Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. — Abraham Lincoln On the surface, web publishing seems like an easy task, especially with the new generation of content management systems that do all the legwork for you. However, anyone who’s worked with websites for a long enough time will tell you that it’s not foolproof, let’s say: You need to change the font size You need to add a call-to-action The site crashed and you need to restore it The new theme is great but the red border is horrible A plugin is breaking your site You need to migrate your site You need to add code snippets for added functionality Your traffic is great but ad revenue is dismal You want to A/B test your ads but don’t know how You would like to serve your own ads This can go on… All these issues are pretty common, you need to learn a little more than the basics to tackle them effectively. Keeping this in mind, … [Read more...] about Key Technical Skills for the Modern Web Publisher: Markup, Programming, Ops
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It’s been almost 8 years that I’m into Blogging and with time I have used many applications, Blogging tools, websites, and software to enhance my blogging. I think it’s a good idea to share what all tools and software I use in my pro-blogging world. Most of the software’s I mentioned below is something I already talked about here in the form of reviews. Though, putting all of them in one place will make things easier for every blogger. Also, while finishing this article, I realize I have most tools that works on the desktop. I would love to know, how many of you are a big fan of desktop blogging tools over online tools? List of Best Blogging Tools for Your Blog: Before we move ahead, let me clear out what do I mean by Blogging tools here. These are usually those blogging software’s, tools, platform, web site without which my blogging is incomplete, or probably won’t be like the same. I’m sure this will help newbie bloggers and instead of … [Read more...] about These Useful Blogging Tools Will Help You Blog Smartly
Building a website takes a lot of time and experience. It is much more than a simple blog you create with your friends. If you need to have merchant services to receive payments from customers, or need your site to be interactive, consider using a website builder. You can purchase the software or use your host company’s program or template. It will make things a lot easier. Even not, if your company doesn’t have any online presence and you are not the one who wants to make an investment on online stuff, you can easily use a Website builder and get yourself a few pages site. Benefits of using Website Builder: Most of Webhosting companies now offer inbuilt free Website builder which will let you quickly create few pages site without requirement of any coding knowledge. Though you miss out many things like SEO and others, which you may get with a WordPress blog but again, a Website builder is for non tech savvy people, as using platform like WordPress, … [Read more...] about Advantages and Benefits of using Website Builder to Create Site
Having an old blog comes with it’s own share of advantage, and disadvantage. If you worked on creating a quality blog from starting, you must have built authority and credibility by now, but at the same time, majority of your old content is outdated or lack enough information. If you don’t believe me, take a look at your oldest blog archive. I’m pretty sure you might be seeing 20 to 30% of the first posts are nothing but waste of space and all. They might be something you wrote when you were stepping in the field of blogging, when you didn’t had proper knowledge on that, which you didn’t wrote in a way you write now or something which is not relevant at this point of time or even something which is lost in the sand of time. That’s what we call waste of post, Right? These kind of articles can really give you thumbs down on your blog rating or make your first time visitors say “YUCK” if they are stumbled upon your blog for the first … [Read more...] about Tweak Your Old Blog Posts and Make Use Of Them For Better Results
This post is part of our question & answer series, and this question comes from Ranjeet : I am planning to start an educational guidance blog. And for that we have started to gather all information. What I want to know is; do I need to have good programming skills to start blogging? Since I am not good in programming will it be necessary for me to start learning? If yes, from what should I start and which languages should I learn. Hope you will take a little time to answer my question. Thank you. Thanks to Ranjeet for his question. This is a good question for us to address here, because it is a question that is on the mind of many new bloggers. So — in this article I will answer Ranjeet’s excellent question by laying out all of the information you need to know about programming languages (coding) as they relate to blogging. Some of the questions we will address are: Do you need to learn coding for blogging? Which programming language is important for bloggers? Can you … [Read more...] about What Programming Language Skills You Require For Blogging?