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Building a Tourist Community Website With WordPress: Navigation and Usability Rules

By Amir Helzer of ICanLocalize In Building a Tourist Community Website With WordPress: Content Rules, I described how our new tourist community website, Baripedia, has made the decision to hire a writing professional to rewrite and edit all the content on our site to make it professional, web-friendly, SEO-friendly, and easy to read. My decisions […]

Building a Tourist Community Website With WordPress: Content Rules

By Amir Helzer of ICanLocalize The responses previous article, Developing a Tourist Community Site with WordPress here on Lorelle on WordPress about Baripedia showed me that we’re not alone. It’s great to see that others are using WordPress to build tourist community websites. Thanks to everyone who commented, and special thanks to those who came […]

Tony Hung’s Rules Behind Creating a Great Blog

In another of Tony Hung’s guest blogging adventures on ProBlogger a while ago, he tackles The Rules Behind Creating a Great Blog. So in your quest to dominate your corner of the blogosphere, you might be wonder about higher order questions. How does one blog? What are the “rules” behind creating a great blog? Is […]

New Blog Search Service with 9Rules Network

Searching for top notch content from the top bloggers? The 9rules Network has recently announced “Introducing 9rules Search: Member Content Plus A Whole Lot More”, their new 9Rules Network search engine service. The new 9Rules Network search is pretty impressive. It searches only those blogs within the 9Rules membership, which is a very impressive list […]

Rules on How to Email a Blogger

Steve Rubel of Micro Persuasion brought up “The Underground Blogosphere”, the world of email communication that transpires daily between bloggers. Kent of Newsome.org took this a step farther and created 5 rules for emailing another blogger about your post, or bloggers emailing bloggers in general. TDavid of Make You Go Hmm added “How to Get […]

Writing on the Web is Like Writing on Paper But The Rules Change

My buddy, Abhijit Nadgouda @ iface has written a fabulous article, “From Paper To Web”, which tackles an issue I’ve dealt with myself and many clients: Going from paper to the web. I don’t want to elaborate on the debates or dos and don’ts, but the technical aspects of a newspaper journalist moving to online […]

Nominated for 9Rules – Not Worthy

According to Ping Six and 9Rules, Lorelle on WordPress has been chosen from among 700 entrants as one of the preliminary 111 finalists for inclusion in the 9Rules Blogging Network. Wow! What an honor. According to 9Rules, in order to qualify for inclusion in 9Rules, your site must have some of the following elements: A […]

Rules of Smart and Successful Web Development and Web Design

20 Rules of Smart and Successful Web Development and Web Design is getting a lot at attention. It is also deserving of that attention. It’s worth a read, if just for the references and resources listed. Here are some highlights I really enjoyed. Respect your visitors. Don’t try to force your visitors to read the […]

Gossip Rules Memory

In an article from New Scientist, “The secret to soap opera addiction”, it appears that people are more interested in gossip than about their day-to-day lives. Humans are more interested in juicy gossip about their friends and acquaintances than the mundane details of their lives, so pay more attention to it We remember juicy gossip […]

The Web is All About The Writing

Reading “7 Things You Need to Know about SEO in 2014” from Compete Pulse, I was fascinating to read that “size matters:” Most blog posts range between 400 and 600 words, but the ideal length for highest ranking is actually around 1,500. Many still believe that a successful website is one that offers the information […]

How to Write an Editorial Article Online

For the Writing for the Web course at Clark College, I wrote an in depth article on “Web Writing: The Editorial Article.” The article serves academic courses on the art of writing for the web, exploring the most common type of web published content found on blogs, the editorial article. Web content represents traditional media […]

It’s About Access

If you have a few minutes today, watch this. Oh, watch it anyway. And share it. It won a Webby, the equivalent of the Oscar for the web world. And I have to admit that at the end, I cried. Seriously. Like those in the satirical episode, I don’t live in the wildest woolliest of […]

Russia’s Bloggers Under Attack

If you haven’t been paying attention to one of the largest countries in the world is persecuting bloggers. I’ve written up a summary in the ClarkWP Magazine site produced by my Clark College WordPress students, “The New Blogger’s Law in Russia.” In December 2013, the Russian parliament passed a law to allow the blocking of […]

Blog Exercises: If You Wouldn’t Do It In Public, Would You Do It Online?

If you wouldn’t do it in public, would you do it online? Unfortunately for many, the answer is a resounding YES! However, most of us have some…whatever you call it…oh, yeah, class, ethics, moral fiber, manners – etiquette. I’m not the Dear Abby of social norms, but I’m first in line to tell you that […]

Blog Exercises: When You Assume…

One of the class projects for my WordPress college course involved the students working together on a single broken post to find all the errors in the content. Typically, this is a quick test of their basic coding skills, but this quarter’s students are not typical. They are exceptional. The goal was to identify and […]

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