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All The News That Was from WordCamp 2006

Gonzo Musings has “The WordCamp 2006 Overview and Wrapup – from 7875 Miles Away!” Yup. WordCamp 2006 was held over the weekend in sunny San Francisco and from all accounts it was a raging success. Of course, me being down here in Melbourne, Australia I’m 7,875 long bloody miles away from the venue… Okay. WordCamp […]

2006 Bloggies Awards Announced

The results are in and the winners of the 2006 Bloggies have been announced. The Bloggies Award list is hard to read so here is a list of the award winners. Congrats to all. Best Web Application for Weblogs – Blogger Best Australian or New Zealand Weblog – Loobylu Best Asian Weblog – Tokyo Girl […]

The State of the Blogosphere 2006

Dave Sifry’s State of the Blogosphere for February 2006 is out, and making a cute pun, he says that the state of the blogosphere is “strong”. …but the truth is that the blogosphere continues to grow at a quickening pace. Technorati currently tracks 27.2 Million weblogs, and the blogosphere we track continues to double about […]

A Blogging Wish for Bloggers in 2006

Weblog Tools Collection posted a Blogging Wishlist for 2006 which lists wishes for the future of blogging universally, helping bloggers blog better. A lot of the things on his list I really liked, especially the future prospects for WordPress, which seemed to be more of recommendations than wishes, but we take them as we find […]

Are You Making Predictions for the Internet in 2006?

There have been a few predictions for what is going to happen with the Internet in 2006. My favorite is by Jason Calacanis: 1. Someone will do the Wikipedia version of Weblogs, Inc. and and it will fail because it never reaches critical mass. 2. 30 of the 50 blog networks will fizzle out and/or […]

Remember, It’s 2006 not 2005

Just a reminder that if you are posting future blog posts that cross from December 2005 into January – be sure and change the date in the year from 2005 to 2006. I was really puzzled when a bunch of posts for the first week of January failed to show up in my Manage Posts […]

Clark College Students Want to Interview You

Students in my Clark College WordPress class are required to interview a WordPress professional and member of the WordPress Community as part of their assignments for our student managed site, ClarkWP Magazine. Would you like to be an interview subject? Here are the qualifications. You must use WordPress actively as part of your business. The […]

WordPress For Writers: WordPress Author Sites

In this part of my series on WordPress For Writers, I’ll cover the basic things to consider when using WordPress on site promoting the work of writers and authors. For more on the subject, see other articles in the WordPress for Writers and Authors series. This article assumes you have some basic familiarity with WordPress […]

WordPress For Writers

I will be speaking this year at several workshops and conferences on the subject of “WordPress for Writers.” The workshop covers the basic elements of WordPress content structure and organization, then adds the complexities of a site for writers and authors. This is one of a series of articles on WordPress for Writers and Authors. […]

WordPress Workshop for Writers in Salem, Oregon

Are you a writer? Author? Thinking about it? Live in the Salem, Oregon, or nearby areas? I’ll be leading a workshop in Salem, Oregon, specifically designed for writers and authors using WordPress. The event is part of the great work the Salem Chapter of the Willamette Writer’s Group, a regional group of writers and authors […]

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 […]

The Loss a Great Man: Nelson Mandela

The news has arrived. It is true that the world has lost a great hero, Nelson Mandela. A couple years ago I wrote an extensive tribute and reference article on Nelson Mandela when rumors of his death flooded the web. He lived long past the rumors, but today, the rumors come to an end. Whether […]

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 […]

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