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DuckDuckGo: The Search Engine You Need to Meet

Recently, DuckDuckGo has been turning up in my referrers list. Curious about the name, and thinking it was a spam site, DuckDuckGo needed investigation. Seems I’ve been missing out on what could be the major competition to Google as a search engine. Here is a quick summary of what I learned about DuckDuckGo. It is […]

Blog Resources for English Language and Blog Writing

I blog in English and it behooves me to get it write – okay, at least once in a while. The challenges I face as a writer are not just generating ideas but finding the write way to convey those ideas. I frequently need to check the spelling or definition of words I come up […]

Blogging Resources and Sources to Help You Blog

As a blogger and professional editorial and technical writer, I have collected a variety of online resources and references to help me write, blog, and work. The following are a list of Internet resources, sources, references, guides, and tools that help me with my basic blog writing research and publishing. I use these resources to […]

Blog Struggles: When Spelling, Grammar, and Punctuation Interferes With Your Blogging

Discussing the challenges associated with blogging, a participant in a program I presented recently told me about how she tends to obsess over punctuation. My friends tell me I need to read that book, Eat, Shoots, and Leaves about punctuation. I’m obsessed with commas and ellipses. I love using them. I like how they sound […]

Please Don’t Use Google To Research References

I’m a huge fan of Information Wants To Be Free, a wonderful blog for librarians by Meridith Wolfwater. I’ll be writing more about her blog later, but I wanted to point out a great article called Whatever you do, don’t use Google. After we teach our students how to distinguish between authoritative and unauthoritative resources, […]

One Year Anniversary Review: Blog Writing

Writing up the one year anniversary review of articles I’ve written about searching and search engines, I ran across this interesting bit I wrote in “How Google Ranks Websites”: Spelling is still important. Not that Google’s patented page ranking process includes a spell checker – words that are not recognized get dumped. If misspelled keywords […]

Google the Brand Name or google the word?

Joanna Tidball pointed me to some news stories on Google attempts to prevent the use of “google” as a generic and general reference for searching the Internet. According to The Independent: In June, Google won a place in the Oxford English Dictionary, while “to google”, with a lower case “g”, was included last month in […]

Blog Reviews by blogreview.wordpress.com

Collin of Blog Review on WordPress.com is making an offer you might not want to refuse. He is offering to review your blog. Here is his explanation: What qualifies me to review your blog? I can read. I enjoying reading other people’s blogs. I read many many blogs every day…I am “the intended audience”. You […]

Wearing Two Hats – Writer or Blogger?

I feel like I’m coming out of the closet, but I need to tell you that – yes, I know this is hard for you, and I beg your understanding – I’m a…writer. That’s right. I hate to admit it, but this is something you may need to know. Many people think I’m a blogger, […]

What Are You Thankful For About the Internet?

I recently wrote about the the 15th birthday of the Internet browser, mentioning the accomplishments of the browser over the past 15 years, and it got me thinking about what I’m thankful for because of access to the Internet through the browser. I’m thankful that my family and friends and I can stay in touch […]

Designing a Rainbow – Sexy Hot Colors

When it comes to mixing up a rainbow of colors for your WordPress blog or website, one of my personal favorites is Color Schemer. You can pick a color and it will show colors related and in the color theme for that color, darken or lighten it, or mix up some other features to find […]

More Must-Have Bookmarklets Than You Can Swing a Browser At

I’ve seen a lot of links to Special Geek to Live – Ten Must-Have Bookmarklets which lists the top ten must-have bookmarklets to help your online research and browsing. I thought I’d do you better and offer you more must-have javascript bookmarklets than you can swing a bookmarklet at – if you could swing a […]

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