Writing for Make Use Of

Last month, I read Jimmy Roger‘s tips & sites for finding freelance blogging work. At the end of the article he mentions that Make Use Of is always seeking writers. I decided to offer my services and I contacted them.

A few days later, Mark O’Neil (managing editor for Make Use Of) contacted me and allowed me to join the team! I think it will be a good opportunity for me to promote GeekLad. It will also give me another place to share some of the great software tools and sites I come across from time to time.

My first article was published just a few days ago. I wrote about a tool to turn Windows Live Writer into a portable app. Initially I was going to blog about it here, but later I decided it would make a great article for Make Use Of. I’ve already submitted my second article as well. Hopefully it gets approved and will get posted soon.

Greasemonkey Script for Submitting Pages to Ping.fm

ping-fm Today I put together yet another Greasemonkey script.  This script will allow you to quickly submit URLs to Ping.fm.  You’ll first need to supply your Ping.fm application key to the script.  Just right click on the little monkey little-greasemonkey and go to User Script Commands, and select Set Ping.fm App Key.  When prompted, provide your key.  Please note that the app key is stored in your Firefox browser settings.  Do not use this on a public computer, because it would be easy for someone to obtain your app key from the browser.

Update to Google Webmaster Tools Greasemonkey Script

I recently made a minor update to my Google Webmaster Tools Greasemonkey script for displaying nofollow information.  The script allows you to learn which incoming links to your website are nofollow links when viewing the detail for a site within Google Webmaster Tools.  I have added functionality that will also display the PageRank for the incoming links.

Return from Hiatus

Life has been very crazy lately, and I’ve been falling behind on my blogging.  A few weeks ago I started a new job (within ADT) as a six sigma black belt.  The very weekend that I was preparing to drive from Jacksonville to Boca Raton for my first week of training, our youngest daughter had a seizure.  Although it only lasted a couple of minutes, it seemed to last forever.  We called 911 and by the time the paramedics arrived, she had already stopped seizing.