Category Archives: Articles

The WordPress Message

What’s the WordPress message? Marshall McLuhan coined the phrase ‘The Medium is the Message“. The medium you are currently reading is WordPress or more generically, a blog. The idea that a medium has certain characteristics to it seems reasonable. If … Continue reading

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A Gratitude Practice

I’ve been doing a gratitude practice each morning. It’s part of a series of things I do each morning. This practice comes out of the book The Magic by Rhonda Byrne and I have to tell you it is working … Continue reading

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Life In Electronic Communities

We live in electronic communities. In our ever changing world, the art of the magazine, the letter to an editor and the essay gave way to the blog. Grafitti gave way to Facebook‘s wall, the telegram to the Tweet.  I … Continue reading

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Backup and Restore WordPress

So, you want to know how to backup and restore WordPress. Most webhosting services do make complete backups of the entire server, but it can take a fair amount of time to reconstruct your site from the webhost backups and … Continue reading

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WordPress and Authority

One of the ‘uses’ of a blog for the blogger is to establish his or her expertise on a particular topic.  WordPress and Authority do go together well.  I reveal what I know, what I am learning and you can … Continue reading

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Try Out Zemanta for WordPress – Your Bloggin Assistant

Zemanta for WordPress? Have you ever tried to attract traffic to your site by manipulating keywords to lift your location in search engines, putting in links to other relevant sites to improve your credibility and to attract reverse links. Have … Continue reading

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Facebook Integration

With Facebook Integration, your WordPress content can be driven to your Facebook page. I like the notion espoused by Neil Matthews on Wp Dude. The idea is that WordPress is your home base while Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and other … Continue reading

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Blog Watch Services

WordPress comes with an automatic update function through pingomatic. This service notifies a number of blog watchservices whenever you create or update posts on your site. You can turn this service off and on in the “writing” settings of your … Continue reading

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RSS Feeds for WordPress

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is way for you to get external content for your site. It is also a way to make your blog entries or comment available for uses to subscribe to. An RSS feedis an xml file that … Continue reading

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Writing Voice in blogs

A personal or professional blog, I believe, needs a particular writing voice. A blog is a part of what we refer to as social media and as such it needs to be more personal than commercial speech but less personally … Continue reading

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