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One Year Anniversary Review: Web Development

Over the past year, I’ve written a lot about web development, also known as website development and blog development. Web Development is the name for the techniques involved in developing your website or blog. What it really is, well, that’s a lot more confusing. People make a lot of assumptions, so let’s look at what […]

One Year Anniversary Review: Searching and Search Engines

Over the past year, I’ve written a lot about search engines. In many ways, they are the holy grail, the impossible dream, and the unsolved mystery. We are totally dependent upon them. In order to find anything on the web, we must go through a portal of a search engine. It is the epitome of […]

One Year Anniversary Review: Blog Housekeeping and Maintenance

Remember the old term “home pages” to represent a website? It was used in the earliest days of website design and development and had two meanings. The first was the term “home page” which meant the front or first page of a website. The second reference was to “home pages”, your personal website. In a […]

One Year Anniversary Review: Keywords

Keywords are words used in the post content area of your blog that help searchers find you on search engines. They are the words that you use repeatedly throughout your post and blog to help search engines categorize you, and people searching with search engines find the right combinations of words to find your blog. […]

One Year Anniversary Review: Tags, Tagging, and Categories

This past year was proclaimed by many as the Year of the Tag as Technorati’s tag services and features roared onto our blogs. By December of 2005, there was barely a blog without some form of tags on display. Panic turned from not getting into Google fast enough to not showing up fast enough on […]

One Year Anniversary Review: WordPress For Beginners

One of the first things I did as a documentation volunteer for WordPress was to help create the popular WordPress Lessons on the WordPress Codex. I believe it is critically important that users get hands-on, step-by-step basic instructions for using the most elementary aspects of WordPress. After all, WordPress is easy-to-use and is proud of […]

Need WordPress.com Help – Ask Nicely

Timethief, an active volunteer on the WordPress.com forums offers this well-written guide for requesting help on the WordPress.com Support Forum: As this is a support forum it doesn’t make much sense to post a support request with a title like (1) can anyone help; (2) help me; (3) or any other titles on the same […]

How NOT to Comment on Comments

I’ve had a few comments on comments, and even discussed mean spirited comments, and now it’s time for a basic tutorial in how NOT to comment on comments. I’m not talking about comment spam comments. I talking about a tutorial on the technique of commenting in the comments on blogs and how to get a […]

Genealogy Blog: The Blog Budget – How Much Does a Blog Cost?

I’ve talked about making a plan and determining which features I will need for my family history blog. Are you overwhelmed yet? In order to determine what you want in your blog, you should start with a plan and that involves asking the easy and hard questions to determine what you want, as well as […]

Genealogy Blog: Starting With a Purpose and a Plan

A bit ago I announced I was starting a series of articles about building a new WordPress blog from scratch. Here it begins. I’ve been researching my family’s genealogy since I was a teenager, and recently a fantastic series of events resparked my enthusiasm. Over the past few months I’ve been doing even more research […]

How to Handle Tough Questions (and Comments) from an Audience

Blogging Challenge: Blog About What You Know

The first of the Lorelle on WordPress Blogging Challenge challenges is to blog about what you know. Ah, now, before you jump to conclusions, let’s discuss the specific blogging challenge ahead of you. It is a fact that most people write best when they write about what they know, rather than something they know nothing […]

WordPress Upgrade Bug: Are You Sure?

Okay, as soon as I stop laughing, I’ll take this one seriously. Whether I’m laughing or not, you better take this one seriously. If you jumped and downloaded the latest version of WordPress 2.0.3, there is a bit of a bug. You will have to download it again To fix the problem, you can make […]

When the Burden of Support is Too Great

WASABI wants it. So do a lot of other people now and then. Some say they want it, and then they change their minds after a barrage of comments helps them to understand their worth and value. Others are angry and want it just because they are fed up. Others are bored and tired. What […]

New WordPress.com Forums

Yes, all you WordPress.com users, you now have a place to call your own for support services and dialog. The brand new WordPress.com Forums are up and running. This is where, hopefully, you can get the answers you need to your questions and find others who are blogging on WordPress.com. Volunteers are answering questions in […]

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