‘Blogging’ Category

I am taking my leave of Weblog Tools Collection, and thanks for everything!

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March 31st, 2013
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Not many of the present readers might know me very well, and that in part, is the reason that I have made the decision to transfer WLTC to more willing and presently capable hands. I am a stranger on my blog and the time has come for me to make sure that this blog, its contents and its knowledge are archived and preserved and maybe rejuvenated at a later time. I delved into blogging tools back in 2004 when I started my Masters degree in CS. I wanted some code to mess around with in my free time and everyone was talking about blogging. I looked into a variety of tools, built a small Linux server for myself at home, and installed a few of the tools that were freely available at that time. I had a heck of a time getting a hold of MT (Moveable Type, the most well-known name) and […]

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How Often You Blog

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August 26th, 2012
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Last month, we asked, how often do you blog? The responses were spread out quite a bit, with 28% blogging 1 to 3 times a month, 26% blogging every day, 24% blogging 1 to 3 times a week, 13% blogging 4 to 6 times a week, and 8% blogging less than once a month. I’m quite surprised to see the near tie between 1 to 3 times a month and every day, two frequencies which a quite different indeed. Rest-assured, most of you are blogging more than once a week, which is great news! You should enjoy blogging, and nothing says “I enjoy Blogging!” more than cranking out a few posts every week. Blogging shouldn’t be so difficult that you put it off. If you do, you’re doing it wrong. Try to find some little things to share, like a video you enjoyed watching or an article you enjoyed reading. The […]

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What you are Blogging For

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August 22nd, 2012
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Last month, we asked, what do you blog for? The break-down for the poll was very simple, either Personal, Business, or both. In the final tally after a month-long run, 45% of you blogged for both, 39% for Personal, and only 16% for Business. Putting those three reasons aside, one trend did emerge in the comments. Most of you blog because it’s fun. Sure, some of you blog for business and rarely have time for personal blogging, but it’s still fun, and that’s just great because if you consider blogging to be a chore, you’re doing it wrong. Even if it’s just for business, it should still be fun. So, if you didn’t have a chance to earlier, let us know here. What do you blog for?

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How often do you blog?

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July 19th, 2012
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Blogging

Sure, you have a blog, but how often do you post to it? Are you posting every day, less, only a few times a year perhaps? We’d love to hear how often you blog and why, and your answers may be featured in a future post. Don’t forget to vote and leave a comment below!

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What do you blog for?

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July 17th, 2012
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Sure, folks blog for many things, but that usually boils down into two main categories, personal reasons or business reasons. We’d love to hear what you blog for and why, and your answers may just appear in a future post. Don’t forget to vote and leave a comment below!

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Do You Use a Comment Policy?

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April 30th, 2012
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Comments are an important part of blogs. They help readers relate to articles by asking questions and building discussion and are even credited with creating some of the strongest online communities today. But, how do you keep everything clean and on topic? Do your users know what to expect? I’m not just talking about common sense and anti-spam practices, I’m talking about a policy or a code of conduct. Do you have one? We have a comment policy here, and it’s as follows: Comments will be accepted if they meet the following conditions: The comment is not spam. The comment is not left solely to drive traffic elsewhere. (Yes, this is spam.) The comment is not widely off topic. The comment is not obscene or profane. The commenter has left a real name or proper screen name. (“Cheap Lawn Chairs” and “Joe @ MyCellPhoneTips.blah” are not real names). We do […]

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Post More in 2012

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January 17th, 2012
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About two weeks about, we asked what your blogging resolutions were for this year. Similar to last year, most of you mentioned a plan to post more often in 2012. There are many ways to find more things to write about out. On of the most fun is to just plug yourself into various social media outlets, like Twitter and Facebook, and just follow along to find topics that interest you. Instead of replying with a 140 character tweet, write a fully detailed post on your blog. Similarly, if you comment on someone else’s blog, you might want to write a blog post to go with it. If social networking isn’t your thing, and you’d prefer just some direct inspiration, stop by The Daily Post or Plinky for daily challenges and topics that might inspire you to write a quick post. If words really aren’t your thing, but you still […]

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What are Your 2012 Blogging Resolutions?

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January 3rd, 2012
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It’s the new year, so what does that mean for you and your blog? Are you going to pick a new theme, maybe customize the one you have, perhaps blog about more things and spice up your posts with some added media and links, or maybe something as simple as just blogging with an up-to-date browser? Last year, I made a resolution to blog more often on my personal blog. I definitely met that goal with 107 posts in 2011 vs. a meager 28 in 2010. This year, I’m aiming for even more. How about you? What’s your 2012 blogging resolution?

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Do you monetize your blog?

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November 18th, 2011
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Tom Coburn raised an interesting question yesterday under our “How do you host your blog?” post. What I’ve always wondered is how website owners have any luck at all getting revenue from their websites? With that question in mind, do you monetize your blog? If so, how do you do it? Do you display ads, charge a subscription fee, offer premium services, or something else entirely?

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