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Monthly Archives: June 2006

Don’t Buy WordPress – It’s Free

No BS Launch Pad brought to my attention a WordPress “cheat” you need to be aware of. They promise many things it seems, but I really want to attack: ….they offer are very, very basic things like themes. Note that you can get all of the same themes here for FREE… …Wordpress is a free […]

Feeding on Lorelle on WordPress

In one of Terry Gross’s “Fresh Air” radio interview programs on NPR, she discussed all the ways people use to get her attention in order to be on her show, and how one innovative band wrote a song about her. That got her attention. I’m not asking you to write songs about me, but if […]

Nightmare Forms Made Pretty

A List Apart’s Nick Rigby offers “Prettier Accessible Forms”, a great tutorial on making a solid basic form in HTML and CSS. I’ve tried to create a form-styling solution that is both accessible and portable (in the sense that I can move the code from one project to the next). Floats have often provided a […]

WordPress.com Bug: Anonymous Trackbacks and Comments

There is a new bug in WordPress.com town. You race home and rush to your computer to see if anyone has left you a comment on your blog only to find a bunch of Anonymous folks have left comments on your WordPress.com blog. STOP!!! Before you hit that SPAM button, this is not comment spam. […]

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 […]

Digg: The Wisdom of the Crowd Debated

Recently, a WordPress.com blog, Evoling Trends, was smacked with a ton of traffic from Digg and elsewhere. The resulting hulabalu is discussed in Diggs Biggest Flaw Discovered, and while there are a few exagerations, it speaks well of the “wisdom of crowds” mentality that often concerns me with “Web 2.0” thinking. The bigger problem, however, […]

Introducing Lorelle’s Blogging Challenges

Calling all fans of Lorelle on WordPress and blogging! I’m starting a new series of competition-oriented tasks to motivate you through a summer filled with inspired blogging. It’s called the Lorelle on WordPress Blogging Challenge. And I’m counting on you to help spread the word. Each week, give or take, I will be posting a […]

Palestinians versus Israel – Israel versus Gaza – and the beat goes on

Having recently moved from Israel back to the United States, and considering a return soon, recent fireworks events in the area are drawing my eye. Few blogs were available writing about the subject during our five year stay in Israel during the Intifada, especially those with an “inside” perspective on either side. Now blogging is […]

WordPress and SEO Tips and Techniques

The Undersigned has an interesting and simple tip list for WordPress and SEO techniques I recommend you spend some time reading. These tips won’t flood your blog with visitors – no SEO tips will. Use these tips to improve your site, and fight for a lot of backlinks and visitors by writing quality content and […]

Blogging Pro’s Installing WordPress Steps

Blogging Pro offers “My WordPress Install Process”, a good step-by-step instruction on how to install the full version of WordPress. The installation process covers using CPanel, but you can find more step-by-step processes for handling the database on the WordPress Codex – Installing WordPress instructions and guides, no matter what kind of installation you are […]

Too Much To Write About

I’m currently in one of those positions many people envy. I revel in it, but it also backfires. So I thought I should write about it to help you learn about how to handle this situation, but also to help me get through it. After all, we blog for therapy, don’t we? 😉 The situation […]

Proofreading Your Content and Code

Robin’s Blog article on “Proofreading Javascript”, is a great article on how to not only proofread javascript, but all HTML, CSS, PHP, and other programming codes and languages. A lot of tips she offers also covers how to proofread your content. 1. Proofread, proofread, proofread. Then proofread more. 2. JavaScript is case sensitive, MyVar is […]

Famous Andy Skelton

ITimes has an interesting interview with Andy Skelton, one of the brilliant brains behind WordPress and WordPress.com today. Check it out and congrats, Andy! My hero! Site Search Tags: wordpress, wordpress.com, wordpresscom, wordpressdotcom, interview, andy, skeltonCopyright Lorelle VanFossen, member of the 9Rules Network

You Got To Earn Your Reputation

In a beautiful comment on his announcements of his move from Microsoft to Podtech, Robert Scoble said: So, don’t subscribe to PodTech.net just cause I’m going. Make us earn your subscription! I’d read Scoble’s post the night before I attended my first Marysville, Washington, City Council Meeting to participate in an open hearing on the […]

Who is Using WordPress Out There?

Search Engine Journal reports that “ResourceShelf Moves to WordPress From Blogger”, another among the big league players moving to WordPress. About.com, ZDNet, Jeffery Zeldman, Robert Scoble, and many others have turned to WordPress for their blogging system. I know many of you are using WordPress, but I’m curious as to who else is out there […]