Articles tagged with blog-tips

Easily insert special characters

3 November 10 ,

There is a handy tool for inserting special characters such as accented letters and symbols:

Using the preview pane

Ever notice the three little tabs to the write of the body field on the Write page in Textpattern? I’ll explain why they can be so useful, and I’ve recorded a screencast to demonstrate.

How to Import Your Blog to Facebook

Got a Facebook page? Got a blog? Want to let your Facebook fans know about your blog posts? In this article and video, I’ll show you how!

Advice from on corporate blogging

13 March 10 , ,

Notes from podcaster and blogger Paul Boag on why company blogs fail, and what you can do to make them succeed.

Claiming a blog on Technorati

20 January 10 ,

The process of claiming a blog on Technorati involves verifying ownership with a claim code like 5WAJTFP3Y8CP

Submit your blog to directories

15 October 09 , , ,

One way to promote you blog is to submit it to various online directories.

Mind your urls!

URL’s (which stands for Uniform Resource Locator, and is another term for web address) are important for Search Engine Optimization, links, and general “findability” of your blog posts. You have control over the url-only title in Textpattern, and here’s how to use it.

Choosing your business blog's topic

14 May 09

If you’re getting ready to start a business blog, and you’ve resolved to narrow your focus, here are some steps and resources to help you.

Firefox Add-on: Word Count Plus

8 May 09 ,

A handy Firefox Add-on to keep track of your word count.

Keep your business blog focused

7 April 09

I touched on this topic in an earlier post, Tips for good blogging, but I’ve been reading and thinking more about it lately and wanted to share what I’ve learned.

Foster conversation on your blog

One way to get a conversation started on your blog is to use a custom comment invitation.

Make it Tiny!

28 May 08 ,

A tip for managing those ginormous urls.

I'm on top of RSS, now what is Feedburner?

Feedburner is a RSS-related service recently bought by Google. I did some research recently, and signed up for an account to find out what it was all about.

RSS: Excerpts or full posts?

3 May 08 , ,

Now that you have an RSS feed for your blog, should it contain only excerpts, or complete posts?

What is RSS?

2 May 08 , , ,

After putting it off for ages, I’ve finally learned everything I need to know (for now) about RSS, and I’m passing some of that on to you.

Tips for good blogging

12 October 07 , , , ,

I’ve read several lists of tips for good blogging. This is my summary of what I feel are the most important ones.