4 Little Known Keys to Wiki-Blogging

Here’s a tip for increasing your blogging efficiency.

We call it “Wiki-blogging” because your keyboard efficiency is enhanced. With these keys your left hand can join in the fun. Once you get the hang of “wiki-blogging” your thoughts get transferred quickly and easily to the page as your wording keeps up with your thoughts.

The letters themselves don’t necessarily make a lot of sense but are placed so that it is easy for the left hand to manipulate. The letters used are on the lower left of the keyboard: Z, X, C, and V. For the computer to realize you want to do something special the ctrl (control) key is used on windows oriented keyboards. For Apple the  ”apple key” is used located to the left of the space bar. The short cuts are:

  • Ctrl-Z is undo
  • Ctrl-X is cut
  • Ctrl-C is copy
  • Ctrl-V is paste
  • And for those adventurous types you can venture from the bottom row and Ctrl-A is select all.

    Spotlight on 30 tons & 3 women

    March is Women in History month.

    We wouldn’t be where we are at with the internet if it wasn’t for the early computing pioneers. The ENIAC was the first major effort at electric computing machines. The 30 ton monstrosity had 17,000 vacuum tubes and consumed 170 kW of power. Many women made a career of supporting the operations of the new “brain”. One in particular was Grace Hopper, a Navy WAVE that is credited with progressing the art of programming.

    Necessity is the Mother of Invention

    One of my favorite quotes from Grace is that she was lazy so invented the idea of compiling to avoid the grunt work of programming at the time. The IT director at NASA posted a neat tribute about Grace. You can read it by clicking here.

    Top 3 things my Customers receive

    Three things that my customers receive from the Social Media Marketing Class.

    1. Education

    From the social media marketing classes people learn the terminology of the new wave of the internet, social media.

    2. Skills & Scones

    Students get a chance to practice at writing blogs and commenting and trying scones.

    3. Sense of Accomplishment

    Students come away knowing that they can effectively use Social Media as part of their personal branding or small business marketing.

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