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Blogs are more permanent than posts to an online discussion list, more dynamic than older-style home pages. They are more personal than traditional journalism, and definitely more public than diaries. A blog is often a mixture of what is happening in a person's life and what is happening on the Web, a kind of hybrid diary site. So, there are as many unique types of blogs as there are people.
Blogs enable interaction and invite others to reward a person's creative effort with feedback. They weave new social networks, introducing people with common passions. Another reason why one should start blogging is dissemination of "micro-opinions" important to a small audience - opinions that would never make it in newspapers.
Weblogs, definitely, are the mavericks of the online world. Two of its greatest strengths are their ability to filter and disseminate information to a widely dispersed audience, and their position outside the mainstream of mass media.
The XHTML family can accommodate extensions through XHTML modules and techniques to develop new XHTML-conforming modules. These modules permit the combination of existing and new feature sets when developing content and when designing new user agents.
With so many different ways to access the Internet, the XHTML family is designed keeping in mind the general user agent interoperability. Through document profiling mechanism, servers, proxies, and user agents are able to create best effort content transformation. This language is both RSS and XML conforming. The content can be readily viewed, edited, and validated with standard XML tools. XHTML documents can utilize applications (e.g. scripts and applets) that rely upon either the HTML Document Object Model or the XML Document Object Model.
InstaBlog appeared as a result of two things: responding to the simplest possible way to maintain a weblog, and trying out the extremely cool Perl MSN IM client. InstaBlog functions in the following manner: it is run as a background process on a machine with Internet access. With its own Passport identification it is constantly logged into the MSN instant messenger service.
OpenJournal is a completely Web-based interface. The software's features include: automated file creation; automated index updating; editing of all files through a Web-based interface; entries with or without titles and time posted; automated archiving based on a weekly or monthly format. All done through ordinary text files and no additional perl modules are needed to run it. Basically, the software allows the users to keep an online journal, customize and configure it. All needed to do after installation is to write in it from time to time.
BlogBack http://www.tecknik.net/blogback/ Comment system that does not require server installation.
Enetation http://www.enetation.co.uk/index.php? Free hosted commenting system
BloggerBot http://www.fibiger.org/bloggerbot/ AIM client for Blogger.
dotcomments http://www.foreword.net/ Free PHP-based comment system for use on Blogger-backed and other weblogs.
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Strategies to Make Your Blog More Interesting
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Let's start at the beginning. What is a 'Blog' and why would you care?Plain and simple.
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Will The Real Spammer Please Stand Up!
If you have been using opt-in email marketing for sometime, I'm sure you might have got accused of spam at some point, even after doing everything right.Yes, I'm talking about people who actually agreed to receive your email, blaming you for sending unsolicited mail.
RSS FEEDS: Whither Thou Goest?
I open up the 'Feed Reader' every day on my laptop and cruise the 'news feeds' I 'subscribe' to. The amount of information is now overwhelming, I need to just 'subscribe' to only the 'feeds' that are of immediate interest, else I would be reading 'feeds' twenty four hours every day.
The Right Blog Software Can Make A Blog Stand Out from the Crowd
Blogs are an easy way to get your voice out onto the Net. For the Web-It-Yourselfer, custom blogs are a great way to learn about web technologies and create something from the ground up.
Google AdSense and Blogs
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Blogging for Business
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How to Create an RSS Feed
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Blog Your Affiliate Links
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How Can RSS Feeds Help Your Online Business?
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Make Money with Your Own Blog
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Creating A Basic RSS Feed For Your Site
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How To Republish RSS Feeds On Your Website
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