so to help, here are a number of great post sharing valuable blog design tips.

My public SOAPing of Jessica Duquette

Jessica Duquette

At the start of the month, Easton Ellsworth, of Business Blogwire, initiated Pass the SOAP — a nice idea for helping others improve their blogs.

Five important design tips for your blog

Pebbles

Here are five important design tips for your website / blog. Pay attention and you’ll give your visitors a much better experience.

My personal critique of Marc Rapp’s blog

Uniquely the Epitome screenshot

A few weeks ago I asked you how can I improve my blog? I thought the response was superb!