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Becoming a Balanced Blogger

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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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Becoming a Balanced Blogger

  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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