Category Archives: Appreciation

Commenter Appreciation: May 2008

It has been a long time since I last did a commenter appreciation post, but with the recent comments I have been getting from two people in particular, I had to take some time out of my day to feature them. Bloggers that I have known for some time have, for some unknown reason, taken time out of their life to add their thoughts and opinions to this blog, and I wanted to make sure that they know I appreciate it.

So a big thanks from me goes out to Kevin and Jeff.

Kevin Muldoon

Linking to his personal blog, System0 from the comments he leaves here, Kevin is better known in my mind as the owner of BloggingTips, a popular multi-author blog that covers all aspects of blogging. I have watched as he changed the staff and the design of his popular blog, and yet he still found time to come over here and say “hello” more than once. A great guy to get to know and I am glad he keeps stopping by.

His personal blog covers the interactions he has with technology, video games and his day to day life. His opinions are usually in line with my own, which is always a plus in my book.

Jeff Chandler

Jeff, or Jeffro, runs the WordPress Weekly podcast, and writes for the very popular Weblog Tools Collection. He also works on his own blog Jeffro2pt0, where he talks about what is going on in the web 2.0 world, as well as covering blogging, and from time to time, WordPress.

I have been on his WordPress Weekly show more than once, and I really appreciated the opportunity recently to break the news about my new career. Jeff has quickly become one of the voices online that I really enjoy tracking, and I see nothing but success for this guy. I have a feeling that he will be one of those people I will one day be telling people “I knew him before he became famous online”.


If you aren’t watching what both of these guys are doing online, you are missing very important things. They both have different levels of experience, but they keep their ears to the ground when it comes to all things blogging.

Originally posted on May 9, 2008 @ 4:26 pm

Nine Blogs Not in the Top 50 That Should Be

While compiling the new top 50 list for my recent post, I noticed some of the blogs I enjoy aren’t in that top 50, but I believe they should be, and so I am going to give them some recognition here today.

There are specifically nine blogs I would like to highlight that are all listed in the Top 100 list, but aren’t in the top 50, but do have some great posts, ideas, or writers. If you haven’t checked out all these blogs before, have a look today.

#55 – MEMWG
#68 – Slyvisions
#78 – Blogtrepreneur
#90 – Blogging With Cents
#83 – Derek Semmler
#95 – Shylock Blogging
#105 – Blogging Fingers
#114 – College Startup
#139 – The Blog Entrepreneur

If you enjoy these blogs, make sure you subscribe. While I don’t always enjoy their designs, or the advertisements they display, I have found the above list to include some great bloggers who produce some great content. If we, the community, support them, they will hopefully be in the top 50 by the next time I write about it.

Hopefully, they won’t push me out from my spot in the list though.

Originally posted on March 28, 2008 @ 11:54 am

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.

Originally posted on January 25, 2008 @ 6:46 pm

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!

Originally posted on January 1, 2008 @ 1:46 pm

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.


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.

Originally posted on December 4, 2007 @ 11:28 pm