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Weekly Digest: Blogging on Blogging, Speaking at SOBCon and WordCamp Dallas, and More on Blogging

This week has been a busy one as I prepare for two intensive blogging article series coming up in the next couple of months. I doing a lot of research and I’ll give you a hint. One is about personal blogging and the other is about blog writing. Stay tuned for more hints. :D

I’m sent to speak at WordCamp Dallas and SOBCon 2008 this year and have more details below. I’m working on confirmation of many other speaking gigs and workshops. It’s going to be a busy year.

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The last issue of my weekly digest was End of Year Rush, Lorraine is Bad, Awards, and Kicking Blogging But – As Usual is the last issue of my Weekly Digest.

What’s Happening with Lorelle on WordPress

Here’s the latest blog posts on .

Lorelle’s News

SOBCon 2008: SOBCon: Be There for the Business of Blogging! I will be there, will you? The Successful and Outstanding Bloggers Conference is one of the hottest events for bloggers. The best of the best gather and I’m so honored to be one of the lucky ones. It’s in Chicago on May May 2 – 4, 2008. There is limited space available so register fast.

WordCamp Dallas: I’m one of the speakers at WordCamp Dallas on March 29-30, 2008. Registration is required so sign up fast. The line up includes some top multimedia, WordPress Plugin and Theme experts, and other top bloggers and industry leaders.

Blogger and Podcaster Magazine: It looks like I will be continuing my work with Blogger and Podcaster Magazine into next year. The last three issues included articles on tips you need to know on blogging mistakes, editorial calendars for bloggers, and improving your writing skills. I’m working on a series on turning your blog into a business for the next couple months.

Blogging Tips: What Bloggers Won’t Tell You About Blogging

Blogging Tips - book cover, copyright Lorelle VanFossenIt appears my book, “Blogging Tips: What Bloggers Won’t Tell You About Blogging” sold very well before the holidays, so I hope my book is making some new and old bloggers happy to finally get a real bloggy gift.

You can order a copy from SplashPress or the new Blog Herald Bookstore. If you would like to order multiple copies, please email me first as that requires special handling.

For more information on the book, see the original announcement and a recent update with reviews and other information, as well as the Blogging Tips Book official page.

Most Popular Articles on Lorelle on WordPress

The most popular posts on Lorelle on WordPress the past few weeks were:

Blasts From the Past

Here are some blasts from the past I’ve written that still are interesting today:

Blog Herald Columns

Recent articles on the included:

  • My Blog is a Resource For Me. Is It? This was a short post that has gotten a lot of positive attention and negative responses, which surprised me. I thought it was one of those “this goes without saying” kind of posts. I mention a blogger who told me that his blog was a resource for him (what he really said was “My blog is for me and only for me.”) and I thought he’s right, but he’s also a bit wrong. When you hit the Publish button, your blog becomes about who reads it, too.
  • I Need to Comment More. Don’t You? I’ve been traveling and so busy lately, I’ve forgotten to comment on other blogs so I wrote a kick ass reminder to myself and others that we can’t forget the “communication” part of the definition of blog.
  • Internet Explorer 8 Getting Ready for You is a reminder that the web browser is our blogging friend, and IE8 is getting ready to hit the streets. I just hope we web designers are ready for it.
  • Should Journalists Be Required to Comment? Should Bloggers? A year ago I ran across an article about how CNet is requiring their journalists to comment on their other journalists blogs, and it got me thinking. A lot of people starting thinking about this and sharing their comments on the issue, too.
  • Don’t Blog About That Which You Understand Not is a simple thought, but some had problems with it. For me, there is nothing more important that blogging 1) what you know, 2) what you are passionate about, and 3) what you know best.

Some recent weekly WordPress Wednesday News reports included:

Lorelle’s Linkworthy Links

As I crawled through the web recently, I ran across some interesting posts and articles you should check out:


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