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Note: Blogging 101 and Blogging 201 are the same courses previously offered. Feel free to retake them, but be aware that we will cover the same topics. New blogging courses on intermediate/advanced customization are coming later this year. July’s Blogging U. courses kick off on Monday, with the start…
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The good news is that we WordPress.com bloggers can make the choice not to put up with the hassle, frustration and waste of time involved in navigating and using the new editor and new stats pages, while they are under development.
Suppose you have a WordPress.com blog and you choose to auto post to social media sites like many other bloggers do. Then one day you find your most recent post did not get published to Facebook or another social network. What to do?
It’s English, TimeThief, but not as I know it, not as I know It. By Guest Author, Jill who blogs at http://jillscene.com The blogging world once was an alien world to me. When I realised that millions of people are publishing posts every day for anyone, anywhere to read I wondered if we might be…
by Guest Author, Disperser, (Emilio J. D’Alise) who blogs at http://disperser.wordpress.com Blogging is SO last week! Facebook is LIKE, today! Twitter is today and tomorrow!
My introduction to the open source community and WordPress software became a love affair that’s ongoing. Eight years ago I received an invitation to become a WordPress.com blogger. I accepted and discovered WordPress software and the community are the perfect fit for me.
Opinions that have no basis in fact and are fueled by misinformation and emotionality may plump up your stats and comments, but that kind of discussion environment is not one most bloggers benefit from. Worse still, when one fails to research before publishing that slip can be a hard one to recover from.
Yesterday was the day I reserved for my bi-annual Blogs I Follow clean-up. I’m sad that I found so many abandoned blogs that I had to unfollow. Do you know “Why Do 95% Of Bloggers Give Up? Most bloggers – maybe even 95% of bloggers – have no idea what they’re doing.”
I like to read advice on how to become a a better blogger and how to build a better blog. But I don’t like reading “everyone needs a website, not a blog” because that’s bunk ie. absurd, ridiculous, nonsense.
I’m not convinced that blogging daily will result in publishing more valuable content than blogging without obligation does.
A rough draft is a rudimentary version of what will you will put together, polish and publish as a post. Many writers, myself included, use time saving multiple rough drafts to construct a final draft.
For your blog to be successful, you must fulfill the needs and expectations of those you are writing for ie. your target audience. Identifying your target audience, what they already know, what they need to know, and the best way to deliver your message is critical to blogging success.
Money from advertising income motivates blog scrapers to steal content. It’s only a matter of time before you discover your copyright has been violated and your content is now duplicated on a site you don’t want to be associated with. So let’s consider the impact of that duplication and how to counter it.
Creating a blog is an exciting process but do be sure that you think before you act. Your new blog’s URL, blog title and tagline ought to contain memorable keywords that define your new blog’s brand and make the URL easy to recall. You will find some guidance and advice in these nine posts.
Blogs are essentially a reverse chronological order publishing tool wherein the most recent published post will display on top. You cannot change this order on a free hosted WordPress.com blog but there are workarounds.
Updated February 25th, 2015. Hacking attempts aimed to corrupt or destroy online data and/or embed viruses or malware in sites are common. You’ve invested more than time and effort into your blog and you don’t want to lose your content or see it corrupted, so it’s important to ensure your data is as safe as…
When answering WordPress.com support forum questions some bloggers ask how to install plugins to disable right click on their blogs to prevent content theft of their images.
Based on many years of experience answering WordPress.com support forum questions, this post contains a quick way to locate posts that will be helpful to many WordPress.com bloggers.
Don’t agonize over writing a strong introduction. Begin by writing your conclusion first. If you are clear where you want readers to end up then charting the course to get them there becomes easier.
All WordPress.com themes are widget-activated. This is the main link to all the available widgets that WordPress.com provides – Widgets & Sidebars. Clicking links on that page for individual widgets will get you to specific descriptions and instructions for each one.
Viewing a computer screen is hard work for your eyes. Nearly 70 percent of American adults experience digital eye strain while using their electronic devices. If you spend more than two hours a day in front of your computer then you are at increased risk of Computer Vision Syndrome AKA Digital Eye Strain.
As the blogging phenomenon expands, copyright concerns become quite important. Technology makes it really easy to copy, modify and share information, whether we talk about text, images, audio or video. The problem is that the vast majority of people do not have a clear understanding of the Copyright Law, which might result in illegal and costly mistakes. As a blogger it’s important to take the steps required to protect your digital works and post a notice that you have done so to deter content theft.