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TechnoGeekery Show #44: Domain Names… What’s the Point? (REWIND)

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TechnoGeek Robin asked:

HELP!!!!
I just bought my first domain name “therobinsnestcakes.com” from GoDaddy. Where the heck do I start? I just want to put my logo on and a little somethin somethin about myself with my own design. I use Mac. What program, or where o where do I start? Help me Chassy, Help me!

Well, Robin… OKAY!!!

TechnoGeekery Show #43: Make Your Blog iPhone Friendly

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TechnoGeek John asked:

Dear Chassy Cat,
I want to make my web site iPhone friendly so it loads quicker. I’ve seen other sites that have done it, but I don’t know how to do it. Do I need to change my whole template? What do I do? Thanks!

It happens that I have just RECENTLY made my TechnoGeekery and blog sites iPhone (and iTouch) friendly! WOW. What a crazy random happenstance! My tool of choice was a wordpress plugin–WPtouch— which automatically transforms your WordPress blog into what the creators at BrandNewCode.com describe as “an iPhone application-like experience when viewed from an iPhone or iPod touch.” There are effects! And Ajax! And a cool menu feature that includes access to search, categories, tags, blogrolls, archives, feeds, photos, and more. But I need to save SOME information for the video, or why would you watch the episode?! For my sparkling wit and awesome personality? My spectacular singing? My vast knowledge? My humility? I’m only saying. Read more

TechnoGeekery Show #42: Blogging Blues

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TechnoGeek Jason asked:

Chassy Cat,
What is the best advice you can give someone new to writing a blog? If this question is too simple, feel free to ratchet up the difficulty by putting your answer into the form of a song in your vidcast.

Well, I did address this topic in my very first episode: TG #1: Blog Basics and Beginnings. But, since Jason asked so NICELY, I do have some blog DON’Ts to share…

So blame Jason, everyone. This is all his fault.

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TechnoGeekery Show #41: A Right-Click QUICKIE

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There are even more ways to right-click a Mac laptop than Chassy Cat originally thought.
Hey! Chassy Cat can’t know everything! GOSH.

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TechnoGeekery Show #40: TechnoGeekery Lightning Round

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Chassy Cat makes up for lost time by answering several Burning Questions in one episode! And then there’s the “singing.” And yes, as a matter of fact I am using my sarcastic quotes.

Also, my apologies to Instant Star. YOU know why.

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TechnoGeekery Show #36: Buying Domain Names… What’s the Point? (Part II)

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Ha! You thought I forgot, didn’t you?! Admit it! You were all, “Chassy Cat totally left us hanging with the Domain Buying, yo?!” But I didn’t! See?!

So get out those brand-spankin’ new domain names, dust ’em off, and sit back and watch the magic.

Wow. That sounded vain. Just so we’re clear, there is no actual magic involved. Just some fancy domain pointing and stuff.

I thought I should mention that, you know, in the interest of full disclosure…

And a special thanks goes out to Jen of MommyofMany.com for the video! You rock, sister-friend, and I am SO glad you found a way to use one of my tips to stay connected with your hubby while he is deployed overseas. Yay, technology!

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Cat, OUT.

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TechnoGeekery Show #35: Buying Domain Names… What’s the Point?

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TechnoGeekery with Chassy Cat is brought to you by Aveeno Baby. Check them out!

In Part I of this two-part series, Chassy Cat explains three reasons why a TechnoGeek might consider buying a domain name. Stay tuned for Part II, in which Chassy Cat explains what you can DO with a domain name once you’ve bought one… or two… or three… (domain squatter!)

Check out my friend C.C. Chapman’s website for his AWESOME podsafe music podcast, Accident Hash (be a Homefry! It’s FREE!), to learn more about using his codes to get discounts with the popular domain registrar GoDaddy.com.

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Cat, OUT.

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TechnoGeekery Show #16 (actual #26): Blog Books and Blurb Raps

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TechnoGeekery is brought to you by Aveeno. To learn more about Aveeno’s awesome products, visit Aveeno today!

Okay. So this TechnoGeekery episode is actually show #26 (taking into account Quickies and Special Announcements). Just so we’re clear.

That said, have you ever dreamed of being an author? Like, what does J.K. Rowling have that you don’t, right?! Except, you know, like a gazillion dollars and a castle in Scotland, but whatever! All I’m saying is that if you have a blog, that dream of being an honest-to-goodness published author ain’t too far from a reality, yo?

Or have you ever worried that backing up your blog on a regular basis isn’t enough? Like, what would happen if your server crashed and you lost ALL THAT STUFF you’ve posted at your blog? HUH?! What THEN?! Because some of it is pretty darn good?! That’s where Blurb.com comes in…

Oh, let Chassy Pimp explain it. She does it so much better. Plus, she wrote a song and e’rything.

Take it away, Chassy Pimp!

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TechnoGeekery Quickie #7: Special Message About Streaming Music at Your Blog

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Two words: Don’t. Do It.

I meant three words. Obviously.

(Seriously. People– and by “people” I mean ME– will click right on out of your site if anything automatically blinks, talks, or sings with absolutely no warning whatsoever. NOT. KIDDING. Don’t risk it, that’s all I’m saying.)

As usual, music in this podcast provided by the Podsafe Music Network, with Remember by Black Lab.

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Technogeekery Show #8: Subscribe to Vidcasts in iTunes (everybody’s doing it)

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In order to use the information contained in this Subscribe in iTunes tutorial, you need to have iTunes downloaded and installed on your computer. If you aren’t using iTunes… why aren’t you?! It’s safe and it’s free. Yes, FREE. So what are you waiting for? Download iTunes today.

Go on. I’ll wait.

Music in this podcast provided by the Podsafe Music Network, with Remember by Black Lab, Summertime by Brother Love, and The Jeep Song by Lee Coulter.

So you found a video podcast (or vidcast, if you will) you like, through word of mouth, searching iTunes, or other podcast/vidcast directories. Well, now that you’ve found a vidcast, you need to subscribe to it. Otherwise, how are we podcasters supposed to know if we are popular or not? Huh?

On today’s podcast, I will be walking you through how to subscribe to your favorite podcasts and vidcasts using iTunes. I’ll throw in a few other tips for good measure. Because I’m super cool like that?

Remember, feedback is love. Unless you are going to be mean, in which case SHUT IT. Visit my page at iTunes and say nice things about me! Go on! CLICK. Do it! Do it! Doitdoitdoit! Do it.

Technogeekery Show #7: Breaking Up With Blogger

They say that breaking up is hard to do.
Chassy Cat says... whatever.

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TechnoGeekery Quickie #1: Pimp My Blog POST

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If you’ve ever wondered how to insert an embedded link into your blog posts– and let’s face it, who hasn’t?– then come on doooooooooown! Today is your lucky day. LUCKY!

While this quick tutorial is specific to WordPress, the information contained herein is, in most cases, the universal Embedding a Link in a Blog Post standard. Just so you know.

Sky rockets in flight… afternoon delight…

Hmm… what?

Technogeekery Show #5: Pimp My Blog, Pt. I

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WordPress.com:
Blog Themes
Sidebar Widgets
Post Tags and Categories
Privacy Options
Other Features

Blogger.com:
Getting Started
The Basics
Working With Blogger

Interesting Read:
How Not to Get Fired Because of Your Blog

Technogeekery Show #2: RSS Feeds… What Are They Good For?

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**CLICK ON PICTURES TO ENLARGE**

Subscribe to RSS feed via Bloglines:

bloglines url

bloglines feed

Subscribe to RSS feed via Google Reader:

Google A

Google B

Subscribe to RSS feed via Live Bookmarks:

LiveBookmarks url

LiveBookmarks feed

Subscribe to RSS feed via email:

email feed

Technogeekery Show #1: Blog Basics and Beginnings

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Should I, or shouldn’t I start a blog?

Undecided? Check out Top 9 Reasons to Start a Blog at About.com.

If blogging is a go, then keep on reading! If not, off you go then…

1. Pick a HOST.
Find a decent blogging provider which appeals to you.

Chassy Cat’s Favorite FREE Blog Hosts:
Blogger.com *can be used with Google account
WordPress.com *not to be confused with WordPress.org, which offers the blog platform for free but requires the purchase of a host service and a registered domain name.
These sites offer pre-made blog templates and push-button publishing and don’t require much Technogeekery at ALL.

(For a more in-depth look at blogging platforms, visit Choosing a Blog Platform)

2. Make Your Blog PRETTY.
When you sign up at Blogger or WordPress, pick a ready-made blog template from the gallery and get started personalizing it: add photographs, list the books you are reading, music you enjoy, your like/dislikes, whatev. It’s all about you, baby. However… be smart! Don’t give out too much personal information. No one wants a blog stalker. No, seriously.

3. To Be, Or Not to Be… PUBLIC.
Decide whether or not you want your blog to be private or personal. Do you want freaky-deaky Joe Public reading your blog and viewing your pictures, or do you only want your friends and family to be able to read it? Both Blogger and WordPress offer privacy options, so you are good to go either way. Unless, of course, you are planning on lambasting said friends and family in your blog, in which case you are screwed.

4. TESTING, TESTING… 1,2,3….
After you’ve set up your blog, write a few posts to test it out. Remember, spell check is your friend. Then, refresh your blog every two minutes to see if anyone has commented on your post. Not that I do that.

5. Don’t LURK, Be SOCIABLE.
Visit other blogs! Comment! Leave your blog address! It’s your virtual calling card… which, how very 18th century aristocratic of you, right?!

DARE TO BE YOU.
If you are feeling super daring, you may want register your own domain name and point it at your blog (more on “pointing” in a later podcast! hey! that’s what we in the biz call a TEASER! note it!). Register a catchy yet philosophically deep name for your new blog—such as “dontputyourlipsonit.com” or “ironekillz.com” or “ilovebooks.com” or “grandmasdiary.com” or “tomkatfanatic.com”—and ring up everyone you know to tell them the URL. Remind your less Technogeekery savvy friends and family that “diaryofaslacker” in your blog’s address is spelled “all one word.”

OR, you could jump into the 21st century and EMAIL your blog link to everyone. Yep. That’s always an option.