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I am what I publish

23 Sep

Digital4Africa-Logo-2Here is my most recent re-tweet

And if the above statement is correct – then I wonder what I have been of late…

That said – I have just finished building a WordPress site – for a company that deals in Digital Marketing. That has been the inspiration for this blog post – seeing as it was full of social and SEO integration here and there – with a focus on content because CONTENT IS STILL KING apparently.

Should you want to see the results of my hard work – please do visit – http://digital4africa.biz – and then follow them on Twitter and Like them on Facebook…and should you need a sound digital marketing strategy, fill any of the numerous contact forms and your shall surely be taken care of.

Moving on to the next project as my Blog keeps defining – to some extent – who I am…

Blogging from Word 2013 – How to

1 Feb

Word-2013-LogoNow, you may be wondering – why would anybody want to do this? Use word to update WordPress? Well, my reason for wanting to connect word and my blog is…well, when it comes to words, Word is the tool for the job! And the fact that Windows Live Writer is no longer being supported and I believe will simply stop running on my PC sometime in the future when the New CEO of Microsoft decides to simply stop wasting money hosting out dated non-supported software…

Apart from the above trivial reason, there are actually some other advantages for using word to compose blog posts.

First off, it’s a wonderful application. Kudos to Microsoft’s Office Team for this one. For some reason, they still have it in them to Wow users with their newer office suites. They could lend a hand to the Windows team – who just seem to get backlash for the new features they add to windows.

Secondly, as greywulf puts it, if you care about the words you put online, then grammar, spelling, syntax also – could need to be correct, and Word 2013 has proofreading tools in spades, far beyond the capabilities built into blogging engines such as WordPress. For posts that require re-writes, or revisions – especially when you are based in a place where the internet is intermittent and expensive, using word to draft posts while still being able to quickly publish them (without having to open your blog and stuff).

Lastly, Word 2013 takes many cues from Windows Live Writer and offers multiple blog Accounts (including Blogger, Sharepoint, WordPress and Typepad), post Categories and all the features you would expect from a stand-alone blogging client – except Tags, which I hope is an oversight to be fixed in a future update.

So, now that we have established how good Word can be as a blogging client, how does one set it up to blog? Well….read on Continue reading

No Sooner has the system changed…than its been moved and upgraded!

23 Jun

wordpress-vs-joomla Its a wonder how I did not think of using this system earlier. I think I was overwhelmed by the power of joomla and simply refused to explore other systems believing that joomla can do anything and everything. I do not doubt that joomla can easily handle a blog, I mean, it has handled mine just fine for the last year or so, but WordPress is just so much better! One needs to know less about how content management systems work to use WordPress. That is more than I can say for Joomla! And I am still waiting with baited breadth for version 1.6 while dreading the extension compatibility issues that I know will be present when that move finally happens.

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Hello world!

29 Mar

Hello World!

I know, the above cliche seems inappropriate but I beg to differ. Changes have happened to this site once more! As you may have noticed, I still have a basic dark theme (I have to read black text on white backgrounds all day thus why my personal spaces have to be different…its refreshing…don’t you think?) but I have changed the whole platform!

All my previous sites were running on Joomla but I think I now understand why many blogs do not use that platform. It is immensely powerful but not designed for blogging. It has too many bells and whistles for a simple blog site, and frankly speaking, the lack of good support for blogging tools like Blogilo in KDE (which is what I am using now), Windows Live Writer in Windows (of course) and other blog editors is just a pain in the… That is the main reason for the move. Using a blogging tool also help on bandwidth and makes it a lot simpler to post content. So now that I am on a good platform, you bet you are going to see a lot more on this blog. By the way, for those who might be wondering which platform this is, its WordPress (the CMS version of WordPress, which you can find at WordPress.org, and not the online blogging version at WordPress.com)

As expected, there are challenges I am getting already, like looking for a good download manager for this platform. Joomla has a wide selection but am sure I can get one for wordpress; so if you have any ideas, please, do holla at me using the comments list. And while you are at it, I would also appreciate a nice contact me page plugin for this platform as well. Thanks in advance for your help world!

I have had quite a few experiences since the last time I was contributing to the blogosphere and I am ready to share with you world so do come back from time to time, or subscribe to my feed. For now, I think this is log enough for my introduction article. So for now…bye.