Blogging 101: Try a new posting style

Today’s assignment: build your storyteller’s toolbox by publishing a post in another format or a style you’ve never used before.

I’ve a plan to publish a presentation of Jellyfish on YouTube, but the the commentary from my son is not ready yet.  So for this assignment I’m publishing one of my favourite sketches – Hugh Laurie Coaches Football.

I hope you find this a pleasant diversion from your hard work on Blogging 101.

Hugh Laurie Coaches Football

WordPress: Home Page Organisation

Is looking at your home page like looking down a deep well?  Can your visitors see the bottom?  Does it contain every word of every article you’ve ever posted?  Are there some things at the bottom of the well you would like at the top?  If so, there are three simple things you can do turn your deep well into a nice, safe, fun-time paddling pool. Continue reading

Blogging 101: Increase comment confidence

My task today is to find other articles deriving from the daily post Snark Bombs Away – an assignment that I completed yesterday.  We were meant to find six articles to read and comment upon two or them. Unfortunately, I only managed half the task. Continue reading

Blogging 101: Build a Better Blogroll

This is a quick report for me, as I have already been working in this area.  I have two ways in which I share my interests with my readers. Continue reading

Blogging 101: Make a Prompt Personal

Today’s assignment: publish a post based on your own, personalized take on a Daily Prompt.

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Science Fiction or Science Fact?

The first film came in 1951 and was called, “Superman and the Mole Men”; and it sounds like a terrible mis-match.  What special power might the Mole Men use against a man with limitless strength; x-ray vision (helpful underground); and an body impervious even to bullets? Might they employ their prodigious sense of smell or sharp little claws? Or did they perhaps have access to thermonuclear weapons? It mattered not, for they were not destined to clash head-on with the man in the red cape. Continue reading

Vote on my blog’s header image

My blog has three styles of header randomly selected for your viewing pleasure. I want to fix on just one – and you can choose which. Polls close 08:00 GMT, Friday 27 February. Continue reading

Blogging 101: Weekend Two

Elevator Pitch?  Widget Visibility? Follower Emails?  Oh, I get it now.  Yes, very useful… Continue reading

Blogging 101: Spruce Up Your Sidebar

Today’s assignment: add and/or customize two widgets, one text based and one image based

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