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What EXACTLY have I learned, you ask?

By Pelf Nyok OK, now.. I’ve recently blogged about how I find blogging a very good learning experience and how I’m using my blog to express myself and to broadcast the causes that are close to my heart. Since I’m always talking about the constant learning, changing and improving that blogging has taught me, what […]

Why Blog?

By Abhijit Nadgouda Lorelle asked me if I would guest-blog here. It was an opportunity to contribute to something built by someone you respect and admire. It feels great, even if it is a one-off chance. It is like associating yourself with something that Woz has engineered or getting to play with Zakir Hussain! How […]

Top 10 List: Just Say No To SEO

By Greg Balanko-Dickson Courtesy Tadeusz Szewczyk of onReact.com by way of GoogleBlogoscoped, ProBlogger tipped me off to Tadeusz post titled 10 Steps to Success on the ’Net Without SEO: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) as we know and detest it is obsolete in this day and age. When some while ago Philipp asked me to write […]

Fighting Registration Spam in WordPress

Most WordPress blogs are protected by the best anti-spam triangle of comment spam defenders: Bad Behavior, Spam Karma 2 and Akismet. However, little or nothing is available to help prevent registration spam. Registration spam differs from comment spam as it comes through the WordPress login form, not blog comments. WordPress blogs which require registration to […]

Are You Trying Too Hard With Your Blog?

Bad Language’s How To Blog Like a Pro is a great list of tips to help you blog your best. * Contribute to the conversation. There are an awful lot of sheep on the Internet. With nearly 60 million blogs in existence,you really want to try and be a sheepdog. In my opinion, it’s important […]

Books

Lorelle VanFossen writes books and articles on blogging, web development, nature and travel photography, and travel. To help you learn more about blogging and web development, Lorelle offers and recommends the following books to help you improve your blog. Blogging Tips: What bloggers won’t tell you about blogging To Order Blogging Tips USD $12.95 plus […]

Blog, Online Magazine, and Ezine: What’s the Difference?

In the Blog Squad’s article, Recipe for an Ezine, the core elements that make a blog or website into a successful ezine, an online magazine, are: We have found ezines that work well for attracting new clients usually have these eight key ingredients: 1. A great name that defines the topic 2. A defined audience […]

Blogging and Web Tech Events: March 2007

The following are upcoming events related to WordPress and Blogging, as well as some interesting web technologies conferences and events. Unless otherwise listed ($$), these events are free or very inexpensive. For more information on these events, contact the hosts. For more information on WordPress and blogging events in general, or to contribute to this […]

Post Meta Data WordPress Plugins

An often overlooked part of your WordPress posts is the Post Meta Data Section. This is the section at the bottom of your post that lists who posted the content and when, and may include the categories, tags, bio information, and a lot of other details you might want readers to know about the post […]

Testing Readers: Survey, Polling, Rating, Testing, and Reviewing WordPress Plugins

Polls, surveys, ratings, tests, exams, and reviews expand the native interactive nature of blogs with collaboration between the reader and the blogger. They help the blogger to ask specific questions and get a measurable response. Ratings WordPress Plugins come in two formats. One which allows the reader to rate a post or its content and […]

Thank Women Bloggers

Jessica Doyle has joined the Blogging Chicks Blogroll and now features a women’s only blogroll, honoring female bloggers: As I wrote in Updating My Blog to Reflect I have joined an all female Blogroll which can be found on my links page. This is a women’s only Blogroll…And to all the female bloggers I already […]

Things I Want Gone from the Web in 2007

Here are a few things I want gone from the web in 2007 – and forever – along with a few things I want you to do to make the web a better place in 2007. Kill All Popup Windows In every shape and form. Out-of-control Advertising Web pages, specifically blogs, are now looking more […]

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 […]

WordPress Pages: Exploring the Pseudo-Static Pages of WordPress

I fought long and hard to change the name “Pages” in WordPress jargon. After failing miserably, we’re now almost two years into spreading the word that the pseudo-static web pages on WordPress are called “Pages” and all other pages generated by WordPress are called “web pages” or “post views”. While most of the confusion seems […]

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, […]

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