Category Archives: Blogging

Four Ways to Add Vine Videos to Your Blog Post

Here are four ways to add Vine videos to your blog post. Continue reading

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How NOT to Manage Promoted Tweets on Twitter – #WorstHotelEver

I’ve been in marketing and communications for the past ten years and I must admit that marketing mistakes have been made. For example, there was the time I left the “L” out of the word “Public” on that full page ad. In a similar (yet more automated) fail, Doubletree Hotel (Hilton) just showed up as the Promoted Tweet on Twitter for the new trending topic, “#WorstHotelEver. Continue reading

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Jesse’s Roundup – Top Bloguera Retreat, Rangel’s Choice Not to Identify, and Eva Langoria’s “Devious Maids” Canceled

This week’s Latino Review will look at Latinas in the White House, Latinos who don’t identify, and Latino stereotypes in the media.

Latina Bloggers in DC
Last week Latina blogueras from across the country descended on Washington DC and the White House for the first ever Latinos in Social Media Top Bloguera Retreat. Over 65 top bloggers were invited to the VIP retreat including leaders Ana Flores- @lbconnect (Latina Bloggers Connect), Yoly Mason – @yolymason (Las Blogueras), Jeannette Kaplun- @JeannetteKaplun (Blogs de mamás), and Angélica Pérez-@AngelicaMentor1 (New Latina). LATISM hostesses included co-founders Eliane Ramos – @ergeedgoddess and Ana Roca – @anarc. Continue reading

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HTML for Bloggers Course – Lesson 2

Did you miss HTML for Bloggers Lesson 1? If so, go to Lesson 1 then come back for Lesson 2. C’mon, don’t cut corners.

In Lesson #1, we learned about the basics of Web pages and started learning about marking up documents, literally. The purpose of Lesson #1 is to give you a visual understanding of how HTML works. We’ll continue driving that point here in Lesson #2 then we’ll start learning about the key HTML tags. Continue reading

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HTML For Bloggers Course – Lesson 1

HTML knowledge is one of the biggest stumbling blocks for small business owners looking to manage their own blogs. On a blog platform like WordPress.com, a non-techie can configure 80-90% of their site without knowing any HTML. On Posterous blogs, 95% of the blog site can be well configured without HTML.

It’s that 5-10% that can stop a small business owner in their tracks. The intent of this post and the whole course is to help you get over that learning hump so you can manage your blog effectively and go on and do what you do best, run your business. Continue reading

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20 Ways To Add Video To Your Blog Today

This post looks at 20 different ways to add video to your blog post today. It starts by looking at the Equipment you can use, then shows you how to Embed the video into your blog, and finally looks at other cool video options.

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A Powerful Way To Visualize Your Blog’s Keywords

In this blog post we learned how to create a word visualization of your site’s content using Wordle.net. We also learned how to create a visualization using actual keyword search data from an analytics program. Lastly, we learned that we have to take action on our insights. Continue reading

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My Amazon Review of “WordPress Bible”

One of my themes for 2010 is Own Your Content. In that light, I’m sharing the Amazon.com review I did of Aaron Brazell’s WordPress Bible.

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