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X-ray of a Blog – Blogging Tips Series pt. 1

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PARAMEDICS push through the doors with a BLOG on a gurney. The NURSE gets them to a room and calls the DOCTOR.

We have a Blog in distress, but no clues as to what’s wrong.

The doctor begins his examination.

Nurse, We’re going to need some lab work. We have lethargy, failure to thrive, possible internal injuries, and clearly, the Blog is in need of some cosmetic surgery. Let’s get an X-ray stat.

Yes, Doctor, right away.


The X-ray of a Blog

In this three-part series, we will explore the attributes and make-up of a blog. In part one, we will examine the Skeleton, Skin, Nervous System, and Brain. You will find links to provide you with more detail. Let’s delve into the X-ray…

The Skeleton

Just like the human body, a blog cannot function without its skeletal frame, and in this case that means your blogging platform or blog host. Understanding these systems can be tricky, so it helps to know some key terminology, tips, and tricks.

The Skin

Unlike the skeletal bones, the skin doesn’t show up in X-rays, but it’s the first thing readers notice when visiting your blog. Work with themes, designs, and fonts. Taking care of your “skin” is vital.

The Nervous System

The nervous system is an internal communications highway. It receives input and passes it along to the proper areas for an action to take place. In a blog, plug-ins, widgets, customizations, and tools pass along the hidden parameters you set that result in how your blog works and communicates information to others.

The Brain

The brain of a blog organizes, analyzes, examines statistics, and records memories.

This is a lot of information for one post. Part Two of this X-ray of a Blog Series will take us on a journey through the Heart, Soul, Mouth, Eyes and Ears, and Hands.
Look for it next
Wednesday, August 14th.

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40 thoughts on “X-ray of a Blog – Blogging Tips Series pt. 1”

    1. A lot of the information is “general” and not to a specific platform, but there are some things that are WordPress or Blogger/Blogspot. I hope you can find things that are useful to you. 🙂

  1. Lorelai, wow. This looks like a lot of information. Don’t have time to read it all right this moment, but rest assured I plan to ‘dissect’ it as soon as possible. Thanks for taking the time to create this and for sharing it with all of us.

  2. Wow – I could have used this a few months back! I’ve got 3 new tabs open to to explore some areas I need now. Thanks for the insight. Just a tip – I’m keeping all my color codes and HTML shortcuts in Evernote – so I can quickly access them and copy and paste. Huge time saver!!

  3. I love all your great links! Lots of fun information to explore! I know that must’ve taken you forever to put together, rest assured, it was time well spent.Great list.

  4. Wow! What a great list of resources! I will be checking them as I go. It has been saved 😉
    Thank you for all the hard work. It will be very useful for all of us bloggers .

  5. I’m curious to find out what blog platform you are using? I’m
    experiencing some minor security issues with my latest blog and I would like to find something
    more secure. Do you have any suggestions?

  6. wow, this is totally awesome! I have a huge list of things I need to add/research/think about as it relates to my blog and I added a few of these here. I’m sure I will come back and check it out again. Such a creative take on examining the parts of a blog! And I totally pinned it (my second pin EVER!)

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