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Blogging TIPS | July 2, 2012

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It’s OK to Take a Break from Social Media and Blogging

It’s OK to Take a Break from Social Media and Blogging

With summer vacation being in full bloom for most, it seems natural to talk about work life balance. My advice is as appropriate whether you are a blogger or an entrepreneur. Schedule your time off. This way you could plan ahead of time what will happen in your absence. I recall when I started blogging […]

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What an Editorial Calendar Can Do for Bloggers

What an Editorial Calendar Can Do for Bloggers

The way that lifestyle blogs, magazines and the style section of newspapers manage their editorial calendar is not that different after all. It’s true that blogs tend to view their editorial calendar on a short time basis versus the yearly scope of traditional media. It is probably due to the fact that bloggers talks about what […]

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BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS | April 6, 2010

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Why I am going back to reading RSS

Why I am going back to reading RSS

It used to be that the first thing I did every morning was to visit Google Reader. It has not been the case for a long time. With Twitter and Facebook, it seems that I, as many people, relied less and less on my RSS subscriptions. I think it is a mistake because we are […]

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BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS | March 24, 2010

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Why You Need to Preserve Your Blog History

Why You Need to Preserve Your Blog History

I started to blog in January 28, 2005 with a blog that was called Flair et Style. My first post was about Dwell, the modern architecture and design magazine. I wrote exclusively in French at the time. In fact, I produced two blogs before I switched to the language of Shakespeare. It is not for […]

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Blogging TIPS

March 12, 2010

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Why I Refuse To Support IE6

Why I Refuse To Support IE6

Internet Explorer 6 is a very old (it was released in 2001) and buggy browser that caused and is still causing many headaches to Web developers. I took the decision to not support Explorer 6 when I started my At Home blog in 2007. I did it before You Tube, Google and many other mass […]

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BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS

February 23, 2010

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Bloggers Need a clear Editorial and Advertising Policies

Bloggers Need a clear Editorial and Advertising Policies

March 8th, 2010 Update:  “Bloggers are not slaves of brands” was the original post title. If you run a blog, you probably notice a surge on the number of brands that wish to either buy coverage on your site, ask to write a guest post for free or for money, or my “favorite”, the ones […]

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BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS

October 3, 2009

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Food for Thought on Blog Content

Food for Thought on Blog Content

It is the time of the year where I re-evaluate what I am doing on my At Home with Kim Vallee blog. Remember that I told you that you should review what you are doing 3 to 4 times a year. I am thinking about what I will do next to improve the content. Like […]

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BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS

September 20, 2009

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My Blogging Tips Sessions at PodCamp Montreal 2009

My Blogging Tips Sessions at PodCamp Montreal 2009

I had a great time at the second edition of PodCamp Montreal. I am happy with all the sessions I went to. The exchanges provide great food for thought both from the presenters and the participants. People discussed several ways to stay authentic and transparent in CT Moore‘s talk about transparency and personal brand. It […]

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BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS

September 15, 2009

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Sharing My Top Blogging Tips at PodCamp Montreal 2009

Sharing My Top Blogging Tips at PodCamp Montreal 2009

I will be a speaker at PodCamp Montreal that will happen this weekend. In fact, I will be in two sessions. Top Tips for Better Blogging First, I will share my Top Tips for Better Blogging at 10 am Saturday, September 19th in room DE-3230. The blog universe has evolved and we have to adapt […]

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BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS

August 22, 2009

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Read your RSS feeds first thing in the morning

In case you do not know him, Jeremiah Owyang is one of the best-known social media analysts. I enjoyed reading his blog Web Strategist. His blog talks about social media for business, therefore I do not read him than often. But I do since once in while you get good advice that can apply to […]

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BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS

August 19, 2009

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Tips on How to Position Your Blog

Tips on How to Position Your Blog

One thing that is difficult for many bloggers is to define their niche. As the competition on the blogosphere becomes fiercer, you need to position your blog in order to stand out. People needs to quick get what your blog is about and how it is different from the pack. Whether you talk about one […]

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BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS

July 13, 2009

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Matt Mullenweg Talked about His Open Source Story to Christian Aubry

Matt Mullenweg Talked about His Open Source Story to Christian Aubry

This is the follow-up interview realized by my friend Christian Aubry with WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg. In this second segment – a third is coming – Matt Mullenweg talked about how he started WordPress and how the open source community swelled the popularity of WordPress. It is a case where the whole is bigger than […]

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