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Weekly Digest: Catching Up, Speaking San Francisco, Future Post Mixup, Talking to Blogger Talks, and More

Yikes, it’s been a rough few weeks. Along with some nasty business stuff, which is actually normal in my line of work, I was supposed to be on my first real, non-working vacation in 14 years, which turned into a workation. What should have been normal was much less fun than usual as my husband […]

Are You Ready and Willing for CSS3?

Are you ready for the changes in web page design that will come with the new version of Cascading Stylesheets known as CSS3? In A Refreshed Design for 2008 by Don’t Trust This Guy, I found a glimpse of some of the new CSS3 features and possibilities including multiple background images and CSS drop shadows. […]

Adding Avatars and Gravatars to Your WordPress and WordPress.com Blog

Avatars, or the well known Gravatars, are tiny images, often called your online identity, picture, badge, logo, or graphic image which represent you and/or your blog. Some use photographs of their face or body, or a body part like an eye, nose, or hand. Others use pictures of animals, flowers, scenics, or graphic images. Many […]

Spinning Spammers Steal Our Blog Content

Last week, an article I wrote for the Blog Herald, Blogging Outside of Your Community By Not Blogging in Your Native Tongue, caught the attention of more than just the readers. It caught the attention of the staff of the Blog Herald by attracting a very unusual trackback from a new kind of copyright violating […]

WordPress Tip: Finding Future Post Permalinks

In Technical Tips for Publishing a Series of Articles on Your Blog, I offered tips for how to use WordPress to publish a series of articles on your blog, linking manually between the blog posts after they have been published. One of the benefits of writing articles series as future posts is that you can […]

Blog Struggles: Finding Your Blog Focus

Last week, I covered the meaning of blog focus and the benefits and reasons to narrow your blog’s focus by your writing style or content. As part of this ongoing series on Blog Struggles, today I want to cover how to find your blog focus, and tomorrow, how to change your blog’s focus. Finding your […]

Blog Struggles: Why Should Your Blog Have a Focus

Why should your blog be a focused, narrow niched blog? Because: It establishes you as an expert. It creates a consistent flow of information and content. The blog and you become a source for information, not just a link. Increased incoming referrer links and increased likelihood of being blogged about, not just linked to. Like […]

I’ve learned that I wanted to be a campaign blogger

By Pelf Nyok My previous guest posts here on Lorelle On WordPress revolved around what I’ve learned since I started blogging: Almost two years now and what have I learned from blogging? What EXACTLY have I learned, you ask? I’ve learned that blogging for money isn’t my cup of tea And today, I’m going to […]

The Taboo Topics You Need to Know When Choosing A Web Host

A while ago I asked for recommendations on web hosting features (not web hosts), and while most people recommended their favorite web hosts or complained about them, the list of criteria to look for in a good web host was skimpy. I was thrilled to run across Web Hosting Show’s Secret Taboo Topics in the […]

Weekly Digest: Problogger Guest Blogging, Speaking at WordCamp, Blogathon, Parties, and Blogging Tips

The Weekly Digest from Lorelle on WordPress this week features guest blogging on Problogger, some great feedback on some posts I’ve written recently, more wonderful reviews and recommendations of my new book (they are going fast – get your order in now!), and getting ready for WordCamp next month! Don’t forget, you can subscribe to […]

Blog Challenge: Describe Blogging

I’ve heard a lot of people make jokes about trying to describe blogging to their mother, grandmother, father, and even to co-workers and bosses. Even a best friend’s eyes glaze over when that slogging, logging, grogging, flogging, whatchamacallit – oh, yes, B-L-O-G-Ging thing comes up in conversation. This week, your blogging challenge is to describe […]

Should You Design Your Own Blog?

A while ago, a popular blogger, asked me to review his blog design for improvements. Just so you know, I do this for a living, and my review isn’t cheap. ;-) I gave him my review, pointing out the flaws, misalignments between identity and design, and improvements that would not just help his page ranking […]

Day of Blog Silence: Honoring The Victims of Violence

In honor of the Blog Day of Silence, in which I will personally honor victims of needless violence around the world, tomorrow, April 30th, 2007, this blog will be silent. For information on why I’m doing this, read April 30: A Day of Silence on the Blogosphere and especially Silence is a Memoriam, Not a […]

Silence is a Memoriam, Not a Reason to Stop Blogging

Regarding my public announcement of the One Day of Blog Silence Event, I want to share a personal story. A few days before Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) in Israel, I was warned that when I heard the air raid sirens I wasn’t to be afraid. I was to stop whatever I was doing and […]

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 […]

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