Hello, peops. This is better.
In 2007, the MS Word blog feature downloaded the theme, too, which didn’t fit in the window and made it bloody awkward to type.
Now that that’s gone, although the WordPress dashboard is okay as a text input device – certainly better than Blogger – for word processing documents, I think Microsoft has got the market licked.
Now, that’s not a Text Editor! NoteTab Light is a completely free HTML editor (although there is a premium option) and so much more that is absolutely perfect for composing documents in HTML. If you’re a bit unsure, NoteTab Light’s ‘document to HTML’ or ‘Strip HTML’ if you want to run something through Copyscape are two of the best time-saving blog tools you can have.
I’ve only just downloaded it from Fookes again since converting from my laptop to the PC I had built and I wished I’d done it sooner. OneNote would be almost perfect if it had an accurate character/word counter, but the only one to date is only capable of analysing the whole page content – shite if you’ve got loads of clippings and notes on the page from which you’re deriving your article.
Okay – so the Blog Post document in MS Word doesn’t have all of the fancy features you’d find in the actual MS 2010 Word program proper but, let’s face it, your blog host is hardly going to be able to support or understand many of the commands, anyway. The kitchen sink in the WordPress dashboard (visible in the screen clip, below) certainly covers the basics and those are all but replicated, here in Blog Post. You may say this program doesn’t have the HTML malarkey but, as I mentioned above, what does it take to copy and paste this into a new NoteTab document, run the ‘doc to HTML’ function and paste it back here.
Okay – it may send this to the ‘Visual’ pane in the text box in the dash board but again, cut it and paste it into the HTML pane in your WordPress dashboard and you really can become a master of coding using MS Word, NoteTab and WordPress without the hassle of the painstaking, mind-boggling code creation learning curve.
I’ll run a quick example. This next bit of text I’ll type out normally, copy it into the HTML editor in NoteTab, and then leave both in the article to show the difference – and I know hardly anything about HTML:
For good blogging, you need the following skills as an absolute minimum:
The ability to write quality, original copy in superlative English,
- If you’re not with that, then maybe think about doing something else,
- To be able to emit your voice and/or opinion through your words,
- The ability to craft organic SEO techniques into your article without the reader noticing,
- SEO and Social Media skills,
- A doggedness and self-believe that brings you back to the keyboard every day, no matter what.
Every day, create something that furthers your online presence without being spammy
- You want to build and retain an audience through trust, not getting others to ‘bomb’ on your behalf
- And most importantly, a passion and an interest in your niche that drives you to learn about it and want to share that knowledge so that you become authoritarian within it and people want to listen to (read) what you’ve got to say about it.
Okay, maybe that full list’s a bit much to replicate in toto.
Just down to the first list indent, then (for the HTML example below, assuming that the lesson there endeth), here’s the code derived from a quick copy and paste and transact: NoteTab Light >> Document to HTML command, then pasted back here:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN”>
<META HTTP-EQUIV=”Content-Type” CONTENT=”text/html; charset=utf-8″>
<META NAME=”generator” CONTENT=”NoteTab Light”>
<TITLE>*** Good Blogging ***</TITLE>
<p>For good blogging, you need the following skills as an absolute minimum:<BR>
<LI>” The ability to write quality, original copy in superlative English,<BR>
<SPAN CLASS=”indent”></SPAN>o If you’re not with that, then maybe think about doing something else,</LI></p>
That HTML looks like this image – the only change I had to make in the editor was cut the title and put it between the asterisks and slap the <span (class “indent”) into the second list line and it was done. And, yes, it’s surprising what you pick up – two months ago, I wouldn’t have known that <span was even a command, let alone what it does and what subsequent commands you have to use to get it to work.
So, there we have it.
You, too can master HTML code with MS 2010 from your PC’s OS, NoteTab Light and a blog. If you’ve got MS, the other two are free and the tutorials in NoteTab are worth discovering, too.
Connect your blog to MS Word; if you select New >> blogpost, you’ll be prompted to connect your blog host.
Select from the drop-down menu, enter your full blog URL in place of , dispensing with the ‘<‘ & ‘>’ too, write the text in English in MS Word, Copy and paste into NoteTab, select ‘Document to HTML’ from the ‘Document’ dropdown in the upper taskbar, paste it back here, then upload to WordPress (in this case). Upload as draft then simply cut and paste the HTML from the visual panel into the HTML panel and you’re good to go.
The other good thing about NoteTab – there is an article analyser which shows you the percentage of all of the words in the context of the document as a whole. What did you think your blog was saying, not to the human readership, to the Google bots? Run this on your document to see if you’ve overstuffed any words (greater than 2% you need to reduce) other than those Google chooses to ignore like your ands, its, and thes; or, if your keywords are returning less than 0.34%, you may want to work them in naturally a couple more times.
So, I’m now gonna run this entire post through the text analyser and see what the top six or seven words are percentage-wise and these, as I’ve not intended this post to be about anything, will be my keywords – let’s just see what happens. BTW, you run the text statistics in NoteTab either with CTRL + F9 or Tools >> Text Statistics – you sort them into % order by right clicking in the results pane and it’s the bottom option on the list.
Before you peep, what do you think the top seven keywords are for this here article?
Write them down, here and let me know how you did in the comments box, after…
- Remember – No peeking!
Herewith, the results, ta-dah!
How did you do, really?
Okay, that’s it from me today – keep in touch with yourself,