Creating Permalinks

Have you met this cute little box in your WordPress write post/page screen? It’s a simple little box really and sometimes, when collapsed it’s easy to pass up.

But it holds a very special value and it’s one that should not be overlooked when you’re working to create the next best blog in the world (or not and just want your blog to be seen).

When you’re using a permalink structure that displays the name of your post in the URL, it’s post slug that’ll work best for you.

(And just for the record, the default permalink structure that WordPress …

  • Posted on: October 20th, 2008
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  • Category: Just Blogging

Branding Your Name or Blog

When someone says your name, do you turn and look?

Chances are, you just said yes. And so did I when I read Daniel’s post on Daily Blog Tips about names. It sparked a thought in me that I’ve had a few times and am now sharing with you.

Previously I’ve mentioned personal branding and talked about how you would want someone to see you through your avatar or online branding.

A lot of people don’t consider branding when they’re blogging for fun.  Yet they still go about their branding and networking never once taking into consideration how others see …

  • Posted on: October 15th, 2008
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  • Category: Just Blogging

Reporter vs Expert – Why Most Bloggers Are Stuck Reporting

There are basically two types of bloggers in the world – reporters and experts – and some people perform both roles (usually the experts, it’s hard for reporters to become experts, but it’s easy for experts to report).

If you have ever taken an Internet marketing course or attended a seminar specifically for beginners, you have probably heard about the two different methodologies. Whenever the business model is based on content, and if you blog for money then the model is based on content, people are taught to either start as reporters, or if possible step up as experts.

I’ll …

  • Posted on: October 13th, 2008
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  • Category: Featured, Money

15 Ways to Create a Blogging Environment

One of my favorite things about my own blog and a few others that I have found is that I feel like I’m part of an environment every time I visit. The posts feel personable and as though I’m having a conversation, commentators bring more personality to the posts, and a community has emerged rather than a place to just get information.

When I considered what it is I liked about other blogs, I wondered “how can someone create this environment?”

Here’s my personal Obsessive Compulsive Disorder approach to creating a warm and friendly environment for your blog.

1.…
  • Posted on: October 10th, 2008
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  • Category: Just Blogging

King of Content?

Is Content really King?

Every time I start to think about what I’m going to blog about next I make more and more realizations about my blogging. This has become especially more true since finding out how my blogging has helped others.

And here’s a big reality check for me… there are many blogs that are simply blogging for money, and thus have to resort to PerPerPost type of blogging, which is stupid. But if you have to do it, here’s some help.

Interim posts.

Yes, put something real between all of that crap your blogging about. I’ve mentioned before …

  • Posted on: October 7th, 2008
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  • Category: Money