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James Lorenz
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:51 am    Post subject: VO Bloggers Group Reply with quote

Extreme thanks to Deirdre for allowing us to park our little reference point/learning center here on VO-BB. The hope is that with collabaration between bloggers we can not only learn to maximize all the available features out there for our blogs but also to generate increased viewing and commenting on them.
This group is open to any active bloggers. The only requirement is a concerted effort to comment on and recommend (stumble, digg, etc.) posts that you like.
So join us if you'd like, or if you feel you don't have the additional time (which is very likely nowadays) just jump in on the conversation. Hopefully we can all learn from each other.

Andy Boyns
Andy Boyns

Bob Souer
The Voiceover Boblog
Bob Souer Blog Catalog Page
Bob Souer Technorati Page
Bob Souer Rss Feed

Bobbin Beam
Bobbin's Blog

Brian Haymond
Brian Haymond...Behind the Mic

Caryn Clark
Caryn Clark... The Hip Chick Voice!

Corey "Vox Man" Snow
Vox Man

Craig Crumpton
Voice Actors in the News

Dave Courvoisier
Voice-Acting in Vegas

Gregory Houser
A man, a martini, and a lot of microphones

James Lorenz
Not Just Voiceover

Jeffrey Kafer
Jeffrey Kafer Voice blog

Justin Barrett
Finding My Voice

Kara Edwards
Kara Edwards...The Voices in Her Head

Karen Souer
Voiceover assistant

Mahmoud Taji
Taji's Voice Emporium

Mary C. McKitrick
MCM Voices

Michael Rankins
The Mic Guy:Adventures in Voiceover

Peter O'Connell
audio'connell

Rob Ellis
Rob Ellis' Blog

Rowell Gormon
Rowell Gormon's Clogged Blog

Some Audio Guy
The Ramblings of Some Audio Guy

Stefania Lintonbon
Stefsvoice Blog

Steve Anthony
Steve Anthony Narration

Tom Dheere
The Rognog Blog


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James Lorenz
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blogging Communities
MyBlogLog
BlogCatalog



Sharing and Recommending
Technorati
Digg
StumbleUpon


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James Lorenz
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My biggest confusion is the RSS feed. How do I know if it's working correctly. When I click on the link on my page, the feed shows an old blog post and I have to hit refresh to get it to the current one.

Also, how do I see all my subscriptions on one page? Right now I have them all on the Feeds tab next to my Favorites drop down. But they are all seperate links, not all visible on one page.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey James -

Great idea geting this started on the VO-BB!!!

I don't have your answers to your feed and subscription questions...I haven't made the jump over to wordpress.org just yet... I am still on wordpress.com. Perhaps someone else can chime in, I would love to learn.

I have begun a switch to www.stugray.com/blog from thecreativemouthpiece.wordpress.com...(its not "official" yet, but it is running in the "background" until I am ready to switch over) The question I have is for webdesign types...I would love my blog to have the same look as my web page(shell), but don't know the 'technical stuff' to make that happen. I have a theme right now that is ok, but I think a consistent look is really important.

I also have to learn all of my plugin needs as well...so I am going thru a learning curve right now.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best and first plugin you should get is Akismet spam blocker...
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James Lorenz
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow CC...thanks.
I saw Askimet sitting there and never added it. I just never really got too much spam. So I added it and notice that something had been blocking comments on it's own, including comments from friends here in this group.

Not sure what I had blocking it, but I'm glad you got me to add Askimet.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey CC - that IS a great one...I read somewhere to make sure and get Akismet - so I did...and it truly is great for blocking spam...

Any other great plugins for a VO blog?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Angry Well, that didn't turn out so good Angry
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use:
http://www.addthis.com/
http://www.1pixelout.net/code/audio-player-wordpress-plugin/
and
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/stats/
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Akismet blocks those nasty porn spammers who litter comments with the grossest junk. It has blocked several thousand for me since I added it in April.

I also use Sociable, to add social networking sites like "Digg" etc., as well as Wordpress Automatic Upgrade (but be sure and follow all their directions when you use it);

Wordpress.com stars (for stats you can see);

and I make full use of the Media Center portion to post my videos, etc.

Others I have installed and use are:

AskApache password protect, FD Feedburner Plugin, as well as Feedburner Feedsmith.

I'm still playing with others, like PodPress, but haven't added them in permanently yet. I'm about to go get something to help me manage GoogleAds, which I've had turned off for a while.

That's about it, so far.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are great from Both of you - Thanks so much - now I get to go check them out! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

James, DB, Thank you for this "area" for bloggers. And CC- you're such a vast wealth of knowledge. Thanks for sharing it here. cool
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James Lorenz
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I said, post here what you'd like me to add under your name in the first post.
I'll edit it the first chance I get.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

James, about Akismet -- you have to be careful with it at first. I've actually accidentally done the same thing you did... but once you get it going, it's great. You have NO idea how nice it is to simply delete the nasty guys (and if you've seen any of the porn spam, you know what I'm talking about). It does learn quickly -- not sure about it being one day... once I've marked somebody as "NOT spam" it seems to work pretty quickly. Of course, I only get one or two comments every other eon or so... Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks CC!
Do you find yourself always having to check the Askimet Spam folder though.
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