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What should I be reading?

I’m sure (if anyone is still reading this site) that you’ve noticed that I haven’t been writing recently. I had a rough patch there for a couple years with my health and surgeries and writing a book and traveling all over the world … but things are finally settled and I’m ready to get back in to the swing of things! My hip replacement in September was the best thing  [ Read More ]

WordPress Plugins I’ve Used

This week I taught a workshop in FL for PLAN on WordPress. I was asked what Plugins I use/recommend so I thought I should share a list. I went through all of my sites and grabbed the link from the plugins page that said ‘Visit Plugin Site,’ but I recommend searching the WordPress Plugins database for these and installing them from there. Depending on the type of site I use  [ Read More ]

Speeding up WordPress Dashboard

Time for me to look to all of you for some help. I run many WordPress sites (this one included). All of them have the W3 Total Cache plugin installed to try and improve performance a bit. On this site though, my dashboard can take up to a minute to load up no matter what I do. I’m looking for tips on optimizing WordPress dashboards so that maybe I can  [ Read More ]

Free version of TypePad Available

So, you all know I’m a strong WordPress supporter – and you may not know – but I’m no real fan of TypePad because it seems so restrictive for my purposes. That said, I have friends who do like and use TypePad and the point of this site is to share things I learned – and today I learned that there is now a free version of TypePad called TypePad  [ Read More ]

Twitter Trending

I logged into Twitter today to find a new box on the right side of my screen: This new option allows for you to see what topics people that are local to you are talking about on Twitter. I think it would be great if I could enter in my zip code (or postal code for those in other countries) – but as a start you can choose your city  [ Read More ]

Re-Tweet from Twitter

Twitter is beta testing a new re-tweet (RT) feature. On first look, it’s pretty neat, but it’s missing an important feature – the ability to add your comments to the RT. This morning I saw a cute post by a library geek dad I know, it was a link to a T-shirt that I thought other geek dad’s might want to see – but the tweet said “I’m so getting  [ Read More ]

Sharing in Google Reader

I’ve been pretty vocal about not liking Google Reader and not wanting to switch, but I have also been open to going back to it once in a while to see if it has been improved. I do see some neat changes, but I still can’t figure out how to solve 3 issues that really bug me. I see that I can grab a blogroll for each folder, but not  [ Read More ]

WordPress Hacks

I’m a huge fan of WordPress – it’s what I tell everyone to use for their websites if possible. Now, Smashing Magazine has an awesome post with 10 WordPress Hacks to try out on the comments section of your WordPress blog. Comments sections are neglected on many blogs. That is definitely a bad thing, because comments represent interaction between you and your readers. In this article, we’ll have a look  [ Read More ]

Twitter for Libraries

I have been asked to give a few workshops on the value of Twitter to libraries and librarians. So far, I have collected a series of articles and guides and wanted to share the list with you all. 5 ways for libraries to fail at Twitter 5 terrific twitter research tools How twitter will change the way we live Twitter your books to LibraryThing Twitter & its value to librarians  [ Read More ]

Libraries populate the Twitterverse

Librarian (and library) twitterers have been recognized by BookSeller.com: Libraries are seizing on Twitter, the micro-blogging phenomenon, as a new way to reach out to users and to network with colleagues and the wider book trade. An estimated 40-plus individual libraries and library services, including Manchester, Devon, Bradford, Edinburgh, Westminster and Leeds are now making use of the site. Many individual librarians are also choosing to register. Very cool! Technorati  [ Read More ]

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Bookmarks for Augus

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