Archive for the ‘Blog Promotion’ Category

Fighting Firewalls With Kindle Blogs

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

My humorist pal Rose Valenta recently created a Kindle version of her blog and inspired me to do the same. Why? Because many employers are getting strict about web access, blocking employees from reading their favorite blogs and sites — even while they’re on a break or at lunch.

But your boss can’t control what you read on your Kindle. And Amazon makes it easy for bloggers to create Kindle blog editions, allowing fans to bypass their bosses and keep up with their reading.

That brings me to my latest limerick:

Fighting Firewalls With Kindle Blogs
By Madeleine Begun Kane

You’re at work, but on break — want to read.
But your boss did a dastardly deed:
Your fav’rites are blocked.
Your net access is locked.
But he can’t stop a Kindle blog feed.

My News: I’ve created Kindle versions of both my blogs. So if you’d like to read this political satire blog on your Kindle device, you can subscribe right here. And if you’d like to read my other general humor blog on your Kindle reader you can subscribe right here.

Attention Fellow Bloggers: Want to know how to publish your own blog on Amazon Kindle? Amazon makes it pretty easy and has a helpful Kindle Blog FAQ here. You can also find some useful info over at Mashable and some Kindle badges and icons here.

Warning: Reading blogs on Kindle isn’t free, except for the 14-day free trial for each blog. Monthly Kindle blog subscription fees are controlled by Amazon and priced at either $0.99 per month or $1.99 per month. Moreover, only 30% of the revenue goes to the blogger.

And Now For The Sales Pitch: Each of my two blogs is priced at $0.99 per month.

So if you’re a Kindle owner, I hope you’ll give the Kindle versions of this political humor blog and/or my other general humor blog a try.

An Ode To Blogroll Amnesty Day

Friday, January 30th, 2009

For some, Blogroll Amnesty Day (BAD) is an excuse to be generous with their links.

For others, (who shall remain nameless, but you know who you are) it’s simply an excuse.

And for me, of course, BAD’s an excuse to write yet another limerick … as if I needed an excuse:

An Ode to Blogroll Amnesty Day
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Are you planning to celebrate BAD?
If you don’t, skippy’s bound to be mad.
Spread the link love around.
Make sure small blogs are found.
Serve up link juice and don’t be a cad.

Blogroll Scrooges Must Be Punished

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

Some major bloggers (most prominently Atrios/Eschaton and Kos) have recently instituted a blogroll purge, eliminating, for the most part, all but the usual suspects.  And to add insult to injury, they referred to it in Orwellian fashion as “Blogroll Amnesty Day.” 

Now Kos never saw fit to link me, but I was on Eschaton’s blogroll for years until this wholesale purge, discussed  here by skippy, here by Jon Swift, and again by skippy here, cause you can never have too much skippy.

Blogroll scrooges should be penalized, don’t you think?

Blogroll Scrooges Must Be Punished (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Mr. Eschaton’s wholesale de-linkage
Hurts small bloggers through blogroll link shrinkage.
Kos has done the same thing.
Both are scrooges left-wing.
I’ve de-linked them and won’t give them inkage.

Linky Love (Updated)

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

For your reading (and viewing) pleasure:
* Carnival of Satire
* Daily Show video clip, courtesy of One Good Move: War On Terror Progress Report.
* Satirist Don Davis gives us a look at the real Iraq Intelligence Report.
* Carnival of the Vanities.
* Shakespeare’s Sister doesn’t approve of the New York Post’s snide take on Keith Olbermann’s anthrax scare.
* All Hat No Cattle has gone Comma Crazy.
* The Good Blogs now has a U.S. Politics section. If you’re not familiar with The Good Blogs, it’s a cool new site whose purpose is to “create distributed communities of bloggers who actively promote each other every time readers visit their blogs…” And I’m very pleased to participate in its U.S. Politics showcase and its BlogSisters showcase.
[tags]Blog Publicity, Linky Love, Weblog Publicity, Blog Promotion[/tags]

My Notables Blog is now Mad Kane’s Political Madness (Updated)

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

If you’re reading this post, you know my Mad Kane’s Notables Blog has a new name, look, and most important, a new address.

Why the change?  Because, believe it or not, my Notables is hand-coded, which is a major pain!   So despite my technophobia, I decided to attempt a WordPress installation and give it a whirl.  And much to my shock, the thing worked.

My next challenge is to get people to change their bookmarks and update their blogroll links and RSS feed links.

So would you do that for me, please?  I’d really appreciate it. 

What’s that?  You’re too busy?  Would it help if I beg?  What about if I write you this limerick:

Blog Relocation Limerick
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Coding by hand is quite hard.
It takes time from my being a bard.
So I now blog with WordPress,
New name, look, and address.
Please link, so my traffic ain’t marred.

UPDATE: My old Notables archives will remain available through a link on the top of my Sidebar in the “Pages” section.

[tags]WordPress Blogging, Blog Publicity, Blogging Limerick[/tags]