Archive for August, 2013
After well over half a year since the previous 3.X release, two weeks ago WordPress 3.6, named “Oscar”, was released and the blogging world, it seemed, barely took notice.
Sure, there was the standard griping about having to update X number of blogs and clamoring to learn about the new features, but it can’t be said that those new features set the world on fire in any major way (good or bad). Sure, they were welcome additions, but most of the features aren’t particularly useful to any established blogger who is the sole author of their site.
Still, bloggers should be taking notice of WordPress 3.6, there are several additions to it that represent not just a pivot point for WordPress, but for blogging in general. If the release feels like WordPress isn’t moving forward, it’s likely just because it’s changing direction and soon, whether you like it or not, it’s likely that you’ll be going along with it.
In short, WordPress 3.6 may not drastically change how you blog today, but it may have big implications for your site down the road, implications you can start preparing for now. Read More
There are two types of blogs: Those that make money and those that don’t.
The blogs that are making the money have something going for them that broke bloggers don’t. But what is it? That’s what I’m going to teach you today. Read More
Starting a blog takes a whole lot of passion mixed with quite a bit of work. If you’re a food and wellness lover, getting started on a relevant blog is a great way to share your knowledge, help form a new community, and learn more about health, food, and wellness along the way.
If you’ve never blogged before, though, it can seem overwhelming: Where do you even begin? Here are nine tips on launching this type of blog to put you on the fast track. Read More
These best way to make the most of your blog is to produce high quality content and have the right plugins to get you to where you want to be. Lets explore the Top 10 plugins that you should install on your WordPress blog. Read More
It’s a fairly common misconception that blogs are for stay-at-home moms and students who want to keep a public diary. This simply is not the case, however. More than 60 percent of businesses have their own blog, and more than 40 percent of those companies attract business as a direct result of said blog.
As a blogger, your job is more than just writing and sharing your opinion. It’s to let the world know that your blog exists. While the concept might initially sound intimidating, you can publicize your blog fairly easily using these five tips. Read More
Online security is such a big issue these days. We, ourselves, have been the target of massive security attacks. Whether you have been in the same situation, or you simply want to make sure that your WordPress site is as secure as possible, here is an infographic that can help you.
Created by the guys at WPTemplate, the infographic highlights the most popular WordPress security plugins. WordPress itself works at making sure their platform is secure, but there are other plugins that you can utilize to add layers of security. Read More
Some people can only post on their blog under very specific circumstances: a nice, cozy cafe for example. Others can push a post anytime, anywhere. If you belong to the latter group, then you will need (and want) a mobile device that can help you optimize your blogging.
Needless to say, you are not lacking for options. Whether you prefer a mobile phone, a tablet, or a laptop, you will probably be overwhelmed by the choices available. You can’t ignore the fact that smartphones are the most mobile blogging gadgets you can go for, though. One downside, of course, is the screen size, which can be detrimental to easy and efficient blog writing/publishing.
To help you with choosing, here are some of the best smartphones for blogging on the go. Read More
Blogging is not an easy scene to crack, although practically anyone can start a blog. The road to success is not clear cut, not to mention the fact that the definition of a successful blogger will differ depending on whom you ask. The truth of the matter is that a decent writer with common sense and a healthy dose of responsibility will be able to make some money blogging – maybe not always for himself alone – but the other side of the coin is that the money he earns may not be enough to pay all the bills and have something left over to do superfluous things.
So what is a blogger to do? The same as any other driven person: find alternative streams of income.
That may sound like bad news to some – having to find something to supplement their earnings from blogging – but there is good news, too: there are many ways by which a blogger can earn aside from his main activity. Here are some supplemental job ideas for bloggers. Read More
There’s only so much a blogger can do. The spate of work that lies before a blogger is humongous to say the least. With all that work piling up, it’d be nice to have a few automation methods, workflows, and certain tools to help push and promote content to build a teeny weeny bit of leverage to your blogging efforts.
Here are a few workflows, automation methods, and other tools to help push and propagate your content. Read More