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Blog Exercise: When Was the Last Time You Got Personal

I walked into a friend’s home and found the fridge covered with refrigerator art from her seven year old. The traditional home often features such childhood artwork but this was extremely precious as the child has learning disabilities and drawing. The artwork was beautiful. I stood there transfixed at the crude scribbles, trying to find […]

Example of a Perfect Personal Blog

I’m working on a series of articles about personal blogging, but I wanted to share with you a perfect example of a personal blog. It’s by my cousin, Duke DesRochers. You may remember Duke from the story I did on him called, “Future Social Media Renaissance Man,” on Lorelle on WordPress or the one on […]

Public vs Private: Cryptic Writing For Personal Blogs

By Edrei Zahari Let’s start off today’s Personal Blogging series by putting yourself in this scenario: You have a personal blog in which you write everything about your daily life in it. It doesn’t just contain the good time, but also the times when you’re really angry and depressed. One day, your boss calls you […]

Weekly Digest: Guest Bloggers Galore, Theme Spam, Blog Scraping, and Personal Blogging

It’s been a week and a half of fabulous guest bloggers bringing some color and excitement to Lorelle on WordPress. Wow! And some babble about WordPress Themes with link spam and vulnerabilities that must be addressed, and blog scrapers stealing content from WordPress.com Blogs. And one of my guest bloggers begins a series on the […]

Writing The Picture of a Personal Blog

By Edrei Zahari Expanding on what I touched on in the beginning, I’ve mentioned previously that personal blogging is something that comes from the inside. It is dependant on our hearts, our thoughts and mostly our life. Our words are the verbal snapshots of moments in our life that means something to us. Yet, the […]

Bringing Personal Blogging To Light

By Edrei Zahari Personal blogging is one of the most underrated and overlooked forms of blogging there is. Despite the fact that weblogs originally started off as a form of personal blogging, it has today evolved to a point where it borders on journalism or even a source of business marketing and advertising. Yet given […]

Adding a Signature To Personalize Your Blog Post

Chaos Laboratory has developed the LiveSig WordPress Plugin to automatically insert a graphic signature at the bottom of your posts. According to the author, they were inspired by my signature at the bottom of my posts and wanted to come up with a way to add that automatically. They found MyLiveSignature, a free graphic signature […]

ProBlogger: Creating a Personable Blog

Darren Rowse of ProBlogger has started a series called “Adding a Personal Touch to Your Blog”, a great perspective on “personalizing” your blog. I can hardly believe that I’m encouraging bloggers to be more emotional in their blogging (blogging is a medium that is sometimes accused of being too emotionally based) but I think quite […]

Put Some Personality Into Your Blog

In Blue Sky Resumes Blog article, “Put Some Personality Into Your Resume – Please!”, I loved the following description: Today I’m writing a resume for a young man who’s applying for a job within his existing company. I have his old resume in front of me and I’m reviewing the worksheets he completed. The difference […]

Blog Challenge: Personal Blogging – Tell Us a Story

Here’s another Blogging Challenge for you this week. There are all types of blogs from highly technical to wildly biased political. This week, I want to focus on the personal blog. A personal blog is more of a diary or journal, a collection of personal writing about a person’s life, be it day-to-day stories or […]

Ripping the Blogging Mask Off to Find a Real Person

I was reminded this morning of how blogging can change one life, change just one person, and often the person changed is the blogger, and that change can ripple out across the planet to create a change everywhere. Our favorite blogger and friend, Robert Scoble of Scobelizer, is facing one of a child’s greatest traumas: […]

Blogging Katrina Upclose and Personal

The news is everywhere. You can’t get away from it. Visual scenes of death, destruction, and survivors. Hurricane Katrina left a mess. But the visual picture isn’t the whole picture. Jacob Appelbaum’s wordpress.com blog is documenting his hand’s on stories of Hurricane Katrina upclose and personal. A traveling photographer working with NGO and non-profit groups, […]

You’re Invited: Vancouver WordPress Social Meetup October 19

The last WordPress Social Meetup in Vancouver, Washington, was such a success, we’re going forward with these monthly meetings. Vancouver, Washington, is just a few minutes from downtown Portland, and our next meeting is this Sunday, October 19, from 4-7PM. Please arrive by 4:15PM to be allowed into the building. It is normally closed on […]

WordPress and Blogging Workshop in Forest Grove, Oregon

On Friday, October 10, 2014, from 1-5PM I will be presenting a WordPress and Blogging Workshop in Forest Grove, Oregon, at the Forest Grove Senior and Community Center as a fundraiser for the center and part of the Writers in the Grove group. The price for this 4 hour event is $30 ($5 discount with […]

Research on the WordPress, Web Development, and Web Design Job Market

In 2012 and 2013, I did extensive research for the grant program to develop and rewrite the Web Developer degree program at Clark College. This research included an analysis of current and future job opportunities for students graduating with that degree with a solid understanding of WordPress. Now that the program has completed its first […]

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