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Happy Anniversary WordPress: The Beginnings

On August 16, 2005, Lorelle on WordPress became blog ID number 72 on the brand new WordPress.com. The first post was appropriately titled “Lorelle on WordPress” to introduce the site. Looking back, it’s amazing how true to form that I’ve kept the mission of this site all these years later as proposed in the first […]

Spring Quarter Introduction to WordPress College Course Begins April 10

It’s hard to believe that the first ever full college course on WordPress is coming to an end, with a new one beginning April 10, 2012, but here we are, and time is running out to get your seat in this Introduction to WordPress course. If you live in the Portland, Oregon, or Southwest Washington […]

Stories of Our Journeys: The First Step Begins With You

One of the projects I am most proud of being a part of is the brand new Stories of Our Journeys produced by Bitwire Media as part of the Making My Life Network. Working with the incredible Kym Huynh, Stories of Our Journeys is a dream come true. Two years ago, Kym and I talked […]

Blog Struggles: The Online Blogging Diary Begins

…I have always sought to be understood and, while I was taken to task by critics or colleagues, I thought they were right, assuming I had not been clear enough to be understood. This assumption allowed me to work my whole life without hatred and even without bitterness toward criticism, regardless of its source. I […]

Point and Counterpoint in Mistakes Beginner Bloggers Make

In an interesting “debate” or rather “continuation of the conversation”, two bloggers take on the concept of the 7 Blogging Beginner Mistakes and how to avoid them. It began with Puiu from the Lost Art of Blogging on 7 Blogging Beginner Mistakes And How to Avoid Them, which made some very good points, much of […]

Work at Home on the Internet Home Blogging Contest Begins

The The Work at Home on the Internet Blogging Project has started and so far, the entries are wonderful. Here are some examples: Blogging for your Business: Five Reasons you should Blog by J.T Dabbagian on J.T’s Official Blog How Do You Explain Blogging to Your Mom? by Char on Essential Keystrokes Home Business & […]

Weblog Tools Collection Blogging Essay Contest Begins

While this isn’t quite one of my Blog Challenges, it is still a challenge, and this time it’s for a financial reward. Weblog Tools Collection announces their Blogging Essay Competition and it starts right now. According to site owner, Mark: I would love it if you could help judge the competition (and read some good […]

One Year Anniversary Review: In the Beginning WordPress Begot WordPressMU Begot WordPress.com

The dream was “how to make WordPress available to everyone, no matter what level of experience or expertise they had”. Individual WordPress blogs are great, but the popularity and ease of blogging got the corporate world interested in providing blogs for their employees as a way to communicate with the outside world on what they […]

One Year Anniversary Review: WordPress For Beginners

One of the first things I did as a documentation volunteer for WordPress was to help create the popular WordPress Lessons on the WordPress Codex. I believe it is critically important that users get hands-on, step-by-step basic instructions for using the most elementary aspects of WordPress. After all, WordPress is easy-to-use and is proud of […]

WordPress.com Resources for Beginners (and video, too)

Learning Nerd has a list of beginning resources for WordPress.com users, including videos from edublogs.org, one of the first to embrace WordPressMU, the engine behind WordPress.com. We’re still looking for volunteers to help create screencasts and videos for the WordPress Codex, the online manual for WordPress users, so if you are interested, let me know […]

blogHelper Begins WordPress Plugins Reviews

As promimsed a few days ago, Ang Zhuu Ming of blogHelper has started a series highlighting and reviewing interesting WordPress Plugins. The first set includes some interesting examples of WordPress Plugins including Bls Feeds with Comments, WordPress-PayPal membership plugin, List Peer Pages Plugin, Star Rating for Reviews, Redirection, and Super Categories Plugin/Hack. An interesting collection […]

The Blog Widget Competition Begins

WordPress announced WordPress Widgets to accessorize the sidebar in WordPress.com Themes, then announced a WordPress Plugin for any full version WordPress user or WordPress Theme designer to incorporate WordPress Widgets into their Themes. Now, Typepad is launching Blog Widgets to accessorize Typepad blogs. The race is on. WordPress was first out of the gate, but […]

ProBloggers – Blogging for Beginners Series

Whether you are a novice, beginner, intermediate, or advanced blogger, take time to read through the Blogging for Beginners series by ProBlogger. It covers a wide range of topics that you need to know to help you get started with blogging. And when you come back here, the following related articles will also help you […]

Clark College Students Want to Interview You

Students in my Clark College WordPress class are required to interview a WordPress professional and member of the WordPress Community as part of their assignments for our student managed site, ClarkWP Magazine. Would you like to be an interview subject? Here are the qualifications. You must use WordPress actively as part of your business. The […]

WordPress For Writers: WordPress Author Sites

In this part of my series on WordPress For Writers, I’ll cover the basic things to consider when using WordPress on site promoting the work of writers and authors. For more on the subject, see other articles in the WordPress for Writers and Authors series. This article assumes you have some basic familiarity with WordPress […]

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