Category Archives: Appreciation

8 Bloggers to Network With

I want to give a huge thanks to Steven Snell of Vandelay Design for including me in a recent post on Pure Blogging entitled “8 Bloggers That Won’t Bite”.

Networking is one of the things I tell everyone to focus on in this ever changing landscape of web publishing, and it is nice to know that people have noticed that I enjoy networking with others. When you work from home by yourself, any contact helps stop me from going crazy.

People listed on Pure Blogging include, Courtney Tuttle, Tay, Jon Phillips, David Culpepper, Adnan, Pearl, and Karen Zara.

A great list of people, some who I have talked to before, and others who I plan on networking with soon.

Thank You List 2007

So there are more than a few people I would like to thank, that have helped me out in 2007 in one way or another. Unfortunately, I know I will forget some people, but know that just because I didn’t mention you, doesn’t mean that I didn’t mean to.

Here are some people that are absolutely wonderful, helpful, and worth networking with in 2008 if you haven’t already.

Darren Rowse
Jacob Gower
Jeremy Wright
Charles Stricklin
David Krug
Aaron Brazell
Tom Leroux
Chris Garrett
Chris Garrett
Ryan Caldwell
Randa Clay
Ahmed Bilal
Liz Strauss
J Angelo Racoma
Mark Saunders
Steven Snell
Mark Wielgus
John Cow
James Cogan
Elena of Design Disease
Marco Jardim
Duncan Riley
All of “Fuzz”, Splashpress, Bloggy Network, b5media, dailypixel and my friends not in a network.

Note: The more I wrote this post, the more I realized I would never be able to mention everyone. Thanks to you all, especially those that are reading this site!

Commenter Appreciation: November 2007

I can’t believe another month has already shot by, but thankfully, I have two more great people, from great sites that have been helping make eXtra for Every Publisher a great blog.

Check out previous Appreciation posts to see all the people that have been mentioned.

The two people I will be highlighting today own sites very similar in audience to my own. The first is Steven Snell of Vandelay Website Design and the second is Matthew Henrickson from Blog About Your Blog.

Steven Snell

I am a huge fan of the Vandelay Website Design Blog, and have been reading it for a while. Steven asked me at one point to help check over his blog, to make sure there were no other security holes, and I did my best to make sure it was safe. He even put up a thanks to me on his blog, something that was really great to see.

Since then we’ve been on great terms, and I have enjoyed every comment he has left on this blog. I hope he will stick around as his personality, and skill are just amazing.

Matthew Henrickson

I have never been a huge fan of Blog About Your Blog’s design, but the content is another story. Matthew has been one of the great participants in the comments here, and I couldn’t let that go unnoticed. If you are looking for another blog in a similar niche to this one, (though why would you need one, right?) check out Blog About Your Blog. In November, the blog made over $300, and while that isn’t an increase over October, it is still nearly three times what this blog made, an accomplishment to be sure.

The blog has been around for over a year now, so if you can’t find some great stuff in its archives, you weren’t looking.

Wrap-up

Two more great people, with great sites. I hope you will all continue to contribute here, and I hope to see some new faces join the fight to have their comments noticed.

Thanks again to previous commenters. Check back next month for another installment of the Commenter Appreciation posts.

Commenter Appreciation: October 2007

It is the end of the month and time for me to thank two of the people that helped make eXtra for Every Publisher the great place it is.

If you want to know more about my Commenter Appreciation Project, please check out my previous post explaining the idea.

Last month, I mentioned two great commenters, W. Thomas Leroux of leroux.ca and Mark of 45n5.com and over the course of October they have continued to be a huge driving force in the interactivity of this site, and so I want to thank them again, but I am going to try hard to feature different people every month.

This month, the two commenters I want to focus on are John Leschinski of Leschinski Design, and Ahmed Bilal of Soccerlens. Both of these guys are multi-talented, having blogged on a variety of sites and providing some great advice to me and my readers on a number of posts.

John Leschinski

Leschinski Design

Another Canadian, and one of the few people I have met in real life, John runs his own design company, and I have seen him blogging on Blogging Tips.

He attended one of the local Geek Meetups in London, Ontario when I lived there, and has been popping up more and more in the blogging scene.

Ahmed Bilal

Soccerlens

Where isn’t Ahmed? He runs some amazing sites, and writes on others. He is one of the big names over on Performancing, and has become a good online friend of mine. I highly respect his work, and am overjoyed that he has taken the time to leave a few comments here on my blog.

Soccerlens is an amazing football related website, and by football, I mean soccer. With over 1000 RSS readers currently, it is definitely one of THE best resources for the subject.

Wrap-up

Great blogs, great bloggers, and I appreciate their comments. A big thanks from me, and again, I recommend you all check out every appreciated commenter on this blog, as all the best people comment on eXtra for Every Publisher.

Commenter Appreciation: September 2007

I meant to do this post sooner, but I have been so busy, that it got to be on the back burner. I want to start by apologizing to everyone for the delay.

If you want to know more about my Commenter Appreciation Project, please check out my previous post explaining the idea.

The first two commenters I want to mention are W. Thomas Leroux of leroux.ca and Mark of 45n5.com.

WTL

WTL

WTL, as he is known in the comments on this site, is a Canadian, so that alone gives him some bonus points in my book, and is one of the only people to comment on this site that I have actually met in real life. He is a web developer in Ottawa, Ontario and was one of the founding members of the Blogger Meetup when I lived there. He is a great guy, and even better for having found the time to come to this blog and comment on three separate occasions in less than a week.

You can find some great technology posts, social observations, and personal life updates at his blog leroux.ca. I find the design a little odd and a bit old fashioned looking, but I can’t really comment, Xfep doesn’t have the most visually interesting design. His blog has been going for over four years now. Definitely, worth checking out.

45n5

45n5

45n5, or if you prefer his real name is Mark, has been commenting around here lately, and has been adding to the conversation, which to me, is the real power of a commenter. And unlike most other people, he is also generous with his linking, and has become a real leader in promoting other bloggers in this niche. Check out the Top 100 list, as well as MoneyLinks.

He also takes time out of his busy day to contribute to the comments here at Xfep, from simple bits of feedback “Dude, the podcast rocks! Hope to hear more. Subscribed” to a full on conversation, as we had surrounding Episode 1 of my podcast.

His blog, 45n5, has information about making money online, but Mark has added many personal touches to his content as well as being a thought leader. Recently, he removed all advertising, replacing it with advertisements that brought readers to other pages or areas of his own site. The design is more advanced than the one here at Xfep, but at the same time it stays on the simple side, focusing more on the content than anything else.

A great blog to read and subscribe to.

Wrap-up

Great blogs, great bloggers, and I appreciate their comments. A big thanks from me, and again, I recommend you all check out every appreciated comment on this blog, as all the best people comment on eXtra for Every Publisher.