Building a Better Blog

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We bloggers are always looking for ways to improve our blogs, or at least, I hope that most of us are. Building a better blog requires figuring out what people want and then delivering it to them. One of the things I have found after a few years of doing this, is that comment moderation […]

New Computer

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It finally happened. After 10 years, my old faithful computer died. So I now have a nice new pc with so much ram that I am amazed at all the cool multi-tasking I can do. I’ve just downloaded Live Writer to make blogging easier… this is my first post using it. Windows 7 seems fine […]

Back in the writer’s saddle

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What is it that makes some of us bloggers, especially myself, take a month or two off now and again? It isn’t something I plan to do, but it inevitably happens a couple of times a year. Perhaps it’s because I go through periods of time when I would do more ranting and venting than […]

Wednesday Challenge – Verbs

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The Fearless Blog has unknowingly challenged this particular avid blog reader to avoid using state-of-being verbs. The typical every day blogger usually doesn’t think about such things when posting, but after some contemplation, it is the opinion of this humble blogger, that taking such things as verbs into consideration could certainly help to improve an […]

A Few Good Posts

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Ever have one of those days when there are so many things rattling around in your head that you can’t seem to focus enough to write about just one? Instead of torturing myself today, I decided to alert everyone to a few good blog posts I’ve read while browsing with Entrecard… (links will open in […]

Getting Featured at EntreCard

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Bloggers are great, especially Entrecard bloggers. I have found so much information that is helping my blogging efforts. Here’s one for getting your blog featured at Entrecard from dreadbob.blogspot.com “I was wandering on Entrecard to find something to boost my ad sales on Entrecard. Then in the Shop there, I found a lot of things […]

How to get .gov & .edu backlinks

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We all know how important backlinks are. Many bloggers have experienced a higher authority rating at Technorati and other social networking sites by joining groups at the same networking sites and then helping each other out. Now there’s a more legit way to get those backlinks…. it must have been a secret because this is […]

Opera browser

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Just another manic monday… A song by the Bangles, read the lyrics to Manic Monday here. OPERA Browser Upgrade I downloaded the upgrade to my Opera browser and it’s running faster than ever! My computer hates these things… I stopped using Firefox because it took up too much ram. My computer is old, I’ve had […]

Technorati

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Memo to myself… Must add technorati tags. Guess what I discovered today? While blogger labels are great and do seem to get picked up by Technorati, they are not actually “linked” in the technorati cloud of labels, as seen in my Technorati widget on my right sidebar. I discovered the cool technorati widget this week. […]

Entrecard Inbox Feed

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How to place an Entrecard Inbox feed into your blog’s sidebar. Several sites are offering use of their widgets to create a “you drop, I link” feature for entrecard droppers. I have found a site that does it free, without forcing you to link to their site. I am using the “classic” wordpress theme, so […]

Flirting

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I just joined MyLot.com the other day and I have found it quite fun to answer some of the questions over there. You can even earn a little money if you participate regularly. You earn from referrals too. Plus, it’s a good way to discover new topics for blogging. I answered a question about flirting […]