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Round WordPress: Summer of Code, Kubrick Retired, How Tos, WebWare 100, and WordPress Fan Blogs

In my Blog Herald WordPress News, I used to feature a round-up of WordPress-related podcasts and fan blogs offering great tips and useful information on using WordPress from the beginner level to advanced techniques. I’ve decided to continue this tradition here on Lorelle on WordPress. Every week or so, I’ll publish a Round WordPress post […]

100,000 Edublogs

James Farmer announced 100,000 Edublogs on his popular Edublogs.org, the online education tools and community of blogging educators. Edublogs was the first WordPressMU run site, with WordPress.com following soon after. I’ve long been a huge fan of Edublogs and the work that James Farmer has been doing to make blogs free to educators and students. […]

WordPress.com Makes PCWorld’s Best 100 Products of the Year

Wow. This is a week for news. PC World’s list of the “The 100 Best Products of the Year 2006″ lists WordPress.com as 95 out of 100 of the Best Products of the Year. It doesn’t say much but here it is: 95. WordPress Blogging Tool (free) Two practical controls make this product stand out: […]

New and Improved Top 100 Bloggers List

I know that a lot of you are fans of the Top 100 Bloggers List that I’ve recommended. It’s one of the first most popular bloggers lists on the net and continues to improve all the time. Well, they have a new look and some major improvements and it’s time to take another look at […]

What Are 100 Things You Learned This Year You Didn’t Know Last Year?

An interesting article on BBC News called “100 things we didn’t know this time last year” is a fabulously funny look (and serious) at 100 news items in the news over the past year that we probably didn’t know last year, but if we had been paying attention, we might have learned something new. And […]

Top 100 Bloggers List

If you look in the sidebar of this blog, you will see a button for the Top 100 Bloggers. Developed by friends, Top 100 Bloggers was one of the first to help track popular blogs on the web. Using a combination of votes and traffic, bloggers can rise to the top. The number changes in […]

Firefox Reaches 100 Million Downloads

As a big fan of Mozilla Firefox, I’m thrilled that they have finally reached the 100 Million download mark. The Mozilla Foundation’s Firefox browser has reached 100 million downloads only five months after hitting the 50 million mark and just a few weeks prior to the one-year anniversary of its formal release. While the browser […]

100 Blogs in 100 Days – Go Blog Herald

In an amazing feat, Blog Herald is reviewing and discussing 100 different blogs over the course of 100 days. You can see their blog reviews at 100 Blogs in 100 Days category. So far they have covered blogs on flying, international issues, shopping, parental tips, babbling topics, women’s history, women’s issues, energy drink reviews, exercise, […]

Blog Exercises: Why We Dig

In the October issue of The Christian Science Monitor, I found this from John Yemma, Monitor Editor: Why we dig, and what we may find Sometimes a portal opens into the world of legend. A stone is rolled away from an Egyptian tomb revealing a 3,300 year old Pharaoh’s power and wealth. A Roman city […]

Blog Exercises: Where You Came From

Inspired by these blog exercises, Janet Williams of Janet’s Notebook has been taking her readers on a journey back through time and space, exploring her family’s Chinese heritage from her little corner of the south of England. Her “Letters from China” have evolved from a few posts to an entire series, and eventually, I hope, […]

Blog Exercises: Leave Room for the Reader

“You must leave room for the viewer to rest and breath as they look at your photograph.” These wise words were told to me by a long-time professional photographer, gone these many years. As I studied with her and others saying similar things, I began to understand what they meant and applied it eventually to […]

Blog Exercises: I Don’t Trust That Site

I recommended an article to a student and they said they didn’t trust that site, thus shed doubt on my personal integrity. I asked why. “Because it’s on Blogspot.” Wow. I have to say that wasn’t the answer I expected. I didn’t expect someone, not web savvy in the least, would associate a blogger on […]

Blog Exercises: How to Create a Blogger Identity

A rebroadcast of “How Much Does Your Name Matter?” from Freakonomics Radio looked at the impact of a name on society, perception, prejudice, and ability to succeed. Indeed, there is some evidence that a name can influence how a child performs in school and even her career opportunities. There’s also the fact that different groups […]

Blog Exercises: If You Wouldn’t Do It In Public, Would You Do It Online?

If you wouldn’t do it in public, would you do it online? Unfortunately for many, the answer is a resounding YES! However, most of us have some…whatever you call it…oh, yeah, class, ethics, moral fiber, manners – etiquette. I’m not the Dear Abby of social norms, but I’m first in line to tell you that […]

Blog Exercises: When You Assume…

One of the class projects for my WordPress college course involved the students working together on a single broken post to find all the errors in the content. Typically, this is a quick test of their basic coding skills, but this quarter’s students are not typical. They are exceptional. The goal was to identify and […]

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