WordPress blog

May 1, 2014

If you are planning to set up a blog for your small business, consider using the free resources available at WordPress.com to quickly and easily set up a blog to promote your business. Many templates or themes exist to help you get started. Sign up for a free blog today.

Be sure to check out the premium features if you want to customize your blog. For example, you can transfer or set up your own domain name for a small yearly fee.

Marketing Blogs

September 1, 2006

Learn how to increase online exposure and market your company with Marketing Blogs. Gain tips on creating relevant content for your small business weblog.

Google Blog Search

September 14, 2005

Do you need help in searching blogs?

Use Google Blog Search (Google-style interface) or Blog Search (Blogger-style interface) to quickly and easily find the latest blog entries.

The search results will include all the blogs in Google’s blog index, not just Blogger blogs. Multiple languages are available.

Google’s blog search can also be accessed from Blogger or from Blogger blogs. The navigation bar on Blogger blogs has been updated to enable you to search that specific Blogger blog or to search all blogs.


June 20, 2005

Have you considered setting up a blog to promote a business? Find many Internet resources to help you set up and promote Weblogs or blogs.

Blogger – BlogThis!

February 11, 2005

If you have a Blogger blog, consider using BlogThis! to quickly and easily post entries.

BlogThis! provides an interface for posting entries to your blog without visiting Blogger.com. After you add a BlogThis! link to your browser’s toolbar, you can click on BlogThis! to add a link to the web page you are visiting and also include any text that you highlight on the page. After adding any other text you want to include, you can then publish your entry or save it as a draft.

Managing Multiple Weblogs

February 9, 2005

Our first company blogs were set up with the Blogger tool that allows you to create multiple blogs.  Three initial blogs were set up for different topics.  However, the same customized template was used with each blog so the blogs were linked together with a common sidebar.  Thus, a person could view one of the blogs and, if interested, click on a sidebar link to view another blog.  Two more blogs were later added.

After the initial customization, management of the blogs has been rather straight forward.  The purpose of the business blogs is to provide information, not editorials, so the blog entries are not lengthy.  Neither is there an attempt to add many, many daily entries to each blog.  Rather, the daily posting might only be a single entry to each blog  –  not an overwhelming task.

When MSN Spaces was announced, we had to try it!  So, another blog was created.

MSN Spaces provides a category feature for blog entries to be organized in up to 25 categories.  This is a very handy feature, but it does mean that all the blog entries appear together on the main (index) page.  Although Blogger does not have a category option, it does allow multiple blogs.  And, the use of a common template with sidebar links to the other blogs basically categorizes the blogs, and allows each blog to have its own main (index) page.  So, both MSN Spaces and Blogger provide positive features for weblog management.

This blog (MSN Spaces) has become the online web diary that is updated throughout the day.  It is the Work-in-Progress (WIP) blog that may or may not contain brief entries.  The other blogs (Blogger) are still updated together at the same time, usually each work day.  Once done, any other blog entries will be added as draft entries for the next publication date.

All in all, managing multiple blogs has not been a complex and overwhelming task.  Two key factors in managing the multiple business blogs have been planning and organization.  An initial plan specified the organization of the blogs, the purpose of each blog, and the specific type of entries to be added to each blog.  Whenever a new blog has been added, the plan has been reviewed and revised.  For example, some blog entries will now appear on this blog (WIP) instead of another blog.

It helps to be organized in managing multiple blogs but it also helps to be flexible, else you will negate one of the primary benefits of blogging – ease of use!


February 8, 2005

FeedBurner is a free service that allows you to republish your RSS or Atom feed into a variety of formats.  It is a very helpful tool for providing a compatible RSS version to readers that do not support Atom.

It will also format your raw feed XML into a browser-friendly, subscriber-friendly format that displays like a web page and includes information on subscribing to your feed.  For example, the raw feed XML for The eNetSC Journal was republished with FeedBurner into a browser-friendly, subscriber-friendly format.


February 8, 2005

With just a few easy steps you can convert RSS feeds to HTML links for your web site. The free RSS2HTML tool allows you to select a layout and color scheme to generate a URL that can be added to a web site.

RSS to JavaScript Conversion Tools

February 8, 2005

Free RSS to JavaScript conversion tools are available to easily integrate an RSS feed into a web site.

If you are interested in converting an RSS feed to JavaScript code for a web site, check out Feed2JS. This tool is easy to use and allows you to customize the content to match your web site design.