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Awards from Megzone

Posted in Blogging Awards, social media with tags , , , on March 16, 2010 by dustus

I wish to pass the Cross Culture Award to the following bloggers:

I pass the I Love Your Blog award along to following:

I will cause some mischief of my own by keeping the Mischief Maker award! Ha ha! And as part of this reckless mischievousness, I am designing a blog award I will present next week. Thank you, Megz

Web Designer Magazine Interviews WordPress Co-founder

Posted in Blog, social media with tags , , , , , , , , on March 15, 2010 by dustus

Anything in the bookstore with WordPress in the title prompts me to stop and take a second look; which is what happened yesterday.  Web Designer magazine has a new “Wordpress Wizard” issue featuring an interview with WP co-founder Matt Mullenweg. The interview offers plenty of insight into the future of online publishing, in addition to discussing Mullenweg’s open source commitment and enthusiasm for listening to the blogging community.

This issue (#167) also presents tutorials on understanding how to use transparent PNG files for enhanced design options and creating cool graphic effects on your site. If you want to know how to save an image with a transparent background (using Photoshop), I think this will be very help. So if you’re a WordPress blogger and Web Designer fan like me, definitely check out this issue!

Thank You! “Post” Rally Thoughts

Posted in Blog, Blogging Awards, social media with tags , , on March 12, 2010 by dustus

I wish to thank shakira & Alina ( for their thoughtful awards. In addition, thanks to everyone who visited, and to those who left comments. Through this fun process I learned about some excellent blogs & individuals I did not know. Thanks to Jingle for organizing the rally. Thanks to Yousei for accepting my nomination. You all made my week very special, and I’m grateful.

Have a great Friday!

Google and Lansing, a future with fiber optic roots

Posted in Blog, social media with tags , , , , , on March 8, 2010 by dustus

Hi Everyone!  BIG news where I live.
Could it be that Google may be coming?
Click here to check out my article
Thanks 🙂

WordPress 24-Hour Trainer

Posted in Blog, education, social media, Social Media Book Reviews (by A. Dustus) with tags , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2010 by dustus

Unlike the title suggests, I read WordPress 24-Hour Trainer through a course of many sittings. It took me a little less than a week to finish this book. So don’t plan to learn this all in a day, unless of course you have a photographic memory and prior experience with all the functions of the WordPress interface. Then again, it might just be me. While I don’t speed read, I also don’t read terribly slow.

While I feel the title is a bit misleading, this resource is worth it.  Debateable book premise aside, George Plumley explains everything clearly from major concepts to tedious procedures.  Having used WordPress for a while now, I thought I knew most of the features of this rather intuitive platform. Nonetheless, Plumley’s work presents many insights into optimizing content and planning posts.

WordPress 24-Hour Trainer begins by explaining how WordPress “thinks” from search engine standpoints.  Not only is this important for sharing work, in my opinion it’s really interesting. Sometimes, blogging books bombard readers with info while displaying confusing graphic figures. Not so with this one. It is incredibly easy to follow this teaching tool.

Overall, Plumley’s work is a great resource; especially for beginning bloggers. Also, this book comes with a great supplemental DVD, which enhances many of the advanced printed lessons and proves very helpful when configuring files and customizing.