Why Should I Care About Your Blog?

When I visit a blog for the first time, I usually have one key question in the back of my mind, “Why should I care about this blog?”. There is no shortage of blogs and articles online, and in the face of such a huge volume of written content, why should I spend my limited […]

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Cyber Monday deal: Get Technical Blogging for 40% off

Technical Blogging 40% off

As the weather takes a turn towards freezing, I always start to think about the list of books I’m hoping to buy and read in the coming winter months, nestled inside all cozy and warm, away from winter’s notorious wrath. noIf you’re also on the hunt for some top-notch cold weather reads and/or if you’ve […]

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6 Reasons Why the Amazon Associates Affiliate Program Is Highly Underrated

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It is natural for bloggers who start to gather a following to consider revenue opportunities to reward their time and effort. Google AdSense is a popular option for its plug and play nature. Sadly, it tends to be a disappointing source of income for most bloggers. The average RPM (revenue per thousand impressions of an […]

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5 Common Blogging Mistakes Made by Startups

Note: I, and this blog, are back after a hiatus caused by my recent cross country relocation, during which I shifted from life on the east coast to calling the beautiful west my new home. Now that I’m properly settled in, it’s high time we got back to business. Talk about bad timing though — […]

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My Technical Blogging Book Is Finally in Print

Over the past few weeks I’ve been pretty busy around here, having just relocated coast to coast, from Toronto to Penticton, B.C. (my wife’s hometown). Nevertheless, something else pretty exciting happened while I was handling the move. I just found out that my technical blogging book is no longer in beta. I’m happy to announce […]

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Why Every Professional Should Consider Blogging

I often argue that professionals should share their knowledge online via blogging. The catch is that virtually anything worthwhile in life takes time and effort, and blogging is not an exception to this statement. So before committing your energy to such an endeavor, you may rightfully stop and wonder what’s in it for you. Is […]

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Getting Rid of Random Characters Appended to the URLs of Your WordPress Posts

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Earlier today I noticed that among the WordPress blogs I run, Technical Blogging was the only one that generated a random string of characters appended to the permalinks of my posts. It looked something like this: http://technicalblogging.com/a-new-blog-a-new-adventure/#.Tu9uCXN5vmM My first assumption was that this was some sort of hash used by the WP Super Cache plugin, […]

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A New Blog, a New Adventure

As many of my friends, colleagues, and followers know, I’ve been working on the book Technical Blogging: Turn Your Expertise into a Remarkable Online Presence for the past few months. I wrapped up writing a couple of weeks ago and the book is now headed into production phase, where any additional intervention on my part […]

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