They are popping up everywhere. Join a site, pay $25 a month—or 10, or 50—and get everything you need to know about losing weight, improving your blogging skills, becoming a better fly fisher, finding your dream mate, living abroad, investing or something else. There are even membership sites that teach people how to build and […]
Posted by Judy Dunn The ‘experts’ will tell you that your about page is one of the most important spots on your blog. They are right. In fact, on the CatsEyeWriter blog, my about page is consistently the second or third most viewed page. Because the first thing a new visitor wants to do when they […]
If you don’t know it by now, it’s good to always uncheck the comment and trackback boxes when creating a new page. Why? First, no one wants to comment on a static page. Secondly, by having a comment box on your page, it makes you look like you don’t know how to use or understand […]
If you have attended any of my workshops, or even, any WordPress workshop, you have heard the importance of backing up your site if you are self-hosted. Yes, I said backup. Often when I tell users this, they ask… Why? There are a number of things that could go wrong in the life of your […]
So you have decided to move from WordPress.com to a self-hosted site. But then you wonder, what happens to all your readers who have been going to www.mydomain.wordpress.com?
Last weekend I went to WordCamp in Portland, OR. I love that city and always enjoy an excuse to visit it. Of course, when we were sitting in the Amtrak Station in Olympia, WA and heard that our train broke down in Seattle, well, that wasn’t the best start. So, ended up taking the car. […]
Leaving comments on other blogs is a very good way to attract more attention and get more new readers for your own blog. If you’ve been confused about how to do it, this is for you. While blog platforms differ slightly, the basic steps for leaving a comment are almost identical. One exception: Some bloggers […]
Good blog design showcases your most engaging content. It takes your readers on a scenic tour of your home page and stops at the best places so they can have a look around. How exactly do you point readers to your best content? One way is to use widgets in your sidebar, a bite-sized piece […]