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Blog DESIGN, BLOGGING

October 19, 2009

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7 Blog Design Rules To Know Before Selecting a Template

7 Blog Design Rules To Know Before Selecting a Template

Before you choose a blog template, consider form and function. Keep in mind that the Web is evolving all the time and we are always experimenting with new ways to display our content. And remember that content is king. The blog design is there to enhance your content, to provide a good experience to your […]

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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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Blog DESIGN, BLOGGING

August 17, 2009

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Adding BackType Connect to Your WordPress Blogs

Adding BackType Connect to Your WordPress Blogs

We installed BackType Connect to integrate related Twitter conversations into the post comments. It is not hard to do by yourself. Adding a plugin in WordPress usually works like a charm. Since we are perfectionists, I asked my tech guy to fine-tune a few things that required his programming skills. One thing, Jerome did what […]

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Blog PROMOTION, BLOGGING

July 24, 2009

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The Need for Fresh Content on Your Facebook Fan Page vs. Your Blog

I see my two fan pages (one per blog) as an extension of my brand. But it is not purely my property as my blog is. I wish to reinforce the difference between your fan page and your blog. They complement each other but they are 2 different things. Your readers must get something by […]

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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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BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS

July 12, 2009

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A Quick Recap of My Experience at WordCamp Montreal 2009

A Quick Recap of My Experience at WordCamp Montreal 2009

I had a great time this weekend at WordCamp Montreal. The conversation with the founder of WordPress Matt Mullenweg was inspiring and calming. Matt was really zen while he answered questions from the crowd. In the after-talk, many people pointed out to me his soothing voice. Amongst other things, Matt shares the core value of […]

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BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS

July 6, 2009

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Quick Tips to Find Story Ideas for Your Blog

Quick Tips to Find Story Ideas for Your Blog

I put that story on hold after the long weekend. Plus, the summer vacations are at our door. I am writing this now because it is always after a vacation or a break that it is the hardest to get back to our blogging schedule. People often ask me if I get the writer’s block. […]

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BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS

June 30, 2009

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The Blogger’s Toolkit and Why I Upgraded to the iPhone 3G S

The Blogger’s Toolkit and Why I Upgraded to the iPhone 3G S

I wish to discuss today the essential tools for bloggers. The two must-have tools to start blogging are a laptop computer and a digital camera. You need a laptop because it enables you to cover live events. If you are on a market for a laptop, read why I prefer the Mac to the PC […]

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