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Happy 2010!

Image via Wikipedia Hope the new year is treating everyone well! As you may have noticed, I’ve been posting very sporadically over the last year. It’s entirely possible, though I haven’t counted, that I had more guest posts in 2009 than posts by me! The good news is, nothing bad happened to me. 2009 was perhaps […]

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Build a Better Blog Project

Image by BenSpark via Flickr For writers looking to improve their blogs quickly, Darren Rowse’s “31 Days to Build a Better Blog” program might be just the thing. Rowse runs Problogger, one of the top blogs on the Internet and the place to go for information about making a living as a blogger. For the […]

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Getting Started as a Writer, Part 1: Laying the Groundwork

Image via Wikipedia So, you want to be a writer. It can be daunting to know how to get started as a writer. A lot of us feel we can write, know we can write  –  or better yet, know we can’t not write. We love the unfolding of stories beneath our pens, the spray of words […]

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Do You Tweet?

Image via CrunchBase Twitter is one of the most significant social media platforms to emerge in the last couple of years. If you’re not familiar with Twitter, have a look at this post where I explain the general concept, then head over to Twitter.com and sign up for a free account. I’m always interested in […]

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Making the Most of Your RSS Link

This is another guest post by Stephanie Stiavetti from Wasabimon. Stephanie agreed to write a couple of posts for the site while I’m busy unpacking after my move and getting ready for NaNoWriMo. Please welcome her to the site, and do yourself a favor by visiting her site too! The whole point of a blog is […]

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Add “Print This” to Your WordPress Blog Posts with WP-Print Plugin

This is a guest post by Stephanie Stiavetti from Wasabimon. Stephanie has agreed to write a couple of posts for the site while I’m busy moving and getting ready for NaNoWriMo. Please welcome her to the site, and do yourself a favor by visiting her site too! I visit a lot of blogs as a part […]

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Windows Live Writer Update

Hot on the heels of my post on Windows Live Writer comes the public beta release of version 3 (I’ve been using a technical preview, which lacks some of the features that are supposed to be in WLW3, like the ability to align text left, right, or center). You can download it at the Windows […]

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Headed to BlogWorld Expo!

This weekend is BlogWorld Expo here in Las Vegas. Last year I had a great time, although the registration system they used last year was complex and the staff made some errors and I ended up getting shut out of some sessions I wanted to attend (they changed the system this year  –  there’s no more registering […]

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Software for Writers: Windows Live Writer

I blog. A lot. I write for this site, of course, but I also write thrice-weekly posts at the personal productivity site Lifehack, occasional posts at the anthropology blog Savage Minds, posts for my personal site at dwax.org, and the odd post for sites like ProBlogger and the design blog Smashing Magazine. (And there’s the […]

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How to Create a Newsletter Using Feedburner

Though blogs and RSS feeds are the hot thing right now, there are still lots of people who prefer good old-fashioned email newsletter. Newsletters have a number of qualities that make them preferable to blogging for some purposes, such as: They’re “push” technology: Instead of waiting for a reader to visit your blog, or check their […]

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