Stab Me In The Eye BRILLIANT Text Expander Snippet!

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Does this dialog box look familiar? The “Paste Special” dialog box in Microsoft Word. Screen Shot 2012 11 10 at 1 07 21 PM
Hate it? Yeah, we all do! So many frickin keys just to past unformatted text.

After Brett Burney‘s presentation on how to be a Text Expander ninja (videos coming soon) at the 2012 MILOfest, Scott Palmer showed me one of the most useful Text Expander snippets I ever saw. And it is also one of the easiest to set up.

Here it is:
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What does it do? It pastes whatever text you have in the clipboard as unformatted text. That’s it. However, how many times have you copied text from a website or another file and tried to paste it into Word or another program and still got formatting — even if you used cmd-shift-v!

This works! Type “ptp” and the text appears with no formatting. Three simple clicks (or select your own abbreviation). Give it a try!

Finding Pictures For Your Blog

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A Prism of Shadows: Self-portrait in Front of A Brick Wall

CC photo credit: DerrickT

If you want your blog (or “blawg”) read, you have to make it easy and engaging for the reader. One of the best ways to draw readers to your posts is adding pictures that draw your readers’ attention eyes.

I put together this video covering:

  • Where to find pictures (both free and paid) for your blog.
  • How to get images into your WordPress blog articles.
  • And a super easy plug in that makes adding pictures a snap!

Take a look and let me know what you think.