Category Archives: Building a Blog

Add a Widget to the Footer of Any WordPress Theme

This tip applies to self-hosted WordPress blogs.  If you are looking for a way to add some extra content to the very bottom of your website – try the BNS Add Widget Plugin. This plugin is easy to set up. … Continue reading

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Pinterest: How Bloggers Can Benefit

Pinterest, stereotypically known as a resource for moms, recipes, and holiday crafts, is definitely a site worth using for blogs. It is quickly becoming one of fastest growing and most popular social media sites out there (especially since we last … Continue reading

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Social media change up– Video on Instagram; hashtags, photo comments on Facebook

Social media sites had quite a shake up this week. With Facebook and Instragram adopting features from other popular sites, like Twitter and Vine, check out these resources to figure out the best way to use these updates. Instagram now … Continue reading

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Best Practices: Promoting your Blog through Google+

Google+ has been around for awhile now, and if you’re at all like me, you still don’t really know what to do with it. Sure, it has a great video chat, and somehow links up with my email, but I … Continue reading

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Hello Neighbor! Finding Local Info After EveryBlock

I just saw on Twitter and then in a few blog posts that the hyperlocal website EveryBlock has closed its doors.  After reading through many of the comments on the post on the EveryBlock blog about the shut down, I wanted to … Continue reading

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RSS Explained

My friend and fellow social media user Justin Seibert sent me a tweet the other day reminding me about the video RSS in Plain English.  If you are interested in learning more about search engine marketing make sure to check … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Why Local Nonprofits Should Have a Blog

How Nonprofits Rank Communications Tools for 2011 (Photo credit: kivilm) Over the past few years many different Pittsburgh nonprofit organizations have submitted events and fundraisers to the blog and asked for our help in getting the word out about their … Continue reading

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