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Blog Exercises: The Don’ts of Blogging

Did you know there is a Blogger’s Code of Conduct? It’s on Wikipedia. Initiated by Tim O’Reilly, it is as follows: Take responsibility not just for your own words, but for the comments you allow on your blog. Label your tolerance level for abusive comments. Consider eliminating anonymous comments. Don’t feed the trolls. Take the […]

Business of Blogging: Purpose, Customers, and Content

Originally published in Blogger and Podcaster Magazine. I write for a variety of magazines and publications online and off. Blogger and Podcaster has graciously allowed me to republish my articles. When blogging began, many of us started blogging for fun. Blogging is fun. It’s a great way to express yourself, to meet and greet people, […]

Blogging Tips Book: Blog Branding and Identity

The following excerpt is from Blogging Tips, What Bloggers Won’t Tell You About Blogging by Lorelle on WordPress. Your blog’s identity is represented online by how you blog, what you blog consistently about, and other visible elements. Blog branding is the development of your blog’s online identity into a brand, a consistent online identity. Your […]

Tips for A Good Corporate Blogging Guidelines

The Rambling Librarian addresses the issue of blogging guidelines for employees with a subtitle of “What might make a good corporate blogging guideline?”. I tend to agree with that premise. You don’t need a lawsuit or negative publicity in order to do things right. Basically, the guidelines are to manage employees but not in an […]

One Year Anniversary Review: Blogging About Bloggers

I’ve had fun over the past year blogging about bloggers. The first batch of bloggers I blogged about were the first bloggers on WordPress.com, followed by bloggers blogging about Hurricane Katrina, which was of special interest to me since I was in its direct path. A fun article on bloggers blogging about unusual topics was […]

One Year Anniversary Review: Blogger’s Rights and the Risks of Blogging

The issues of protection for bloggers, bloggers rights, and copyright protection for web content is still an evolving issue. As more people find freedom of expression in blogging, other people seem to find more excuses to stop or control not just what they say but how they say it. There is even a guidebook for […]

One Year Anniversary Review: Blogging and Blogging Tips

This is a blog about blogging, as well as WordPress, and over the past year I’ve written plenty about blogging. When I began this blog, Lorelle on WordPress, was meant to be about WordPress. All about WordPress. I quickly found out that you cannot use WordPress without blogging, so the two fit together. I’ve written […]

Blogging Yourself Into a Job: Is Your Blog Your Resume?

Ask yourself this important question: Is your blog your resume? If the answer is yes, then it is especially important that you take your blogging efforts seriously and make sure you have a solid resume within your blog. Blogging is good for your career. A well-executed blog sets you apart as an expert in your […]

Corporate Bloggers Blogging for Business

The issue of corporate bloggers is a sticky one. Businesses and people who work for business have every right to blog. Their blogging can stick to the company line or not, but company blogs are usually “controlled” by the company. If the blogger can sound off against their company, they usually do so with the […]

What Are You Wearing While Blogging?

BoingBoing brought my attention to an interesting study called “Survey Shows Employees Rate Productivity High, Security and Clothing Low When Working From Home”. This survey studied a wide range of issues covering telecommunters, including what they wore. All respondents were relaxed about their personal habits when working remotely. While about 39% of respondents of both […]

Alaska Airlines and Jeremy Hermanns – Airline Mishap Meets Blogging Power

When I blogged about Jeremy Hermanns blogging about his hair-raising event on an Alaska Airlines flight, my reasons were mixed. First, I was stunned by the fact that this story made it to Digg and other tagging and social bookmarking services top stories, and then even more stunned that the media not only grabbed up […]

The Power of Blogging On Display – Alaska Airlines Decompression Incident

Just after the Christmas weekend, Jeremy Hermanns and his fiance were returning from a holiday trip when their Alaska Airlines MD-80 had a decompression problem and the plane made an emergency landing at SeaTac Airport in Seattle. While nonexplosive and undramatic emergency landings rarely attract the attention of the media, this one did. Why? Probably […]

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Blog

Inc.com’s The Top 10 Things You Should Know Before You Blog brings up some really good points. I liked “A weblog is a two-way conversation, not a top-down communication medium” and “Know why you are blogging”: Sounds like common sense, but stating why you’ve decided to start a weblog can quickly put into perspective what […]

Blame WordPress For the World’s Problems

Let’s call this person “wise” using air quotes to give you a description of where they come from in life. This “wise” person confronted to me at a public event to announce that WordPress was evil and must be destroyed. “After all,” he informed me soundly. “While WordPress says it supports freedom of speech, it […]

WordPress School: Adding Policies

It’s time to talk about policies in Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course. While every website, personal or professional, requires some policies, learning how to publish policies on a WordPress site involves learning about WordPress Pages as a content type, customizing the navigation menu, using jump links, creating lists, customizing links in Widgets, and a […]