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25 ‘Stock’ Photos To DIY

Have you ever been caught image-less when you’ve needed to publish a post? Perhaps you have resorted to trawling back through old, less-than-ideal shots in the hope of finding something to accompany your text? Sometimes this pays dividends, but…

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A Rough Guide To Online Manners

Blog manners. Is it a thing? Netiquette. Is it a word? Apparently it is because when I asked a bunch of bloggers about online manners the floodgates well and truly opened. Bloggers from all corners of the globe (if…

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A Bit About Making Ace Videos

Perhaps you want to mix things up and create some interesting multi-media content for your blog? Videos are a fun, not-too-tricky way to do that. Not only do they capture things that it can be hard to express in…

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Thanking And Linking

There are many different ways to approach writing a blog, I think.  There are those of us who document our daily lives, speaking only to ourselves and our nearest and dearest, documenting last night’s dinner or tomorrow’s tantrum.   I…

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Notes from ProBlogger : Live Blog : Pat Flynn

I’d never heard of Pat Flynn before – perhaps I was under a rock. I think it’s entirely possible! I’ve got some ace notes from Pat’s talk… but they are a bit messy (see below!) His keynote was on…

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Blog Self-Diagnosis

Let’s dig a bit deeper, shall we? 1. Are you writing the way you really want to write?  I see lots of great writing on the internet and I see lots of less perfect but still heartfelt writing, too.…

Basics Blog BWP RSS Week Four

What The Heck Is RSS?

RSS means REALLY SIMPLE SYNDICATION. All blogs have RSS feeds (unless you use some weird platform!) Blogger and WordPress create the RSS feed automatically. If you are on WordPress yours will be something similar (http://yourblogaddress/feed) and if you are…

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Great Blogging Tools You Might Like To Use

Let’s talk TOOLS! Photography Hardware, Software and Accessories: Phone Camera Digital SLR Point and Shoot (or a combination of all three!) DIY studio (discussed here) Tripod: really useful for taking photos in low light Props box (discussed here) Photoshop or Photoshop…