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Blog Exercises: Making Lists

Got a list? Today’s blog exercise is a technical one. We’re looking at making lists in your blog posts. You would think that something like a bullet or numbered list would be simple. No discussion or training involved. Unfortunately, it isn’t as easy as you would think. In the blog exercise on making a weekly […]

Managing Multiple Authors: Author Lists in WordPress

As I continue on with my series on managing multiple bloggers in WordPress, it’s time to explore how to feature your authors in author lists in sidebars and Pages. They’ve done such brilliant work for you, you want to show them off, right? An author list is either a single Page that lists all the […]

Help and Tips for Windows Live Spaces Bloggers: Modules, Albums, Widgets, and Lists

I’ve been reading about a lot of the challenges facing Windows Live Spaces bloggers transitioning to WordPress.com. I feel for you all. You’ve done great work on your Windows Live Spaces blogs and now Microsoft is ending the program. Fortunately, instead of just shutting things down, they are giving bloggers six months to change and […]

Lists of Your Favorite WordPress Plugins

In anticipation of this month long WordPress Plugin event, I’ve been collecting lists of your favorite WordPress Plugins for more than a year. After all, how I can find out which WordPress Plugins I can’t live without unless you review them and tell me why I need them? This isn’t a list of lists of […]

Problogger Lists the 5 Essential OSX-Mac Blogging Tools

Problogger’s 5 Essential OSX Blogging Tools, written by guest blogger Glenn Wolsey, is a great look at your various options for blogging on the Mac platform. Site Search Tags: blog, blogging, blogging platform, blogging tools, mac, mac bloggers, blogging on the mac, mac computers, osx, apple Copyright Lorelle VanFossen, member of the 9Rules Network

Awesome Lists of Firefox Must-Have Extensions Lists

It took me a long time to get past my fear of leaving Microsoft Internet Explorer. I wasn’t convinced that there could possibly be a better browser, especially one that was free. “Free” to me meant cheap, something wrong with it, cripple-ware, and a trick to get you to buy it. In my wildest dreams […]

Looking for Lists of WordPress Themes?

Emily Robbins’ How to Blog has created a list of over 350 WordPress Themes on her site. This is great, though it isn’t as good as a the WordPress Codex Official WordPress Theme List, which is currently being updated with descriptive keywords and categories for the listed Themes, WordPress Theme Viewer, or WordPress Extend Official […]

How News Journalists Blog the Web

In my recent research into who blogs and how they blog, I found this report from Editors Weblog that says: More than half of journalists use blogs According to Annual Euro RSCG Magnet and Columbia University Survey of the Media51% of journalists, combared to 11% of all US internet users (according to eWeek), are using […]

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 […]

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: Learning From a Mentor Makes You Better

“What One of the World’s Great Novelists Learned About Writing from David Ogilvy” on Copyblogger tells the story of how famous author Salman Rushdie learned copywriting and writing in general from another great copywriter, David Ogilvy. Imagine it’s your job to convey the taste of a chocolate bar in just one word. And by the […]

Blog Exercises: A Link List Post to Dazzle Readers

In blog exercises on making lists and making your lists pretty, we worked on the links, understanding how they work and formatting your styles. In this blog exercise, I want to focus on the content within those links, the real reason people love those link lists. I’d like to cite my friends at Daily Blog […]

Blog Exercises: Make a List of Everything on Your Site

Today’s blog exercise will require a little time, magnifier, and a score card. Well, maybe not one of those items. I want you to grab a piece of paper and load up the front page of your site in a browser. Zoom in so you can really see it up close and personal. Start counting. […]

Blog Exercises: To Comment or Not to Comment

In the September 20, 2013, issue of the New York Times, an article caught my eye called “No Comments.” It is also available on Umano via mobile app or desktop for a listen. The article by Michael Erard discusses comments on the web, including a long look back at the history of interactivity on the […]

Blog Exercises: Current Events September

It’s time to blog the news and current events for September in our Blog Exercises. This month, I want you to dig deeper into the news, targeting your specific industry and niche. With several months of blogging the news once a month under your belt, you should have set up some good resources in your […]

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