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…

Dancing SkeletonThe 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.

Sunbathing Pigs - Maybe Next Time You'll Try SunscreenThe 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.

How do you like my new internal communication systemThe 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.

Brain JokeThe 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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41 Responses to X-ray of a Blog – Blogging Tips Series pt. 1

  1. Becca says:

    Oh my gosh!! I love this!!!!! I will be pinning it 🙂

  2. Thanks for sharing some great resources, I’ll have to look into these when I have a moment! =) Can’t wait to see the second part!

  3. mkpinkpirate says:

    This is wonderful! I am going to check out all the resources tonight when I have more time. You must have worked really hard to put this all together.

  4. Oh my goodness…my brain is spinning…in a very good way…

    Kristen from The Road to Domestication

  5. This is some really great information here although most are for WordPress you do have a few that I can use on Blogger. Thanks so much for sharing these. Awesome!!

    • 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. 🙂

  6. 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.

  7. Crystal says:

    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!!

  8. 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.

  9. Chez says:

    This was awesome!!……I am coming back later to check out all the links….Great idea Crystal 🙂

  10. Shoooey what a load of good information, thanks for sharing!

  11. *BOOM*!!! You blew my mind! Pinned and tweeted!

  12. Simply Linda says:

    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 .

  13. Lani says:

    Nice work, clever idea. Already learning new stuff, thanks for all your hard work!

  14. gps moto says:

    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?

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  16. Michelle says:

    Thanks for including me on your list of resources! I’ll be sharing this post with my followers 🙂

  17. 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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  21. Thank u so much for this. I just started blogging a month ago,a nf had no idea of all this!!

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