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What Does WordPress, iThemes, Goodwill, Home Depot, and Target Have in Common? Your Identity and Security.

We received a new credit card in the mail today to replace our old one AGAIN. An “unsuccessful attempt” to access our secure security data happened and this is a precaution the bank is taking to protect us. I have no other information so I’m left wondering. Yesterday I received an email supposedly from Home […]

Blog Exercises: When to Hit Publish

In this ongoing series, Blog Exercises, you’ve been exploring your site stats to determine where your audience is coming from and why. Now is the time to explore the when. When do the majority of your site visitors arrive on your site? Is there a pattern? When is the Best Time and Day to Post […]

Blog Exercises: Blog Your Hobby

The following blog exercise is inspired by Janet Williams of Janet’s Notebook and her post on “Unique British post boxes: share your hobby.” Who would have thought that an article on UK post boxes would bring post box enthusiasts and historians out of the woodwork to her blog? My interaction with Ruby brings me to […]

The Secret Recipe of Comment Spam Comments

Mr. Louis Vuitton just sent me a message in my blog comments I’d like to share with you. I share this touching message because it is highly educational when it comes to the art of spam comments, and serves to remind us of why we love having Akismet, the best comment spam fighter, on our […]

Prove It: Kym Huynh Exposed

After reading Prove It: It’s Starts With Defining Who You Are as part of my Prove It Campaign, one of my best friends volunteered himself for a bio tearing and ripping as he is now involved in several startups that are gaining the attention of investors, which means everything he does online is now subject […]

Blog Struggles: Finding Your Blog Focus

Last week, I covered the meaning of blog focus and the benefits and reasons to narrow your blog’s focus by your writing style or content. As part of this ongoing series on Blog Struggles, today I want to cover how to find your blog focus, and tomorrow, how to change your blog’s focus. Finding your […]

Blogging Tips Book: Blog Syndication and Subscription Tips

The following excerpt is from Blogging Tips, What Bloggers Won’t Tell You About Blogging by Lorelle on WordPress. Blog syndication is the use of your blog’s feed to deliver your blog’s content to other blogs, feed readers and aggregators. Many consider feeds to be a replacement for print or emailed newsletters, bringing the content directly […]

Buzz Monitoring: Keeping Track of Your Industry

Web 2.0: Buzz-Monitoring and Tracking from Smashing Magazine mentions my list of hundreds of resources for finding blog content and adds some new updated resources and methods for tracking the buzz of your industry. You’d like to improve the link popularity of your site. Or maybe to keep track on the latest web buzz. It […]

Writing Effective, Attention-Getting Headlines and Titles on Your Blog

If it bleeds, it leads. Punchy. Catchy. Attention-getting. Insightful. Instructive. Incentive. Luring. Fishing. Bait. Hook. These are all terms used to describe an effectively written title or headline for an article. The words chosen must provide a powerful incentive to make the reader want to read. To make them want to buy the magazine, newspaper, […]

One Year Anniversary Review: Blogging Tools Analysis and Reviews

I’ll admit it right up front. I’m prejudice. Totally. Completely. When it comes to blogging tools, I think it’s pretty easy to detect my bias. Yes, I choose WordPress. In case you couldn’t tell. ;-) That didn’t stop me from blogging about what other people had to say about WordPress and other blogging tools over […]

Blogging Challenge: Top 10 Keywords for Your Blog

The next blogging challenge in the ongoing series of Lorelle on WordPress Blogging Challenges is on keywords and search engine optimization (SEO). List your top 10 keywords for your blog. Part One – List Your Top 10 Keywords for Your Blog This is a two-fold exercise. First, off the top of your head, write down […]

The Changing Face of Search Engines: Try Not Searching Google for a Change

Abhijit Nadgouda has written another awesome article, “The Changing Face Of Search Engines”, explaining why you should consider trying a non-Google search engine for a change. Still, lot of quests end in frustration and dissatisfaction, sometimes because of the user’s mistakes or sometimes because the expected information is either never thrown up or are buried […]

Testing Search Engine Page Ranking Techniques

I’ve talked a lot about how Google ranks websites with their patented Page Rank program, analyzing the process from a variety of sources, with some hearsay evidence as well as facts. There is still a lot that we don’t know about how Google ranks web pages and how search engines read your web pages, but […]

Do-It-Yourself Search Engine Optimization Guide

Search engine optimization doesn’t cost, but not paying attention to search engine optimization costs you plenty. The following are tips, techniques, and the tools you need to create a search engine friendly website or blog. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is the technique of fixing code, writing keywords, and making your site an open door to […]

A Day in the Life of a Blogger

I’ve written in the past about the daily tasks for me, blogging with WordPress, and I stumbled upon ProBlogger’s A Day in the Life of a ProBlogger. And I learned a lot. What I learned is that I don’t have the “think time” like Darren describes in his day. This time is critical for clearing […]

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