5 Tips: Learn how to get the most out of this blog ~ Swing, jazz and blues - Dance to the music

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

5 Tips: Learn how to get the most out of this blog

Here is some tips about how you can get the most out of this blog. Try them!

  1. Search the site

  2. If there is something specific you want to find out about you can search for it in the box to the right side of the page.

  3. Browse the archive

  4. There is quite a lot of blog posts in the archive which you can browse.

    Notice that you can expand/collapse the monthly archives in the right column by clicking on the arrow next to the month.

    If you click on the name of a month you will find a page with all that months post collected at one page.

  5. Use the labels

  6. I tag each post with labels that describes the content. If a post for example has the label "Count Basie" you can click that link to go to a page with all the posts about Count Basie.

  7. Explore related music and books

  8. Each post has a small Amazon.com advertisement. What is shown is based on a keyword that I have selected manually that fits the topic.

    For example: If the post is about Ella Fitzgerald, two of her cds will be featured in the bottom of the post.

    Which of her cd that is shown will change each time you reload the page. This is useful if you want to discover cds or books related to the topic in the post.

  9. Follow the links

  10. When I write the posts I try to give you as much information as possible. Often I link to products or lists at Amazon.com where you can find out more.

    I also frequently link to Wikipedia, The Internet Movie Database and especially YouTube (that's a goldmine!).

    Sometimes I link the same phrase to different sources, so be sure to check out each link.

What do you think of these tips? Do you have any other tips that I should mention? How do you use the blog? Tell me.

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