Spammer’s nice try

Spam comments often take the form of praise towards the unsuspecting blogger. The goal is to have the comment published so that readers might follow the link to a sales website. I thought this was a particularly flattering attempt (until the last sentence) although it was posted on Utterance’s report on Bear Gryll’s Christian faith […]

Dear 2012, it’s nice to meet you

Dear 2012, We haven’t met yet. My name is Utterance and I’m a blog. Sorry I haven’t said hello earlier but it has taken a touch of insomnia from my mate Pete to get things going this year. Um, that’s you isn’t it. This year that is. Well look, I’ve never talked to a year […]

Domain name change leaves readers searching…

  A couple of weeks ago I took up the domain mapping option offered by WordPress for my blog. I had previously registered http://www.utterance.com.au with another company and was sending http://www.utterance.com.au to http://www.peterhallett.wordpress.com successfully and with no apparent loss of traffic. To qualify for the new WordPress advertising option, AdWords, I switched domain mapping to WordPress and the hits have […]

Saturday stream of consciousness

“Time’s a goon” says ageing rocker Bosco in Pulitzer prize-winning A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan and I gain some insight into the title and I realise that this book and A Sense of an Ending that won the Booker prize this year both tell stories about the passing of time and […]

‘Tasteful’ advertising to tempt WordPress bloggers

Almost quietly, WordPress announced this week that it would allow bloggers to have advertising on their WordPress hosted blogs. This news has been keenly anticipated by many bloggers and yet the announcement was brief and without fanfare, perhaps to avoid an immediate avalanche of uptake. WordPress has, rightly, closely guarded the integrity and aesthetic of its platform and perhaps predictably, the […]

Repentance baffles secular Australians

Repentance is a world rarely heard outside of a Christian or other religious gatherings and so it is no wonder Australian journalists have matched it with terms like ‘puzzling’, ‘scratching their heads’ and ‘bolt from the blue’ when reporting Papua New Guinea’s first Day of Repentance held today. True, the public holiday for Repentance Day […]

Logos leads the way in innovative use of the Internet

One of the world’ leading leadership and business authors, Seth Goddin has highlighted an innovative book pricing mechanism used by Logos, a Bible software company. In Goddin’s most recent blog post, titled Coordination, he discusses a new more collaborative approach to internet business, made possible by technology and cited Logos’ Community Pricing strategy as an […]