Archive for the 'Blogging' Category

Upgrade to WordPress 2.7

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

I just upgraded my blog to WordPress 2.7. This new version of WordPress is the best upgrade I have seen so far. The dashboard is much cleaner and easier to use. I’m using the QuickPress Window to write this post. Here’s some video showing the new features in WordPress 2.7.

My Birthday Present

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Today is my birthday. As a present to myself, I am starting up this blog again. I haven’t posted here in months. It was not because lacked anything write, but because I had other places to share it. Over the last few months I’ve been using Facebook and Twitter to share stories, keep in touch […]

A mountain is just a series of small hills

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Starting a blog, or any long-term project, can be a daunting process not just because of the work involved, but the long periods of time that might pass before you see any reward…or even an indication if you are doing the right things. It is easy to get depressed and worn out when it looks […]

Just a few things I learned in 2007

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Use pretty permalinks for your WordPress posts. RSS is a great tool for keep up with blogs and news, but it can overwhelm you if you let it. Google Reader is a lifesaver. Don’t overplan or overthink what you write on a blog. Use common sense, but it is better to write something and have […]

Getting casual users to sell your product and the power of “word of mouth”

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Search Engine Guide features a story on how to recruit casual users of your product or website to become product evangelists. Jennifer Laycock describes the process of engaging customers to sell your product and the power of “word of mouth” marketing. Here’s a quote… My phrase at the class this week was that social media […]

A new template…again…and a new post!

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

I’ve fixed up the template and added some new links. I added links to YouTube videos, my PageFlakes pages, and another blog I use to test Blogger’s news features. My YouTube and Delicious accounts will be filling up with links migrating from my other accounts. The Charles Gnilka Blog Laboratory is my other project. I […]

Blogging to organize yourself

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

There are a variety of reasons to start a blog. Some bloggers express their feelings and opinions through their posts. Businesses use blogs to promote their brands and services. One of the missions of my personal blog is to organize the vast amount of information I deal with. A blog as a your personal information […]

A simple start to blog SEO

Monday, January 29th, 2007

People have asked me for advice on getting search engines to notice their blogs. The best advice I can offer is write good content. Most of the blogs that I read on a regular basis I found through content, usually when I was doing a search for a solution to a problem or daily research. […]

Handy resources for setting up WordPress

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

Once you have installed your WordPress blog, fine-tuning your setup from the start will allow you get blogging with fewer glitches. Here are some resources and tips I found helpful. Download Squad features a post-install checklist. Going through this checklist will show you where all the features are located. When you read through the Download […]