The evolving conversation ecosystem

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One of the prime reasons to start and maintain a blog, especially for business purposes, is the conversation that might happen when you publish a post. You have something to say that others might have some views on, in agreement or disagreement, perhaps branching out in a related topic direction. Enabling others to add their […]

The future of blogging is rosy

Back in the day when blogging was social media, in the decade of the 00s, you were pretty limited in the methods you could use to publish your thinking and ideas. Then, you only had blogs, the websites that enabled anyone with a thought to create a web page (a post) and publish it. But […]

How to be smart about guest bloggers

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Every week, I receive two or three requests to publish guest posts on my blog. The requests come by email from people I don’t know who almost always have a Gmail address, not a recognisable company domain. And there is usually nothing in the email about the person other than a name (which often doesn’t […]

Connecting content and the social conversations

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A topic Shel and I discuss in this week’s FIR podcast episode 715 is commenting on blogs. More specifically, about the conversation that can happen in response to a post someone writes and publishes on a blog, and where the conversation actually takes place. Increasingly, it’s not on the blog itself – it’s on Twitter, […]

Bloggade 2013: the nuts and bolts of blogging and WordPress

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Have you ever wondered what goes on at a data centre, perhaps one that hosts your website or blog? If that’s a question you’ve asked before, then here’s your chance to get the answer. A tour of a state-of-the-art UK data centre in Newark is a central part of an event taking place on August […]

WordPress 3.6 – blogging gets even easier

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A new version of the WordPress blogging platform and content management system was released on August 1 that not only fixes some bugs and improves security, but also brings a raft of new and enhanced features and functionality. WordPress version 3.6 includes a new default theme, Twenty Thirteen, with a contemporary look and feel that […]

WordPress ten years on

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Ten years ago, on May 27, 2003, WordPress was released. It wasn’t the first software that enabled anyone to write their thoughts down and publish them online for the world to see. But its free and open source credentials along with its extensible plug-in architecture made it an easy choice for anyone to start blogging […]

Refreshing design

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A Bank Holiday weekend is a good quiet time for a web project and to roll out a new look to NevilleHobson.com. The look and feel of a website – whether it’s a blog like this one or a corporate site like any you can think of – is a key element in the overall […]

Blogging ten years ago

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Ten years ago today, on December 13, 2002, I wrote and published my first blog post. Nothing especially inspiring, earth-moving or even awesome in what I said, just a brief note to announce my entry into the embryonic blogosphere: Dec 13, 2002 — Finally joing [sic] the thousands who already publish blogs. This blog will […]