What do Your Blog Posts Look Like? (online course announcement)

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Which below looks more like one of your blog posts?

 

 

I'm happy to announce that I'm finally opening the doors to my online virtual course, Graphics for Bloggers 101. It is 10 modules and over 4.5 hours of recorded training videos that you can watch at any time convenient to you (you can even download videos to your mobile to watch in your 'in-between' appointment times)

I will teach you the basics and then we'll go many steps further to help your blog pages stand out! You be able to leverage many powerful tools (most of them free) to create eye-catching graphics for your posts. Let's face it, images on our pages help our visitors stay long enough to read more of what we have written! The time that people spend on our pages will increase!

In this class, you will better understand how to optimize your graphics (file size, type, and resolution). You will learn how to create composite graphics adding multiple images together along with overlaid caption text. You will learn how to theme your blog with a great banner and background. How is your blog signature and your profile page - we talk about each of these items! Where do you get images for your posts? I have strategies for you, both online resources and how to create and INDEX effectively your own library of images.

Class is now open to admission! Will I see you there?

find out more on the class enrollment and information page

 

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Hi there! Thanks for checking out my blog today. I'm a tech guy living in New York City but I love that I can reach so many via means of the web. In my blog posts and tutorial videos, you'll get many new takeaway points that you'll be able to apply. By following my blog (button below), you will be able to see my new posts in your "following" newsfeed. If you enjoyed this post also be sure and click "like". It helps me see that my content is hitting the mark!

My blog home page lists my most recent posts, so if you feel like reading more, that's the place to go next!

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Craig Daniels
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Cindy - that's terrfic - I'm glad you are coming to class! :) I emailed you the info.

Feb 05, 2012 01:28 AM #20
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Kenneth Cole
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This is fantastic.  Just finished the first 4 module's.  I'm re-blogging this.  Thanks Craig.

Feb 06, 2012 02:53 AM #21
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Ken - thanks for the positive feedback - glad you are making quick progress! :)

Feb 06, 2012 08:54 AM #22
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Angie Nwanodi
Evergreen Realty & Associates, Inc. - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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Cindy's post about her experience sent me searching for you.  Yay!  Excited to get going.

Feb 10, 2012 09:13 AM #23
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Angie (ACG) - that's great to hear - awesomeness! :)

Feb 10, 2012 11:24 AM #24
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Greg Gillespie
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Wow, that is a great think that you have done.  I hope to make time soon to go throught your material.

Thanks for the posts.

Feb 11, 2012 06:35 AM #25
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Karen Ellis

So glad I found you. I am new to blogging and need lots of help. Signing up for your class now.

Feb 11, 2012 08:24 AM #26
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Karen Ellis
Refreshing Homes - Home Staging Maryland - Ellicott City, MD
Home Stager - Howard County MD/Central MD

Probably should have logged in to my AR account before commenting...like I said, new to this. I actually came across your info when I was googling whether I can copy my Wordpress blog to my AR blog. Is that considered duplicate content? I will be checking out your blog for answers to my many tech questions. Thanks.

Feb 11, 2012 08:43 AM #27
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Greg - very nice, thanks for coming over to this post to check it out

Karen - I'm happy you stumbled across my posts, glad to meet you - You can (and should) syndicate your wordpress content over to AR. Post first to WP and then subsequently to AR. It is best when you can include at the bottom of the AR copy a link back to the specific post on your WP. Put something like originally posted at and then your link. Google will see the interconnection and give your WP more weight because the AR post is the syndicated version (duplicate yes, penalized no). Hope to see you more in AR. :)

Feb 11, 2012 09:52 AM #28
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Karen Ellis
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Craig, Thanks so much for this info about WP and AR blogs. I have been searching online for someone to simply explain how and if I can connect the two without being penalized. Thanks for putting it in newbie terms...will definitely recommend you to my peers.

Feb 11, 2012 10:24 AM #29
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Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA

Craig

Bless you, bless you, bless you.

I'm on my knees with gratitude for all the good work. Can you tell I'm a fan? I constantly reblog your good stuff, and encourage people to subscribe.

Thanks a milliion!

Feb 18, 2012 02:03 PM #30
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Jim Hale
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Sorry if this question has already been asked and answered:  but as I look over the course outline, I'm wondering what you are going to replace PINIC with now that it is being shut down in a few weeks?

Feb 18, 2012 06:57 PM #31
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Karen Ellis
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Home Stager - Howard County MD/Central MD

Craig, You mentioned above about putting a link back to my WP blog saying "Originally posted at ...." I have been putting that in the text box but I see that others have that statement further down near the Generate Short URL statement. How do I get it down there instead of in my text box or does it matter? Thanks.

Feb 20, 2012 11:00 PM #32
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Craig, I just saw the Assignment 4 in  Cindy's post. Is it too late to catch up to the group? What a great thing you're doing here!

Feb 22, 2012 06:54 AM #33
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sorry everybody - AR comment notifications being down I didn't know you'd stopped in...

Karen - glad to help! The location of the backlink does not matter. What you are seeing is others on AR have what we call an "outside blog" - this is often in lieu of the WP blog which you have. You are duplicating the same methodology though, your link is just higher up in the post - does not matter. Nice work getting to the bottom of how all this works! :)

Pacita - I am so happy that you enjoy my blogging! thank YOU

Jim - Module 4 in my course focuses on Picnik - I will be re-recording module 4 sometime over the next few weeks. I'm waiting a little to watch google's next move with google+ and picasa v4 to try and incorporate these new tools - I WILL for certain update the info. great question

Connie - NEVER too late - that's one of the advantages of pre-recorded - I hope to keep adding more and more students as we go! thanks! :)

Feb 22, 2012 07:36 AM #34
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Angie Nwanodi
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The most frustrating week ever.

Feb 22, 2012 08:05 PM #35
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Angie Nwanodi
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... with the comments being down, I mean : |

Feb 22, 2012 08:10 PM #36
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Angie Nwanodi
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Testing comments AGAIN ... aaargh!

Feb 26, 2012 08:23 PM #37
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Angie Nwanodi
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Okay ... not insane.  Just got off the phone with AR re: comments ... finally fixed for good!

Feb 28, 2012 04:26 AM #38
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Angie - LOL - hopefully comments will STAY working again after the AR upgrade - so far so good :)

Mar 13, 2012 01:53 AM #39
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