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Please scroll to end of the post for updated information about backing up your content. How would you feel and what would you do if you lost all your blog posts? Of if all the content you posted on Facebook disappeared because your account was hacked? I know this seems obvious, but I frequently encounter people who are not backing up their content and databases on a regular basis. First, make sure you're computer files are being backed up regularly. When I switched to Carbonite Online Backup a couple of years ago, I stopped thinking about it. Backup of my... Continue »
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Well, we found it for you! Blogside search is now available for all TypePad bloggers. As simple as clicking on a button, you can add a search box that allows your readers to search posts,... Continue »
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For the past few weeks we've been testing a new, blogside toolbar with our [Beta] members. On Thursday we'll be releasing this great feature to all TypePad bloggers. The blogside toolbar is a great reader... Continue »
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WHAT WOMEN REALLY WANT IN BED IS A MAN’S GUIDE TO GIVING HER THE SEX SHE WANTS—SO HE CAN GET THE SEX HE WANTS New Book Reveals that 73% of Women Wish They Were Having More Sex What Women Really Want in Bed: The Surprising Secrets Women Wish Men Knew About Sex by Cynthia W Gentry and Dana Fredsti, released by Quiver on April 1 Continue »
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The Neck Pain Support Blog is now on Facebook ! http://www.facebook.com/NeckPainRelief Please visit us and become a Fan of our Neck Pain Support Page ! Continue »
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As regular readers of Here We Are, you know that a lot of our focus is on the precious commodity of "time." From time saving recipes for pasta salad and coconut macaroons, product reviews like the rice cooker, to expert advice on why taking the time to get a prenuptial agreement could affect the... Continue »
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I came across a great quote from Ev's keynote at SXSW. It's meant to be his big lesson to other entrepreneurs, but really it works for anyone. Create something you want to exist in the world. Another is focus. Many people are trying to do a lot of things when they should be doing one thing. You may be wrong with whatever you’re trying out, but you’ll try other things. A lot of the great companies are now coming from outside Silicon Valley. You don’t have to be there. Continue »
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Attention TypePad bloggers: Save the date - Wednesday, April 7 I'm hosting the authors of TypePad for Dummies in a blog interview on April 7 (the Q&A will be posted here) and authors Shannon Lowe and Melanie Nelson will be answering your questions as well. You can submit your questions between now and then in the comments on this post and/or you can post them on the interview post on April 7. Shannon and Melanie will be popping in throughout the day to address your questions about TypePad and blogging in general. I may even jump into the discussion! :-)... Continue »
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Last night I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Profitable Social Media Show hosted by Warren Whitlock. The subject was Your Business and Your Blog with a focus on how authors have successfully used blogs to market their books. I was especially interested to hear the stories from three authors in the last 20 minutes of the show...definitely tune in to learn their strategies for using blogs to leverage their books. Promoting the show was done very effectively. I've known Warren Whitlock for a few years, both online and having met him a couple of times at... Continue »
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Today is Ada Lovelace Day, and it involves two of our favorite things: honoring women in tech and...blogging about it, of course! Ms. Lovelace is credited as the world's first programmer, and, honestly, who doesn't... Continue »
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Last night I went to this event for local bloggers called Swagapalooza. It was specifically for bloggers. I introduced myself to a guy in a blazer while my friend Brock ran to get more taquitos. We exchanged names, I sipped... Continue »
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By: TJ Philpott Blog building is a process that takes time and is not something you can expect to accomplish overnight! When creating a blog your primary intentions need to be based upon your passion for the subject matter. Even when you blog to make money you will not succeed unless you posses a genuine passion for what you write about. Every successful blog demonstrates this passion through the consistency and quality of their posting efforts. Even though passion plays a significant role in developing a blog there are other key elements that need to be considered. Here are 5... Continue »
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"The biggest sexual organ is the brain. If you can't turn that on, the rest is unimportant." -Sylvia, 38, Marketing Rep As quoted from "What Women Really Want in Bed" Continue »
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A good way to form closer connections with your audience and build traffic is to have your readers follow you on TypePad. Your followers receive updates on their TypePad dashboards every time you post, comment, or favorite. These updates let... Continue »
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via www.ft.com "In a sign that the web is becoming more sociable than searchable." Continue »
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You may have noticed that your TypePad dashboard now contains updates from The TypePad Team. We post blogging tips and tricks, product updates (like this one), promotions, exciting events, as well as feature TypePad bloggers.... Continue »
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So what makes people want to follow a leader? We look for 3 key traits: The ability to articulate the vision The right kind of ambition The ability to achieve the vision via techcrunch.com Great article about leadership. Continue »
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Blog: Expert Labs
Hi! I'm Gina Trapani, Expert Labs' new Project Director. I'm heading up development on ThinkTank, the technology platform that will help the White House gather public responses in the Grand Challenges project. I started building ThinkTank in March of 2009 when I needed an easy way to quickly capture and filter useful information out of conversations I was having on Twitter. It was a solution to a problem I'd been having for a long time. During the years I spent blogging at Lifehacker, I became acutely aware that the ability to pick the useful bits out of a voluminous stream... Continue »