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Shevonne Polastre authors ChicWriter, a blog filled with writing tips and articles . She loves social media, technology, art, wine, music, movies, traveling, books, education, biking, and the great outdoors.

Articles by Shevonne

How to Automate Your Social Media Life

How to Automate Your Social Media Life

Anyone who is on a few social networking sites knows that it can sometimes be a little overwhelming. It can take up a lot of your time, and so you are thinking of ways to continue being on top of your social media life without forsaking all the other things that are important to you. […]

How to Migrate From Blogger.com to Self-Hosted WordPress

How to Migrate From Blogger.com to Self-Hosted WordPress

One of the first blogging platforms to hit the webosphere was Blogger in 1999. It was easy to set up and start posting right away. However, some time later, WordPress came into the scene, and it changed the way people saw blogging platforms. On top of the fact that it was easy to use, users […]

How To Integrate Topsy Into Your WordPress Site

How To Integrate Topsy Into Your WordPress Site

The search engines that we are used to, like Google and Yahoo, rely on spiders crawling through web sites indexing the keywords they find. Therefore, when someone is searching for a certain topic, like “technology,” these search engines will display whatever they found, ranked by popularity on the page. Topsy is different. It’s a people-powered search […]

How to Create a Group Blog In Posterous

How to Create a Group Blog In Posterous

Posterous has increasingly become a way to setup a blog (or web site) without having to be the most tech-savvy person. In July 2009, we gave you ten tips to get the most out of Posterous. Since then, there have been many new updates to the site. In December 2009, Posterous announced a way for groups […]

How to Access Your iTunes Music From Anywhere

How to Access Your iTunes Music From Anywhere

pulpTunes’ tagline is “The Web Server for iTunes,” and that is exactly what it is. There are time when you are some place other than your home, and you really want to listen to your music collection. However, you are unable to access it because you are not in the same network, and/or you have […]

10 Best Free Adobe Air Apps to Have on Your System

10 Best Free Adobe Air Apps to Have on Your System

More and more applications are being built using Adobe Air. Adobe Air allows developers to design and implement flexible Internet applications that can reside outside of a browser. Another plus about using Adobe Air is that it’s easy to develop applications that can be used on both Windows and Mac computer systems. With so many […]

Two Simples Codes to Prevent People from Hotlinking Your Images

Two Simples Codes to Prevent People from Hotlinking Your Images

It has happened to everyone. You are browsing around the internet when you see one of your images on another site. Instantly, you are miffed that the person didn’t ask your permission or doesn’t even credit you for the image. You might be wondering “What are you supposed to do to prevent this from happening again?” […]

Seven Steps to Take Control of Your Privacy on Facebook

Seven Steps to Take Control of Your Privacy on Facebook

In December, Facebook introduced a new facet to their privacy settings. They would default them to be viewed by everyone, which means that anyone with a Facebook account can view your settings. It caused a huge uproar by some people, but I wasn’t one of them. I had come to realize awhile back that Facebook […]

Create a Photo Collage for Print or Wallpaper Using Photovisi

Create a Photo Collage for Print or Wallpaper Using Photovisi

Photo collages are a great way to customize your desktop, or any site that needs a background (e.g. web site or any profile page you can customize the background). However, it is usually an extensive process that needs the use of a image-editing software, like Adobe Photoshop or Macromedia Dreamweaver. Photovisi resolves all this. It […]

5 Ways to Protect Your Twitter Account from Cyber Attacks

5 Ways to Protect Your Twitter Account from Cyber Attacks

In 2009, we saw the Twitter fail whale way too many times. There were several attacks that crippled Twitter and had many of its users (me included) wondering if they would ever be able to access their accounts again. In its 2010 Threat Predictions report, McAfee has predicted that social networking sites, like Twitter, and […]

How-To Guide to Twitter Lists

How-To Guide to Twitter Lists

In 2009, one of the biggest news that came from Twitter were the use of Twitter lists. Twitter Lists allows users to organize tweeple into smaller groups, which help in being able to view their tweets that could be missed otherwise. One of the great things about Twitter Lists is that you can add any […]

WordPress: How to Separate Pingbacks From Comments

WordPress: How to Separate Pingbacks From Comments

With the popularity of social networking sites, such as Twitter and Facebook, there has been an increase of pingbacks and external comments. Therefore, some bloggers find it easier to separate the two, so it’s easier for their readers and themselves to distinguish between the two. This can be done in two ways: Using a WordPress […]

5 Free PDF Converters for Windows Users

5 Free PDF Converters for Windows Users

Wouldn’t it be great if Windows comes with its own PDF converter? Unfortuately, it does not. With PDF being one of the preferred ways of protecting and sending documentation to others, we need a way to convert any document format into PDF. In case you are searching for such tool, here are five of the […]

Aviary, a Web Alternative to Adobe Creative Suite

Aviary, a Web Alternative to Adobe Creative Suite

Everyone has heard of Adobe Creative Suite, which allows you to create all types of print, web, and mobile design. With it, comes a hefty price to get all the applications to have a full design studio. Additionally, if you are using a computer system that doesn’t have the software installed, then you are not […]

Five Free Backup Applications for Mac

Five Free Backup Applications for Mac

Everyone has suffered a hard drive crash and has lost all of their files, photos, and videos, or they know someone who has. You know that it’s best to backup your data to more places than one. Therefore, having a reliable backup application on your computer is something that you should have to assist you […]

Five Free Clipboard Managers for Windows

Five Free Clipboard Managers for Windows

The default Windows Clipboard Manager, known as Office Clipboard, does not offer much functionality that would be useful to many people. It can hold 24 items, either text or images, that can be used throughout the different Microsoft Office applications. If a person adds a 25th one, the oldest item gets deleted. There is copy […]

Lunascape – The World’s First Triple Engine Browser

Lunascape – The World’s First Triple Engine Browser

Web developers know the importance of testing web sites and blogs on the different web browsers available. A site/blog can look great on one browser, but if you try to access it on another one, it can probably look garbled. It’s a hassle checking a web site/blog on Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, etc. […]

Amaya: A Simple, Yet Useful Alternative to Dreamweaver

Amaya: A Simple, Yet Useful Alternative to Dreamweaver

While on a project, where money was scarce, we were scrambling around looking for a free or open source HTML editor that can provide us the same functionality as Adobe Dreamweaver. During my analysis of the different HTML editor out there, I came across Amaya. What intrigued me about it was that it was created […]