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How to Embed Media: Bring All Your Content Marketing Efforts Together

How to Embed Media: Bring All Your Content Marketing Efforts Together

Jun 20, 2013

I am a huge advocate of content re-packaging, that is turning your content or research into different kinds of media for the sake of reaching to more content marketing channels (for example, Youtube, Pinterest, Flickr, Slideshare, etc just to name the few). One content research may take me the whole day or even a week but that doesn’t mean I’ll only...

Simple Web Development Skills Every Blogger Should Know

Simple Web Development Skills Every Blogger Should Know

Oct 9, 2012

In the late 1990s I began learning HTML code by reverse engineering the designs of other websites. I searched heavily for information and programs that were affordable to do graphic design with, and I struggled daily with uploading and configuring CGI scripts through an FTP client. Once everything came together, I had a feeling of accomplishment that hasn’t...

WordPress vs. Blogger: Which is Best?

WordPress vs. Blogger: Which is Best?

Oct 4, 2012

The WordPress and Blogger platforms were the catalyst for making blogging so accessible. With little to no experience, a user can create a destination that is customized, and ready for posting. If you want to spend the majority of your time on creating your blog content rather than having to deal with the technical issues, then a hosted blog service like...

Best WordPress Plugin: 10 You Can’t Miss

Best WordPress Plugin: 10 You Can’t Miss

Jun 20, 2012

Which is the Best WordPress Plugin? I get asked that very often, and there isn’t an answer that satisfies every occasion. There are dozens of worthwhile plugins I may use on any given day, but it depends on design constraints and the overall need more than anything.    Over 54 percent of websites using a content management system select WordPress....

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