Monthly Archives: October 2011

Steven J. Baum Staff Are Scum

Terrible title but a cracking article – What the Costumes Reveal –

Shows exactly what the staff of Steven J. Baum (A foreclosure mill) think of the home-owners they evict. From their home page “We understand the challenges facing our clients and work towards solutions that benefit homeowners seeking alternatives to foreclosure and bankruptcy. We are committed to effective communication with our clients and their customers.”


The Lifecycle of a Web Page on StumbleUpon

I’ve long said that Stumbleupon drives a lot more traffic than the other social media sites. Yes, a Digg Front Page (FP) used to bring your server down if you weren’t ready for it. But typically the rush was gone after a few short hours.

I’ve pages that have had visitors from SU for honestly years. Beautiful.

The Lifecycle of a Web Page on StumbleUpon

The Lifecycle of a Web Page on StumbleUpon

Weird that they didn’t put a nice embed code on their page, perhaps they should subscribe to my tools.

World Book Night 2012 – Books Announced.

Word Book Night is an amazing event. A million books will be given away. Beautiful.

The books for the 2012 event have been announced. There are some cracking reads on there, the following of which I can heartily recommend:

  • The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
  • Good Omens – Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
  • Let the Right One In – John Ajvide Lindqvist
  • The Road – Cormac McCarthy
  • Room – Emma Donoghue
  • Touching The Void – Joe Simpson

Here’s my profile on Good Reads.

Mommy Bloggers from Hell

Debra Mastaler shared the following article within the SEObook community where we both spend far too much time after I’d mentioned an issue with Mommy Bloggers (it’s so hard for a Brit to say Mommy rather than Mummy), in that many responded to an outreach campaign rudely and demanding large payments for them placing a guest post.

Most U.S. Moms on Facebook, But May Be a Tough Crowd for Marketers [Study] – Search Engine Watch (#SEW)