I haven’t written a post in the past 10 days and many of my friends including some readers started pinging me to check on my status 🙂
I am very much alive, only that I was caught up with a little work and also decided to take some time off 😀
FeedDemon, the RSS reader that I use, was filled up with so many new posts !! I was forced to use the “Mark Folder Read” option for most of RSS folders. However I did a quick check on India Technology Bloggers feed and got myself updated with the latest happenings in the tech world. (Thanks to QOT for staring this network, its really useful)
Orkut seems to have got a face-lift; It looks only like a CSS update (with rounded corners/use of “blue” color/new icons). Not sure, if Orkut team read one of my earlier post, but they do seem to have finally started an official blog on June 25.
Other than this:
- Apurv seems to be having a fun filled time in Austin. His first tryst with Square dancing even won him a Philips DVD player 🙂
- Vasu takes some time off to explain the significance of his name. His blog archives are just amazing. Most of his posts are worth reading over and over again 🙂
- Chris does throw up an interesting proposal on Twitter Groups
- Kyle reminds to update the Text Link Ads Referral Links.
- Shankar, as usual is glued to his PC after school and has a lot of interesting posts.
- Nirmal suggests 7 Plugins to improve the comment section of your WordPress powered weblog. I really need to integrate some of those plug-ins to improve the “commenting” experience on this site.
- Mayank talks about the new Bloglines Beta RSS reader.
- Shivaranjan talks of the built-in Screen capturing utility of Vista. I am still on Windows XP and I am really keen to know as to how many of you have upgraded to vista and how many of you would recommend an upgrade.
- Vijay points to an interesting Web Page Technology profiler – Builtwith
- If you are a game freak, do checkout the Microsoft Sidewinder mouse suggested by Madhur. I am not into gaming much these days and I’m quite happy with my Logitech V500 mouse 🙂
- I was about to check on the 3 WordPress Plug-ins that won the WordPress Plug-in Competition when Aprit warned me of the security flaws in each of these plug-ins.
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Thanks a lot for the link back and Guess what I found lot of new things in these links. Kyle’s link was really helpful.
I was guessing that you were busy counting the money you are making from ads 😉
I agree that if you have subscribed to a lot of feeds, it takes a substantial amount of your time!
I was thinking that you got busy with the htc posts!!! Good to have you back too. . .I wanted to ask, did this have an effect on your blogs traffic?
@Vasu, hope such a day comes soon when I will spend time dropping off the Ad cheques 🙂
Anand, I see that you also came back from a break :). Traffic was normal and didn’t change much only that Alexa didn’t like it much I guess. I had a 5K drop in ranking
Glad to see you back. Wish you had more time for blogging 🙂
Thanks a bunch for the linkback, Venu! Nice to see that you are back blogging 😉
Thanks for the link love buddy
Nice to see you catching up with you blogging. Thanks for your comment on my blog as well.
I don’t know if I’m right in this comment but now-a-days your current blog theme seems to be opening pretty slowly when compared to the previous blog theme. I have a 256 kbps airtel broadband which will have about 186 kbps roughly on an average.
When compared to other blogs of your friends, your blog seems to be a bit sluggish and navigating to other categories also takes time. If I’m right in saying this do check it up and catch up in the speed as well. If I’m wrong in this, please ignore. 🙂
Hmm VVS, I was thinking the same too, also the freeze on submitting new comment is there once in a while. One thing I would suggest is to use the Arabian Sea theme. 😀 Yea, I am suggesting it since I made it 😉
VVS/Anand, its go to do more with Dreamhost ! Its having too many problems off late ! Yesterday the site was down for one complete hour.
Guess should shift to a better hosting next year. By the way the “amazing” traffic on my site could also be the reason for the site being slow 😀
Anand, will definitely test out your theme 😀
hehe, did you pay for hosting yearly? I would put a “watch this space” on hostmonster. I moved all my sites to them recently..pretty good support and stuff.
But that’s a nice disguise to say that your site is facing heavy traffic for being slow. I like your way of expressing even the hardest things 🙂
Thanks for the mention. 🙂