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Weekly Digest: More Blogging Tips Book Reviews, Lorelle on WordPress in Top 5 Blogs About Blogging, Blog Writing Contests, and More

The Weekly Digest from Lorelle on WordPress this week features more wonderful reviews and recommendations of my new book – the orders are overwhelming! There are also some blogging contests with my book as the reward. If you are interested in the book, I’ve got more details on what it’s about and how to order. […]

WordPress.com Blog Bling: Signatures and Writing Code

Wow! If you wanted some WordPress.com blog bling bling, we’ve covered a lot, haven’t we? I’ve shown you how to add graphics and photographs and video, lines and smilies, fonts, blockquotes, social bookmark links, blogroll bling and sidebar widgets, and…have I forgotten anything? Ah, yes. How to display code bling in your WordPress.com blogs, and […]

Getting Past the Writing Starting Gate

“When You Can’t Get Started Writing” by Writing English is a great introduction to the old writer’s block or modern day blogger’s block, when you sit down at the computer with motivation but no inspiration. I can’t tell you how many times people have come to me, holding an empty piece of paper, saying, “I […]

Writing Effective, Attention-Getting Headlines and Titles on Your Blog

If it bleeds, it leads. Punchy. Catchy. Attention-getting. Insightful. Instructive. Incentive. Luring. Fishing. Bait. Hook. These are all terms used to describe an effectively written title or headline for an article. The words chosen must provide a powerful incentive to make the reader want to read. To make them want to buy the magazine, newspaper, […]

One Year Anniversary Review: Blog Writing

Writing up the one year anniversary review of articles I’ve written about searching and search engines, I ran across this interesting bit I wrote in “How Google Ranks Websites”: Spelling is still important. Not that Google’s patented page ranking process includes a spell checker – words that are not recognized get dumped. If misspelled keywords […]

Cultural Colloquiums and Blog Writing

This is one of my favorite – fairly clean – jokes that I’ve had in my little joke arsenal since I was a pre-teen: In Arizona, there is a ranch where people come from all over the world to play charades. Why? Because the game of charades there is serious. If you guess right, you […]

Blog Challenge: Who is Writing Your Blog?

The LifeWriter’s Digest offered “Who is Writing Your Memoirs”, which inspired this next blogging challenge. The same internal debate occurs as you writing your memoirs. You have many parts vying for authorship of your memoir, each insisting on setting the tone and theme of your story. Which part is going to prevail-are you going to […]

Writing With Post Excerpts and Feed Excerpts in Mind

I recently described how to change full post displays to excerpts on multi-post views of your WordPress Theme. If you use post excerpts on your WordPress or WordPress.com blog and excerpts in your feeds, you need to think about writing with excerpts in mind. An excerpt is one of two things. First, it is the […]

ProBlogger’s Group Writing Project – Write Your Blog Goals

ProBlogger has an ongoing series called “Group Writing Project”, and a recent assignment, “Blog Goals Group Writing Project”, caught my attention: I’ve also written on a number of occasions about making some of your blogging goals public as a way of adding accountability and motivation to reach them. I find that when I write something […]

Writing on the Web is Like Writing on Paper But The Rules Change

My buddy, Abhijit Nadgouda @ iface has written a fabulous article, “From Paper To Web”, which tackles an issue I’ve dealt with myself and many clients: Going from paper to the web. I don’t want to elaborate on the debates or dos and don’ts, but the technical aspects of a newspaper journalist moving to online […]

Blog Writing: I lk yr blg

The following comment on this blog inspired me this morning: hello ive done most of it but doesnt wrk with me, ive gt a decent content on ma blog.. what do u suggest? I took a look at his blog and, well, this is not a review of his blog but a commentary on how […]

Video How To – Writing Your First WordPress Plugin

Mark Jaquith announces a “WordPress Tutorial Video – How to Write Your First WordPress Plugin” which he created. Imagine, getting hands-on training by one of the most prolific and talented developers on the WordPress development team. And yes, I’m sucking up because he’s saved my blogging life more than twice. Or was it three times? […]

Are You Writing Well for the Living Web?

There are some articles on the web that I classify as timeless, and this marvelous article written by Mark Bernstein for A List Apart called “10 Tips on Writing the Living Web” is one of those classics. Some of these sites change every week; many change every day; a few change every few minutes. Daypop’s […]

The Power of Words: Online Lessons on Writing

The staff of The Providence Journal offers The Power of Words, a series of online lessons on the craft of newspaper writing. Whether you are a journalist, writing for a newspaper, or a blogger, you can benefit from this delightful and educational learn-to-write series. Here are some recent highlights from their lessons: ` Edward Fitzpatrick: […]

Writing a Blog and Engaging Readers

By Special Guest Greg Balanko-Dickson – Remote Control CEO I have been writing online since 1998 I can tell you that blogging transformed the way people interact with a website. But there is far more to it than just technology, it is about: Solving a Problem, Your Readers Do Not Care About You Know Who […]

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