From the monthly archives:

December 2009

2010 Social Media Predictions – 5 Common Threads

December 30, 2009

With the multitudes of people claiming to be “social media experts”, the Internet is saturated with predictions for social media in 2010.

It’s rather tedious.

To freshen things up, I’ve taken a random sample of articles (complete list below) and highlighted the predominant as well as the more thought-provoking themes.

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Book Review: Crush It

December 28, 2009

My review of Gary Vaynerchuk’s latest book, Crush It. Overall, a worthwhile read and inspiring.

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10 Smart Questions to Ask Yourself Before Designing Your Blog

December 26, 2009

10 smart questions to ask yourself about your blog design: its purpose, audience, features, who will help, what your objectives are, etc.

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9 Simple Steps for Downloading Thesis (4 of 4 in the Blog Setup Series)

December 23, 2009

A step-by-step guide with screen shots describing the process for installing the Thesis theme for wordpress.org.

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How I Chose my WordPress Theme (3 of 4 in the Blog Setup Series)

December 23, 2009

The theme you choose for your Wordpress blog dictates how your site will look and behave.

I’ll warn you now: if you have a hard time deciding on what outfit to wear in the morning, this could be a very, very long process.

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6 Pretty Painless Steps for Installing WordPress.org (2 of 4 in the Blog Setup Series)

December 23, 2009

An easy step-by-step process how to install wordpress.org on your web hosting server.

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5 Easy Steps to Changing a DNS in Plain English (1 of 4 in the Blog Setup Series)

December 23, 2009

Armed with my new web hosting service, Host Gator, my first course of action was to “change the DNS”. DNS stands for “Domain Name System” which is, essentially, the service that finds the address of the server where your web site is hosted.

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3+ Reasons I Chose Host Gator for Web Hosting

December 18, 2009

I decided to try Host Gator as my web hosting provider for the following reasons: It was not listed on the WordPress.org site as a recommended host, but it was on http://www.wpbeginner.com. Allowing for the likelihood that many of the Host Gator review sites may not be entirely objective, the general buzz about HG was [...]

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3 Preliminary Steps to Setting up my Blog, in Plain English

December 12, 2009

A while ago I Googled my name to see what gory, embarrassing details were on public display. There was nothing too surprising – yes, I went to Tulane University; ok, 4 minutes in penalties put me on the goon list in my rec hockey league – until I saw it. The porn site. Someone had [...]

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