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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.

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The Top Three RSS Readers for PC Users

The Top Three RSS Readers for PC Users

In previous weeks, we have discussed the best RSS Readers for the Web and the Mac. This time we will be talking about the desktop-based RSS Readers for the PC. 1. FeedDemon FeedDemon is an application, made for the PC, created by the people behind NewsGator. It has numerous functionalities that will help enhance your RSS […]

Three Free RSS Readers for Mac Users

Three Free RSS Readers for Mac Users

More and more, people are relying on RSS feeds for their way to get their news, videos, audio, etc. An RSS Reader is a must-have for anyone who is reading RSS feeds on a daily basis. It provides a way to organize RSS feeds in a way that makes it easier to manage. Before, I […]

10 Social Media Plugins for Windows Live Writer

10 Social Media Plugins for Windows Live Writer

Windows Live Writer is the best desktop-based blog editor for PC users. It allows you to manage different blogs and has rich functionality that makes it easy to create blog posts. Additionally, it provides a way for you to add social media features into your actual blog post, or notify services when you are publishing them. Here […]

Firefox Extension Adds Functionality to Google Analytics

Firefox Extension Adds Functionality to Google Analytics

If you have a web site or blog, you probably rely on web analytics to understand about your visitors. It provides a way for you to know 1. How they found your site 2. The items on your site they find interesting and 3. Location information about your visitors. The best known and most widely […]

Five WYSIWYG Plugins to Enhance the WordPress Built-In Editor

Five WYSIWYG Plugins to Enhance the WordPress Built-In Editor

The WordPress built-in editor has the minimum features to create a blog post. It’s one of the reasons that many bloggers use desktop-based blog editors that provide them with additional features that is lacking in the WordPress editor. Here are five WordPress plugins that will give you the functionality as a desktop-based editor without leaving […]

Visual View of Your Firefox Web Search History With History Tree

Visual View of Your Firefox Web Search History With History Tree

Update: This extension is no longer available. Having a visual view of something is usually helpful to many people. It’s one of the reasons that charts, graphs, and mind maps are widely used as an aid to represent data that would just be numbers or text. Browsers (e.g. Chrome, Safari, and Opera) have started to […]

Four Sites to Promote Your Cause

Four Sites to Promote Your Cause

The Internet provides charities a way to connect with people in all parts of the world. Charities are able to educate people about their cause and ways that they are able to help. Donations are important to a charity because it helps them get products, good, services, and money to aid them in their cause. […]

Five Free Business Tools for Mac Users

Five Free Business Tools for Mac Users

Running a business can get pretty expensive, including all the pricey software tools that you need to keep on top of all your administrative tasks. Entrepreneurs sometimes have to spend a ton of money to get basic business tools that are needed to have a business running smoothly. Here are five business tools that will […]

3 Free and Useful AntiVirus Software for Windows

3 Free and Useful AntiVirus Software for Windows

Having a reliable antivirus software is something that every Windows user should have on his/her own computer. However, these antivirus tools are usually very expensive and use up way too much computer memory. Here are three open source free antivirus software for Windows. They have functionality that will give you the ability to protect your […]

3 Useful Plugins For Multiple Authors Collaboration

3 Useful Plugins For Multiple Authors Collaboration

Collaboration in blogs is a growing need with more and more blogging teams, newspapers, and magazines using the Internet. Additionally, there are times that one post may be assigned to more than one author. In WordPress, the only way to co-author a blog post is to share login information or for the users to have […]

How to Create a Multi-national Blog Without Being a Language Expert

How to Create a Multi-national Blog Without Being a Language Expert

The Internet continues to make the distance between people in different countries shorter and shorter. People, regardless of where they come from, are constantly interacting with one another. As we all know, not everyone speaks the same language, so how can you make your WordPress blog multinational to reach different language speakers. The best way […]

How to Create a Video Blog on Twitter Easily

How to Create a Video Blog on Twitter Easily

Video blogging is increasingly becoming a popular form of reaching out to your audience. Wouldn’t it be great if you can combine this with the popular social media tool – Twitter? There are three services that are doing just that. They are helping Tweeples with video/web cameras broadcast to their followers. More and more, bloggers, […]

How to Make Your WordPress Blog Mobile-Friendly Using MobilePress

How to Make Your WordPress Blog Mobile-Friendly Using MobilePress

Smartphones are becoming one of the main ways that people are using to browse sites. People are using them as a computer, telephone, camera, MP3 player, game system, etc. They provide flexibility and mobility when you are constantly on the move. Due to the increasing demand for smartphones, companies and individuals are having to ensure […]

Qumana: An Easy-to-Use Alternative to Desktop Blogging

Qumana: An Easy-to-Use Alternative to Desktop Blogging

Desktop blog editors provide bloggers additional functionalities that are missing in your blog’s default editor (e.g. WordPress, Blogger, LiveJournal, etc.). Additionally, you are able to write and edit your blog posts offline, which provides a way to save your work on your computer’s hard drive while also not having to be connected to the Internet. […]

Ten Tips to Get the Most Out of Posterous

Ten Tips to Get the Most Out of Posterous

Posterous is the newest way of lifestreaming. What is lifestreaming? Lifestreaming is a feed of a person’s daily activities. This is usually done by social aggregating and/or the person posting photos, videos, and statuses through his/her smartphone. Posterous provides the service for you to do this by posting using email or SMS. It simultaneously posts […]

Enhance Your Blog Posts and E-Newsletter With Zemanta

Enhance Your Blog Posts and E-Newsletter With Zemanta

You have already spent time thinking and writing an innovative blog post. Now, you have to spend more time searching and adding links, images, and related articles. Don’t you wish there was a way to speed up the process? This is where Zemanta comes in. What is Zemanta? Zemanta provides a way to enhance your blog […]

10 Useful Tips to Using FriendFeed

10 Useful Tips to Using FriendFeed

FriendFeed is increasingly becoming a popular social media tool for being a social aggregator with community features. It was one of the first to use the “Like” functionality that more and more web sites (e.g. Facebook, Digg, Seesmic, etc.) are adopting. Additionally, FriendFeed has built a social community that allows you to quickly find an answer to any kind of question that you ask, or get to know other people who share similar interests. New users are usually overwhelmed by the social media site, and are not sure what to do or where to begin. Here are ten useful tips to enjoying all that FriendFeed has to offer.

Top Three Web RSS Readers to Manage Your RSS Feeds

Top Three Web RSS Readers to Manage Your RSS Feeds

The Internet is quickly becoming many people’s one-stop shop for getting information. There are tons of newspapers, magazines, podcasts, blogs, etc. talking about something that will be of interest to a group of people.These publications usually offer RSS feeds that make it easy for their readers to continue viewing their content outside of their site. […]