Monthly Archives: February 2011

Resistance to blogging and social media

How strong is your resistance to blogging and social media? I wish I had a pound for every person who says that blogging and social media are a complete waste of time. There seems to be a strong resistance to blogging and social media in some people. Mind you, there was a similar resistance to(…)

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Does your blog make the grade?

So you’ve started your blog, you are getting traffic and people are engaging with you by leaving comments, tweeting about you and posting about you on social media sites. You have also begun to litter the web with your website URL so the search engines can track links back to your site. You are checking(…)

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WordPress and other blog themes

Not all blog themes are created equal! Following on from my recent post about blog themes let’s take a look at specific themes for WordPress self-hosted sites & other blogging platforms. Most of the free blog themes are pretty good, some are better than others. Be aware that they may come with some limitations. 1.(…)

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Which theme? That theme? No, this theme!

One of the first hurdles that I came across in WordPress was how to chose a theme. For WordPress.com hosted blogs this isn’t such a great problem as there are a limited amount of themes available – only about 106! I have used the following free WordPress.com themes – Titan (The Red Horse Blogs), &(…)

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Finding images for your blog

Finding images and avoiding copyright police I’ve had a few people asking me recently about finding images for your blog. If you look at the sites I’ve done you can probably see that one of my favourite tasks is finding a groovy image to bring a post to life. Now you might have heard horror(…)

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You’ve got to be joking…

A great friend of mine shared a brilliant video via Twitter the other day. Unfortunately it was from wimp.com which means I can’t share it here apart from a link which is at bottom of this post. Here is a similar one from YouTube: Which brings me to the subject of this post – how(…)

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