When you first begin to blog you may wonder where your visitors are coming from. There are several ways of finding that out and a good place to start is on your WordPress.com stats page Views by Country. There are also other free third party tools you can use. Continue reading
I’m not technically inclined and don’t choose to learn how to use perplexing photo editing programs. Instead I use several free online image editing programs frequently. If GIMP gives you headaches and photshop confuses you, try FotoFlexer. The ease of use and the variety of features brings me back to FotoFlexer time and again. Continue reading
UPDATE: Microsoft issued a security patch at 1 p.m. ET Thursday to fix a serious bug in Internet Explorer http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2014/05/01/out-of-band-release-to-address-microsoft-security-advisory-2963983.aspx Continue reading
Money from advertising income motivates blog scrapers to steal content. It’s only a matter of time before you discover your copyright has been violated and your content is now duplicated on a site you don’t want to be associated with. So let’s consider the impact of that duplication and how to counter it.
I began using Sitemeter on my Blogger blog before WordPress.com introduced an in house stats program. I began using it here in 2006, still use it on both WordPress.com blogs, and won’t be letting it go any time soon because as Joni Mitchell sang: you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone. Continue reading
It seems changes are being made so mobile users can do everything in the WordPress.com Reader. Why click into a blog to see premium themes and/or customizations and all that other jazz the blogger devoted time and energy into creating there, when you can do it all in the Reader? Continue reading
The two primary reasons bloggers offer email newsletters are to promote their posts and/or products/services. But keeping a newsletter going is no easy feat because subscribers suffering from digital overwhelm as we all are, may be tempted to unsubscribe.
There’s no difference between copyright law in cyberspace and print media; the same law applies both online and offline. You don’t have to remain a silent victim of make money blogger rip off artists like these two. You can check to see if your content has been stolen, and file DMCA take-down notices with the appropriate web host when it has been. Continue reading
So you want to pass yourself off as make money bloggers do you? Well here comes your first wild ride because I won’t take it! I will not have thecashking.org (hosted by Unified Layer) and chris-k-fisher.com (hosted by GoDaddy) steal my content and pass it off as theirs. Continue reading
The vast and overwhelming amount of all so-called information on the internet is spam and that would not be the case if spamming was not a big money maker. So if you don’t want to spend your time canvassing your spam filter when your return home from vacation, then be sure your email address is not a spam magnet. Continue reading
The Google Reader RSS news-aggregator service shuts down on 1 July, 2013. Save all your Google Reader subscriptions now. According to Google, you won’t be able to to this after Reader shuts down, so do it now while you still can! Continue reading
Google Calendar is a free calendar application from Google that makes it easy to keep track of life’s important events all in one place. Upcoming Events is a widget and a shortcode that allows you to use an iCalendar link to display a list of events on your WordPress.com blog. Milestone Widgets provide a simple way to create a countdown to a given date but the way they work is hard to fathom. Continue reading
Omnisearch: one search box, global results. Don’t waste time digging for that one comment with the useful link — or was it a post you saw it in? Search once and get results from all of your posts, pages, comments, and feedback. via Omnisearch — Support — WordPress.com.
This new search utility rocks! Try it because I’m sure you’ll like it.
If you are a WordPress.com blogger who wants to provide your visitors with the ability to print out part of your posts, such as but not limited to, recipes, assignments,instructions or the like this post provides several ways you can do that. Continue reading
A working definition for intention is: “to have in mind a purpose or plan, to direct the mind, to aim.” Before my yoga classes I accept the invitation to set an intention for practice, away from worldly distractions and toward my goal of concentrating and remaining in the now moment. An intention is a short powerful statement that affirms you have set a goal and intend to achieve it and I’ve been applying that to my blogging as well as to my yoga. Continue reading
How to Create Consistently Great Content for the Long Haul – Developing better creative habits is one of the most valuable things you can do as a content creator. Legendary Choreographer Twyla Tharp’s practical book The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life, is a ground-breaking guide to becoming a calmer, better balanced, more productive creative professional. Continue reading
Desktop and laptop computers have long been a staple in middle and high schools but that is rapidly changing. Schools across the USA are spending billions on various kinds of technology for the classroom and aren’t investing only in computer stations and keyboards. Continue reading
Pinterest is two year old photo sharing social network connecting people all over the world based on shared tastes and interests. Pinterest just hit 11.7 million unique monthly U.S. visitors, crossing the 10 million mark faster than any other standalone site in history. Continue reading
Spam! There is no single accepted definition, but I think most bloggers will agree, spam is unwanted commercially motivated electronic communication (not limited to email), that’s a likely a source of malware.
I think most bloggers will also agree on what isn’t spam. No commenter should be shut out of discussion on your blog because you disagreed with their point of view and inappropriately marked their comment as spam. Continue reading
Youtube is the second largest search engine there is and videos are an extremely effective way to build brand awareness, attract traffic to your blog and earn backlinks. To create your promotional videos all you need is a camera (a digital camera with a video option or a webcam0, tripod, microphone, and lighting. Continue reading
A content curator identifies a theme, selects content, chooses how to add value to it and how to display it on a web page for public viewing and interaction.
“Java is a plugin for web browsers that is installed on approximately 66% of all computers. However there are very few websites that still rely on the features that it provides, leaving those 66% of computers vulnerable to attack when the dated technology is exploited. This has unfortunately happened several times in the past few months.” — Examples of why you should disable Java Continue reading
The amount of information bloggers receive as it happens on any given day is so much and so rapidly delivered that it’s intellectually impossible to keep pace. Content curation is a time management and content creation strategy that could be your best hope for overcoming the challenge. Continue reading