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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 […]

One Year Anniversary Review: Blog Housekeeping and Maintenance

Remember the old term “home pages” to represent a website? It was used in the earliest days of website design and development and had two meanings. The first was the term “home page” which meant the front or first page of a website. The second reference was to “home pages”, your personal website. In a […]

WordPress.com Custom CSS – All The Styles for the Sandbox Theme

While not complete, here is my first attempt to put all the styles together from within the new WordPress.com Sandbox Theme stylesheet. You can copy the styles from this CSS file. This style sheet does not include the core layout architecture. You choose that from the “skins” after selecting the Sandbox Theme, setting the columns […]

Technorati Relaunched With New Look

Technorati has a new look and feel. It’s Technorati’s birthday present to itself. Happy 3rd Birthday, Technorati. You can find out more details on the new look and feel from the Technorati Blog. A few highlights of the changes are: * We’ve made some major speed and accuracy improvements in core search. * Link counting […]

How to Handle Tough Questions (and Comments) from an Audience

Tim of Mother Tongue Annoyances offers “How to Handle Tough Questions from an Audience”, an excellent perspective that all bloggers with open comments should read. Please don’t get me wrong—whatever skills I possess in this department today have come to me only through the bitter pain of seemingly countless public speaking events or classroom training […]

Advertising on Blogs – Affiliate Programs

Use-it’s look at affiliate programs is worth a read if you are considering adding advertising and income sources to your blog. An affiliate program is a way for sites to pay for incoming traffic: when site A links to site B, there is some mechanism for site B to pay a referral fee to site […]

The Top 10 Clues That You Are an Amateur Blogger

This post could be also called “The Top 10 Most Common Writing Errors” or “The Top 10 Mistakes Writers Make”, but I thought “The Top 10 Clues That You Are an Amateur Blogger” was more appropriate. Because, if you want to have your blogging taken seriously, then you need to sit up and pay attention […]

Blogging Tips – Hundreds of Resources for Finding Content for Your Blog

Blogging is great fun. It’s exciting. You start out with great ideas, full of motivation and inspiration. After a while, though, you run out of steam. The muse isn’t so amused any more and you start hunting for content, things to write about. There are two aspects of finding content for your blog. First, it […]

Research: Tips for Surfing the Net for Information on a Deadline

Surfing the Net on Deadline – Staci D. Kramer’s Tips for Reporters, Editors and News Directors is a great checklist and how-to steps for bloggers as well as reporters. Here are some highlights: * Rule #1: Troubleshoot your software when you aren’t on deadline. * Build — and maintain — a bookmark file for your […]

Fixing Browsers: Bugs and Hacks

While the CSS and HTML web standards are in place, they are still a growing and evolving entity. As Internet browsers get more advanced, the codes change with them. Before standards became the norm, a designer would have to design their web pages to accommodate all the different browsers out there and the different ways […]

October Sifry State of the Blogosphere Report Released

It’s that time of year again when David Sifry takes on the blogosphere with his State of the Blogosphere Report for the period ending in October. The last report sent shockwaves of amazement and delight throughout the web, not just the Blogosphere. So what new and fascinating things has he dug up this time? To […]

Worst Web Mistakes Annual Report

We wait for it every year. Well, the waiting is over. It’s time for the Top 10 Web Design Mistakes of 2005 by Useit’s Jacob Nielsen. If you want to know what you are doing wrong, Nielsen is the man with the big bat to boot your buns in web design. Want to know his […]

WordPress Tips and Tricks for Style Sheets

Tips Apply to the Full Version of WordPress. If you are designing or customizing your own WordPress Theme, here are few tips and tricks to help you. Also check out the article on Designing a WordPress Theme – Building a Sandbox. If you are designing a Theme for others to use, see Designing WordPress Themes […]

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