Archive for July, 2008

Blogs for publication?

July 14, 2008

I think one thing that holds me back from posting as much as I might on my blog(s) is the concept that once on a blog, writing has effectively been “published.” I want to save my “great” thoughts and ideas for some “real” writing project somewhere, sometime! 🙂

How do others balance writing for a blog with other writing (for publication)?

more tips for beginning bloggers

July 11, 2008

On Problogger today I read some helpful articles about blogging. Here they are, with links (I hope the links work) from the bibliography/resource page of my current work-in-process. If you want to poke around and read other articles, here’s the general link.

Rowse. D. (2006, February 18). Writing Good Content. [Web post]. Retrieved July 10, 2008, from


Rowse, D. (2006, October 12). 10 Techniques to Get More Comments on Your Blog. [Web post]. Retrieved July 11, 2008, from


Rowse, D. (2006, February 210. More on Writing Content for Your Blog. [Web post]. Retrieved July 11, 2008, from


Rowse, D. (2004, September 23). Set Boundaries. [Web post] Retrieved July 11, 2008, from

Great blog information

July 10, 2008

Yesterday in my research I stumbled on this page that has links and links to everything anyone might ever want to know about blogs.

It will take me a long time to sift through all this.

Here’s another site that looked helpful, too.

I haven’t even started reading through the information on this site. I think I need hiking boots, lots of water, and definitely trail mix as I start up “blog mountain!”

Blogging – again

July 10, 2008

What I like about Blogger is how easy it is to use. I like the ability to add page elements and move them around within a theme. I like the stats tracking on WordPress, and I’m learning to navigate around the new dashboard. WordPress also offers more themes, that will do different things depending on what I want. When I read other blogs out there, these two programs seem to be the main hosts for blogs –anyone have other insight or experience to share?