Lake Erie Moose Society

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Alternate Venues: portable hotspot?

One of the things we'd like to talk about at next Monday's Moose meeting is alternate venues. We love the Spider, but it'd be nice to have some variety. It would open up a lot of options to us if we could bring our own wifi.

Does anyone have a tetherable smartphone (e.g. my wife's Droid) and a laptop? Here's a link describing how to use your laptop's wifi to broadcast, rather than receive, and create your own wifi hotspot.…


Added by Jeff Hershberger on April 29, 2010 at 7:23am — No Comments

How to: subscribe to ALL comments on your blog

It's nice to get comments - and even nicer to reply to them, but you can't if you don't know they're there! Occasionally someone will comment on an old post that you're not keeping an eye on, so it's helpful to have some way of getting notified of each comment.

One easy way is email. In Blogger's "settings" tab, under "comments", you can put your address in the "comment notification email" box. But if you're like me, your email accounts are already on the verge of being overwhelmed.… Continue

Added by Jeff Hershberger on March 17, 2010 at 12:47pm — No Comments

New feature in Blogger: standalone Web pages!

In February, Blogger added the ability to create freestanding Web pages for your blog. Until now, every page in a Blogger blog was a post, so if you wanted to provide an "about me" page, you had to host it elsewhere. No longer! I noticed this new "edit pages" tab in my Blogger Dashboard today. If you… Continue

Added by Jeff Hershberger on March 16, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment


I am fairly new to blogging. I have not yet quit my day job. I have to hold on to our Health Insurance, you really can't pay for this on your own. Maybe there are some networks out there to help get discounts. Do you guys know about anything like this?

Anyway, I am excited about writing on a regular basis and then having some sort of feedback.

I watched the movie Julie and Julia and it really got me… Continue

Added by Cammi Madison on March 14, 2010 at 6:35pm — 1 Comment

This is the title of a typical incendiary blog post

Meta blog post. Very meta. I laughed.

And get a load of the comments while you're there.

Added by Tony Ramos on January 26, 2010 at 11:44pm — 1 Comment

All Roads Lead to...

Your web site.

FWIW, IMHO, Caveate Emptor, YMMV, Objects may be closer than they appear, etc etc etc.

I've been building web sites as an amature for over 14 years now. Being a new member here, I wanted to share some of my thoughts and observations about blogs and websites in general . Based on what I've been doing and building lately, here are some (semi organized) thoughts:

First and foremost, think "channels", not "flyers". Web-based communication is not like… Continue

Added by Leon Adato on January 19, 2010 at 2:46pm — No Comments

How goes the meeting?

How was the meeting tonight? Obviously, I am not going to make it, but would love to be kept to speak.

Added by Robert L Stockham on January 11, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

100+ SMB Blogging Ideas to Kick Start 2010

Neat stuff from Anita Campbell: "a healthy head start for the year ... 100+ potential blog topics for your small business blog"

Added by Tony Ramos on January 5, 2010 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Live Twitter Chat Wednesday at 1 - Blogging as the backbone of a social media strategy

On Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. I'll be guest moderating the real-time Twitter chat, #smchat on the topic of "Blogging as the backbone of a social media strategy." To participate, go to the smchat room on Tweetchat and sign in with your Twitter ID. There you will see everyone's Tweets posted in real time and you can reply directly from the page. Tweetchat automatically adds the #smchat hashtag after your post so you'll be included in…


Added by Heidi Cool on November 17, 2009 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Allowing comments in your Blogger blog

Once you've created your blog and begun posting regularly, it's nice to allow visitors to leave comments on your posts. Mutual commenting provides writers with valuable feedback and helps build community.

If you're using Blogger, take a tour of your settings. It's a tab in your Dashboard next to the one you use to create new posts. The subsection for managing comments is shown in the screenshot below (click to see a larger version):…


Added by Jeff Hershberger on November 14, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

How to add a "Cleveland Bloggers Blogroll" and other features to a Blogger blog

I use Blogger, Google's simple free blogging service. Even with the limited flexibility of this service, I've been able to add some important features to help us keep track of each other. Over at my blog, I've written a post describing how I added three of those things:

1. A list of the Cleveland blogs I read

2. A list of blog posts--not necessarily from Clevelanders--that I found… Continue

Added by Jeff Hershberger on November 8, 2009 at 11:11am — No Comments

Sunday Night Blog Chats via Twitter

The moose meet once a month in person. And you are free to post your thoughts and questions here at any time in between meetings. But if you're interested in more frequent blog discussions you might like #blogchat, a Twitter-based real-time discussion group that meets every Sunday at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Each week this chat, moderated by Mack Collier, covers a different blog related theme ranging from…


Added by Heidi Cool on November 8, 2009 at 2:00am — No Comments

The State of the Blogosphere

From TechCrunch:

"Technorati CEO Richard Jalichandra, fresh off a new funding and site relaunch, is showing some of the highlights from their annual State of the Blogosphere report today at BlogWorld in Las Vegas...

Key points Jalichandra brought up – What’s the no. 1 success metric for a professional blogger? What do successful bloggers have in common? The data was taken from a survey of 2,900 bloggers, conducted by Penn, Schoen & Berland.

72% of bloggers… Continue

Added by Tony Ramos on November 4, 2009 at 6:40am — 1 Comment

What should I blog about now?

It's been more than a week since my last proper blog post, “Make the Web site bright and shiny.” Bells, whistles and video are only cool if they help you tell your story. Choose carefully. What that means is that it's time for a new post. Now I just have to decide what to write.

Usually I have a few ideas…


Added by Heidi Cool on October 26, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Want regular readers for your blog? Don't hide your RSS feed!

The vast majority of people don't have a clue about RSS. They still read blogs directly on the Web rather than through blog readers such as Google Reader. That's O.K. But avid blog fans do use readers. If they like your blog they will subscribe, either by RSS or by e-mail, and form the core of your readership. Most blogging programs, whether self-hosted or in the cloud include systems for creating feeds. If you use Wordpress, Movable Type, Blogger or most of the other popular options, your…


Added by Heidi Cool on October 10, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

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