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How do I (Re)Kickstart My Blog

If you are an avid reader of my blog , you are well aware of the fact that it has been ~6 months since I have posted anything here. To the 3 of you , I apologize .(Hi Mom and Dad and anonymous reader from Turkey).
Seriously though. I am stuck. I know I need to stay on top of this for both professional and personal reasons(IE I enjoy it), but I just can’t find that one thing to push me over the edge. Maybe it’s time to rethink the scope of my blog? Maybe I should make it more personal? Or go the other way, and talk more about work and technology. The stock answer, is to always write about what you are passionate about. But I’m not sure that fits for me. I just need something to break me out of my slump.

What do you do to break the proverbial writers block? I appreciate any feedback.

Or, I guess I can continue to write “emo” posts whining about the fact that I don’t have anything to write about.
Hmmmmm… maybe that’s not such a bad idea.

Disqus is back again


After experimenting with Disqus a few months back, I decided that the best bet for my 25 blog comments was to keep them in WordPress and out of the “cloud”. I think Disqus changed my mind today. They just released a new wordpress plugin that gives you the best of both worlds.

It allows you to keep your comments on your site, which adds extra “hit points” to your SEO , but it also means that comments may actually come up in search results. This is huge since I work for a company that does stuff on the internet that has something to do with search. The new changes, and ease of install make using Disqus as your primary comment manager a no-brainer.

Add a Lijit Widget into the mix, and you have everything a blogger could need. Plus, with easy Disqus/Lijit integration , your search experience gets even better.

Congrats to Daniel Ha, and the rest of the Disqus team.