Adding Widgets to Your Blog {Blogging Basics for Beginners}

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Blogging Basics for Beginners: A 12-Week Series to Walk You Through Setting Up a Wordpress.org Blog will run every Thursday from August 30th through November 15th. Click here for all of the posts in the series. Wordpress makes it easy to enhance your blog with the use of plugins. In addition, adding useful information to…

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Using Plugins…and a List of Our Favorites {Blogging Basics for Beginners}

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Blogging Basics for Beginners: A 12-Week Series to Walk You Through Setting Up a Wordpress.org Blog will run every Thursday from August 30th through November 15th. Click here for all of the posts in the series. Wordpress has many features and extras that can enhance your blogging experience. However, much of that requires the ability…

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Setting Up RSS Feeds and Email Subscriptions {Blogging Basics for Beginners}

Blogging Basics for Beginners: A 12-Week Series to Walk You Through Setting Up a Wordpress.org Blog will run every Thursday from August 30th through November 15th. Click here for all of the posts in the series. Now that we have our blog installed and our theme selected as well as any customizations, we want to…

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Setting Up the Twenty Eleven Theme {Blogging Basics for Beginners}

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Blogging Basics for Beginners: A 12-Week Series to Walk You Through Setting Up a Wordpress.org Blog will run every Thursday from August 30th through November 15th. Click here for all of the posts in the series. As we mentioned in the introductory post, the beauty of Wordpress is the ability to customize your site --…

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Choosing a Domain Name & Setting Up WordPress {Blogging Basics for Beginners}

Blogging Basics for Beginners: A 12-Week Series to Walk You Through Setting Up a Wordpress.org Blog will run every Thursday from August 30th through November 15th. Click here for all of the posts in the series. This week we're going to talk about choosing a domain name and setting up Wordpress.org with a Hostgator hosting…

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Common Blogging Terms {Blogging Basics for Beginners}

Blogging Basics for Beginners: A 12-Week Series to Walk You Through Setting Up a Wordpress.org Blog will run every Thursday from August 30th through November 15th. Click here for all of the posts in the series. After our announcement post a couple weeks ago, we heard from so many of you who were anxiously awaiting…

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Using Images to Enhance Your Blog Posts

The following post is from James of Brooks Web Services: Images are am important part of blogging. Many people do not use them when blogging, but they should. Here's why: It's appealing visually. - Images can help add to a post, attract attention to the copy, and encourage them to stay and read the entire…

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Blogging Basics for Beginners {Upcoming Series}

I'm excited to announce a new 12-week series that will run every Thursday from August 30th through November 15th. I've partnered with James -- who contributes regularly to Life Your Way on all things blogging -- to bring you Blogging Basics for Beginners: A 12-Week Series to Walk You Through Setting Up a Wordpress.org Blog.…

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Get Inspired Again

The following post is from James of Brooks Web Services: Writing can often be hard. Those who don't write always assume those who do have ideas flowing from their minds like an endless stream and everything comes so easily. If only that were the case. So, what is there to do? What happens when we…

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Are You an Influencer?

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As a blogger, one of my goals is to be an influencer...to share the things I'm learning with others in a way that makes them take a second look and want to dig deeper themselves as well as to introduce my readers to new brands and build conversations around hot topics. There are a few…

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