12 (of the) Best WordPress Guides and Plugin Reviews of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

JT Pedersen provides a short list of his favorite plugins for personal and corporate (non-ecommerce) blogs, including both popular favorites (the AddThis Social Bookmarking Widget, BackUpWordPress) and some interesting but lesser-known add-ons (Twitter Mentions as Comments, and WP Smush.it

Micro Persuasion: Turn Gmail Into Your Personal Nerve Center

Buzz Marketing for Technology

How to get real-time news updates in Gmail (Gmail+ Google Talk + Twitter). Further, I have become a fan of Twitter - a micro blogging tool which you can control using Google Talk and other IM clients. Some enterprising folks have taken data feeds from the BBC and CNN and ported them to Twitter. So, as long as you have Gmail open, Twitter will IM you the latest news when it hits. This works if you blog on Blogger, Wordpress, Moveable Type or TypePad.

278: Evolve Don’t Revolve Your Blogging

ProBlogger

People sharing their stories, sharing their experience, disagreeing, and encouraging, those types of things have really improved the content that I was creating. She puts it on Twitter 15 times in the first month. These types of things, many of us get petrified by these things.