It’s 5 a.m. and the staccato bursts are making it impossible to sleep: tch tch tch tch tch tch TCHI… tch tch tch tch tch tch TCHI. The tiny but loud Northern House Wrens have a young family in the tall bluebird house near my office but their voices seem to penetrate no matter where I am in the house. The Chippewa Indians called this bird O-du-na-mis-sug-ud-da-we-shi, meaning big noise for its size! No kidding.
Since I started this blog in early March, I’ve discovered other voices that have become invaluable in my journey to learn and apply social media. These voices I want to keep close by, as the tools and techniques for the channels change at a frequency that makes my head spin. Some I follow through RSS feeds, others through Twitter, Facebook or a combination of these channels.
- The first of these voices is @timethief. Clear, current and correct, her onecoolsitebloggingtips is one of the best resources for WordPress-hosted blogs. I frequently revisit her posts, like the recent three-part series on changing themes, as new needs arise. My second blog is now in progress using Cutline and I’ve suggested a friend check out the Structure theme to improve the look and feel of her web site.
- Both Darren Rowse at ProBlogger and Brian Clark at CopyBlogger can be counted on for great blogging tips. Continue reading