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  1. WordCamp Portland: Blogging Your Platform

    August 13, 2012 by Kiersi

    WordCamp Portland 2012

    Hey! If you’re in or around the Portland area, why not attend WordCamp Portland 2012 on August 18th? It will be a fun and educational event for all WordPress bloggers and enthusiasts.

    Plus, I’ll be speaking! Specifically, I’ll be dropping some hints and tricks on creating content, using your blog as a creative platform, and establishing yourself in a community. The primary focus is getting creative types guerilla marketing themselves through their blogs.

    To buy a ticket, visit the WordCamp Portland website. There’s a great line-up of presenters, including:

    – Laura Kimball, How to Blog Once a Day

    – Grant Landram, How to Build a Professional WordPress Business

    – Robert Rowley, WordPress Security 101 (and beyond)

    – And many others–though I have to admit that these are probably the ones I’ll be checking out, as I am not yet a PHP developer. (Thank god.)

    I hope you’ll come see us on August 18th. There will be jokes.

  2. Advice to Bloggers: Categorizing

    January 16, 2012 by Kiersi

    This post brought to you by: our nifty rented apartment in Buenos Aires, Argentina!

    I decided to write an advice column today after seeing some articles pop up recently on She Writes about organizing and indexing a very large blog. Whether you’ve only been blogging a few months (like me), or you’ve been blogging since the internet was born from Al Gore’s strangely charming uterus, these tips will help readers find exactly what they’re looking for in your mass of content, as well as show them new things they didn’t know they wanted to read.

    Now, since I’m only a WordPress user and there are dozens of other blogging services out there, I want to clarify to you that “how to categorize and index your blog” bit is specifically regarding the use of WordPress. I could write ten whole blog posts about getting started using WordPress, which option is right for you ( or, how to set up your blog, how to find and install widgets, but I won’t go into all that here. Instead, I’m going to focus on making your past and future content discoverable and easy to navigate.

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