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The $64,000 Question: WordPress.com or WordPress.org?

Originally posted on The Daily Post:
If you’ve been using WordPress.com for very long, you’ve likely run into some variation of the grand “com v. org” debate. And it’s possible that any explanation you received raised more questions than it answered. So, what’s the deal with the two WordPresses? What are the advantages of one…

How to Pocket Sweet Links to Fill Your Buffer

How to Pocket Sweet Links to Fill Your Buffer

Do any of these scenarios sound familiar? You’re browsing online and discover a fantastic article or post you’d love to read… later. You email yourself links daily, only to have your already clogged inbox receive dozens more emails… from you. You bookmarked a great video on your desktop earlier… but now you’re using your tablet before bed. This was me several months ago before discovering Pocket, a website/app combo that shifts your bookmarking into overdrive. Continue reading

Happy 10th Anniversary WordPress: An Infographic

Happy 10th Anniversary WordPress: An Infographic

Ten years ago, Matt Mullenweg & Mike Little forked an existing blogging software to expand and improve upon, and WordPress was born. WordPress has since grown steadily into the amazing, free, open source blogging and content management system (CMS) that we all know and love. It dominates the total CMS market share at 66%, and powers an astounding 15% of all websites worldwide, including company sites for Pepsi, Ford, eBay, UPS, and The Wall Street Journal. Continue reading

The Anatomy Of A “Viral” Blog Post

Originally posted on 101 Books:
It’s been a crazy week here on 101 Books, and I thought I’d share that experience with you. The main purpose of this blog is obvious: To read through the Time list. That’s my priority. But 101 Books is also a blog about writing, and even blogging in general at times,…

Trackbacks and Pingbacks

Originally posted on The Daily Post:
We’ve talked a lot about comments here on The Daily Post, but we’ve never mentioned the comment’s cousins, the casual pingback and the formal trackback. A couple of you have asked what the deal is with trackbacks and pingbacks, so let’s give them some attention.  A pingback is a…

Free Stock Photo Love for Blogging & Beyond

Free Stock Photo Love for Blogging & Beyond

Would you click through an online dating profile that didn’t contain one photo of your prospective date? Chances are slim. That’s why images are key components to your blog post, used to attract immediate attention. Everyone wants a quick idea of what to expect if they reward you with their valuable reading time, and, coupled with an engaging post title, the right image can do just that. Continue reading

Creating an Index on WordPress.com

Originally posted on The Daily Post:
A good example of an index from All4ballet.com WordPress.com gives you many flexible options for organizing your content. You can create a Custom Menu to organize your pages. You can group your posts into categories and use category pages in your menu to display them in archives. You can…

Community Pool

Originally posted on The Daily Post:
The Community Pool is for those of you looking for input, whether on post ideas, writing, blog design and layout, or anything else. If you have a post, page, or idea you want to bounce off someone, leave a comment. Your fellow bloggers can then click through and offer input…