Putting ads on your old WordPress posts

In my series on How to Get Started Blogging, one of the first things I talked about was deciding what you’re blogging for: money, career, or something else.  That series focused on blogging for your career, but if you’re interested in going after money, there’s a WordPress plugin that I’ve found helpful. Whydowork AdSense will…
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WhiteHouse.gov is not a blog.

I keep hearing people patting themselves on the back saying, “Look – our President has a blog!” Hmmm.  It doesn’t smell like a blog to me because: There’s no comments There’s no trackbacks There’s no personal touch – it’s very, very clearly written by marketers (and certainly not the President himself) If the White House…
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The Simple Twitter Book

Adding More Info to Your Twitter Profile

Download My Free Twitter Book When someone views your Twitter page, they make a snap decision whether or not to follow you.  They want to know in a matter of seconds if you’ve got something interesting to say. Unfortunately, sometimes your most recent page of Twitter updates has goofy stuff that may not be related…
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About those blogging rules…

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about some guidelines for getting started with technical blogging.  I’ve now gone and broke one of them – not editing your WordPress template. When CSS sharpie Jeremiah Peschka read of my desire to make my site span the full width of the page, he offered to give me…
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Blogging, privacy, and my new job

Yesterday, one of my soon-to-be-former coworkers, Kiran, tipped me off to an NPR story on blogging and privacy. Steve Inskeep spoke with a grad student who writes a few Myspace blogs with his personal journal, political ramblings, and – whee – a blog about blogs. The student observed that he doesn’t know anyone who’s been…
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Resistance to blogging

I’ve encountered two instances this week where people dug in their heels and refused to even think about blogging as a communications medium. #1: A Michigan friend of mine has been struggling with web development for years while trying to build a site to document his sailing travels. He wants a simple site – the…
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NPR and Blogging

As I sit here in my car outside Starbucks, NPR is doing a story on blogging. They describe a site with One Minute Vacations – sixty-second sound clips of people’s trips in various cities. You can jump online, take a quick respite from your busy day, and transport yourself to Ghana, Stockholm, or any number…
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