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Blogging Tutorial – How To Install Plug-ins

How to install plug-ins in your wordpress blog

Installing plug-ins is easy to do – once you know how! Plugins aren’t available on wordpress hosted blogs but are on self hosted wordpress websites and blogs and they are well worth having,although installing too many can really slow down

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What Stops You Blogging? 10 Stumbling Blocks & 30 Ways to Overcome Them

What Stops Your Blogging?

While preparing content for a blogging course, I recently asked this question on our Facebook page: What is it that you find difficult in starting and maintaining a blog? Is it … 1. Bloggers Block – staring at a blank

Posted in Blogs, Find It Friday, For Beginners, How to Blog

Why It Is Important To Credit Your Sources on Facebook

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Crediting your sources, particularly for images, is seen as important in good etiquette, copyright practice and good manners.  It is often emphasised in posts about blogging and indeed, it was part of the judging criteria in the recent Blog Awards

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10 Lessons from 5 Years of Blogging

I’ve been blogging for Garrendenny Lane for almost five years and I know I would probably cringe if I were to dare to look back at my first posts, particularly as they were for a business blog rather than a

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Why Your Blog Links Should Open in a New Window

Have you ever noticed that sometimes when you click a link on a website or within a blog that the original source (e.g the blog) sometimes disappears and you are then faced with a decision to either return to the

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How to Get More Fans on Facebook

I’m often asked (and I’m sure every other social media consultant is asked this question too) how to get more fans on facebook.  I devoted some posts some time ago to how you can use the ‘marching’ methods amongst others

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Facebook for Beginners: How to Use Pic Monkey & Create a Highlighted Update on Facebook

Many thanks to Sue of Quirki Stuff who asked us how she could display a ‘Before and After’ photograph of one of their painted items of furniture on facebook. First of all, if you wish to incorporate 2 or 3

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Facebook for Beginners: How To Upload A Photo and What Size?

In our second ‘Facebook for Beginners’ series of posts, we are going to look at how to upload a photograph onto your facebook business page. Instead of writing a status update, click on ‘Photo/Video’ and a drop box will open

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How to get your Blog & Website on the First Page of Google

Do you want your website to be referenced on the first page of google? Do you want people to be able to find your online presence easily and quickly? Why blog? Why spend time writing blog posts? How will a

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Build Your Website With WordPress

True or False? WordPress is only for blogs False. While WordPress may be primarily known as a blogging platform, you can use it to create a website too. We used it to create a simple design for our Write On Track website,

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