Category Archives: Blogging

For Newbies: Posts For Beginning Bloggers

Are you new to this whole blogging thing? Are you trying to start your first blog?

I try to cover a wide array of web-related topics here on WSC, and balance things between the basic and the advanced (leaning a little towards advanced often). However, beginning bloggers really need all the help they can get. I figured it was time to round-up some posts for the newbies.

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Blog Backup Strategy

When was the last time you backed your blog up? If you couldn’t say “less than a week ago” in response, then you need to rethink your backup strategy. How much time have you spent writing posts, and tweaking your template, over your blog’s…

DBT Group Project: Some Tutorials Worth Reading

I’m participating in the Daily Blog Tips tutorial contest. Since contestants are supposed to post a list of their favorite entries, I’m going to post mine here. I’ve rounded up the ones I like, which I think readers of Webmaster-Source may find useful. Wondering…

How Often Should You Post?

Posting frequency is something you should think about whenever you start a blog. How much time do you have, and just as importantly, how many post ideas do you have? What length will most of your posts be, and how easy will they be…

Start Using Polls on Your Blog

Polls are a great way to solicit opinions, and add some community to your site. With a poll, a user can just click a button to give you their two cents. Meanwhile, it takes a lot more effort to leave a comment. Which do…

2007: Best Blogs About Blogging

I’ve read a lot of blogs in 2007. More than any other year probably. 2007 is the year I really got into blogging, and discovered social media sites like Digg and StumbleUpon. As a result, my list of subscribed RSS feeds has exploded and…

8 Tips For a Blazing-Fast Blog

No one actually likes waiting. Some of us are just better at it than others. The internet seems to be a parallel reality where time passes differently, slow at times, fast at others. Web pages seem to take eons to load, no matter how…

Start of Year Maintenance

It’s almost 2008. Too bad, I like the sound of “2007.” When the new year starts, you’ve got some work to do. You need to clean-up your blog, fix things that have broken over the year, and get ready for another year of blogging.…

The Best Way to Educate Readers About RSS

I’ve found that the best way to teach blog readers about RSS is to link to a great video I found. RSS in Plain English does a great job at explaining RSS in a simple, visual manner. The whole thing is done on a…

5 Places to Find Free Photos For Your Blog

Need some images to make your posts more interesting? You need stock photos. A stock photo is a royalty-free image sold or given away for free that can be used in things like flyers, brochures, and of course websites. Have you ever seen the…