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Why You Should Never Settle for One Browser

Why You Should Never Settle for One Browser
10 Mar 2011

Software & Programs As a blogger, your work takes place on the Internet and this means that the most important tool you use is going to be your Web browser. Fortunately, there is a good selection of free browsers that you can choose from including at least half a dozen “big name” browsers that most at least know about. But while everyone has a favorite browser that fits their tastes and needs, I’m of the view that, as someone who works online and ...

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The Dangers of Integrating Your Blog w/ Facebook

The Dangers of Integrating Your Blog w/ Facebook
03 Mar 2011

Social Networking For bloggers, Facebook has provided an unprecedented way for us to connect with out readers. Not only does it give us a chance to be where our readers are naturally, but it is much more personal than email newsletters, RSS subscriptions, etc. Best of all, it gives our readers an excellent chance to share and spread our content, something that’s much more difficult over other means. However, integrating a blog with Facebook, especially when ...

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WordPress 3.1 “Reinhardt” Released, New Feautres Added

WordPress 3.1 “Reinhardt” Released, New Feautres Added
24 Feb 2011

WordPress, WordPress Coding & Design For WordPress users all over the world, today has been a pretty busy day as yesterday saw the release of the much-anticipated WordPress 3.1 of the popular blogging platform. Codenamed “Reinhardt” after the famous jazz musician Django Reinhardt, the new version not only adds a slew of new features to WordPress but also improves security and usability. But unlike security updates, which should always be applied as soon as practical, ...

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For Bloggers, Now May Be the Time to Start Tweeting

For Bloggers, Now May Be the Time to Start Tweeting
17 Feb 2011

Search Engine Optimisation, Social Networking To tweet or not to tweet has been a question bloggers have had to ask themselves pretty much since the dawn of Twitter. The main question is whether or not the time, effort and energy spent on creating and nurturing a Twitter profile is justified by the benefit one gets out of it. It’s always been a tough question and one where the answer heavily depends on the blogger, their niche and their audience. Howver, with an update to ...

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Security Update: WordPress and Google Both Launch Improvements

Security Update: WordPress and Google Both Launch Improvements
10 Feb 2011

Blogging News, WordPress It’s been a busy week for security buffs as both WordPress and Google Accounts are both receiving major security improvements that their users should definitely scoop up as quickly as possible. For WordPress users, they need to see about upgrading their installation to version 3.0.5, which fixes several security bugs that are most dangerous to those who have authors with limited permissions on their blog. Google, on the other hand, is ...

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For Bloggers, Who Will Be the Next Digg?

For Bloggers, Who Will Be the Next Digg?
03 Feb 2011

Social Media, Social Networking It wasn’t that long ago that, for bloggers and other Webmasters, being on the front page of Digg was something of a Holy Grail. It meant an instant tidal wave of traffic, a lot of great publicity and, of course, major bragging rights. However, Digg’s traffic, since the launch of the “New Digg” in August has waned. Though it is certainly still a traffic powerhouse, it’s no longer end goal for bloggers and webmasters, ...

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Security Fail: Three Ways Your Blog Can Get Hacked

Security Fail: Three Ways Your Blog Can Get Hacked
20 Jan 2011

Design & Coding Blog security is an often-overlooked necessity for bloggers, even though blog hacking is a surprisingly common event and it is a problem that can affect just about anyone. For example, shortly after Christmas, Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt found that his blog had been hacked, hosting unauthorized ads, including those for mail order brides. Though what caused the hack in that case is unknown, what is known is that the site was pulled ...

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