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10 awesome Google search hacks you need to know

on April 29, 2016, at 8:33 a.m.
This week on Maine on the Blogs, I offer you my top ten favorite Google search hacks that have proven to be terrifically easy to remember and a boon to my research skills.
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How one small Maine town banned using chemical pesticides on all town land

on April 27, 2016, at 10:19 a.m.
I was part of a small committee that worked on Ogunquit’s landmark ordinance banning chemical pesticides on private land – we already had an ordinance in place banning chemical pesticides on town land. I was never so aware of the chemical pesticides used on lawns, gardens and shrubbery – we …
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Arts Education Leads the Way

on April 22, 2016, at 7:45 a.m.
As a student, teacher, and parent, I have long valued the traditional forms of education. If students studied what I considered the core subjects of education – English, history, mathematics, and science – that seemed the most beneficial and I expected those studies would have the greatest impact on a …
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How to respond if your blog post is stolen

on April 21, 2016, at 3:48 p.m.
This week on Maine on the Blogs we are going to walk you through how to identify if your work has been stolen and steps you can take to protect your blog from scraper sites.
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What’s It All About?

on April 21, 2016, at 3:14 p.m.
What’s it all about? It’s about wishing to live in a clean and healthy place. Doesn’t everyone? It means banning using toxic chemical pesticides and herbicides on lawns and gardens.  We are a town with many motels; a number of these have lawns where kids play and adults stretch out …
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Introducing Organically Speaking

on April 21, 2016, at 2:11 p.m.
This blog is about wishing to live in a clean and healthy place by exploring organic solutions to lawn and garden care problems.
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10 Twitter mistakes you need to fix right now

on April 18, 2016, at 4:24 p.m.
Did you know that there are 100 million active daily Twitter users? Twitter is a hotbed of activity for social media consumers, which makes it an ideal place to promote blog posts. To drive traffic to your blog there is a bit of strategy beyond a slap-dash tweet involved.
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What’s up with all this buzz about blogging conferences?

on April 12, 2016, at 8:13 a.m.
This week on Maine on the Blogs we wanted to know more about Molly’s experience at Erma and to also learn more about all this buzz surrounding blogging conferences.

Homegrown surfboards go against the grain

By Micky Bedell on April 07, 2016, at 5:02 p.m.
In an industry where the standard material is foam, woodworkers in York, Maine, spend every day throwing back to times when anyone who surfed made their own board from materials found right outside their door.
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4 Ways to develop authenticity in your writing

on April 02, 2016, at 7:41 a.m.
This week on Maine on the Blogs, we are chatting about four strategies anyone can use to help create and maintain a sense of authenticity in written work.
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How blogger Erinne Magee uses her blog to connect with her community

on March 28, 2016, at 11:54 a.m.
As our blogging community at the BDN grows, we are seeing more and more passionate voices describing their Maine experiences in ways that make our readers connect with different aspects of Maine living. Today we thought we’d introduce you to one such voice, Erinne Magee who blogs at Without Screens where she writes about experiences her and her daughter share together living unplugged.
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How to get your blog involved with your local community

on March 20, 2016, at 7:06 p.m.
One of Henry David Thoreau’s most famous lines begins, “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately…” as Maine bloggers, we have the unique opportunity to create a massive web of storytellers, each with a distinct voice, that can shape the way the world sees the place we call home. By taking the time to invest in your local community, your community will invest in you and your stories.
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How to use tags and categories in your blog posts

on March 12, 2016, at 6:56 a.m.
This week on Maine on the Blogs we’ll go over the basics of tags and categories so that you can better organize your blog.
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10 Different writing styles for blog posts that will engage readers

on March 05, 2016, at 12:08 p.m.
Bloggers everywhere are dying to know what the secret is to creating content that will be devoured by readers. I know I am. The truth is, there is no one secret trick. Readers want material that is relatable and interesting, that tells a great story, or teaches them something valuable. This week on Maine on the Blogs, we are talking about 10 different writing styles for blog posts that will engage your readers.
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Advice from an editor on how to get your work promoted

on Feb. 27, 2016, at 9:57 a.m.
At Maine on the Blogs our main goal is to highlight the most important information, tips, tricks, and trending topics about blogging that we think will help you to be a better blogger. The most asked question we get is how to get your BDN Maine network blog promoted on the homepage of bangordailynews.com.
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Things I learned about my community after I started blogging for BDN Maine

on Feb. 20, 2016, at 12:14 p.m.
BDN blogger Sarah Cottrell talks about why the BDN Maine Blog Network is important to her and how she came to know her local community after starting her blog.
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A Story in Every Face – Humans of Thornton Academy

on Feb. 14, 2016, at 2:25 p.m.
SACO – As a teacher, I am always looking for a way to engage my students and get them more involved in the work we are doing in class. Part of that search for meaningful work often leads me to look at the tools, systems, and the projects my colleagues …
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Breaking down the ‘community standards’ rule for the BDN Maine blog network

on Feb. 11, 2016, at 10:54 a.m.
At the BDN Maine blog network we want to be a place where people of all backgrounds can feel welcome and safe to share their stories and ideas. This is why the BDN Maine blog network has a community standard so that the most people who want to read and participate in our community can feel welcome.
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Confessions of a Love Affair

on Feb. 08, 2016, at 2:24 p.m.
Eight Things Every Writer Should Keep in Mind PORTLAND – The other day I was walking and running along the trails in Portland and thinking about this blog and trying to come up with an idea that would be useful and interesting for those who happened to stumble upon this …
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Show you’re a BDN Blogger using our network badges

on Feb. 08, 2016, at 11:17 a.m.
If you’re a BDN blogger and you want to show the world on your off-network blog or website, here’s the code to our network badges.