BECOMING A                                            Balanced Blogger




                                               ...
I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT YOU

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Tell Me About You



                        Why do you blog?


WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becoming a Balanced Blogger   3
Tell Me About You



                      Why are you here?


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WRITING, WRITING, WRITING

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WordPress Dashboard
   •    Insert a Link                                 ALT + SHIFT + A
   •    Apply Blockquote        ...
Windows?
   Try Windows Live Writer




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Mac?
   Try MarsEdit or Ecto
                              MarsEdit2




WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becoming a Balanced Blogg...
Focus on the Content?
                                                      Q10 or DarkRoom
                              ...
Type Faster
   with Texter (PC)                                   Texter
   and TextExpander
   (MAC)
   • Stop typing the...
For Quick Posting
   Try Press This
   http://codex.wordpress.org/Tools_Tools_Subpanel




WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becomin...
Mix It Up
   Video, Photos,
   Links, Text
   • (You May Even Find
     a New Voice)




WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becoming ...
MORE TOOLS?

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Make WordPress Faster
   Use Turbo mode with Google
   http://codex.wordpress.org/Tools_Tools_Subpanel




WordCamp Mid-At...
Plugins for Productivity?




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BUT YOU STILL NEED BALANCE

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Purge Your Mind

         Sit still, and make a long-ass list

         Achieve “Mind Like Water”



http://snipr.com/make...
Analytics That Count




Flickr Photo: tyla                                    Flickr Photo: leoplus
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Analytics That Count (vs masturbation)




Flickr Photo: tyla                                    Flickr Photo: leoplus
Wor...
50/10 (50 min work, 10 min break)




                                                      Flickr Photo: lwr
WordCamp Mid...
Social Media Fame vs. Real Life




                                                      Flickr Photo: cybertoad
WordCamp...
In the Stream, Out of the Stream
      Get your value
      and then get
      AWAY.




                                 ...
Unplug




Flickr Photo: ppdigital                                 Flickr Photo: mark78
  WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becoming...
Cone of Silence + Batching

            Start a task

   “Cone of Silence”

      Don’t multitask

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The Essential and the Incidental
                                                       Decide on
                        ...
Learn your Circadian Rhythms
 Schedule around your body’s cycle

                    Wide awake                         De...
Done? Go Home




http://snipr.com/justgohome [Technotheory]            Flickr Photo: laertes
WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Beco...
Thank you. Let’s keep in touch…

                                                             www.awayfind.com



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As delivered at Wordcamp Mid-Atlantic on May 16, 2008, Jared Goralnick explained tips for being a more balanced blogger

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    1. 1. BECOMING A Balanced Blogger technotheory.com @technotheory WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becoming a Balanced Blogger 1
    2. 2. I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT YOU WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becoming a Balanced Blogger 2
    3. 3. Tell Me About You Why do you blog? WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becoming a Balanced Blogger 3
    4. 4. Tell Me About You Why are you here? WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becoming a Balanced Blogger 4
    5. 5. WRITING, WRITING, WRITING WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becoming a Balanced Blogger 5
    6. 6. WordPress Dashboard • Insert a Link ALT + SHIFT + A • Apply Blockquote ALT + SHIFT + Q • Unordered List ALT + SHIFT + U • Ordered List ALT + SHIFT + O • Left Align ALT + SHIFT + L • Center Align ALT + SHIFT + C • Right Align ALT + SHIFT + R • Switch to Code Editor ALT + SHIFT + E • Insert Read More ALT + SHIFT + T WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becoming a Balanced Blogger 6
    7. 7. Windows? Try Windows Live Writer WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becoming a Balanced Blogger 7
    8. 8. Mac? Try MarsEdit or Ecto MarsEdit2 WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becoming a Balanced Blogger 8
    9. 9. Focus on the Content? Q10 or DarkRoom for the PC WriteRoom for the Mac WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becoming a Balanced Blogger 9
    10. 10. Type Faster with Texter (PC) Texter and TextExpander (MAC) • Stop typing the same thing over and over • Custom keyboard abbreviations to insert frequent phrases WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becoming a Balanced Blogger 10
    11. 11. For Quick Posting Try Press This http://codex.wordpress.org/Tools_Tools_Subpanel WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becoming a Balanced Blogger 11
    12. 12. Mix It Up Video, Photos, Links, Text • (You May Even Find a New Voice) WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becoming a Balanced Blogger 12
    13. 13. MORE TOOLS? WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becoming a Balanced Blogger 13
    14. 14. Make WordPress Faster Use Turbo mode with Google http://codex.wordpress.org/Tools_Tools_Subpanel WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becoming a Balanced Blogger 14
    15. 15. Plugins for Productivity? WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becoming a Balanced Blogger 15
    16. 16. BUT YOU STILL NEED BALANCE WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becoming a Balanced Blogger 16
    17. 17. Purge Your Mind Sit still, and make a long-ass list Achieve “Mind Like Water” http://snipr.com/makealist [Technotheory] WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becoming a Balanced Blogger 17
    18. 18. Analytics That Count Flickr Photo: tyla Flickr Photo: leoplus WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becoming a Balanced Blogger 18
    19. 19. Analytics That Count (vs masturbation) Flickr Photo: tyla Flickr Photo: leoplus WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becoming a Balanced Blogger 19
    20. 20. 50/10 (50 min work, 10 min break) Flickr Photo: lwr WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becoming a Balanced Blogger 20
    21. 21. Social Media Fame vs. Real Life Flickr Photo: cybertoad WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becoming a Balanced Blogger 21
    22. 22. In the Stream, Out of the Stream Get your value and then get AWAY. Flickr Photo: bullish1974 WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becoming a Balanced Blogger 22
    23. 23. Unplug Flickr Photo: ppdigital Flickr Photo: mark78 WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becoming a Balanced Blogger 23
    24. 24. Cone of Silence + Batching Start a task “Cone of Silence” Don’t multitask WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becoming a Balanced Blogger 24
    25. 25. The Essential and the Incidental Decide on your goals Group together the incidental Flickr Photo: OceanView2008 WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becoming a Balanced Blogger 25
    26. 26. Learn your Circadian Rhythms Schedule around your body’s cycle Wide awake Dead tired Thought-intensive, Bite-sized tasks creative tasks and those that require movement WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becoming a Balanced Blogger 26
    27. 27. Done? Go Home http://snipr.com/justgohome [Technotheory] Flickr Photo: laertes WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becoming a Balanced Blogger 27
    28. 28. Thank you. Let’s keep in touch… www.awayfind.com www.technotheory.com jared@setconsulting.com twitter.com/technotheory WordCamp Mid-Atlantic | Becoming a Balanced Blogger 28

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