Sunday, December 13, 2009

WordPress Makes Blogging On The Fly Easier, Integrates With Twitter API

"This morning, a blogging platform and a microblogging platform have become more symbiotic. WordPress has enabled posting and reading the blogs the platform powers via the Twitter API."

More and more products are becoming connected.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

TypePad Takes on Tumblr With Free Microblogging Feature | Technologizer

"Six Apart’s TypePad blogging service has long been aimed at bloggers who were serious enough about what they were doing to fork over money for a blogging platform. But today Six Apart is announcing TypePad Micro, a new level of TypePad service that’s meant for extremely casual blogging–and which is the first version of the service that’s free."

I want to take a look at this.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Blogging From Microsoft Word 2007

"One of the new features in Word 2007 is the ability to publish directly to a blog. You can use Microsoft Word to publish to popular services such as Blogger and Windows Live Spaces. You can also specify other blogging services."

This option seems to work just fine.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Word to Blogger

Added the Word to Blogger interface to test for a client.

Apparently it is no longer feasible to cut and paste from Word into Blogger, so this interface is now available.

This is a test post, to test the interface.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Verifying a Blogger blog in Webmaster Tools

"Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Verifying a Blogger blog in Webmaster Tools. The steps required to verify your Blogger blog in Webmaster Tools."

Timely information.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Video: State of the Blogosphere 2009

"Video: State of the Blogosphere 2009"

I enjoy the results of this survey each year. This video introduces the 2009 State of the Blogosphere.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Balancing Blogs And Twitter

"290,000 words are written on Blogger per minute worldwide, which represents an increase of 10 percent versus six months ago."

Novels are various sizes, but assuming 58,000 words per novel, that is 5 novels a minute.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

How to Switch from Blogger to WordPress Without Losing Google Traffic - Step by Step Guide

"The Goal: Your current blog at is hosted on the Blogger platform but you now want to move this blog from Blogger to WordPress (self-hosted) with a personal domain name (say"

This is needed information. I might consider doing this with all my Blogger blogs.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Using a WordPress Page as your home page

"It’s not only possible it’s relatively easy. The first step is to create a page to serve as your new home page. For the purpose of this example, we’ll call it “My New Home Page.”"

Using WordPress for Content Management

Friday, March 20, 2009

Why Twitter’s ‘Suggested Users’ is the Next Superbowl Ad (or “Calacanis offers $500k for three years”) « The Jason Calacanis Weblog

"Last week, some of you may have read a headline that said I offered
Twitter $250,000 to make me one of the default users in their system.
The headline is almost accurate. I did offer them $250,000, but it was
for two years as a *suggested* user, not a default user."

A most interesting way to look at this microblogging system.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Google Friend Connect: Add social features to your site

"With Google Friend Connect, visitors to your site or blog can:
Sign in with their Google, Yahoo, AIM or OpenID account.
Interact with other visitors by making friends, sharing media, posting comments, playing games, and more. Invite friends from other social networks and contact lists to join your site or blog."

Turn your blog into a social media site with Google Friend Connect.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Best 10+ Sites To Look For Stunning (and Free) Twitter Backgrounds | zMogo Tech Stuff

"A custom twitter background helps you stand out from the crowd. With a background different from others, your profile will carry a feeling of uniqueness. It makes a good impression and takes your brand one step forward. Why have the same background that several thousands of other people have?"

Saturday, January 31, 2009

WordPress › WP-DB-Backup « WordPress Plugins

"WP-DB-Backup allows you easily to backup your core WordPress database tables. You may also backup other tables in the same database."

A plugin to back up your WordPress blog.

» 10 Ways to Backup & Restore your Blogger Blog

"However, there are number of tricks, online services and utilities that can help you backup your Blogger Blog. Here are few ways to backup Blogger Blog, just in case it is deleted and needs to be restored."

Blogger now has an export function, but this article has great ideas.