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Blog Exercises: Does Your Site Look Spammy?

Does your site look spammy? How would you know whether or not your site looks spammy? It’s time for a spam check. Web design is hard, especially if you aren’t an expert. Yet, in many ways you are an expert if you are a fan of the web. You’ve seen enough sites to know the […]

Liz Strauss Looking for Independent Blogger Books

SplashPress and The Blog Herald Announce the Independent Blogger Book Quest is an announcement by the Blog Herald contributor Successful-Blog’s Liz Strauss about the hunt for independently published books by bloggers. Every week, I’ll be reviewing a book published independently — without the backing of a major publisher. In keeping with our mission at the […]

Looking for Outstanding and Successful – and Unique – Blogs

Liz Strauss of Successful and Outstanding Bloggers is asking “How Many Truly Unique Blogs Can We Find?” I’m looking for truly unique and wonderful blogs. The blogs I am thinking of are one-of-a kind, stand-out, nothing-like-it, wow-will-you-look-at-that. only-one, wish-I-had-that-idea blogs. Every blog in the bunch will be outstanding in its own way. She’s looking for […]

Planet WordPress Has a New Look and New Blogger

Planet WordPress has a new look and a new member of its elite team of bloggers: ME! Planet WordPress is the official aggregator of all things seriously WordPress, including blog feeds from the core members of the WordPress development team, staff, and volunteers. The feeds from Planet WordPress are featured on full version WordPress blogs […]

Customize Your WordPress.com Blog’s Look and Theme

Hang onto your WordPress.com hats. You can now customize your own WordPress.com blog. I will be playing with this soon, but to get you started, here is the news. WordPress.com has announced release of a Sandbox Theme by Scott Allan Wallick and Andy Skelton. It allows you to customize your own WordPress.com blog’s look. This […]

Lorelle Looking for WordPress and Blogging Groups

It appears that I will be in Seattle a little longer, and with a little more free time, than originally planned. I thought I’d take advantage of the opportunity to get to meet some WordPress bloggers (and other bloggers) in the Seattle area. I do a lot of teaching and public speaking, and one of […]

Blogs That Look Like Blogs But Ain’t – Splogs

Pam Blackstone’s post on the “Blogging Phenomenon” brings up a very good point. …it seems like at least half the results are likely to come from blogs or from pages that look like blogs. Blogs have become such a serious phenomenon that a new genre of search tools has evolved just to search and/or aggregate […]

Looking for Blogging Ideas?

While it seems like installing and setting up your blog is the hardest part of the challenges associated with blogging, the reality is that coming up with new ideas is actually the hardest part of blogging. For a while, the ideas and words flow. You can barely keep up with them. But over time, energy […]

Blog Exercise: New Years Reboot, Restart, Kick Ass

“It’s that time of year when the world falls in love…” The Christmas Waltz by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn I’d like to think that New Year’s thinking includes bringing back the love to your blog. You might not think that, but let’s go with that belief as we continue with this year’s Blog Exercises. […]

Blog Exercises: Which Stats Matter

In this ongoing series called Blog Exercises, let’s explore the stats that matter, the ones you should be paying attention to on your site and off. On your site, you should be paying attention to: Most Popular Posts: Are your most popular posts related by topic? If so, there is clearly a driving interest in […]

Blog Exercises: Blog a Conversation

In this ongoing series called Blog Exercises, today you will blog a conversation. “I don’t want to.” “Sure, you do.” “Nah. Don’t want to.” “This is a chance to improve your blogging.” “Uh-huh.” “This is a change to improve your writing skills.” “Nope.” “You will do it because I said so. Got it?” “Okay.” Writing […]

Blog Exercises: Are You Trending?

In social media, trending are topics attracting the attention of most of the people, thus popular. Unfortunately, trending topics are self-feeding, an accident along the highway where everyone wants to slow down and take a look. Then they want to tell others about it so they can look. Walking by a student glued to their […]

Blog Exercises: Ingredients of a Well-Designed Site

I was asked by a student in my WordPress class recently what defined a “professional blog,” one that met all the criteria for a well-designed, well-formed site that met web standards. What a marvelous question! We brainstormed all the elements that make up a web standard site, and mixed in personal preferences of the students […]

Blog Exercises: Unfinished Business

In this ongoing series called Blog Exercises, let’s tackle your UFOs. In quilting and sewing, UFO stands for Unfinished Objects. We all have them, in our work, our personal lives, and on our blog. Do you have a to do list hanging around your desk or locked in your phone regarding your blog? It’s time […]

Blog Exercises: Life Happens While Making Other Plans

“Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans.” In this ongoing series of Blog Exercises, I’ve covered much about the philosophy of blogging, and the challenges that come with blogging over time. One of the most common excuses to pause or stop blogging is “life happens.” Examples include: Blog Exercises: Self-Control […]