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WordCamp Portland: How WordPress Changes Lives

When I was asked to speak on how WordPress changes lives at WordCamp Portland in September of 2008, I was faced with a dilemma. While WordPress does change lives, blogging changes more lives. How do I connect the dots between WordPress and the life changing experience of blogging? I didn’t realize that the WordPress Community […]

Question: What Will You Not Blog About?

In What Will You Not Blog About? on the Blog Herald, I asked readers to tell me what line they will not cross when it comes to blog content. What will you NOT blog about. The responses have been very interesting. A few bloggers take a no-holds-barred approach, blogging on everything and anything they want. […]

WordPress: It Takes a Village

Ozh of Planet Ozh has created the WordPress Bug Fixers Heat Map, a tag cloud of the volunteers and staff of Automattic who dedicate so much of their time and energy to making WordPress work and evolve. I looked at this list and my throat started to close up. Tears welled. I wanted to reach […]

Announcing WPMUDEV Premium

James Farmer of Incorporated Subversion and Edublogs announces WPMUDEV Premium. Before you run thinking this a terrifying new language, WPMUDEV stands for WordPressMU Development Premium, a “custom” version of WordPressMU, the extraordinary blogging platform that has morphed into that which runs Edublogs, similar to WordPress.com. James Farmer and Andrew Billits have put together WPMUDEV Premium […]

Learning Lessons from The Planet Blog

I spotted a press release titled “The Planet Spins into the Blogosphere” and had to check it out. It is an announcement that The Planet web hosting service, claiming to host “more than 22,000 small- and medium-size businesses and 2.8 million Web sites worldwide”, has started its first corporate blog on a free WordPress.com blog […]

Blogging Tips Book: Blog Branding and Identity

The following excerpt is from Blogging Tips, What Bloggers Won’t Tell You About Blogging by Lorelle on WordPress. Your blog’s identity is represented online by how you blog, what you blog consistently about, and other visible elements. Blog branding is the development of your blog’s online identity into a brand, a consistent online identity. Your […]

Integrating Twitter Into Your WordPress Blog

Are you into Twitter? Sarah Sarmiento of 901am lists “Top 5 Ways Smart People are Using Twitter” which include branding, improved communications, networking, and more. If you want to incorporate Twitter into your WordPress blog, Twitter Tools WordPress Plugin by Alex King is hot off the presses. Twitter Tools WordPress Plugin comes with a variety […]

Monitoring Your Blog’s Topics and Industry

Cameron Olthuis of Pronet Advertising has a list of 10 things you should be monitoring, a great step-by-step list of the things within your industry you should be monitoring and instructions on how to monitor them. The list is excellent. In brief: Company Name Company URL/Domain Public facing figures (key people) Product names Product URL/Domains […]

Hotel Industry Bloggers Blogging the Hotelosphere

I love finding blogger niches and was delighted with Chrispitality’s Round-up of Hotel Industry Blogs. There is no doubt that the hotel industry is catching on to the fact that consumer-generated content is finding a voice in online media. As such more hotel brands will develop blogging strategies to touch customers on a more intimate […]

Tips for A Good Corporate Blogging Guidelines

The Rambling Librarian addresses the issue of blogging guidelines for employees with a subtitle of “What might make a good corporate blogging guideline?”. I tend to agree with that premise. You don’t need a lawsuit or negative publicity in order to do things right. Basically, the guidelines are to manage employees but not in an […]

Age Discrimination a Factor for Bloggers?

Writers Write Blog reports on an age discrimination lawsuit brought by the writers and editors of the Dallas Morning News: The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, said Belo terminated the employees in October 2004 as part of a workforce reduction program. They included writers, editors […]

The Wonderful World of WordPress Products

By now, most of you should know that there are three versions of WordPress available and one awesome forum software program, bbPress, which works seamlessly integrated with two versions of WordPress. Let’s look at your WordPress options and see which one is right for your blogging needs. WordPress.com WordPress.com is the free but limited version […]

One Year Anniversary Review: Kudos and Surprises

As I have reviewed this past year on Lorelle on WordPress, I’ve also reviewed my own life in relationship to the articles I wrote. I don’t blog personal stuff here, as it is inappropriate, but I hope you have gotten to know me a little over the past year through my writing. You certainly have […]

One Year Anniversary Review: Blogging About Bloggers

I’ve had fun over the past year blogging about bloggers. The first batch of bloggers I blogged about were the first bloggers on WordPress.com, followed by bloggers blogging about Hurricane Katrina, which was of special interest to me since I was in its direct path. A fun article on bloggers blogging about unusual topics was […]

One Year Anniversary Review: Blogger’s Rights and the Risks of Blogging

The issues of protection for bloggers, bloggers rights, and copyright protection for web content is still an evolving issue. As more people find freedom of expression in blogging, other people seem to find more excuses to stop or control not just what they say but how they say it. There is even a guidebook for […]

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