Recommended Reading for 11th August through 29th August
Interesting posts I’ve read between 11th August and 29th August:
- Using Psychology to Create a Killer Sticky Website – What social web features appeal to our human instincts for acceptance and belonging? Laura Alter takes a look at some of the key components of successful social media sites.
- Where are all the cool startups that run on ASP.NET? – If you checkout the new startups on TechCrunch, it seems like every new startup is something Linux based and is not ASP.NET. And I really want to know why.
- Notes On The ProBlogger Logo Design – Mike from Makalu Media shares his design notes and sketches of the new logo for ProBlogger. Interesting write-up of the process of logo design and the client requirements.
- Outsource Your Blogging Chores for Free – Hint: recruit your loyal readers to muck in and help with moderation and promoting your site (among other duties)!
- 10 Ways to Eliminate the Echo Chamber – Excellent, thought provoking post about the major problems with blogging today.
- Is Wikipedia Corrupt? – Interesting post about the editorial process and politics at Wikipedia. This calls into question the impartiality and reliability of the site and calls Google to task for favouring Wikipedia in their rankings. Rightly so.
- 10 SEO Tips to Remember While Launching a Site – Eric Lander presents an excellent pre-launch checklist of SEO-related factors that may either help or hinder your site upon launch.