Dear Loyal Readers


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,, 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 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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There Are Millions of Me



When I saw hundreds of bloggers listening to someone talk about video streaming at Blogworld in Las Vegas today, I realized that the competition is so vast that I better turn up the volume on my DigiDame branding initiatives. I have been posting every day for almost a year and I am still not rich and famous.

Blogworld, a conference and exhibition that teaches everything you need to know about being a successful blogger, is at the Rio Conference Center the same days as CES. Since I am here before CES officially opens tomorrow, I decided to scout Blogworld out today.

I was shocked to see the crowds of bloggers in the hallways, in the conference rooms, and walking around the exhibition center. I am not sure how many of these people make any money at being a blogger, but there has to be some potential, otherwise all these people would not exist.

Michael Fields from WordPress, told me the number of bloggers writing about every topic imaginable is growing so fast that it is difficult to keep track of the actual count, but it is in the millions. Bloggers are made up experts, people who think they are experts (me), and folks who work for corporations that are allowed to express themselves on an independent platform. Don’t think bloggers are just unemployed people who have nothing better to do. Most bloggers have lots to share and are becoming as popular as well known journalists. The wonderful thing about blogging is that it gives the writer independent freedom. No one is monitoring the copy.

Blogworld also caters to podcasters, web TV and video creators, and social media pros. No matter if you are well-established in the online world or just starting out, Blogworld is a great networking platform. Bloggers from over 50 countries attend.

One other great piece of advice from Fields is that I have to go to more blog meet ups. These local events will provide me with strategies and know how that will give me a stronger voice in the senior market.

Tomorrow, I will be posting some very interesting finds at CES.




I Want My Drafts Whenever, Wherever

Let me be the first to tell you the problem with certain applications. Unless you use them a lot you wouldn’t know this.

Your work in “draft form” does not transfer from app to app. For example, I was writing this post on the WordPress app on my iPad.

The iPad’s battery was running low so I switched to WordPress on my iPhone.

I couldn’t finish the post I was working on because it was saved in draft form on my iPad. Drafts only reside where you create them. If I had posted it, I would be able to view it from any of my devices: iPhone, iPad, iPod, and even my laptop.

This is going to be true for any app that allows you to create. A draft is a draft and it stays on the unit you are working on.

If you understand technology you would understand why this all makes sense. I am not a true techie. All I can say is that I want my drafts to transfer this way so I can work in stages from any device.

A girl can only dream.


My New Life As A Blogger

Andrea Hein

My girl friend Andrea Hein asked me at dinner Sunday night, “Lois, how are you going to keep this up?” She was referring to writing a blog post each day. “Are you still going to do PR?”  Yes, I am going to keep my day job. It is a perfect fit for a blogger. PR gives me the ammunition I need to stay in the action. How I am going to manage both is another story.

Writing the copy for a blog is the easy part. The part that is so

WordPress Template Called A Dashboard

time-consuming is proofing, finding images, researching related stories, highlighting links, tagging, and checking and rechecking before you click to post. For those of us who are not technically inclined, the most fascinating part of a blog is the way it is laid out and designed. Unless bloggers have their own art department, how do their posts look so professional? I could never understand that. I have come to learn that there are software programs created and designed just for bloggers. The one I use is called WordPress. I find it absolutely amazing that you can insert your copy, photos, links, and tags and WordPress does the rest. Each time I post a blog, it takes about three or four hours from start to finish. That includes everything from the writing to the rechecking. I am sure some bloggers do it faster but I am still a beginner. 

I love doing all the work and then checking it in draft form. There is such a sense of accomplishment. I feel very competitive with other bloggers who have been posting every day for years. If they can do it, why can’t I? I figured out a formula. I start thinking about the topic I am going to write about after dinner. I start the copy on my iPhone while watching TV. Once I get the general theme written out (and that can be just a few sentences), I feel so comfortable that I can fall asleep pretty quickly because I know that the pressure is off. In the morning I finish the copy in a half hour and then the drudgery begins—–the posting process. I am sure it will go faster once I start using the WordPress app on my iPhone and iPad. I still don’t have a sense of trust yet. 

Memo to Andrea and husband Ron Hein: Have a great trip in South America. I am not saying where you are going to protect your privacy. It was great seeing you at The Palm on Second Avenue in NYC. Don’t forget to sniff the cocoa leaves. Oops !!!!