Dear Loyal Readers

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We’ve come a long way together .

I want to start by thanking you for reading DigiDame. To date, I have written 312 blog posts, one post per day, seven days a week. It’s been hard work. But now, glutton for punishment that I am, I want to publish more than once a day.

The reason is that I really need to start focusing on building my daily uniques (daily visitor statistics). So I may (may is the operative word) start posting interesting stories several times a day to share all the interesting bits I come across in the course of my work.

Why am I telling you this? First, I believe the inner workings of the digital community will continue to be of interest to you. Secondly, I’d like to ask you the favor of clicking through to the DigiDame website, http://www.digidame.com, instead of just reading posts in your email notification. This will increase my uniques, and my prospects for establishing DigiDame as an influential blog.

I am told that the more I post, and the more keywords I tag, the more additional eyeballs I will get. And hopefully, the better up-to-date you will be! We will learn more as I increase the posts.

Usually, I post before 11:59 pm every night so that WordPress can send out DigiDame to my subscribers in the wee hours of the morning. The additional posts may arrive at any time of the day, so keep an eye out.

Please remember to visit http://www.digidame.com each day. Links and videos will work better, the posts look better there, and, best of all for me, my numbers will go up!

Thanks in advance for supporting me and DigiDame.

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MY EXPLANATION OF A BLOG

It never occured to me to devote one blog post to explaining what blogging is all about. Since I started DigiDame, I have received several calls from friends asking me to define a blog and its purpose.  There are many more qualified folks that can detail the true definition of a blog then myself. However, I will try to explain it in my terms and provide a link to Wikipedia that can also be of assistance. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog

A blog is an online diary which can be personal or professional (for business purposes). The entries are called “posts.”  The frequency of a post depends on the person writing the blog but most serious bloggers post at least once a day. The whole purpose of a blog is to have the ability to express independent beliefs without having some higher authority edit your thoughts.  Most blogs are written on templates that provide options for pictures, videos, links to related stories, tags (words that can be used for browsing and searching purposes),  font formats and overall structure. Blog posts are displayed with the latest entry first.   

I personally don’t like the reverse chronological order because I find it confusing. Unless you have read the blog posts from the beginning there could be references that you don’t understand. I don’t have a solution, so I have to live with it. I am not sure how others feel about the ordering, but I can’t imagine them liking it, because most blog posts are not self-explanatory. A lot of assumption is granted to the writer. That is true for traditional printed newspapers as well these days.  

In the next post, I will share the latest trends in posting, some of which I’ve just learned myself. I started DigiDame to make sure people my age and older know all about the opportunities in the digital world.  Make sure you read it, because there are some new trends that have changed the world of journalism that you’ll want to know about.