Free customised blogs for Irish Hotels!

Posted by Jason Roe on Feb 20, 2009 7:05:29 PM

Last week, I went to a really interesting session about hotels and bogging set up by Ciara Feely. Keith Bohanna was speaking to a group of hoteliers about promoting themselves via blogs / twitter.

I found it quite interesting that the first barrier for most of the hoteliers was the lack expertise to set up a branded hotel blog. With that in mind, I decided to come up with this offer.

For a limited time, I am offering a number of Irish hoteliers the chance to get a blog installed / customised* free of charge. To top that off.. If you are a small hotel / b&b , I will also give you a free one-to-one crash course on twitter.

If you are in the hotel space and looking for a blog I would love to hear from you. If you know anyone in the tourism space who might be interested please pass this ton to them.


Wordpress speed issue, blog running slow problem?

Posted by Jason Roe on Oct 26, 2008 7:52:11 AM

For the last 3 weeks my blog has been running really, really slow. With the long weekend upon us, I decided to take some time to try and find / fix the issue. After 4 hours of poking around, it turned out to be a number of issues…


Features or Benefits for Websites

Posted by Jason Roe on Apr 6, 2008 6:38:22 PM

Many web sites are built around the concepts of features, benefits are often overlooked. Site owners/developers some times confuse features with benefits and this results in an array of complications for the end user.


Busy, busy, busy Im back!

Posted by Jason Roe on May 19, 2007 8:10:58 AM

It's been a very busy month for me. Fear not, Im back!


Coworking in Ireland

Posted by Jason Roe on Apr 3, 2007 6:47:31 PM

I have been toying with the idea of coworking for some time. For anyone that hasn't heard of coworking yet, the concept is fairly simple:

"Coworking is a movement to create a community of cafe-like collaboration spaces for developers, writers and independents"

The concept itself is nothing new. Freelancers and small business have always teamed up for office shares. What makes coworking any different to typical office share? In my mind the definition of an office share would be simple "A closed group of people spreading the cost of an office". Whereas coworking is the next evolution of this model.

Think of it this way, what if you could not only spread the cost of your business, but quickly and easily pool resources with a larger community of likeminded individuals? Your office share is limited to a stagnant pool of talent that will rarely change. What if your community was more fluidic? How would that affect your business model?


Blog Awards Voting opens!

Posted by Jason Roe on Feb 9, 2007 6:51:26 PM

Voting has now opened over at the Irish blog awards.

It seems that I was nominated for Best Designed Blog!! Thanks guys!

Voting will close at 5pm on Friday February 16th. A shortlist will be announced soon after and judging will decide the winner of each category. Winners will be announced at the Irish Blog Awards 2007 event in Dublin on March 3rd in the Alexander hotel. You may be contacted via your email address to verify your votes.

Keep an eye on my blog for more info!

PS: I would appreciate your votes under Best Designed Blog - "Jason Roe's Blog"!

Full List of nominations:


Barcamp Saturday 20th (Tomorrow)

Posted by Jason Roe on Jan 19, 2007 6:06:07 AM

Just to give you all a heads up. I will be heading down to Barcamp Tomorrow.  Barcamp will be held in the ArcLabs Research and Innovation building in Waterford IT.


Stuntdubl Marketing Consulting hacked - SEOs a target

Posted by Jason Roe on Jan 15, 2007 4:41:57 PM

Looks like a well known marketing consultant’s site has been hacked. Be warned! The hacker redirected all of Stuntdubl’s feeds to his own wordpress blog (has offensive language) Full list of sites hacked!

To quote the hackers wordpress blog:

Anyways, I just started the first hacking cruzade… The easy targets (Wordpress blogs with register_globals=on) using a custom PHP script based on this code


Serious email spam issue for Irish Wordpress blogs.

Posted by Jason Roe on Jan 6, 2007 9:01:37 AM

After doing a bit of research on Wordpress blog security I stumbled upon a wordpress Ticket #3142. This ticket describes an issue where every registered user that has logged into our blog can spy on the metadata of all other users by typing in a simple URL (This is after they sign up and activating an account). One comment said "I believe this affects 2.0.4 and 2.1", This basically means versions before ver 2.0.5.

So what does this really mean for your wordpress blogs?

+ slip-up kills!

Posted by Jason Roe on Nov 30, 2006 5:34:49 AM provides a one stop shop for job hunters, the site spiders and indexes many of the larger Irish job sites. One of the notable features that provide is a RSS feed. Many of the job sites that it spiders do not offer this service.


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