Found this and felt the community might enjoy it.

Some I found more interesting than others:

  • “Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.” (Vonnegut)
  • “If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.” (Leonard)
  • “You Must Refrain From Rewriting, Except to Editorial Order” (Heinlein)
  • “Don’t care too much what others may think.” (King)

So you want to leap frog all your low hanging articles, but you’re having a hard time finding them in your My Articles page.  Here’s a quick tip to leap any article of yours.

  1. Go to your articles page.  If you’re logged in simply click on your user name at the top of Helium, then click the “Articles” tab when it shows up.
  2. Go to the last page of your articles page.  If you’re on your articles page, simply scroll down and you’ll see pagination links.  Click on the last one.
  3. Pick an article from this page to leapfrog.  Hover over the link (but don’t click it).  You should see in your browser’s status bar (at the bottom of the browser) something like: http://www.helium.com/items/%5Bitem_id%5D-%5Burl_phrase%5D.  Note the item_id, you’re going to need it for the next step.
  4. Write your leap frog as normal (in your text editor of choice).
  5. In your browser’s address bar type in http://www.helium.com/items/%5Bitem_id%5D/new_leap_frog
  6. Paste in your leap frog.

Hope that helps.

As this is a holiday week it figures to be a little sparse on the blog.  I’m still hoping to have one for Friday, we shall see.  Because of that, I figured I’d post a quick tidbit for you to look at that I think you might find interesting.

As I’ve mentioned a few times I’m a power social bookmark user – formerly Magnolia and now back on Delicious.  Many of the SEO links I share are actually saved in my Delicious along with many others you might find interesting.  Some are more geared towards a site (like Helium) versus a page (like your articles) – i.e. architecture versus content – however there are many that are applicable to you, the Helium writer.

If you are so inclined, you can peruse my SEO bookmarks – keeping in mind that this is a living list and is constantly being updated.  We have discussed making a Helium Delicious in the near future – where we’d save only links applicable to either Helium proper or writing to Helium and in which users could share (using the share feature of Delicious) links that potentially should be added to it.  What do you think of that?  What would you like to see in it?  And, finally, are you a Delicious user that would share relevant bookmarks with us?

Happy Tuesday.