Weekly Links – 10/13/07

I just upgraded to WordPress 2.3, so if you tried to access the blog and had problems, that was the cause. Everything seems to be working, but if you notice anything unusual please leave a comment or contact me. Thanks for your help.

Here are this weeks links:

10 Great Bloggers Tell What Mistakes They Made as Beginners from Super Blogging.

How to Influence Powerful Social Media Users for Traffic and Attention from DoshDosh.

My Top 5 Biggest Freelancing Mistakes from Freelance Folder.

Your Secret Blogging Weapon is You from Cornwall SEO.

Finding Good Keywords for Your Niche from Caroline Middlebrook.

54 Typography Resources Every Designer Should Bookmark from Blogging Bits.

9 Common Mistakes in Landing Page and PPC Campaign Design from Performancing.

How I Got 7,000 Visitors from Digital Point Forums from BlogStorm.

Linking to a Blog: Will They Link Back? from Blogging Tips.

Confessions of a Twentysomething (Want to Be) Stumble Queen from Dana Wallert.

3 Easy Ways to Treat Your Customers Right from Instigator Blog.

How to Write Better and Get Published More from Internet Marketing Mind.

Upgrading Your Theme for WordPress 2.3 from I am Karthik.

Finding Blog topics That Will Bring You Traffic from WarriorBlog.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Parody Websites from Marketing Deviant.

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  • Karthik, October 12, 2007

    Thanks for the link Steven, and good thing to have upgraded to 2.3 :)

  • Vandelay Design, October 12, 2007

    Karthik,
    Thanks for the reminder about upgrading last week.

  • Tay, October 12, 2007

    Thanks the link, Steven! This looks like a great roundup and I’ll try and get around to reading them all. :)

  • Warrior Blog, October 13, 2007

    Hey thanks Steven :D I really appreciate it! You definitely made me a loyal reader ;-) You been on in bookmark for quite awhile now BECAUSE of your content so keep that up.

  • Mohsin, October 13, 2007

    I appreciate the mention Steven.

    BTW how did the upgrade go? Any quirks or any plugin compatibility issues?

  • Jon - FreelanceFolder, October 13, 2007

    Thanks a bunch for the linkage and mention Steven :)
    By the way, I’m wondering the same thing as Mohsin, how did the upgrade go?

  • Karthik, October 13, 2007

    @Mohsin and Jon

    I did an upgrade just last week and am still having trouble with a few plugins to be honest – Who Sees Ads and the WP Contact Form are a no-go together.

    If I enable Who Sees Ads, my Advanced Editor refuses to work, but the plugin author, Ozh is very accomodative and he had a work-around done, but I ran into yet another snag with the same plugin and have told him about it – the plugin is great though and well worth all the hassle!

    @Steven
    You’re welcome, I’m glad you did – better safe than sorry, Kyle was hacked the other day too!
    btw, did you happen to find out about the other issue I mentioned earlier?

  • Vandelay Design, October 13, 2007

    Jon and Mohsin,
    The upgrade went very smooth. It took about 10 minutes to do using the instructions from WordPress.org and get the basics done. I haven’t re-installed all of the plugins yet, but I did activate Akismet, DoFollow, Show Top Commentators, PosPost, and Related Posts. Haven’t seemed to have any trouble with those. That only leaves 1 or 2 other plugins that I use. I was pretty concerned about screwing things up, but fortunately that didn’t happen (unless I just haven’t noticed yet).

    WarriorBlog,
    Thanks for the compliments.

    Karthik,
    I forget what the other is was now. I searched for your email, but I can’t find it. You can either leave a comment or send me an email if you want.

  • Felix Ker, October 13, 2007

    Hey, you’ve upgraded too! I read that Sarah(Bluejar) upgraded too.

    Wondering if I should upgrade my WP soon. I’ve got tons of plugins to deactivate if this is os.

  • Vandelay Design, October 13, 2007

    Felix,
    Yes the upgrade made me appreciate the fact that I don’t use a huge amount of plugins.

  • Karthik, October 13, 2007

    @Steven
    Never mind, it was nothing important.

  • Tibi Puiu, October 13, 2007

    Great links, you should do a post about how your upgrade went through (maybe a tutorial?) and your thoughts on WP 2.3. Some people would find it useful, i know i would :D

  • Vandelay Design, October 13, 2007

    Tibi,
    The instructions on WordPress’s website really are all you’ll need to upgrade. I don’t know much about the process other then what I read. My advice is to do it at a time when you don’t expect to have much traffic. I did it mid night on Friday in case anything went wrong.

  • Mike C, October 13, 2007

    This is my first time to your site. Is this all the good posts you read this week? If you do this everyweek I plan on coming back to look at them as there appears to be some very good article in there.

  • Vandelay Design, October 13, 2007

    Mike,
    Thanks for visiting. Yes, I post links each weekend.

  • david, October 14, 2007

    Thanks for adding my article! I’ll enjoy all the links you posted.

  • Sofna, October 17, 2007

    Wow, I didnt realize people were getting a ton of traffic from DP. I know its a huge forum but 7k is kinda nice just from there. That was a nice little article. I will read the rest as time permits, thanks for the links.