Often I get writers block, sometimes it last for days, othertimes weeks. When I emerge with new inspiring ideas they fall in one of three categories.
- Something useful often techical - these sorts of posts often end up as articles like my recent 10 useful mac tips article. If I'm lucky these sorts of posts go all around the net getting me a few hundred thousand new visitors.
- Rants - these posts not unsimilar to this one are highly sarcastic, humorous fast paced and often hard to follow. Phrases such as 'much love' are used and more recently photos of Gordan Ramsay saying 'Done' (like he does in the fword).
- Unfinished posts - I often start writing top X lists only to write the first three or four and run out of good ideas. Either I fill it with a few lame entries or give up for another day.
I guess what I'm trying to find out is how does your writing style change depending on your mood and inspiration? In this sense is writing a blog different to say writing for a newspaper or magazine?
I'm happy to announce that the Drupal port of Comment Luv is now available for Drupal 6.
Comment Luv for Drupal 5x has also been updated fixing a number of issues from the initial release.
Many thanks to Lomz for his hard work in updating the module.
When someone posts a comment on your site Comment Luv attempts to find their latest blog post and add the title and link to the bottom of their comment. Comment Luv is great for attracting people to comment on your blogs and a great way to build back links to your site.
Today I'm pleased to announce the all new ImAFish theme - ImAFish 10.3 - Kipper. We decided it was time for a change from the plain white and red so we have gone for an underwater look.
Kipper has been in development for the past two months and features a new blue theme with rounded boxes.
With the changes Facebook have made over the last week its more important than ever to write targetted updates to reach your friends. The members home page is changing from its Twitter style display everything feed to a news feed that shows more relevant and popular posts.
A range of metrics are being used to determine popular posts including number of comments, number of 'likes' and how much you interact with a given member. Its almost Facebook trying to become more like Digg for your friends (you could become your own MrBabyMan). The idea hopefully is to get away from a news feed full of farmville updates and desperate crys for attention.
This does mean that when writing status updates for them to be noticed they need to be well constructed and targetted to your friends. Could this mean people post less status updates? It's unlikely however your more likely to see relevant posts.
The ImAFish Facebook page has been a huge success though it is more important than ever to add content that its fans will want to read.
The book is a collection of a number of places I've visited over the past decade. It is perfect for anyone looking to be inspired and amazed at what different areas of the world have to offer.
The book covers a number of destinations throughout the world including Las Vegas (Above) and Los Angeles (below).
A number of European destinations are beautifully displayed. Every photo included in the book has been taken on my camera.
You can purchase Travel Photography for £12.95 in paperback (Credit cards and PayPal accepted - all payments processed through Blurb).