I’ve had several blogger friends tell me one thing they struggle with is staying on top of all the tasks that need to get done as well as staying on track with making progress toward their long term goals. In short, a lot of bloggers (and entrepreneurs, and people who work from home….) struggle withContinue reading “How I Stay On Track Toward My Blogging Goals”
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Tools & Resources for Bloggers
Below is a list of software, courses, and other resources I recommend either because I have either used them personally, know people who have used them, or know them to be valuable and of high quality. Because I value these resources and wanted to recommend them to others, I joined their affiliate programs if theyContinue reading “Tools & Resources for Bloggers”
How to Get People to Share Your Blog
Promoting your blog is hard work, but if you can get your site visitors to promote your blog for you, your blogging life will be that much easier! Once you’ve managed to make people aware of your blog posts and actually click on them, how can you get them to also share your posts? StepContinue reading “How to Get People to Share Your Blog”
Plugins to Immediately Install On Your Blog
WordPress plugins add functionality to your website with the click of a button.While too many complex plugins can slow down your site, used sparingly, they are one of the main things that make WordPress such a great option for bloggers and website owners who don’t know how to write code. WordPress Plugins I Consider toContinue reading “Plugins to Immediately Install On Your Blog”
Is WordPress the Best Choice for Building Your Website?
WordPress (meaning the free software from WordPress.org you can use to build your own self-hosted website, not the website builder service at WordPress.com) is a wonderful and versatile tool. It’s what I use to build and run all of my own websites. It allows people who don’t know how to code to build and customizeContinue reading “Is WordPress the Best Choice for Building Your Website?”
The Easiest Way to Create a Travel Blog
In this blog post I’m going to show you how easy it is to use Wix.com to create a blog or website, including the method I used to build this simple demo travel blog in under two hours. In talking about using Wix to set up a travel blog, I especially have in mind full time travelers whoContinue reading “The Easiest Way to Create a Travel Blog”
Which Website Publishing Software Should You Use to Build Your Website?
WordPress’s free software is one of the most popular choices for building a new website, but there’s definitely a learning curve to using it. I spent over a month building my first WordPress website, and much of that time was spent Googling how to do simple things I couldn’t figure out on my own. IContinue reading “Which Website Publishing Software Should You Use to Build Your Website?”
Website Basics (In Plain English)
What is a website, really? You visit websites all the time, but what really is a website, and how are they created? The answer to that question requires a basic understanding of the following three elements, which I’ll explain in this blog post: Hosting Domain name Web development platform / web publishing platform What isContinue reading “Website Basics (In Plain English)”
Does it Matter Which Hosting Company You Choose?
One of the first things you have to do when setting up a new website is to choose a hosting company. If you only just recently learned what hosting even is, you probably have no idea how to pick a good one. You could do what a lot of new website owners do, which isContinue reading “Does it Matter Which Hosting Company You Choose?”
7 Things to Consider When Choosing a WordPress Theme
1. What type of website are you building? The first thing to consider in choosing a theme for your website is the purpose of the website. What is the thing you most want people to do when they visit your website? If you’re a photographer and you want them to see examples of your work,Continue reading “7 Things to Consider When Choosing a WordPress Theme”