Sanjeev Sabhlok's notes on technology, hardware, gardening

Blogging tips

Sites I come across that talk about improving one’s blogging.

Edit your posts: 
http://www.searchenginepeople.com/blog/10-reasons-for-editing-your-published-blog-posts.html

Techniques to find readers:
http://www.problogger.net/archives/2006/02/28/10-techniques-for-finding-blog-readers/
http://www.problogger.net/archives/2006/02/28/19-strategies-for-finding-readers/
http://www.toptenblogtips.com/10-tips-for-transforming-your-blog-into-a-community

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Using EPIM

License: DO NOT UPDATE!

Do not update this software – only version 2 works with the paid license. Newer versions have to be paid for, but the one I have is quite OK for my basic needs.

How to use:

Download my version from here (no longer available from the epim website!). Put in the key. Now the *.epim files will work.

CSV file for data import

Except for one-off entries, always transfer data into this CSV file before importing.

Vcard to xls

It is useful to transfer data into Vcards and then import into XLS, and transcribe into appropriate EPIM format, before importing into EPIM. Else the data goes into a great big bin and there is no way to classify it into groups. MAKE SURE you’ve filled the CODE field properly before importing into EPIM. CODE is the ‘Group’ field.

(To convert Vcard into XLS use this) – also here. Then save as CSV.

Exporting data from EPIM

If you use the vCard option it outputs one vCard at a time. That’s a total mess

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