Posts Tagged ‘Blogging’

WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts

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July 22nd, 2007
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Blogging, WordPress Hack

Thanks to TipMonkies for the idea via Lifehacker Bold: Alt+SHIFT+b Italics: Alt+SHIFT+i Link: Alt+SHIFT+a Blockquote: Alt+SHIFT+q Code: Alt+SHIFT+c Read More: Alt+SHIFT+t Unordered List (ul): Alt+SHIFT+u Ordered List (ol): Alt+SHIFT+o List Item (li): Alt+SHIFT+l Here are a few of the others that I have featured here in the past: Advanced Editor: Alt+SHIFT+v Publish the Post: Alt+SHIFT+p ins: Alt+SHIFT+s del: Alt+SHIFT+d Unquote/outdent: Alt+SHIFT+w Undo: Alt+SHIFT+u Redo: Alt+SHIFT+y Edit HTML: Alt+SHIFT+e Align Left: Alt+SHIFT+f Align Center: Alt+SHIFT+c Align Right: Alt+SHIFT+r More from the comments: Headers: Ctrl+[number] to get various header sizes on highlighted text. Thanks Henk Have any more to share with us that we might have missed?

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WordCamp 2007

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July 21st, 2007
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Blogging, WordPress

WordCamp 2007 starts today (well, there were some festivities yesterday) and since I have to miss it again this year, I hope some visitors record the presentations and provide podcasts for the rest of us. The speakers list includes some pretty cool people that I would have liked to listen to and meet but C’est la Vie. I hear there is going to be some cool schwag as well. If you are at Wordcamp, did you hear or see anything cool? Are you having a good time? Please contact me with reports if you think they are bloggable. Just a word of warning, I am on the road, so response/posting will be slow.

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Six Apart and Automattic Compared

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July 10th, 2007
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Blogging, Business of Blogging

Six Apart & Automattic Compared: A comparison of two of the three blogging juggernauts on the web. Though the comparison is mildly interesting from a historical novice’s point of view, I think the article is missing a few things. Since it was written by a business professor, I would have expected more analysis and forecasts rather than a rehashing of the past events in a company history narrative. Furthermore, a story of MT and WP does not make sense without Blogger and it should have been included. There are very interesting business model and structure type details of all three companies that I believe are instrumental in their success in each of their arenas and the underlying competitive tension amalgamated with a deep sense of respect and jealousy among each of the competitors would have made for very interesting business reading. In spite of my perceived shortcomings, Carthik is mentioned […]

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Successful Blogging is Hard Work

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July 8th, 2007
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Blogging

Bloggers want my steak baguette: If you’ve got a friend who thinks they can make money with their blog, get them to read this piece. Like all people who rise to the top of their profession, it demonstrates a simple truth: good bloggers work like dogs. You better believe it! Making a blog successful and making people want to come back for more everyday is more than a full time job that not only needs dedication but it needs a certain amount of eccentricity and obsessive devotion. I guess the above is true for any successful venture that is built from the ground up but if you ever heard someone say that blogging is easy or takes any small amount of work, they are probably full of bees wax.

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Holy Plugins Batman!

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July 3rd, 2007
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Blogging, WordPress, WordPress Plugins

Index of /wp-content/plugins – Google Search: I am not sure what to make of this search but not only are there a lot of self hosted WordPress blogs, too many of them allow their plugin folder to be indexed. I performed this search because I noticed a crawler on a couple of my blogs that was indexing my plugins and that alarmed me a little. I do not allow my plugin folder to be indexed since I consider that too risky. The homepage of the crawler lists various plugins and their propensity in the WordPress Blogosphere. I imagine the crawler browses the plugins folder of each new blog discovered and if that folder can be browsed, it tries to crawl the various plugin php files it is aware of while looking for 404s and empty strings. I stop short of suggesting that everyone protect their plugins folder because if the […]

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Bloggers Face Off

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July 3rd, 2007
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Blogging

Daniel from DailyBlogTips is running a series called Bloggers Face Off and this time I am featured along with engtech. I like featured posts like this because they not only promote the participants (and thus gives you brownie points) but they also help to increase traffic with the right methods and intentions. Daniel has run this series very effectively with a lot of high profile bloggers. The interview questions were relatively simple and all in good fun. Thanks Daniel.

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50 signs you’re a blogaholic

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June 10th, 2007
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Blogging, LinkyLoo

50 signs you’re a blogaholic : I stay away from these normally but Jonathan blames the last few on Weblogtoolscollection, so I had to check them out.

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How important is search?

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Very important! If you have noticed, I wrote up a small heat map to be displayed in the sidebar and on the main search page of this blog. The search and data collection process is a slightly intelligent and tries to match up search terms and group them by usage. It then chooses all searches performed within the past 24 hours and displays them in a heatmap sorted by propensity of the search phrase. The 24 hour time period keeps the search phases in the heatmap turned over regularly and retains the interest of returning visitors. Why did I do this? I put it together because I believe that there is a lot of power (and thus clicks, pageviews, eyeballs) in searches. I had noticed the Eurekster Swiki on TechCrunch and was impressed by the power of the system. I tried to emulate it on weblogtoolscollection.com with little success. To […]

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Scoble is a Feed Ninja

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May 29th, 2007
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Blogging, Cool Scripts

How Scoble reads 622 RSS feeds every morning: Vlog of how Scoble organizes his feeds using Google Feedreader and filter and sifts through them to find the relevant information he wants to track or read about. The number of feeds he follows is staggering to me. I read approximately 200 feeds and rotate them freuqently. In spite of the smaller number, I have a hard time keeping up with the rush of information from feeds and other sources. Although in my defense, my 24″ vertically rotated monitor really helps with the reading (I run two monitors, 1 x 20″, 1 x 24″ rotated, Ultramon) and blogging is not my day job. Also of interest, is the Better Google Reader Firefox extension that I find quite useful. I started using Google Reader a few months ago and have yet to switch back. The linked video was choppy for me but Scoble’s […]

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