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Do You Get to The Point or Ramble to the Point In Your Blog?

I wish this was one of those “of course” questions, but do you edit your posts? Lately I’ve run into a rash of bloggers I know aren’t editing their work. This isn’t a matter of a minor misspelling but piss poor writing practices. I wish I could excuse it with “well, it’s a personal blog” […]

Blogging Prejudice: Aren’t We Past This Yet?

Blogger A blogged something offensive to Blogger B. Blogger B responded with “that’s not being a good Christian”. Huh? I can assume that Blogger B is a Christian, though the type and style of practice is not known. Does that automatically imply that Blogger A is a Christian? What difference in the world does this […]

Are You Blogging Your Passion or Blogging to Blog?

Watching a recent episode of Battlestar Galactica called “Dirty Hands”, I was struck by the wonderful portrayal of a class society, one ruled by hierarchy and tradition rather than by freedom and passion. I have many friends raised within countries which still play by these rules, where you are and do what your father or […]

Weekly Digest: Brags, Blog Relationship Conference,

Welcome to the fourth Weekly Digest from Lorelle on WordPress, a one-stop buffet of tips, tricks, and techniques on WordPress and blogging. If you missed the last three, check out last week’s edition, the previous week, and the first week. For information on how to subscribe to this weekly digests of the events and activities […]

WordPress Plugins for Comments

There are so many WordPress Plugins that deal with blog comments, I’ve been working on this post since a month before this month long series on WordPress Plugins began. I’ve not covered all of them, so please include your favorites and why in the comments below. There are so many things you can do with […]

Looking for Outstanding and Successful – and Unique – Blogs

Liz Strauss of Successful and Outstanding Bloggers is asking “How Many Truly Unique Blogs Can We Find?“ I’m looking for truly unique and wonderful blogs. The blogs I am thinking of are one-of-a kind, stand-out, nothing-like-it, wow-will-you-look-at-that. only-one, wish-I-had-that-idea blogs. Every blog in the bunch will be outstanding in its own way. She’s looking for […]

Are You Ready to Abandon Your Keyboard to Blog?

The Writer’s blog reports that award-winning novelist Richard Powers tells the New York Times he’s giving up the keyboard for writing his novels. Have you given up the keyboard to write on your blog? Are you using voice recognition software to do your blogging? Do you think the technology is ready for full-time blogging and […]

Stelzner’s Top 10 Blogs for Writers

Michael Stelzner’s Writing White Papers offers “Top 10 Blogs for Writers – 2006″, a great list of some outstanding blogs dedicated to the art of writing. Related Articles What Are Keywords? Website Development – Keywords Help You Write Your Blog Touching the Spirit When Blogging How to Write Like a Wanker Judging Blogs by their […]

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 […]

Feed Fatigue

Seth Godin writes about RSS Fatigue the loss of interest blog fans are suffering as their favorite blogs work overtime posting multiple posts daily, making the task of keeping up with the bloggers a full-time job. Blogs are different than most other forms of media in one key respect: they stretch. TV and radio confront […]

Bloggers Can Learn from Tips for Law Firm Bloggers

Law.com – Small Firm Business’ article called “Ten Ways Blogs Boost a Law Firm’s Image” isn’t just for law blogs or bloggers. When done right, blogs are an informative, vibrant calling card that represents you to the world. When done wrong, blogs are a chore and unwelcome expense, and produce little return on your effort. […]

ProBlogger: Improve Your Blogging Through Practice, Practice, Practice

ProBlogger Darren Rowse has written “10 Ways to Improve Your Blogging through Practice”, an excellent analysis and guide to making the most of your blogging experience. For some people the writing of a blog comes fairly naturally – they have a good grasp of language and how to us it to communicate effectively – they […]

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 […]

Editing Your Blog Comments

I’ve written a lot about comments, how to handle them, respond to them, and some guidelines for posting comments. One aspect of comments rarely covered indepth is the issue of editing your comments. Not “your” comments left on other blogs, but the comments you receive on your blog. As a general rule, you can judge […]

What Can The Blogger Do to Make Me a Regular Reader?

Pronet Advertising’s article on “Increasing Your Blog’s Readership” sings a song familiar to many of you who read my blog. It’s not just about attracting traffic. It’s about keeping them. Neil Patel of Pronet Advertising explains: When I read a blog, I always think about what the blogger(s) could do to make me a regular […]

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