LibreOffice for Writers – Part 3

Getting Started - Working the Menus A portion of George Orwell's draft for 1984, with editing. First Things First. What are you doing? I mean, besides reading this article. Here you've downloaded a program, called "LibreOffice" and you [...]

The Monster List of Markdown Tools on Frugal Guidance 2

Part 6 of Markdown for Bloggers - Software and Many Other Resources This list is far from exhaustive, but should be more than enough to get you started in using and learning about Markdown. Updated with additional resources, April 2, 2015. [...]

Markdown for Bloggers – Quoting Text and Code

Part 5: Blockquotes, Backticks, Backslashes and Bare Knuckles Today we talk about wrangling computer code, quotations, and blocks of text with your Markdown tool. If you use a variety of Markdown editors or styles, you will find that they can [...]

Markdown for Bloggers – Web Links

Part 4 - Creating Web Links Writing for the web naturally entails offering links to various other resources. As you probably expect, Markdown offers a couple of simple ways of including web links in your posts. Although it's slightly more [...]

Markdown for Bloggers – Headlines & Lists

Part 3 - Creating Headlines and Lists Headlines If you've been writing blog posts for a while, you're probably familiar with the advantages of using headlines to break up text and help readers browse through longer articles to find the [...]

Markdown for Bloggers – Basic Formatting

Part 2: Learning Basic Character Formatting If you are worried about whether you can learn how to write using Markdown, relax. This is the easy stuff. Memorize a few things and you have it down. Paragraphs Create separate paragraphs by [...]

Markdown for Bloggers

Part 1 - Why Writers Should Use Markdown How Markdown Can Make Your Blogging and Writing Better Whether you are a hobbyist blogger, building your professional persona online, or writing for a living on a corporate website, the most important [...]

Our Frugal Guidance 2 New Year’s Resolutions

Making Frugal Guidance 2 a Better Blog Honestly, January 1st isn't really all that different from the preceding December 31st, but the calendar change does give us the opportunity to evaluate our accomplishments and review our plans for the future. [...]

Using Svbtle: Hints, Tricks, and a Review

Svbtle's Advantages Are, well, Subtle Svbtle is about as bare-bones as a blogging tool can get. It combines an idea list, an editing tool, and publishes your posts on the web. As simple as it is, it does have its [...]

Can Postach.io Make a Blog Using Evernote? A Review

A week of using Postach.io shows flaws as often as features A couple of weeks ago, Frugal Guidance 2 hosted a series of articles comparing various blogging tools with an eye to their usefulness to job hunters wanting to set [...]

The FG2 2014 Monster List of Blogging Tools

  Blogging Tools and a Reading List for More Info The past few posts on Frugal Guidance 2 have discussed a wide variety of blogging tools ranging from minimalist to full eCommerce tools. Here's what we've covered so far: Svbtle, [...]

4 Website Services for eCommerce

E-Commerce Sites: Weebly, Squarespace, Webs, & Wix This series of articles began by looking at the advantages of blogging for job hunters. Obviously, blogging is good for all kinds of people. Those who may be dealing with unemployment, underemployment, temp [...]