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Blogging: Platforms and Plugins #SocialCafe #TBW

Blogging: Platforms and Plugins #SocialCafe #TBW

Topic: Blogging: Platforms and Plugins. Hosts: Deborah @SocialWebCafe and Da Vinci @TheBlogWorkshop

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  3. Tonight's Chat topic is: Blogging: Platforms and Plugins #SocialCafe #TBW... Chat with us Now! :)
  4. Q1 Do you prefer self-hosted blogging or platform-hosted blogging? #SocialCafe #TBW
  5. A1 I personally prefer self-hosted. But, I am an admitted tech geek #SocialCafe #TBW
  6. A1. I started out blogging on a platform hosted blog but once I saw the limitations I had to make a switch #SocialCafe #TBW
  7. @YourLifeAfter25 Same here. Started with blogspot. Yes, the #limitations... that is what propelled me onward #TBW #SocialCafe
  8. @tamarawilson Awesome! So you're a blogging veteran :), do you have more than one blog? #SocialCafe #TBW
  9. @tamarawilson u know It's funny. Blogger made perfect sense to me at 1st, but recently, when helping some1, it was "huh?" #TBW #SocialCafe
  10. I've found that some #bloggers will have a self-hosted blog for their main blogs & then platform hosted for hobby #SocialCafe #TBW
  11. @TheBlogWorkshop I have three that I work on then a couple others arent much of a passion anymore #TBW #SocialCafe
  12. MT @TheBlogWorkshop: Ive found that some #bloggers will have a self-hosted blog for main blogs & platform hosted for hobby #TBW #SocialCafe
  13. @socialwebcafe I still have a blog on there and tweak it once in a great moon so I can help others the best I can. #TBW #SocialCafe
  14. @tamarawilson Blogging is addictive, lol.. it's rare to find a veteran blogger who only has 1 blog! #SocialCafe #TBW
  15. @socialwebcafe Thanks its one of those things once you start its hard to stop #TBW #SocialCafe
  16. Definitely RT @tamarawilson: @socialwebcafe Thanks its one of those things once you start its hard to stop #TBW #SocialCafe
  17. A2 I like Wordpress. I have used drupal and that is good, but Wordpress is very universal. #SocialCafe #TBW
  18. @socialwebcafe I like Wordpress, well haven't tried any of the other self hosted ones. #TBW #SocialCafe
  19. A2. I think it depends on the content I'm delving but I love Wordpress and Youtube! #SocialCafe #TBW
  20. A2. I think it depends on the content I'm delving but I love Wordpress and Youtube! #SocialCafe #TBW
  21. @socialwebcafe My why, its easy I have complete control and well I like being in control of what I do. #SocialCafe
  22. @tamarawilson I haven't heard a lot about the others. Drupal was good, bt Wordpress seems to be the "language" of bloggers #TBW #SocialCafe
  23. It's important to remember that blogging comes in many forms; video, micro, etc. #SocialCafe #TBW
  24. @YourLifeAfter25 I am just starting to use Youtube, was afraid of video now not so much. #TBW #SocialCafe
  25. @socialwebcafe Yea there is tons of resources for it I haven't seen much for the others. #TBW #SocialCafe
  26. RT @TheBlogWorkshop: Its important to remember that blogging comes in many forms; video, micro, etc. #SocialCafe #TBW #SocialCafe
  27. When we consider micro-blogging many people are bloggers without even knowing it! Twitter updates, Facebook statuses, etc #SocialCafe #TBW
  28. A2: I haven't posted anything to WordPress or YouTube yet, just have my accounts opened. But I love what I see! #TBW #socialcafe
  29. MT@TheBlogWorkshop: many people are bloggers without even knowing it! Twitter updates, Facebook statuses, etc #TBW #socialcafe
  30. Granted, this was 1yr ago, but WP self-hosted 39%. Interestingly, "custom" 2nd at 14%  http://ht.ly/jUHHn alTBWeSocialCafe
  31. @TheBlogWorkshop Camera shy. Also I am a touch fluffy and was afraid of what people would think. Then decided who cares #TBW #SocialCafe
  32. Hi Belinda! I was just going to go check on you :) RT @FleurdeB: Hey gang, Im here. Woke up late from my nap. #TBW #SocialCafe
  33. We love self-hosted Wordpress, there are so many possibilities with it! However, different bloggers have different needs #SocialCafe #TBW
  34. Right now my son (9 years old) is trying to talk me in to letting him get a blog. #TBW #SocialCafe
  35. Right now my son (9 years old) is trying to talk me in to letting him get a blog. #TBW #SocialCafe
  36. @tamarawilson Glad you're becoming more comfortable with it! One step at a time :) Hope to see you at our conference :) #SocialCafe #TBW
  37. @tamarawilson Have you seen our vid from last week's episode of Social Web Cafe TV? You'd fit in just fine ;) #TBW #SocialCafe
  38. @tamarawilson I think that's Awesome! The children are starting much younger and can build an audience with school :) #SocialCafe #TBW
  39. @TheBlogWorkshop Im thinking on attending and trying to talk hubby in to another conference this year #TBW #SocialCafe
  40. @tamarawilson That's one reason we're offering a college scholarship for bloggers in college or going to college! #SocialCafe #TBW
  41. I've been blogging on and off for a few yrs. Had an email writing ezine, an art newsletter and now special diets food blog. #socialcafe
  42. @tamarawilson Would love to have you, we have excellent prizes that would help with your video blogging too ;) #SocialCafe #TBW
  43. @tamarawilson That is so cool. My daughter loves to draw and I helped set up a blog for her where we scan in her drawings #TBW #SocialCafe
  44. Nice thing about @TheBlogWorkshop is that there is such a savings on travel & lodging, but still high value and interaction #TBW #SocialCafe
  45. Hrm plugins If I don't get it to work right I find another lol, that will work #TBW #SocialCafe
  46. Hrm plugins If I don't get it to work right I find another lol, that will work #TBW #SocialCafe
  47. Da Vinci @TheBlogWorkshop ... Cracks me up to address you as a person and brand using same handle. So glad u can tell diff #TBW #SocialCafe
  48. Plugins are like added bits of coding/programs to enhance functionality in blog platform RT @FleurdeB: Pls define plugins. #TBW #SocialCafe
  49. @FleurdeB Plugins are little pieces of software that you add to your blog to make it do things there are 1000s #TBW #SocialCafe
  50. A3 The improperly coded ones because they donÕt play well with others (Did I mention IÕm also a programmer?) #SocialCafe #TBW
  51. @tamarawilson LOL, I like your style... that's about how I work! "If it's broke, replace it" #SocialCafe #TBW
  52. Note to self to stop adding apostrophes to tweets because some programs convert them to weird looking symbols. lol #TBW #SocialCafe
  53. @socialwebcafe That is awesome you are a coder, that is something on my todo list to learn #TBW #SocialCafe
  54. That, right there, keeps u busy! RT @FleurdeB: I microblog on FB, LIN, Tw, Tumblr, Pinterest & G+. #TBW #SocialCafe
  55. A3. The key with plugins is about your theme, what you want to accomplish & what other plugins will interact well. #SocialCafe #TBW
  56. MT @TheBlogWorkshop: A3. Key w plugins is ur theme, what you want to accomplish & what other plugins will interact well. #TBW #socialcafe
  57. @socialwebcafe Oh that is SO easy to do, I get plugin fever sometimes and then I have to put myself in plugin timeout! LOL #SocialCafe #TBW
  58. @socialwebcafe lol I have about 12-14 then try not to get excited with new ones, figure if I can short code it in the better #SocialCafe
  59. Very cool! Congrats! RT @FleurdeB: @socialwebcafe Now my fascinated friends are becoming clients, so more busy. #TBW #SocialCafe
  60. @SandBookWich Did you try deactivating other plugins to see if it's not interacting well with another one? #SocialCafe #TBW
  61. @socialwebcafe lol clicked the link and your voices went away. (from last weeks epi) #SocialCafe
  62. A4 Definitely CommentLuv I love to Ògive backÓ and this plugin helps me do that! #SocialCafe #TBW
  63. A4. You have to have a great SEO plugin; Yoast, All in One SEO, etc and Akismet saves me spam headache! #SocialCafe #TBW
  64. @socialwebcafe Better WP Security, NoFollow Link, TinyMCE Advanced and Social Likes are a few that I like #SocialCafe
  65. A4: On food blog, my keepers are my media mentions list, SM follow buttons, blog promo site buttons & resources. #TBW #socialcafe
  66. Good point, @YourLifeAfter25 I personally use SEOPressor for SEO and love it. My CommentLuv takes care of Spam #TBW #SocialCafe
  67. Good ones RT @tamarawilson: @socialwebcafe Better WP Security, NoFollow Link, TinyMCE Advanced and Social Likes ... #TBW #SocialCafe
  68. on my food blog Recipe SEO and Nutrition Plugin and Recipes to Grocery Lists have been a huge blessing #SocialCafe
  69. I'm an SEO pro writer on the side, so it flows out of my fingers. #TBW #socialcafe
  70. Yep, that social sharing is important MT @FleurdeB: A4: my keepers are media mentions list, SM buttons, promo buttons. #TBW #SocialCafe
  71. Ah, the "SEO flow" :) RT @FleurdeB: Im an SEO pro writer on the side, so it flows out of my fingers. #TBW #SocialCafe
  72. @tamarawilson Cool. Is that like a nutrition label type plugin? That is so helpful on food/recipe blogs! #TBW #SocialCafe
  73. So glad that themes have that built-in RT @tamarawilson: My SEO stuff is in the themes. #TBW #SocialCafe
  74. @socialwebcafe yea, I tried sitting down trying to figure it then found it was thrilled lol #SocialCafe
  75. A4. Other essential plugins are Google XML Sitemaps and if you can't build a mobile site, GET a mobile plugin! #SocialCafe #TBW
  76. @TheBlogWorkshop I'm a big fan of the raw html plugin. I hate when Wordpress changes the html on me. #tbw #socialcafe
  77. @TheBlogWorkshop I'm a big fan of the raw html plugin. I hate when Wordpress changes the html on me. #tbw #socialcafe
  78. @TheBlogWorkshop I'm a big fan of the raw html plugin. I hate when Wordpress changes the html on me. #tbw #socialcafe
  79. @TheBlogWorkshop Oh Yea a Mobile plugin. Most of my recipe site comes from mobile (i guess while cooking?) I use HandHeld #SocialCafe
  80. Hey @DanRMorris! Glad to have you joining us tonight. Show love to Dan, he's speaking at our conference this May! #SocialCafe #TBW
  81. @DanRMorris Hey Dan, I hope you are having a good day. yes WP does funky stuff to html sometimes #SocialCafe
  82. @DanRMorris Yes, definitely. There is also a WP PHP plugin if you want html and PHP freedom. Is that too geeky? :) #TBW #SocialCafe
  83. Oh my, Yes! The Google XML Sitemaps an absolute! MT @TheBlogWorkshop: A4. Other essential plugins are Google XML Sitemaps #TBW #SocialCafe
  84. I also religiously use the custom sidebar plugin. Way better than most SEO plugins #tbw #socialcafe
  85. Next Week’s Twitter Chat: What Are Some Ways I Can Further My Blogging Education? #SocialCafe #TBW
  86. Dangit. Elec went out. Storm must be closing in on us. My box is beeping. 30 minutes to darkness. #socialcafe
  87. By the way, I'm using Tweetgrid right now. It's my favorite TwitterChat tool. #tbw #socialcafe
  88. By the way, I'm using Tweetgrid right now. It's my favorite TwitterChat tool. #tbw #socialcafe
  89. Tonight was another awesome chat! It's always fun to connect with fellow #Bloggers & #Vloggers! #SocialCafe #TBW
  90. RT @TheBlogWorkshop: some #bloggers will have a self-hosted blog for their main blogs & then platform hosted for hobby #SocialCafe #TBW
  91. Missed the #SocialCafe ? Stay tuned for Tweets letting your know the archive/summary is ready. #TBW
  92. Missed the #SocialCafe ? Stay tuned for Tweets letting your know the archive/summary is ready. #TBW
  93. Wish i could have been here sooner. 4 kids are hard to wrangle sometimes. #tbw #socialcafe
  94. Woohoo! Correction: my foot pulled the box plug partly out of the wall. #TBW #socialcafe
  95. Thank u for joining us for #SocialCafe #TBW Twitter Chat. Feel free to keep chatting, just wanted to let you know we appreciate u!
  96. @TheBlogWorkshop I've just never made the transition to Hootsuite. One of these days. #tbw #socialcafe
  97. :) RT @DanRMorris: Wish i could have been here sooner. 4 kids are hard to wrangle sometimes. #tbw #SocialCafe
  98. Thnx Belinda :) RT @FleurdeB: Great chat, everybody. Looking forward to the transcript. #TBW #SocialCafe

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