You may have started the year with a set of goals, but along the way, you find yourself distracted by other things i.e new plugins, services or tools.
Before you go crazy kitting your blog out, always ask yourself, ‘is this going to help me achieve the objective of this blog?’
You always have to consider if the time and effort your spending is taking you closer to achieving your goals. If they don’t help in attaining your goals – then get rid of them.
I may be the only person on the planet who isn’t aware of this – but Google gives you a history of web activities performed on their services.
You can track and manage activities such as, Google searches, visited web pages, images, videos, maps and more.
So far, I have activities dating back to two years ago – bizarre!
Simply visit www.google.com/history to access yours.
(You will need a google account to view this)
My apologies if you’re already aware of this, I just had to share my latest discovery
We sure are moving into the cloud computing age.
Friends, It’s my birthday today,
I’ve turned 33 – damn I’m getting old.
I’m not really into birthdays thing at all,
In fact, I don’t remember ever throwing a birthday party, the Valentine spirit always tends to steal the lime light – not that I’m complaining
Ever had the urge to quickly push out a blog post?
And straight after doing so, you find yourself going back to make some urgent adjustments.
To some of you who regularly publish, these reminders may not directly apply to you.
Personally, I have had one or two blooper moments, which has led me to keep a mental note of 4 things to do before hitting the publish button.
(1) Set Your Permalink
Permalinks are unique URL that points to your blog post.
Set your permalink to something short, descriptive and search engine friendly.
For this post I have adjusted my permalink to (before-you-publish)
So my URL now reads:
Seeing as it is the weekend, I wish to add a slight twist to my regular style of posting, which brings me to the question…
What Blog Related Emails Do You Enjoy Receiving?
If like me, you constantly get bombarded with tons of emails from all walks of life, out of those will be some that brings a smile, joy or satisfaction – something of a reward for your hard work.
Then again, you may have most of your notifications switched off,
but surely, there must be some you rather keep a watchful eye on.
What are they?
I have listed 3 of my top happy emails below, emails that I subconsciously look out for.
(1) Disqus [Yourblogtools]
- (New blog post comment notification)
(2) AWeber Sign-up
- (New Email list subscription)
(3) Affiliate Commission Report
- (Sales made through affiliate marketing)
It’s now over to you.
What emails or subject lines are you ever happy to receive, if any?
If you regularly tweek your blog’s design, layout or test plugins – I would recommend having a local version of your blog.
Hosting locally means running a duplicate copy of your live blog on your local machine. In other words, your PC becomes your web and database server.
Having your own development area is a bit like having your own playground, with freedom to test and tweek as you please without affecting the live system. Web developers generally adopt this approach before deploying.
Hosting your blog locally is a very straight forward process, and would require the following;
- Installing a web server on your computer.
- Downloading the latest version of wordpress.
- Tweeking one wordpress file.
There are several ways to achieve this, but one the easiest ways is using a tool called XAMPP, which happens to work across most operating systems.