The heartbeat – A sign for being alive.

The heartbeat - A sign for being alive.It has been quite some time since my last post. About 3 month, if I’m not wrong.

A lot happened in the world since then. Quite a few updates were released for WordPress and now I have to take care of getting up to date.

Also, my feed reader collected a few thousands of articles which I couldn’t read due to not having enough time. At least there is a button which marks them all read with one click 😉

So, what happened to me which prevented the posting of new articles or at least regular messages on twitter?
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My Radical Blog’s Entre Card Contest – An the winner are…

revealed.

The contest was the first one of this kind I ever participated, so I’m very surprised that I managed to score the second place!

Thanks, Les!

You can read about the other winners at My Radical Blog.

My Radical Blogs Contest – Win 10,000 EntreCard Credits

I don’t remember how I discovered „My Radical Blogs„, I only know I found Lessca’s „1000 Blogs Against Whaling campaign“ a couple of days ago.
After having a short look at his site, I decided to subscribe to his RSS feed because most of the content interests me.

Today, as I looked through my RSS reader, I saw his second EntreCard article in which he promotes a contest.

For everyone using EntreCard out there, this contest is your chance to win up to 10,000 EntreCard credits!

Read the rules, maybe you decide to participate and win those credits.

P.S.: Lessca’s „Blogging Is About Sharing, Not Competing“ and „Bloghology – If you ever only download one ebook – this should be it“ are also worth reading.

Everyone is getting Twitter…so do I

TwitterAs I watch the blogosphere I see more and more people using Twitter.

I decided to wait a bit for jumping onto the wagon and getting an own Twitter account. So here I am, with my very own Twitter account.

I will see how much I’ll use it and if it is worth keeping it, at least for me that is 😉

So bear with me and feel free to give me Twitter tips or at least share your thoughts. Of course you are also welcome to follow me.

P.S: I also added a „Recent Tweet“ to the sidebar using the Twitter Tools Plugin.

Short summary about recent changes at Ruelicke.net + 1 Question

MaintenanceA few days ago Matt at Webmaster-Source and Michael at Pro Blog Design published articles about optimizing the load time of a blog and plugins to get more comments

Influenced by their articles I decided to review and optimize my own blog. Some of the mentioned plugins and optimizations I had already in use, a few I added as result of reading said articles:

You could call this some kind of heavy maintenance, so I’m now interested on some feedback. How do you like the new comment plugins? Does the site load slower or faster or did it stay the same? Any reply is much appreciated, especially feedback about the loading time of my blog 🙂

Update:
I moved all javascript used on my site to the foot which should reduce the loading time a lot more.
Please let me know if something is now broken 🙂