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Sunday Chatter – 5/18

May 18th, 2008 posted by · 1 Comment

Ten Ways to Write a Digg-worthy “Top 10” Post

We all dream about getting to the front page of Digg for that big swarm of traffic. Some bloggers though, have managed to get on Digg’s front page multiple times. How do they keep doing it? Jennifer Slegg has some good tips on what to write and how to write about to attract the attention of Digg users.

Royally Free High Quality Images for Your Blog

Most bloggers sometimes worry if they are violating image copyrights when they post a photo to accompany their content. Chances are whoever owns the image you happen to embed won’t come running after or even know you used their image without proper credit in the first place. But it’s always best to play by the rules and not have to worry what will happen. Luckily, there’s a site called PicApp, which allows use of its thousands of high quality images to any blogger for free. Signing up as a member is optional, but you don’t have to be a member to search their database and use their images.

As an example, I searched for “flowers” and found this lovely image. It’s free to use anywhere on my blog and I don’t have to worry about breaching any kind of copyrights.

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Add Video to Your WordPress or Movable Type Blog

Video is the hottest thing for bloggers right now. Visitors love it and it allows publishers to convey their message in an exciting way. There’s constantly easier and quicker ways to upload and embed video in to your blog, but one of the best I’ve found is from You can create a free channel on their site or download software to use in conjunction with WordPress or Movable Type blogging platforms. Just create a new post and the Magnify button will be right there waiting for you to embed a new video in just a few simple clicks. The incentive to join is that you can place your own AdSense ads along with the video and take part in Magnify’s 50/50 revenue sharing program.

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  1. Stak Loaded MyAvatars 0.2

    Magnify looks great, I’ll definitely try it out. Thanks for the tip.