Ads In RSS Feeds

posted on 2005-05-18 at 08:40:45 by Joel Ross

With Google announcing the public availability (sort of) of a beta of Google Adsense for Feeds, it's time to revisit advertising on blogs. I've seen quite a few discussions about advertisements in RSS feeds lately, and I'm wondering something. Does an ad… more »

Categories: Blogging


Digital Grand Rapids

posted on 2005-05-16 at 23:52:44 by Joel Ross

Jim Becher, a good friend of mine, is now podcasting. He's talking about technology and different places to go around Grand Rapids. He's also playing music from local bands. For his first podcast, it's very good. If you're from the Grand Rapids area, gi… more »

Categories: Podcasting


New Site Design, Again

posted on 2005-05-11 at 21:52:01 by Joel Ross

I pulled together a new site design again. This time, I'm much happier with the outcome. The skin is based on the LuxInterior skin for Community Server, which of course I'm not running. But I was able to modify it to work with b2evolution. I did more tha… more »

Categories: Blogging


Jason Salas' Digital Pontifications

posted on 2005-05-05 at 19:38:21 by Joel Ross

I was mentioned on the May 3rd episode of Jason Salas' Digital Pontifications! Thanks Jason. I appreciate the mention. If you haven't listened, you should give it a go. He says he doesn't have a very good radio voice, but that was one of the things I lik… more »

Categories: Podcasting


BusinessWeek on Blogs

posted on 2005-04-24 at 17:15:15 by Joel Ross

BusinessWeek has a cover article on blogging this week. It's available online, and it's a pretty good read. But, am I the only one who thought it was odd that the timeline was in chronological order instead of reverse chronological order, like a blog is?… more »

Categories: Blogging


Google Rank When Your Site Gets Deleted

posted on 2005-04-24 at 17:14:10 by Joel Ross

Having your site deleted is interesting. It was deleted on Tuesday, while I was at work (by my wife), and I had it back up Tuesday night. Throughout the week, I checked my Google rank, and it said there wasn't enough information to generate a page rank.… more »

Categories: Blogging



posted on 2005-04-21 at 19:13:52 by Joel Ross

This looks promising. It's a search engine for podcasts. It looks like they only launched on April 18th. I wonder how many podcasts they are crawling, and what they are using to "listen" to them. They have a blog, so maybe they'll start letting us in on… more »

Categories: Podcasting


Note: Site has not been deleted

posted on 2005-04-20 at 15:47:42 by Joel Ross

The other day, when my wife updated our personal site through Front Page, it decided that my subfolder that holds all files for my domain ( needed to be deleted. It took me a little while to realize, since I have been too busy with work and… more »

Categories: Blogging


Yahoo 360

posted on 2005-03-30 at 23:08:05 by Joel Ross

A few days ago, Yahoo released their first beta of thier blogging service: Yahoo 360. Tom over at WebFeedCentral was kind enough to send me an invite, and I signed up. Thanks Tom! So far, I'm not terribly impressed. To even view the blog, you have to be… more »

Categories: Blogging


Blogologist Changes His Mind About RSS

posted on 2005-03-29 at 23:55:39 by Joel Ross

Yesterday I posted about a blogging expert who said he doesn't see the point of RSS. Well, today he visited my site, and commented, saying I fell for his bait. He was looking for someone to "expose the truth." His comments were pretty nice, considering m… more »

Categories: Blogging


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