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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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7 Habits of Highly Effective Business Bloggers

March 6, 2010 1 comment

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Source:  MarketingProfs Daily Fix / Mario Sundar

Since my last post on corporate blogging here, a lot has changed. I’ve had a chance to practice many of the concepts I preached, as LinkedIn’s corporate blog editor. I’ve also had the acquaintance of other corporate bloggers whom I greatly respect. So, it was a thrill to be able to bring together four of my peers for a dream panel at Blog World Expo, which I moderated. The topic: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Business Bloggers.

The panel included my friends Lionel Menchaca from Dell, Nicki Dugan from Yahoo!, Carolyn Abram from Facebook and Thomas Hoehn from Kodak. We had great participation from our audience but I’d be remiss not to share our learnings and presentation with you.

Given below are the key lessons that we shared with the audience members. continue reading

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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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7 Days to Turn Your Blog Into a Social Media Hub – Day 4: WordPress

February 12, 2010 5 comments

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Source:  DannyBrown.me

This is the fourth part of a seven part mini-series looking at how and why to turn your blog into a social media hub. You’ll be able to find the complete series here.

So far we’ve looked at prepping the networks you’re going to be using for your hub, and what features you might want to consider. By now, you should have a pretty strong idea on what your hub is going to look like, so all we need to do now is find a home for it.

For that, the best option is setting yourself up with a self-hosted WordPress blog.

While there’s nothing wrong per se with free blogging options like Blogger or WordPress (the .com version; self-hosted WordPress is on the .org domain), they severely limit how much interaction you have with them from a user perspective. Designs are limited as well, and add-ons aren’t supported, and to make a truly effective social media hub on your blog, you need fluidity to design.

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Twouble with Twitters: Super News Video

February 10, 2010 2 comments

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Take a comical, yet educational journey in the Twittersphere and learn about the world of Twitter in the following 4:27 video.

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