Published in Blogging on Tuesday, August 17th, 2004
A little tip for people who have newer blogs.
Something that I have noticed while posting here on this blog is that, when you aren't a heavy traffic blog, posting a few times a week rather than a few times a day can be better for the visibility of your blog.
It seems that if you leave the quality out there on the homepage for a longer period of time it has a much better chance of being noticed. Even if you post often and have a 'last 5 posts' list or some variation thereof, the longer it's on the homepage it seems the better.
Most of our dev and design blogs are read with RSS readers, so perhaps it's not 'age on the homepage', but rather people are more inclined to read the site with one new post rather than bear the thought of reading thru a site with 5-6 new posts. I dunno. Just what I have noticed here at fiftyfoureleven...
I started freelancing by diving in head first and getting on with it. Many years and a lot of experience later I was still able to take away some gems from this book, and there are plenty I wish I had thought of beforehand. If you are new to freelancing and have a lot of questions (or maybe don't know what questions to ask!) do yourself a favor and at least check out the sample chapters.
Like the other books listed here, this provides a great reference for the PHP developer looking to have the right answers from the right people at their fingertips. I tend to pull this off the shelf when I need to delve into new territory and usually find a workable solution to keep development moving. This only needs to happen once and you recoup the price of the book in time saved from having to develop the solution or find the right pattern for getting the job done..