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Weekly Digest: Writing About Writing, Working on Books, Lots of Speaking Gigs, and Blog Struggles is a Success

I’ve been working non-stop on my upcoming big article series on blog writing and personal blogging. I’ll be posting some requests for your assistance on these issues soon.

I’m also working on two books, as well as the ebook version of Blogging Tips, so stay tuned for more announcements on that.

My schedule is starting to get finalized for all the speaking programs I have lined up this year. If you would like to bring me to speak before your group or conference, please let me know as soon as possible as my calendar is getting full. I cover a wide range of topics dealing with blogging, from WordPress to building a blog to building a blog network of relationships, and everything in between.

Also, a word of warning. We’ll be raising the price of my book, Blogging Tips, soon as the price of shipping and handling is going up, and we’ve extended the introductory price as long as we can. Get your order in soon as the price and shipping will be increasing.

As many of you may know, I write daily articles on the , including the popular WordPress Wednesday news reports. If you are looking for the latest on WordPress news, Plugins, Themes, security issues, new releases,, and all things WordPress, check these out. The most recent article was WordPress Wednesday News: WordPress 2.5 On Track, Uninstalling WordPress Plugins, Premium WordPress Themes Debated, Permalinks, and More WordPress News.

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The last issue of my weekly digest was Weekly Digest: Blogging on Blogging, Speaking at SOBCon and WordCamp Dallas, and More on Blogging if you want to catch up.

What’s Happening with Lorelle on WordPress

Here’s the latest blog posts on .

Blog Struggles Series

Blog StrugglesI’m astounded at how well received my ongoing series on Blog Struggles has become. I’m really surprised. I was so nervous doing this article series and worked on it with doubt for months. People are really identifying with my stories of some of the struggles I’ve had over 14 years of blogging. This series will continue indefinitely as I dig through my memories of the internal debates, conflicts, and challenges I have faced while learning about the web and what eventually became known as blogging. Let me know if you are enjoying it, and I’ll keep reminiscing.

So far, the series includes:

Lorelle’s News

Download Squad: I’ll be doing an interview soon with Download Squad. If you want the latest in hot computer technology information and news, check out their blog and podcast.

SOBCon 2008: SOBCon: Be There for the Business of Blogging! I will be there, will you? The Successful and Outstanding Bloggers Conference is one of the hottest events for bloggers. The best of the best gather and I’m so honored to be one of the lucky ones. It’s in Chicago on May May 2 – 4, 2008. There is limited space available so register fast.

WordCamp Dallas: I’m one of the fantastic team of speakers at WordCamp Dallas on March 29-30, 2008. Registration is required so sign up fast. The line up includes some top multimedia, WordPress Plugin and Theme experts, and other top bloggers and industry leaders.

Blogger and Podcaster Magazine: Blogger and Podcaster Magazine will feature me as a regular columnist this year. The next article coming out soon will be on the business of blogging, part of a series. Get your issue now!

Blogging Tips: What Bloggers Won’t Tell You About Blogging

Blogging Tips - book cover, copyright Lorelle VanFossenWe will be ending the introductory “cheap” price on my book, “Blogging Tips: What Bloggers Won’t Tell You About Blogging” very soon. So get your order in now before the price goes up, along with the shipping rates.

You can order a copy from SplashPress or the new Blog Herald Bookstore. If you would like to order multiple copies, please email me first as that requires special handling.

For more information on the book, see the original announcement and a recent update with reviews and other information, as well as the Blogging Tips Book official page.

Most Popular Articles on Lorelle on WordPress

I was really surprised at the overwhelming response to Cancer Blogs and Bloggers and a new post in my Blog Struggles series called Recovering From a Traffic Spike. I really am proud when my articles touch the heart and spirit. Thank you for paying attention to them.

The most popular posts on Lorelle on WordPress the past few weeks were:

Blasts From the Past

Here are some blasts from the past I’ve written that still are interesting today:

Blog Herald Columns

Recent articles on the included:

Some recent weekly WordPress Wednesday News reports included:

Lorelle’s Linkworthy Links

As I crawled through the web recently, I ran across some interesting posts and articles you should check out:

  • Perishable Press » WordPress: Comprehensive URL Canonicalization via htaccess for WordPress-Powered Sites really impressed me. From the beginning of my use of WordPress, I’ve been struggling with the limitations of permalinks and Apache. Now, with the amazing improvements in canonicalization by Ryan Boren and others on the WordPress team, we have more control over our blog’s URLs.
  • Andy Skelton: Apology: Not Useless Code really clicked with me. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wanted to say “Um, you’re wrong” when people pontificate on their “expertise” of WordPress and blogging. Andy has done so beautifully in describing the WordPress Loop and how it isn’t useless coding.
  • Whom Are You Writing For? from Daily Writing Tips is a great look at exploring who your readers are. If you don’t have Daily Writing Tips in your feeder, you are missing an invaluable blogging resource.
  • Ever wish you had a Virtual Assistant? Freelance Switch points to a contest in which you can win a virtual assistant. Are you ready for a virtual assistant? I’m getting close and giving it serious thought, so maybe I’ll enter the contest. Come join me.

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One Comment

  1. Posted March 30, 2008 at 2:33 am | Permalink

    good stuff..looking forward to more posts like this.

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