I think I’ve got some good links for you this week as well as a couple of fun ones. Topics include freelancing, WordPress, Twitter, Feedburner, Inauguration Photos, Cats, and Calendars. Enjoy!
Busy, busy, busy … 4 links and a video this week. We’ve got business advice, being useful on Twitter, a guide to social media etiquette, creating a free ebook, something that is going to push me over the edge next year and how to be more like the grinch.
Recently I read about an Easter Egg in WordPress 2.6 and 2.7. After trying it out, I decided to record it and show it through a video rather than describing it. I’ve been wanting / needing to become more proficient with screen capture software so this finally gave me the motivation to do so.
I tested Cam Studio Open Source, which is free open source software, at first. I had a little bit of trouble with the settings – the text on the screen was all blurry when the video was resized. I later figured out what I had done wrong but had already tried creating the video with Jing, which a number of people recommended to me on twitter.
Jing is screencapture software for Windows and the MAC. And it is so easy to use. Just click and follow the instructions. Really! It’s super easy.
WordPress, WordPress, WordPress. Oh, and a personality test for your blog and a SEO guide from Google.
Well, it’s already been another week. It’s hard to believe – they just seem to be flying by. This week I feature more about how WordPress has changed lives, a gorgeous site redesign, giant dolls, the blogging process, working with photos and creepy ads.
- WordCamp Portland – How WordPress Changes Lives – Lorelle Van Fossen gave a presentation at WordCamp Portland about how WordPress changes lives. This was part of the same presentation that involved Glenda Hyatt Watson. This part of the presentation, however, is about regular people like you and me. If you don’t want to watch the entire video, please watch for about 30 seconds starting at the 6th minute ;-)
- Redesign at Perishable Press – Jeff at Perishable Press redesigned his site. Please visit his site and marvel at the beauty of the design and at his design skills. I used to visit the site to learn advanced WordPress hacks – now I just site there and stare at the design.