Why You Should Use Windows SkyDrive When Traveling
14 Sep
2013
By Anne-Marie Nichols

Why You Should Use Windows SkyDrive When Traveling »

SkyDrive is Microsoft’s personal cloud storage service. It provides over 250 million customers with access to their files, photos and documents across all of their devices and platforms.

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Back to School with Windows 8 and Microsoft
14 Sep
2013
By Anne-Marie Nichols

Back to School with Windows 8 and Microsoft »

Back to school now means you may also need to invest in technology like tablets, smart phones, upgrading to new operating systems like Windows 8 to have access to the latest educational apps.

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Test Driving Windows 8 on the Surface Tablet #WindowsChampion
10 Jan
2013
By Anne-Marie Nichols

Test Driving Windows 8 on the Surface Tablet #WindowsChampion »

Late last year I was asked to be a Microsoft Windows Champion. I’ve been an avid user of Microsoft Windows since the ‘90s when I started using Windows 3.0 then Windows 95 at work. These days, I work on a laptop running Windows 7 and have an older desktop running Windows XP for the kids.

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How to Purchase a Domain Name for Your Blog »

If you’re starting a new blog, you’ll need to purchase a domain name for it. If you have self-hosted WordPress blog, your host probably offers free domain registration with your hosting package. However, if you use another platform, like TypePad, you’ll have to register the domain on your own.

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Becoming a Better Blogger: Online ProBlogging Classes »

When I posted Two Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills, I mentioned online writing classes. But did you know that there are online problogging classes, too?

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Two Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills »

If you’re reading this, I assume you’ve been doing this blogging thing for awhile now and feel you’re a fairly competent writer. Posting frequently helps build up your writing chops, and was one of the reasons I started blogging at A Mama’s Rant over five years ago. Still, at some point you may feel like you’re stuck and could be a better writer. So what are ways to improve your writing?

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Should You Join a Blog Network? »

Recently, a friend who is new to blogging asked me if she should join a blog network. She wondered if the exposure would be beneficial to her writing career and if the money was any good. Here’s what I told her.

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Clean Up Your Online Presence and Brand »

Branding is a big buzz word in blogging. So what exactly does it mean? Simply it’s the way all the elements of your blog (layout, design, blog name, URL, monetization, writing voice and posting style) convey an image to readers. You can think of it as your style or even your online reputation.

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Pursuing La Vita Freelance with WOW! Women on Writing »

WOW! Women on Writing is an online magazine devoted to supporting women's creativity, energy, blood, sweat and tears, throughout all stages of the writing process. They promote communication between women writers, authors, editors, agents, publishers and readers and hope to fill the missing gap between writing websites and women's magazines.

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$30 Can Make You a Better Blogger and Help You Build Traffic »

If you’re going to make an investment in your blogging this year, you should check out two ebooks being offered by a couple of top bloggers – Darren Rowse of CopyBlogger and Chris Garret of ChrisG.com.

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