Hello to translators or interpreters dropping by after yesterday’s Chartered Institute of Linguists webinar on Building Websites for Translators. You might find the following posts particularly interesting:
- A 5-minute video on how I use WordPress for this blog, which demonstrates some different plugins to yesterday. Also, here is some more information about what’s running under the bonnet chez There’s Something About Translation.
- More 5-minute videos on how I use LinkedIn and Google Reader for professional purposes, and some more thoughts on how I fit all these tools together as part of the bigger picture of my professional practice.
- A half-hour presentation on social media for translators, which looks at Tweetdeck (co-presented with Philippa Hammond – check out her blog for a great guest post on search engine marketing (SEO) too).
- Finally, some information on staying safe online: keeping your data safe and ensuring your personal safety too.
WordPress is far from perfect (she says, weary after a week of WP woes) and there’s a lot about it that drives me crazy, so as with anything, do your research and be prepared to invest a lot of time into the process if you decide to go down that route. Some good alternatives include Drupal and Joomla, especially if your long-term plan includes community building on a grander scale, so be sure to check them out too. Happy building!