Monthly Archives: May 2008

Busy Month

May has ended up being a really busy month for me. I’ve done a lot of biking (550 km so far this month), but not a lot of blogging here on I’ve also had a hard time getting anything done during my prime evening project hours (roughly 10PM – 12PM) because I’ve been regularly falling asleep while getting our middle child settled into his new big boy bed. More often than not I’ll wake up at 1 or 2AM and realize that I need to get to sleep in my own bed and I’ve missed out on doing anything productive. On the other hand our son is finally getting settled into a nice nightly routine and usually sleeps through the night now so it’s worth the time investment.

Feedapalooza didn’t end up being much of a success for me as far as adding RSS subscribers go (as of today I’m down 7 from where I was at the beginning of the month), but I got good practice writing an eBook (Open Office has great PDF export support by the) and learned quite a bit going through the whole process.

Although I don’t feel like I’ve been as productive as I wanted to be, I’ve still been able to do a lot of reading and learning this month. I still want to try to get one niche project launched before May is over too. It’s time to stop thinking about taking action and actually taking some action. More to come.

FeedaPALOOZA 2008

I was reading Mark Mason’s blog today and discovered this cool RSS feed promotion being run by called FeedaPALOOZA 2008 and figured I’d better jump on board as a good way to generate traffic and RSS subscriptions to

Here’s what FeedaPALOOZA is all about in Aaron Abber’s own words:

What is FeedaPALOOZA? Everyday beginning Thursday, May 1st and continuing until Thursday, May 15th, you will give an email from us.

Each email will have a description of the participating blogs for that day. Every blog will be giving away a free gift to readers who subscribe to the RSS feed.

You view the description of the blog as well as the free gift for subscribing to their RSS or email and if you like what you see, you sign up and receive the gift. No muss, no fuss.

The funny thing is that I was actually already working on a blog post directly related to RSS feed subscriptions, but hadn’t finished it yet. Now it makes more sense to use it for this promotion and I’m in the process of turning that post idea into a free ebook I can give away to get people to sign up for my RSS feed.

I worked on the ebook for a few hours early this morning, but it’s not quite ready for primetime yet. It’s important to get this right though so I’m going to give myself a couple more days to get it set up properly before going live.

In the meantime head on over to FeedaPALOOZA 2008 to sign up if it sounds interesting to you.