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How To Update Your WordPress.org Blog (How do I upgrade my blog)

March 7, 2010 Leave a comment

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Source:  AmazingVideoTours.com

Unlike most of my other “How To” Videos, this one is not targeted for the beginner.  We’ll categorize this one as Intermediate/Beginner.  If you know what an FTP client is, and if you know how to gain FTP access to the web server that your blog sits on, then you won’t have any problem.

If all this makes you nervous, you might try a WordPress Automatic Upgrade Solution.

If you have a WordPress.com Blog – don’t sweat a thing, upgrades are taken care of for you.

The reality is, many folks have someone else set up and install their WordPress.org Blog.  But what happens when an update is necessary?  Watch this video on How To Update Your WordPress.org Blog.  If you have any questions, let me know and I’ll help you out.

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How Small Business Is Using Social Media

March 4, 2010 Leave a comment

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Source:  Mashable

The University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business looked at the relationship between social media and small businesses and found that the technology adoption rates in the U.S. have doubled in the past year from 12% to 24%.

The data comes straight from the university’s third installment to its Small Business Success Index report and is based on a December 2009 telephone survey of 500 small business owners. Adoption rate calculations are compared against a baseline report conducted in December 2008.

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Another Myspace Person Jumps Ship The Myspace Ship and Boards The Facebook Ship

February 14, 2010 Leave a comment

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Source:  TechCrunch

Monica Keller, a MySpace Group Architect who has played a key role in advancing MySpace’s initiatives in activity streams and openness, is leaving the company to join Facebook. Keller announced the news in a blog post this evening. She will be joining Facebook as an Open Source and Web Standards Program Manager, where she’ll be joining a team that includes David Recordon and Luke Shepard. MySpace confirmed that Keller had left the company but declined to comment further.

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Concise Answers to Your Top Beginner Blogging Questions

February 13, 2010 1 comment

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Source:  WritetoDone.com / Leo Babauta


Don’t let blogging overwhelm you.

Blogging can be a mighty confusing endeavor for newcomers.

And yet, in my experience, it’s one of the most rewarding, life-changing things you can do, from the comfort of your own home.

If you’re just starting out as a blogger, or contemplating making the leap, don’t let the technical side of blogging, or all the confusing options, hold you back. I remember how overwhelming everything was at the beginning, but several years and 160K readers later, I’ve learned a ton and I’m ridiculously happy I stuck with it.

So take heart, new bloggers … the learning is fun and the experience is delicious. As always, if I can help, I will … and in that spirit, I’m going to give you some brief, concise answers to the most common beginner blogging questions.

1. What’s the best blogging platform?

A: There isn’t one best platform. There are continue reading

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20 Ways to Up Your Blogging Fun Quota

January 30, 2010 Leave a comment

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Source:  ProBlogger

Every now and then throwing in a new style of post keeps every one on their toes.

So, here are 20 words to get you thinking about fun ways to step away from your

usual style and give readers something fresh.

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How To Write A Killer Blog Post

January 20, 2010 1 comment

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How To Write A Killer Blog Post

Most of us are Blogging these days. But are we Blogging successfully? What makes a GOOD Blog post? I’m going to break it all down for you….

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10 Tips I Got from Guy Kawasaki at CES

January 11, 2010 Leave a comment

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10 Tips I Got from Guy Kawasaki at CES

Jan 09, 2010 – At yesterday’s CES show, I failed once again to meet Guy Kawasaki in person. The line around him was 6 deep, and I had appointments to go to.
But I did manage to catch most of his talk about how to kick butt on Twitter. And I was tweeting here and there. Soon, several of you following me on Twitter asked me to summarize some of his key points.

So here goes – 10 points that I picked out from the dozens Guy Kawasaki made in his talk:

The Tweetmeme button is the most powerful button the Internet today, if you run a blog or content site. It instantly shows that others have found value in an article or post. People see the number of tweets and think, “It must be good.” Second, the button makes it easy for people to retweet your article.

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