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How to Fix 5 Common Theme Problems

How to Fix 5 Common Theme Problems
30 Sep 2010

Design & Coding, WordPress, WordPress Themes As I mentioned last week, as a blogger, you are going to make mistakes and, fortunately, most of them are very minor ones that you can fix and recover from quickly. That being said, one of the more common and embarrassing mistakes involves screwing up your theme. This can be especially frustrating if you aren’t somewhat experienced with HTML and CSS, but can still be a headache no matter how experienced you are. Though there are literally ...

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5 Mistakes Every Blogger Will Make, Including You

5 Mistakes Every Blogger Will Make, Including You
23 Sep 2010

Blogging, Writing There’s a simple truth to life that every human being will make mistakes. Since every blogger is human, at least the ones that aren’t spambots, then every blogger will screw up inevitably. On BloggingPro, I recently wrote an article about how to recover from the mistakes you make but the question becomes “What kind of mistakes can one expect to make?” With blogging, as with life, there are very few guarantees but there ...

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5 Ways Twitter Can Actually Be Useful… For Anyone

5 Ways Twitter Can Actually Be Useful… For Anyone
16 Sep 2010

Social Networking Though most people who use Twitter enjoy it and think it’s a great service, it has gotten something of a bad rap for, supposedly, being useless and frivolous. When people do talk about putting Twitter to use, they’re usually discussing it solely from the standpoint of self-promotion or social news marketing. This has, unfortunately, kept many people away from Twitter who would benefit from it. Many who are otherwise very active in ...

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5 Things Magicians Can Teach You About Blogging

5 Things Magicians Can Teach You About Blogging
09 Sep 2010

Blogging, Writing At some level, blogging is really just a stage show. We, as bloggers, are up on a virtual stage giving a performance that goes on for as long as we run our sites. Whether it is a stand-up comedy routine or a serious academic lecture, we’re talking to the world and hope that our audience, no matter how large or small, will listen. On that front magicians are masters of the stage show. Using nothing but a few tricks, which can range from ...

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Why You Need to Know HTML/CSS

Why You Need to Know HTML/CSS
02 Sep 2010

CSS, Design & Coding Last week I posted an article entitled “5 Skills Every Bloggers Needs to Excel” spelling out five skills that I consider essential for every blogger to either have or be willing to obtain if they want to truly excel. Overall, the article was well-received but several commenters took issue with the second item on my list: HTML/CSS Skills. Several felt that the power of WordPress/Blogger and other blogging platforms made the need to ...

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5 Skills Every Blogger Needs to Excel

5 Skills Every Blogger Needs to Excel
26 Aug 2010

Blogging On the surface, writing a blog and maintaining it may not seem like that hard of a job. You set up an account, pick a theme, write some posts and hit “publish”. Pretty much anyone can do it so long as they know how to use a computer and understand the basics of the Internet. However, there is a difference between just blogging and blogging well. If you want to do the latter, you’re going to have to learn a few additional skills ...

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8 Google Products I use Daily

8 Google Products I use Daily
19 Aug 2010

Blogging As privacy is becoming an even bigger concern, the centralization of our information is an issue almost no one can afford to ignore. As such, there is a lot of talk and debate about whether we are giving up too much of our information to Google and, if so, can we trust them with that information. This spurred a conversation with a friend of mine some time ago on the topic and we both began to think about the Google services we use on a daily ...

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