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WordPress Tips April 23, 2008

Posted by Rob LeFebvre in apps, blogging, resources & links, the vision thing.
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I’ve been spending a lot of time over at The WordPress Podcast. They have a ton of videos, most recently from WordPress Camp. This one from John Pozadzides is particularly helpful, and very applicable if you use WordPress in any way.

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why do you blog? April 9, 2008

Posted by Rob LeFebvre in blogging.
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Why do YOU blog? Comment here, at this post: http://aquaculturepda.edublogs.org/2008/04/09/share-your-blogging-experience-tips-for-participants-from-open-pd/

My response?

Where you blog and how long you have been blogging for?
I’ve been personally blogging since 2003, I think, on blogspot.com. I’ve moved personal blogging to a self-hosted WordPress site since then. I also have a new quasi-professional blog about educational technology. https://edtechak.wordpress.com . I also microblog at twitter and tumblr.

Why you blog? How does it benefit you or your work?
I blog to create and participate in a community of users. Whether it’s a personal interest, blogging allows me to see a wide range of thoughts, ideas, and concepts that I probably would miss on my own. I blog to share the knowledge that I have that others might not, because above all, blogging is a participatory sport.

How blogging has helped your students and how long have you been blogging with students (if applicable)
I moved out of the classroom to become an inclusion facilitator in the late ’90s, and currently consult as a special ed teacher, so don’t teach in a classroom.

Why you feel blogging is important
It’s important to be part of a community. That’s what being human is about.

What are the 3 most important tips you would share with a new blogger?

  1. Don’t sweat the small stuff – It will never be perfect. Use that to your advantage.
  2. Write – Consistently put “stuff” on the page, even if it’s a link or web summary. Make sure to take time for it on a regular schedule.
  3. Network – read, join, and comment on other blogs. Make sure to use trackbacks on your own blog.

What are YOUR thoughts? Comment here, and on the blog linked.