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Monthly Archives: April 2009

5 Reasons They May Not Follow on Twitter

5 Reasons They May Not Follow on Twitter
30 Apr 2009

Blogging When you follow people on Twitter, you are doing more than just getting their tweets, you’re also sending them a note letting them know that you are interested in what they have to say. Ideally, a good percentage of them, after looking at your profile should feel the same way and return the follow. Personally, I follow about 80% of the people who follow me. I view Twitter as a tool for conversations and, within reason, if someone is ...

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Creating Theme Options

Creating Theme Options
30 Apr 2009

WordPress Coding & Design If you create WordPress themes then a useful addition to a standard theme is to give the user a simple way to change the logo or header in use, perhaps allow them to change the colour of the background, the width of the site too. These options are designed to save people time but more importantly, to make it easy for non-developers to make a few alterations to their theme without needing to go looking through the code. So first we need to create ...

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Share Media All Over The Social World With Pixelpipe

Share Media All Over The Social World With Pixelpipe
30 Apr 2009

Social Media Pixelpipe allows you to distribute media such as photos, text, videos and more to over 75 social networks, blogs and other social sites. It provide numerous ways for users to share their media such as via mobile, desktop or even a Firefox addon. In my opinion, Pixelpipe is a mashup of Ping.fm, Pikchur, and TubeMogul since it lets you do everything from these sites and more from one central location. View Recent Uploads Here you can view all of ...

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A Visit with Descriptive Writing

A Visit with Descriptive Writing
29 Apr 2009

Writing Do you feel like your writing is dull and boring sometimes?  In writing for the web have you forgotten how it feels to create a paragraph that gives your reader a vivid mental image and invokes emotion? Today I’m going a bit off track and look at writing a little different.  Web writing requires more precision than fiction writing, but not all writers are web writers.  The internet is full of people who want to write fiction.  Many of ...

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Dora Can Help You Blog on Twitter

Dora Can Help You Blog on Twitter
29 Apr 2009

Blogging Dora is a new service that combines music streaming site Pandora with Twitter. The idea is to tweet about your music preferences. If you’ve ever seen the way Blip.fm works, then using Dora will be a walk in the park for you. If you’re a Pandora user, you can easily get your Dora account up, running and tweeting. Using the Dora overlay, you can share what you’re listening to on Pandora via Twitter. You’ll need to ...

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7 Twitter plugins for WordPress

7 Twitter plugins for WordPress
29 Apr 2009

WordPress Plugins Every blogger and their mother has a Twitter profile these days. Twitter has almost gotten bigger than The Beatles. Twitter is one of the only social networking sites that has broken major news stories, and this has caused even the mainstream media to pay attention. There is no better time to latch on and take advantage of all that Twitter has to offer your blog. The WordPress development community has clearly caught on to this and we are seeing ...

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Tumblr from a WordPress Perspective

Tumblr from a WordPress Perspective
28 Apr 2009

Blogging Over the past four years, I’ve probably set up over a dozen WordPress sites including those for myself, my friends and my family. I use WordPress on every single site I guest blog on and have read several books on the application. I’m not an expert by any stretch, but WordPress is definitely what I know best and use the most when it comes to blogging. However, as I talked about last week, when I went to create my new blog Copyright ...

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