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Blogger Basics: Copyright (via Reid All About It)

Here’s a good debriefing on the basics of copyright law — and how to stay in the clear when it comes to blogging.

Blogger Basics: Copyright The web was buzzing last week with the news that a small freebie magazine, Cooks Source, had allegedly committed a copyright violation by publishing a writer’s apple pie recipe and article without asking her permission. Edward Champion provided a synopsis of the entire incident and discovered quite a few other possible violations. The magazine’s dubious actions would have been bad enough, but the editor further inflamed the situation by her arrog … Read More

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15 Blogging Best Practices

In case you missed it on Freshly Pressed earlier this week, these Top 15 Blogging Best Practices are fantastic tips to blog by.

Top 15 Blogging Best Practices Why Aren’t You Blogging? Originally uploaded by Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com How can you become a better blogger? 1. Use a catchy title. Make the title unique, consider using questions and lists. 2. Use interesting visuals. Include an image or video in your blog. This will get people’s attention and help them better understand the content of your blog. 3. Include links. Links add depth and credibility to your articles and allow you to show a li … Read More

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Tip: Do You Know How to “Press This?”

Do you often read articles on the web that make you think “Wow, I’d totally like to blog about that. Like, right now!”

If you use our Press This service, then you can do just that, making it very easy to update your blog while browsing the web. After you install Press This, a little “W” or the words “Press This” will appear in your browser’s toolbar, and anytime you’re reading any web page that you would like to share or discuss in a blog post, click the Press This tool. Presto! An edit window pops up with  a pre-filled headline and a link to the page you were reading. In action, it looks something like this:

Press this

Here’s a bit more about this nifty tool.

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Introducing FoodPress (via WordPress.com News)

We couldn’t be more thrilled about this new site on WordPress.com!

Introducing FoodPress "Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it." Those wise words are from celebrity chef Julia Child, who was never shy about following her passions in life. Child was passionate about many things, but especially food — and she shares that in common with WordPress.com bloggers, who publ … Read More

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Freshly Pressed Focus: Ophthalmic Photography (via Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night)

Today I stumbled across a post while surfing our Photography tag page, written by a woman who is a professional ophthalmic photographer. Meaning, she takes photos of eyeballs. Now, that’s no ordinary job, so I immediately started hoping the post was Freshly Pressed worthy, and it was! Let’s discuss why:

First, she explains what her job is like, putting her readers in her shoes for a day. She even gives her readers a brief eyeball anatomy lesson. But instead of delving into really tedious explanations of her work, she cuts to the chase, and gets to the “meat” of the post: her incredible photos.

For each photo, she again tells us what we’re looking at. The weird black bolt of lightening? That’s a blocked blood vessel. The cloud-like glowing orbs? That’s inflammation after a car accident. Wow, who knew? And better yet: These are her photos, not someone else’s that appeared in a magazine somewhere, or on another web site. It’s original content, straight from the source. I love that.

But most of all, I love the “who knew?” factor I got when I read her post, and I wanted to share it with the world. And I now would like to ask all of you: What’s your job like? You might not take photos of eyeballs, but I bet you’ve got something unique and interesting to share, too.

Ophthalmic Photography I get a lot of questions about what exactly I do, and a lot of confused looks when I introduce myself as an ophthalmic photographer.  I work in a unique and interesting field photographing the insides of people’s eyes, specifically the retina. The retina lines the back wall of the eye and is responsible for our detailed vision.  My imaging of the retina provides the  doctors with crucial information that allows them to diagnose and treat retinal … Read More

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Proud of Old Posts? These 5 Widgets Will Help You Get New Eyes on Your Archives

Have you put your heart and soul into many of your entries, only to watch them sink to the bottom of your blog and eventually disappear on to the second page, where they’re now collecting dust?

These 5 widgets will help bring your old posts back to life by making them more accessible to your readers:


The Archives Widget organizes your previously published posts by month, making it easy for readers to browse your old content.


The Categories Widget organizes your posts by category. This makes it easy for readers to discover other posts that interest them.


The Tag Cloud Widget gives your readers an at-a-glance view of your favorite subjects, and can be handy for those who want to find more of your posts about specific topics.


The Top Posts Widget displays your most visited posts as of the last 48 hours. This widget provides a great way to showcase your most popular work.


The Pages Widget displays your blog’s pages in your sidebar, which can help encourage readers to spend more time checking out your content.

Learn more about widgets here.

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