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Are you surfing the Google Wave?

All over the internet we see people saying they have an invitation to try out Google Wave, or crying the blues because they haven’t received one as yet. The two videos below Google Wave Developer Preview at Google I/O 2009 and  Google Wave Overview explain what riding the wave is all about.  It’s an open … Continue reading

Social Media Fad or Revolution?

Is social media a fad? Or is it the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution? In the past few years, many social media sites have become huge hits with users. Flickr is a premier photo sharing site and del.icio.us has become a major hub for sharing website recommendations. Twitter passed 50 million unique visitors worldwide … Continue reading

What factors influence video results in Universal Search?

No Pork Pies from Brighton asks and Matt Cutts answers: “What factors influence a video universal result in Google? – I have the same video, one on YouTube with high views, comments and ratings yet the other one with low views and no comments is the one that ranks – why is this?”

Easily extract and convert video and audio files

Sharing music, pictures and videos  online has become popular among bloggers.  Roads of  The Price of Love features  music regularly, and sometimes  posts video, too. He has prepared a tutorial that will be useful to all bloggers who need to extract, convert and export video and audio files from digital cameras, mobile phones and YouTube and … Continue reading

Music in WordPress.com using goear and deezer

Updated May 31, 2010 The blog the tutorial is on has been made “private” and it’s no longer available. Recently, we posted a link to a method for WordPress.com bloggers to post music playlists using last.fm and playlist.com. Now Roads, our sometime guest blogger here, has posted a further tutorial showing how to post individual … Continue reading

How to add a signature to your posts

Have you ever wanted to spice up your posts, emails blogs and other digital content? Do you know where you can get your own free personal signature? Doc Nicole Sundeen of Kitchen Table Medicine brought mylivesignature.com to my attention and now I’m sharing it with you. You aren’t required to register but it’s recommended. Why … Continue reading

How to get your gravatar

Image via CrunchBase Automattic Inc. is the company that has wordpress.com as a project and it also owns Gravatar.  A gravatar, or globally recognized avatar, is quite simply an avatar image that follows you from weblog to weblog appearing beside your name when you comment on gravatar enabled sites (for example, on wordpress sites and … Continue reading

New settings for Media at wordpress.com

Posted by Richard WordPress has added a number of new settings for controlling how your images and other files are handled when inserted into posts and pages. Now in addition to setting thumbnail size, you can set the default size for medium and large images, and you can also choose the default image size for … Continue reading

Swing into Summer: New Themes and Headers

With summer now in full swing it may be time to freshen up your blog’s appearance. One way to do that is to try on a new blog theme. WordPress.com currently provides  theme choices that can be made by selecting one from Appearance > Themes. Also note that many of these theme choices also allow … Continue reading

Free Blogging Tools and Resources

One of the things I’ve been working busily away in the background on is my Resources page. Although there is much more to come I would like to draw reader attention to the wealth of free blogging tools that have been listed there. Thus far you can find links to free blogging tools and resources … Continue reading

WordPress: Image Uploading Troubleshooting

Since the upgrading done in April bloggers have continued to post their problems with the new features to the wordpress.com support forum. Many of those posting have been and some continue to be plagued with problems when it comes to posting images. There are several blogging tips posts and tutorials in this blog that have … Continue reading

Image editing and preparation tips part 2

By Richard In part one of this two part series, we discussed the different image file types you can upload here at WordPress.com and also why it is important to always work off of the original image. In part two we are going to discuss the preset WordPress image sizes as well as using image … Continue reading

Image editing and preparation tips part 1

By Richard This post is the first of two on the subject of images and image editing. They are not intended to turn everyone into image editing experts, but I hope to be able to give you some useful information and tips on working with images that will help you maintain the highest quality by … Continue reading

Image alignment in the new wordpress.com

By Roads The introduction of the new wordpress.com ugrade includes a Flash-based image uploader that has resulted in some problems. As already pointed out within these pages, the image resizing protocols provided have caused some confusion and an option to use the old ‘browser uploader’ has now reappeared in response. Looking more closely, it is … Continue reading

Kubrick header generator available

Because Kubrick is the wordpress default theme it’s being used on too many blogs to count. Because the theme features rounded corners some bloggers have difficulty making custom image headers for the theme. This morning I noticed this post which provides a blogging tips and blogging tools link to a custom image header generator service … Continue reading

New image upload option: wordpress 2.5

Guest Post by Richard For those having issues with the new Flash-based image uploader introduced with the upgraded WordPress.com dashboard, WordPress has now given you a non-Flash based option. When you click on “Add an Image” in the editor, you will see a line of text below the “choose files to upload” button. When you … Continue reading

Inserting images full-sized in new WordPress.com

Guest Post by Richard WordPress gives you three size choices when you insert an image into a post or page using the “Add media” function: thumbnail, medium (approximately 300px in the longest dimension), and “full size” which actually isn’t, and is approximately 450px in the longest dimension. WordPress actually uploads the full sized image, and … Continue reading

Free Image Hosting Services

Updated March 22, 2010 There are many free image hosting services that you can use to store your blog photos. Below is a list of just some providers. Please make sure to click through to the sites and to carefully read the Terms and Conditions in each case. Also note that some image hosts provide … Continue reading

WordPress: Placing images in text widgets

I have noticed that many new users have difficulty with placing images in text widgets. IMO the easiest way to do this is to create a draft post first, then copy and paste the data into a text widget, and delete the draft post after you see the image display correctly in your sidebar. Prior … Continue reading

WordPress.org: Photodropper Plugin

WordPress.com blogs do not have plugin tabs but WordPress.org blogging software for self-hosting bloggers does have plugin tabs. Today, while blog hopping I discovered an interesting post at BlogPerfume about a plugin that I’m sure many self-hosting wp bloggers will find very useful.”With the Photo Dropper plugin, you can now search millions of Flickr photos … Continue reading

Watermark Your Images

Updated December 2012 (1) PicMarkr Features Upload files from computer or grab them from your Flickr, Facebook or Picasa account Batch image processing Add text watermark, image watermark or tiled watermark Easy to use: minimum settings, no need to download or install anything And yes, its free (You can buy a Pro version, if you … Continue reading

Digital Cameras and GigaPan

This is really exciting news. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, in collaboration with scientists at NASA’s Ames Research Center, have built a low-cost robotic device that enables any digital camera to produce breathtaking gigapixel (billions of pixels) panoramas, called GigaPans. The technology gives people a new way to make and share images of their environment. … Continue reading