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Switching Over to Michele.blog

As of today this blog has a new web address: michele.blog I’m delighted to have been able to get this domain and excited to be switching over to it. For the past 13+ years I’ve been blogging under /blog on a number of different domains. I started out with mneylon.com, but several years ago I […]

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Rebooting IrishBlogs.com

I’ve had the domain irishblogs.com for over a decade, since 2004 to be precise. It was, up until very recently, a rather rudimentary link directory. When I first put the site online I used to spend time and energy looking after it, along with many of the other sites I was running at the time. […]

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Valentine’s Blog Competition

The people behind FlowersMadeEasy are running a Valentine’s Day competition. If you blog about your “better half” (or the one you would like to be your better half ..) then you could win a nice little prize: 12 red roses bottle of champagne box of Butlers’ chocolates Full details on their blog Related Posts:Rebooting IrishBlogs.comIrish […]

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Buzzwords Are Go In Sunday Business Post

I wasn’t overly impressed with the article in this Sunday’s edition of Computers in Business which harped on about yet another death knell for blogs. You can read my reaction over on the company blog Related Posts:Switching Over to Michele.blogClint Eastwood Chrysler Ad Super Bowl 2012Apple Christmas AdProvocative AdvertisingHonest Advertising

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IIA Afraid To Follow?

Image via Wikipedia It really irks me to see organisations like the IIA (the Irish Internet Association) knowingly setting all links in comments on its blog to be “nofollow. The “nofollow” attribute sucks. Sure, there are *some* circumstances where it can be useful eg. linking to a competitor for example, but if you moderate comments […]

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Minor Comments Policy Change

Image via Wikipedia I’ve made a minor change to my comment policy. As of today comments will remain open on posts for 300 days. It was previously set at 180 days. Related Posts:Minor Change To Comments PolicyOfficial Google Blogs Now Accepting CommentsComments You Shouldn’t PublishBlogging For Dummies – Check Your CommentsSwitching Over to Michele.blog

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Free Books Courtesy of Penguin

Image via Wikipedia Penguin are giving away books – the only catch being you have to write a review of the book you get within 6 weeks of receiving it. More info on their special holiday reading site Related Posts:Devil May Care – James Bond Returns – Book ReviewStorage Solutions for Books, Crockery, DVDs and […]

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Bloggers Taking Themselves Too Seriously

Xkcd’s latest cartoon pretty much sums up how I feel about a lot of this social media rubbish that you keep reading about. Although the prize for most offensively described event has to go to IT@Cork with their idiotic description of an event to “increase an organisation’s IQ”! Talk about marketing speak gone insane! Related […]

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