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Banning a WordPress Spammer With .htaccess

By John Pozadzides (“How the heck is that pronounced?!?”) Uugh. I’ve got this problem comment spammer. Today alone he posted over 1,000 comment spams on my blog. You can imagine how I felt about that. Did I mention I am a Marine (Semper Fi)! So, even though Akismet was doing it’s job, I was about […]

Blog Success: It’s the Linkable Content, Folks

Zen Zoomie’s Place: Chronicles of a (Wannabe) Pro Blogger wrote How the Great Blogs Began: The First Posts, with a spart two in the series, featuring Lorelle on WordPress. I was surprised to find that my blog has been selected as part of his series, but more important was the stats being used to measure […]

Using the Step Ladder to Success With Social Media

Dawud Miracle shares his successful blog plan in “How Do You Use Social Media To Grow Your Business?”, his story and lessons learned in using the new social networking, bookmarking, and site submission services to promote his blog. I’ve learned a ton about using social media in the past year since watching blogs – and […]

Bringing the Best of the Best Blogging Resources to Your Feed Reader

I recently highlighted Liz Strauss’ list of 20 Blog Promotion Guides to Inform Your Strategy and she’s done it again with Strategy: 40 Outstanding Blog Links, Bookmark Carefully!. What is blog reading and commenting to you? Is it entertainment, interaction, or research for your work? How much time do you spend on the average day […]

Blog Challenge: How Do You Judge a Blog Post as a Success?

How do you determine the success of a blog post? Is the number of comments on a post indicative of the post’s popularity and success? Is it the traffic that comes to that post? Is it the number of trackbacks? Is it the fact that the post got dug by Digg or linked to from […]

More Information and Resources on Copyright Than You Can Imagine

Smashing Magazine offers “Copyright Explained: I May Copy It, Right?”, a mind staggering collection of more than you could ever imagine or want to know on copyrights, especially as it pertains to bloggers. I’m honored that they included my article, What Do You Do When Someone Steals Your Content, in their list. They’ve also included […]

Melissa McAvoy Offers 8 Tips for Accessible Blogging

Melissa McAvoy, a web accessibility and usability specialist, shares 8 Tips for Accessible Blogging, a quick list of tips to help you make your blog or website accessible to everyone, including the blind and visually impaired. A lot of the tips make good sense whether or not you are physically impaired. 2. Always include meaningful […]

WordPress.com Announces Strong Password Indicator

In a recent announcement, WordPress.com asks “How Strong is Your Password”, highlighting a new feature on your password update panel that measures the “strength” of your password. I recently wrote an article on the Blog Herald called Protect Your Blog With a Solid Password, offering tips and tricks to help create a strong password that […]

How Do You Access Lorelle on WordPress?

The traffic statistics say one thing here on WordPress.com. Sitemeter says another. My Feedburner stats say something else. I want to know how you access and visit Lorelle on WordPress. Do you read this blog through the built-in RSS feed provided by WordPress? Or through Feedburner? Do you actually visit the site? Through the front […]

Lorelle in Chicago at Successful and Outstanding Blog Conference

I’ve arrived in Chicago and have already met some of the exciting speakers and sponsors who will be part of the SOBCon07 – Successful and Outstanding Bloggers Conference which begins tomorrow night, Friday, May 11, and continues all day Saturday at the Sofitel O’Hare Hotel. There is still room for last minute registrations so come […]

Lorelle in Chicago Next Week at the Successful and Outstanding Bloggers Conference

I will be at the SOBCon07 – Successful and Outstanding Bloggers Conference in Chicago next week. Will you be there? If you are, we’ll be in good company. SOBCon07 Successful and Outstanding Blogger Conference 2007 Theme: Developing Your Blog Relationships May 11-12, 2007 Chicago O’Hare Sofitel Hotel Registration before April 1 – USD $350. After, […]

Too Many Social Bookmarking Services List: Which one to choose?

Have you gotten more than your fill of all the social bookmarking and networking services around? If not, or you are looking for social networking services beyond the most popular, check out 3 Spots’s All Social That Can Bookmark. It has a weird title but it lists several hundred different types and kinds of social […]

Behind Every Successful Blog is a Successful Blogger

In Why Some People Almost Always Are Successful by The Positivity Blog, the author explores what makes some people more successful than others. Successful people might be intelligent. Or have had a socially well connected upbringings. Or be naturally energetic and open and positive. But a lot of the factors that make some people more […]

The Successful and Outstanding Blogger Conference – Will You Be There?

The SOBCon07, the Successful and Outstanding Blogger Conference, will be May 11-12, 2007, in Chicago. If you want a closer relationship with your readers, and the increased traffic and benefits thereof, make a point of attending. SOBCon07 Successful and Outstanding Blogger Conference 2007 Theme: Developing Your Blog Relationships May 11-12, 2007 Chicago O’Hare Sofitel Hotel […]

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 […]

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