Category Archives for Blogging

Great New Blogging Tool – Zemanta Preferences

  We are trying a new plugin called Zemanta that assists your posts with recommended or suggested quality content that relates to your topic. It’s pretty slick you should check it out… go here for a demo. And just to give you an idea as i’m drafting this post the Zementa engine pops up on […]

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My First Post By Email

Back to the Jetpack plugin. There are so many functions, and because we are in a learning blogging mode we feel it necessary to go through the entire thing, and test and learn all the functions.Will we have a long-term use for them all? Probably not. Will we add, use, and learn them all anyway? […]

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Welcome to WordPress 3.6.1

Just installed the latest version of WordPress… looks like some great new features we’ll share with you as we inplement them. Here’s a rundown on what’s new…. Colorful New Theme Introducing Twenty Thirteen The new default theme puts focus on your content with a colorful, single-column design made for media-rich blogging. Inspired by modern art, […]

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Jetpack… multi-function plugin. Let’s try it out.

Greetings Friends. Hoping everyone’s having a great month of June and that all’s well with you. We’ve been seeing and hearing a lot about this Jetpack plugin. It actually originated with WordPress.com. In fact you have to open a WordPress.com account first (that’s the auto blog side of WordPress hosted by them) to get it […]

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Customizing Your WordPress Blog with Themes

Ok so it didn’t take me long to figure out that I was not going to get the look I wanted with only plugins, widgets, and sidebars. I’ve learned one of the things that makes WordPress so popular is how customizable it is, and custom themes are definitely the way to go. Make your site […]

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Inserting Images into Posts and Pages

Adding images to your posts is easy…just place your cursor where you want the image to go and click on the Add Media button   This can be mid-sentence and you can easily change the size of the image, or you can put on a line by itself.       You can select for […]

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Getting Organized

There’s much to do and much to learn. All within the range of my abilities I’m sure, but I can tell already that knowing where to go, how to get there, and to whom and how to ask the questions will be vital to streamlining this process. At first glance it appears a little overwhelming, […]

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Sidebars and Headers – What Fun

Ok we’re back.  Yes it’s been a while…a long while…but we are back now and ready to get cranking again. Maybe you thought we quit already – after all that big talk.  HA. On the contrary…we don’t quit…we don’t know the word. We might get sidetracked from time to time, and go off on another who […]

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Moving…slowly, but moving

ok… I’m reading the How-To’s … both from WordPress and from other bloggers… anything i can find i will start to read…and I’m going to share it all with you. Silly as it might seem…I just can’t help but think if I need this… if I don’t know this stuff…well maybe there is someone else […]

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My First Blog Post

Ok this is pretty hilarious and I’m chuckling some as i write this… but I’m going to bare it all (not literally) in my quest to attempt to become a blogger. I’m documenting this for a couple reasons.. one is to try and get past a fear of being shy and expose my real self. […]

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