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Lorem Ipsum – That Difficult First Post

The server space is paid for, the blogging software is installed, and the layout is adjusted “just so.” Only one thing remains to be done: replace that “Lorem ipsum…” text with something else.

What better way to replace “Lorem ipsum” text than with … Lorem ipsum text.

If you have ever seen mockup for a web page, brochure, or other document, you may have encountered lorem ipsum. It is a section of Latin text that acts as a placeholder for the final copy. It looks better than “place content here,” because it more closely resembles actual text.

Lorem predates the electronic age, having being used in typesetting; some put its earliest use as 1500AD. Although the text is meaningless, it is based on Cicero’s De finibus bonorum et malorum (the original words are scrambled).

You can generate you own lorem text at http://www.lipsum.com/. If you have Microsoft Word 2007, you can generate the text by typing =lorem() followed by Enter.

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