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Everything you need for your blog!
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Everything you need for your blog!

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Oh hello there. It’s been a while between drinks, hasn’t it? I could never have guessed when I wrote my last post so much time would pass before you’d hear from me again…

But if you’re familiar with my little blog, here’s a rundown on the shiny new look and re-vamped features. And if you’re new? Well, a big hello to you and please do stop and take a browse.

Everything you need for your blog!

1. Blog tips

Blogging tips, tricks interviews and more. I’ve done some major spring cleaning, deleting old posts and tidying up those that have remained. It’s all about the good stuff now… You’ll also find a “toolbox” in the left sidebar of each posts which highlights the related links featured so you can see them at glance. (Side note: I’m still working through these, so pardon the dust as it settles.)

2. Tools & resources directory

It still has more than 300 resources, but now features an improved star rating system to help you see at a glance what fellow bloggers think of the tools and an automatically updated list of the 50 highest-rated resources there are.

3. Glossary

A growing list of the need-to-know terms in the social media, online marketing and web design words. Now with another twenty or so key terms (and of course more to come).

4. Themes & designs gallery

Created in response to the 4575 times (approximately) I’ve been asked, “Do you know where I can find nice WordPress themes?” Scroll through a Pinterest-style view of themes (which you can pin directly or click through for other sharing and saving options).

5. Lifestyle conferences and events calendar

This worldwide list of blogging occasions (there are more than 80 of them!) and Twitter chats can be viewed by date (day, month, year), location (city, state, country), and niche (beauty, home etc). Choose your view: agenda, calendar or scrolling list.

6. Cheat sheets

The HTML cheat sheet was the last featured I added to the site before its vacation. You may have briefly seen it, if not, it’s a copy ‘n’ paste list of common HTML most bloggers use. Save this one to view on your desktop and not your tablet or phone.

7. Your faves

And if you’ve found something you like here – whether it’s a post, resource, event or theme – you can easily create your own personalise list of faves. Simply click the light-pink heart to add it to the list, and view/edit the list here.

And if that’s not enough… I have a few more features up my sleeve. Stay tuned by using one of the many subscription options.

Phew. Well, that’s what’s been going on with me and my blog. I’d love to hear what you think and if you experience any problems or have any suggestions.

So, how’ve you been?

54 Fun blogging activities (that don’t require writing posts)
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54 Fun blogging activities (that don’t require writing posts)

Sometimes, you just don't feel like writing. Other times, you may be suffering blog-writer's block.

Rate this post Either way you know you should be doing something productive with your blog. But what? I’ve got 54 ideas to make you feel like you’re improving your site, yet having fun at the same time… Create your dream blog layout using a wireframe tool Play with some CSS tools Make a favicon[More]

How Live Blogging Can Get You An Extra 2000 Visits
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How Live Blogging Can Get You An Extra 2000 Visits

If you slept through last Saturday, you would have missed my eleventy-hundred tweets about the Nuffnang Blogopolis conference.

Rate this post Basically, I attended a one-day blogging event and “live blogged” the whole thing. By live blogging, I mean I typed the key points of each of the speakers as they spoke, publishing the posts as soon as they’d finished. Why live blog? After a three-month blogging hiatus, I knew I needed to[More]

53 Blog Tools & Resources Mentioned at Nuffnang Blogopolis
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53 Blog Tools & Resources Mentioned at Nuffnang Blogopolis

Here's a round-up of the blog tools and resources mentioned at the Nuffnang Blogopolis Conference 2011.

Rate this post They’re all featured on my individual posts for each of the classes, but I thought it’d be nice to have one single list as well. I’m going to contact the speakers and kindly ask them to view the list and see if I’ve left anything out, so check back for possible updates and[More]

Nuffnang Blogopolis Key Points – Class 7: The Australian Blogosphere
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Nuffnang Blogopolis Key Points – Class 7: The Australian Blogosphere

This post will be covering - LIVE! - the key points made at the Nuffnang Blogopolist Conference during Class 7: The Australian Blogopshere.

Rate this post For all the key points made during each of the seven classes, check out the Nuffnang Blogopolis 2011 schedule, complete with links to each classes notes. Class 7: The Australian Blogosphere Speakers: Candice Deville of Super Kawaii Mama, Darren Rowse of ProBlogger, Eden Riely of Edenland, and Helen Yee of Grab Your[More]

Nuffnang Blogopolis Key Points – Class 6: Blog Branding & Marketing
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Nuffnang Blogopolis Key Points – Class 6: Blog Branding & Marketing

This post will be covering - LIVE! - the key points made at the Nuffnang Blogopolist Conference during Class 6: Blog Branding & Marketing.

Rate this post For all the key points made during each of the seven classes, check out the Nuffnang Blogopolis 2011 schedule, complete with links to each classes notes. Class 6: Blog Branding & Marketing Speaker: Darren Rowse of ProBlogger. Tips and points made by myself will be indicated with [Bree]. [UPDATE: For a full... [More]

Nuffnang Blogopolis Key Points – Class 5: Editorial vs Advertorial
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Nuffnang Blogopolis Key Points – Class 5: Editorial vs Advertorial

This post will be covering - LIVE! - the key points made at the Nuffnang Blogopolist Conference during Class 5: Editorial vs Advertorial.

Rate this post For all the key points made during each of the seven classes, check out the Nuffnang Blogopolis 2011 schedule, complete with links to each classes notes. Class 5: Editorial vs Advertorial Speakers: Nikki Parkinson of Styling You, Phoebe Montague of Lady Melbourne, David Krupp of Nuffnang, Arnold Aranez of Mr Gadget and Jeff[More]

Nuffnang Blogopolis Key Points – Class 4: Working With Brands
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Nuffnang Blogopolis Key Points – Class 4: Working With Brands

This post will be covering - LIVE! - the key points made at the Nuffnang Blogopolist Conference during Class 4: Working With Brands.

Rate this post For all the key points made during each of the seven classes, check out the Nuffnang Blogopolis 2011 schedule, complete with links to each classes notes. Class 4: Working With Brands Speakers: Andrew Hughes of Reprise Media, and Jaclyn Ely of Ikon Communications. Tips and points made by myself will be indicated with[More]

Nuffnang Blogopolis Key Points – Class 3: Improving Blog Content
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Nuffnang Blogopolis Key Points – Class 3: Improving Blog Content

This post will be covering - LIVE! - the key points made at the Nuffnang Blogopolist Conference during Class 3: Improving Blog Content.

Rate this post For all the key points made during each of the seven classes, check out the Nuffnang Blogopolis 2011 schedule, complete with links to each classes notes. Class 3: Improving Blog Content Speakers: Christie Burnett of Childhood101, Susan Thye of Chocolatesuze and Nikki Parkinson of Styling You. Covering: Tips and points made by myself[More]

Nuffnang Blogopolis Key Points – Class 2: Blog Photography
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Nuffnang Blogopolis Key Points – Class 2: Blog Photography

This post will be covering - LIVE! - the key points made at the Nuffnang Blogopolist Conference during Class 2: Blog Photography.

Rate this post For all the key points made during each of the seven classes, check out the Nuffnang Blogopolis 2011 schedule, complete with links to each classes notes. Class 2: Blog Photography Speakers: Danielle Melnyczenko of Danimezza, and Minh Giang  of Eat, Show & Tell. Tips and points made by myself will be indicated with[More]

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