This blog began life way back in the dim and distant t'Internet past of 2006, that's 9 years ago! Over that time it has gone through many different iterations and taken several different turns; in short it's 'lived' a life that is as full of vagaries as that of the average human bean. Although I'd … Continue reading From little acorns to great oaks – my blogging life-cycle
I guess that most people start a blog because they'd really like to share something they are passionate about with the rest of the world. They hope that they'll get the chance to speak to increasingly large groups of people on a regular basis and perhaps change hearts and minds. The reality though is that … Continue reading How to be a Rockstar Blogger
WordPress is the ice-cream of website development software with two different flavours to choose from. The vanilla, if you like is the free and hosted version you’ll find at wordpress.com (like this particular blog); the strawberry is the self hosted version you download and host yourself that you can pick up for ... well ... … Continue reading Which flavour do you prefer? WordPress.com or WordPress.org
I'm going to make a huge assumption here and that is that you are hoping that your writing will eventually pay off in some way and that you aren't doing this just for the love of writing. I could be wrong but writing for the sake of writing, without any sort of recognition of 'success' … Continue reading Please help me to help you get your message and writing to a wider audience
The kind people at WordPress.com have just sent me a link to my 'Year of Blogging 2011'. An opportunity to review my activities on my blog, Woman on the Edge of Reality. When I read through them I must admit to be a little disappointed in myself and then I realised that I could easily … Continue reading 5 top tips to help me blog more effectively
Okay, I ought to be able to do this, after all I blog for a living - in fact I've been writing on one blog every working day of the week since last March (it helps to be able to schedule posts in advance as that way I get a holiday). But ... and it's … Continue reading The ‘once a week’ blogging challenge
I titled this blog post (very loosely) the art of social organisation, not because I'm about to preach on about how everyone can get on the social networking bandwagon and create an amazing organisation for themselves and their businesses (which I do believe they can); but because I needed to get my own social networking (read blogging in particular) under some sort of control. You can find out what I did by reading the blog post .....
There are many benefits to using wordpress software (as opposed to the free blog from wordpress.com) and this short post outlines the top 15 - in my opinion of course!
The social networks proved to be the greatest source of activity on the website and consequently sales and it would be fair to say that almost everyone that actually visited the LinkedIn Made Easy sales page on this site bought the book
The widgets I'm referring to are those you can find on WordPress.com. So many widgets, so little time. Just which ones do you pick to make very best use of the opportunities that arise. I can't make my mind up between displaying pages or not, having a category cloud or a category widget (I've gone for the later incidentally). The problem is that each widget you use makes your page longer and longer, that's not a problem on the home page as I display my most recent 10 posts, but when a reader visits a page like this, then there's an awful lot of white space at the bottom of the page.