Blogging 101: News Snippets As At 28 April 2021

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News snippet – Still remember this so-called Professor Kamarul Zaman who in 2018 was one of three panellists and was criticising and stressing why Dr M should not be a Prime Minister.

It was reported that the Professor wetted himself (which the Professor strongly denies) when Dr M gatecrashed the Shah Alam event and posted on Twitter “I am here guys. Say it to my face.” Well, he is back with wild allegations of veiled religious conversion by using charity. Image source: Malaysiakini.

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Blogging 101: It Has Been A Challenging Year 2020

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One has to admit that year 2020 have been a very challenging year, not only for the country but for everyone around the world. One main factor that had shaken everyone left, right and centre have been the COVID19 pandemic. Will things getting better in the coming year 2021? Image source: The Journal of mHealth

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Blogging 101: Time to move from the Classic Editor

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With blogging on WordPress, I always knew that this day would come even though I’m on a self hosted site. I guess it’s time for me to let go the Classic Editor and embrace the new Block Editor.

With the introduction of the Block editor, the WordPress.com Classic Editor was set for retirement at the beginning of June.

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Blogging 101: The Day My Blog Went Ballistic & Not Accessible

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This is how generally an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate works to secure the communication between the user and the server on a website like this blog site. Image source: Internetum

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Blogging 101: 6 Boring Things To Do To Revitalise Old Blog Posts

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When I have free time for blogging, I spent most of the time drafting posts for the upcoming publications. It has never been a smooth process considering that I have general ideas but when it comes to the details, I would just stare at the screen contemplating the words to use – to start the post off and then go clueless on what comes next. Cartoon source: Danziger / New York Times

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Blogging 101: 3 Types of Bad Youtube Videos You Should NOT Watch

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In these social media days, hardly a day goes by when one will not be in touch with social media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and of course, Youtube. Over the years, I have come to rely on video sites for my dose of debates, motivation talks, travels, documentaries, interviews, how-to-do tutorials, comedy, music videos, concerts, movies and other forms of entertainment. Image Source: Photo by Kon Karampelas on Unsplash

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Blogging 101: Enriched And Rewarding, 15 Years of Blogging

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What is the biggest challenge that I have faced in all my years of blogging? The same as many other bloggers out there – time to do a blog post. Mind you, when I say the time, this includes the time to think of the blog post idea, the time to get enough research to be done, time to draft the content and finally posting it. Statistics source: Orbit Media

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Happy New Year 2020: Learn, Adapt, Improvise and Move On

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I wish Happy New Year and happy holidays to all my subscribers, readers and anyone who had dropped-by to check out my blog. Your visits, comments and likes have been a great motivation to keep blogging.

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Blogging 101: Which is Better – Frequent Short Post or Infrequent Long Post?

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Ever since I moved to my own site, I have been trying to be “more consistent” with my post of contents. Image source: elitecopywriter.com

In a way, it is a good thing because I am forced to be on my toe to look out for contents for the blog – fortunately there is no lack of source for the content, from current news, photos, my dreams and travels.

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Blogging 101: 5 Fascinating Mistakes Discovered With Self Hosted WordPress

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I have been blogging on WordPress.com site since 2007 (earlier since 2005 in Blogger.com) and since it is a free site where certain things cannot be done or limited (like installing plugins, monetization of the site, etc), all I had to worry about back then was ensuring that I had good content for the blog post. Image source: WordPress.org.

Seriously back then terminologies like SEO, AMP, Fast Website Loading, Caching, Backups, etc was basically sounded alien to me. Well not true exactly, I had some idea on some of the concepts as I have seen the same at my workplace but it was clear that using the free WordPress.com site, there was nothing much I could play around on this.

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