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Blogging with Windows 7....

By Ray on January 27, 2009 - 3:38am

Blogging with Windows 7....

My latest burning-the-midnight-oil project is testing a copy of Windows 7 Beta, and I love it!
This is what Vista should have been but wasn't, and I can hardly wait for this one to be released.
Already, it feels and acts like an old friend you just know you can trust....you should grab a copy
of this beta while it's still available, and get a head start on the future :)

Where have all the bloggers gone?

By Ray on January 3, 2009 - 12:08pm

While doing a little Googling on the subject of blogs, I came across this article about blogs and it makes interesting reading. Check it out.

BC Green Directory adds Community Building Tools

By uncleweed on September 8, 2008 - 8:02pm

In the beginning, happyfrog.ca was created to help green-minded citizens find businesses and organizations which fit their values and displayed the results sorted by proximity to conserve transportation resources.

Then, happyfrog invited the public to add reviews to the thousands of listings, as well as engage in a community Q&A project to share tips and solve problems.

Now, all the "frogs" can auto-magically share their green favourites with the public with Myhappyfrog with a unique address to share with friends.

Members can now see all the reviews, questions & answers, and blog posts they've submitted so far via a personal address which looks something like this: http://happyfrog.ca/user/daveo

Share favourite green bizes and orgs

Members can add any listing as a "favourite" to share their preferred coffee shop, yoga studio, or organic market with the public and then add a badge to their blog or site to let people know about their happyfrog page.

Confusion and courses

By raincoaster on July 31, 2008 - 3:03pm

Unless I'm mistaken, this blog used to pull from my old blog, at least when I used the Vancouver tag. Alas, I have no time today to check out why it doesn't do that anymore. Sigh.

FYI new blogging courses up, which is ironic under the circumstances, eh?

Blogging for Beginners: four hours, start from scratch and learn to post text, video, audio, and images. Basic copyright and blog etiquette, intro to sidebar widgets, categories, custom headers and design, and what on Earth to put IN the blog. Also where to find technical help.
This one is running August 2nd, ie this Saturday, 10-2, $150 pre-registered, and only eight spaces. I'll be running it again on the 23rd.

Blogging for Beginners

By raincoaster on July 31, 2008 - 2:54pm

Aug 23 2008 - 10:00am
Aug 23 2008 - 2:00pm

Blogging for Beginners: four hours, start from scratch and learn to post text, video, audio, and images in a Wordpress.com blog. Covers basic copyright and blog etiquette, intro to sidebar widgets, categories, custom headers and design, and what on Earth to put IN the blog. Also where to find technical help.
$150 pre-registered, and only eight spaces.

Contact bloggingclasses AT gmail DOT com to register.

Vacation/Travel Blogging

By raincoaster on July 31, 2008 - 2:50pm

Aug 16 2008 - 10:00am
Aug 16 2008 - 2:00pm

Vacation Blogging (I should have done this in June!).

Covers what to do with all those photos and all those memories to keep them fresh forever. It's basically Blogging for Beginners, with added talk about mobile posting and internet cafes and photoblogging issues. Covers categories, tags, widgets, posting text, video, audio and images. FYI it's $150, and runs Saturday, August 16th. Six spaces, because this is going to be more personal and hands-on than even our regular courses.

You do not need to already have a blog to take this course: we will build one during the class. If you have vacation photos you'd like to use, please bring them on a USB drive or a CD. If you'd like to post video we will get you set up with a YouTube account during class.

Contact bloggingclasses AT gmail DOT com to register.

http://raincoaster.com

Pimp My Blog: grow your readership

By raincoaster on July 31, 2008 - 2:46pm

Aug 9 2008 - 10:00am
Aug 9 2008 - 2:00pm

Pimp My Blog is practical tips and tools for increasing your readership and influence, and applies to any blogging platform (with the exception of Tumblr, which is really only good for talking to the voices inside your head in my opinion).

It includes a very basic intro to social media like Facebook and Myspace for promotion additionally. I'll be teaching this one on Saturday, August 9th. This is a $150 course, also from 10-2. There are only eight places in each session, because it is quite intensive and hands-on.

Note that you must already have a blog of some kind, as we will be working directly on the blog during the class. If you'd rather practice on a throwaway blog, just register one at Wordpress.com or Blogger.com. Tumblr will NOT work with these tips without serious programming in advance.

Contact bloggingclasses AT gmail DOT com to register.

http://raincoaster.com

Blogging for Beginners

By raincoaster on July 31, 2008 - 2:38pm

Aug 2 2008 - 10:00am
Aug 2 2008 - 2:00pm

Blogging for Beginners:
four hour intensive workshop, start from scratch and learn to post text, video, audio, and images. Basic copyright and blog etiquette, intro to sidebar widgets, categories, custom headers and design, and what on Earth to put IN the blog. Also where to find technical help.

This one is running August 2nd, ie this Saturday, 10-2, $150 pre-registered, and only eight spaces, of which only four are left. I'll be running it again on the 23rd to meet demand.

Contact bloggingclasses AT gmail DOT com to register.

http://raincoaster.com

'Oldest Living Blogger' would like to remind you....

By Ray on July 29, 2008 - 4:24am

...that his latest rant is over here for those who would like to see it. For those who wouldn't like to see it, it can still be found right here!
Enjoy your day, Everyone.

Blog Basics Workshop

By raincoaster on April 12, 2008 - 12:23am

May 17 2008 - 10:18am
May 17 2008 - 2:00pm

Blog Basics Workshop

OUR NEXT CLASS RUNS Saturday, May 17th

What: a hands-on learn to blog workshop

When: 10-2 Saturday, May 17th

Where: Tradeworks Training Society, Downtown Vancouver

Why: Get a blog up and running in one day with personal instruction in small classes. This workshop covers blog basics like:

* what a blog can and can’t do for you
* how to post podcasts, video, audio, images, and text in your blog
* basic copyright law and accepted practices
* solving basic technical problems, where to find help
* privacy and the internet

Who: raincoaster media ltd, in partnership with Tradeworks Training Society.

Contact bloggingclasses AT gmail DOT com or 778-235-0592.

How(much)? $125 tuition, or $100 in combination with any other half-day class. Please pre-register to ensure your reservation.

With class size limited to 8, this will be a program of personalized, hands-on learning. During the class you will create your own blog, tweak the design, publish your first few posts, add a YouTube video, and even some music. You will leave with a functional, personalized blog and the skills you need to run it.

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