Dave kindly added a slide show of his presentation which you can see here.
The focus was the reasons behind having a blog and how to effectively use a WordPress blog.
I have had this blog on WordPress for about 7 months and I’m in the process of working on a new website. While I’m busy thinking up ideas and creating that website and its images, I also want to enhance my blog.
Dave’s talk was a good introduction into aspects of my blog I and maybe others out there may not have yet considered.
If you attended or are interested in more technical aspects of blogging, here are some of the links from topics mentioned from the evening.
I hope you find them useful…
Thanks again Dave.. I have some studying / implementing to do!
Photoshelter – Great site for websites, selling photography and secure image archiving
Dreamhost.com – For web hosting
WordPress Alexa Plugin for rankings
Akismet – A plugin which identifies and blocks comment and trackback spam on blogs with integration to various blogging systems
XML sitemaps – This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines to better index your blog.
Broken Link checker widget – This plugin will check your posts, comments and other content for broken links and missing images, and notify you if any are found.
Facebook widgets – To display your Facebook friends status updates, posted items and/or notifications on your WordPress dashboard.
Google adsense – Earning revenue online
RPX Plug in – Increases site registrations and generates traffic to your site by allowing users to easily register/login via an existing account with Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo!, LinkedIn and other social platforms. Users also can publish their comments or activities from your site to multiple social networks simultaneously.