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Archive for May, 2004

Adminimizer Toolbar

The Adminimizer Toolbar is an Internet Explorer 6 toolbar that gives Blogger, Radio Userland, or MT bloggers one click access to posting to their blog. Browse to your blog, press the Adminimizer icon to enable editing. It’s free for personal blog use and no spyware or adware included.

Categories: Movable Type News

WordPress Plugin: Wp-Dstats2 – Advanced Visitor Tracking

DElyMyth released an advanced visitor tracking plugin for WP 1.2 which is much improved over the previous version. This plugin is easily installed and provides detailed information on your visitors.

Here’s what you get:

Total posts
Total comments
Total page views for today, yesterday, this month, last month, and total to date
Unique page views for today, yesterday, this month, last month, and total to date
Server time
Date and time since you began recording
Last 10 visitors
Top 10 referrers for today, yesterday, this month, last month, and the last 1,000
Last 10 referrers and last 1,000
Top 10 keywords for today, yesterday, this month, and last month
Last 10 Keywords and last 1,000
Top 10 visitors for today, yesterday, this month, and last month
Top 10 operating systems for today, yesterday, this month, and last month
Top 10 browsers for today, yesterday, this month, and last month
Top 10 posts read for today, yesterday, this month, and last month
Last 10 posts read and last 1,000
Last 10 comments and last 1,000
Most 10 commented posts and last 1,000
Most 10 commenter’s by authors name and last 1,000

Yeah, that is a ton of information that’s now conveniently made available by Wp-Dstats2.

Categories: WordPress Plugins


If your blogging software doesn’t support Trackbacks, no need to worry. Simpletracks will send Trackback pings for you. Just enter the Trackback URI, your blog name, entry title, entry URI, and an excerpt of your entry. Click ‘Send Ping’. Your done.

Categories: Blogging Tools, QuickLinks

Combining Traditional News With Commentary

Memeorandum combines a synopsis of the latest headline news and combines it with relevant blog entries, combining weblog commentary with traditional news reports. It’s a pretty unique idea. How does Memeorandum decide which weblog entries to include in its news reports? First by relevancy, then by timeliness. The only thing I couldn’t find was how they locate relevant weblog commentary?

Categories: Blogging News, QuickLinks

Tips for New Bloggers

Alex King has 10 suggestions for new bloggers.

Categories: Blogging Sense, QuickLinks

For Some, The Blogging Never Stops

The NY Times has an article on blogging addictions or obsessions as the NYT’s calls it.

Blogging is a pastime for many, even a livelihood for a few. For some, it becomes an obsession. Such bloggers often feel compelled to write several times daily and feel anxious if they don’t keep up. As they spend more time hunkered over their computers, they neglect family, friends and jobs.

The article tells the story of a man celebrating his fourth wedding anniversary in Florida. His wife caught him sitting on the toilet in the hotel bathroom, blogging on his Internet enabled laptop. Haven’t we all done this? Is this not normal?

Tony Pierce started his blog three years ago while in search of a distraction after breaking up with a girlfriend…Mr. Pierce..said blogging began to feel like an addiction when he noticed that he would rather be with his computer than with his girlfriend.

The article also talks about statistics that show the vast majority of bloggers abandon their hobby after a short while and fewer than 4% of those online read blogs. But most of the article seems to want to show that bloggers are fanatics that can’t function in other areas of their lives because of the obsession with their blogs.

Others find they are distracted to the point of neglectfulness. Tom Lewis, 35, a project manager for a software firm in western Massachusetts who has a photo blog (, has occasionally shown up “considerably late” for events and has put off more than a few work-related calls to tend to his blog.

I think the people cited in the NYT’s article are a small minority and that most of us are competent multi-taskers.

I better get to dinner. My wife just stepped into my office to tell me dinner’s ready. Come to think of it, I think that was like 45 minutes ago. Oops.

Categories: Blogging Sense

Blogging Tools: Desktop Blogging

Ecto is a feature-rich desktop blogging client for MacOSX. Features include support for multiple weblogs and servers, customizable with spellcheck, syntax-coloring, and find-replace, and send notifications by email. The Windows version is now in beta stage.

Categories: Blogging Tools

WP Plugin: Pictorialis

This is a WordPress powered weblog photo album called Pictorialis. Some of the features include:

– XHTML compliant code
– Simple once click addition of photos, auto thumbnail and resizing
– Extraction of EXIF information from original photo and saved as meta
– Easy installation, as easy as installing WordPress
– Simple, clean design and look
– Simple navigation

The authors example copy is located here.

Categories: WordPress Plugins

WP Plugin: Glance

This plugin at Sillyness Spelled Wrong Intentionally provides a new admin page that reports total hits, projected hits, total posts, total comments, total categories, listing of drafts, post dated entries, latest posts, contents of comment queue, and latest approved comments.

Categories: WordPress Plugins

WP Plugin: PageViews .03

Count each entries unique views with this plugin. If you prefer all views counted you can use a switch to total views. The only down-side is it only counts new posts after the plugin was installed.

Categories: WordPress Plugins

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