I have found a forgotten treasure trove of blog post ideas. Sometimes the obvious is just too obvious to notice. Let me explain. A couple of months ago I moved (this) my very old blog to a new home. Well, to a new domain name that seemed like a good idea at the time. It gave me the chance to update lots of boring technical stuff like https and a new theme and everything you are probably not interested in at all. But I did it anyway. That I have moved my blog at least four times in the last ten years should have made me more practised, but as with all
Short blog posts feel like cheating my readers Yes, I know Seth Godin thinks short blog posts are ok. But really, aren’t short blog posts just glorified messages or Tweets? There are those, who think it’s awesome. I don’t though. Except for this post, I think I owe my readers a lot more than lazy, short blog posts.
A new update. Panic! If you are one of the millions of bloggers who use self-hosted WordPress as your blogging platform, you will know the sense of dread and fear that runs down your spine when the little update icon turns red and warns you with a number of how many possible disasters await you. Unfortunately, by the very nature of the Internet, updates are a necessity for a number of reasons, which include security most importantly, but also for aesthetics as well as site speed and efficiency. After my recent vacation, when I decided to forget about my blogs for a whole four weeks, it was no surprise to
Rank Quickly On Google Search Here’s a little tip on how to get your blog post indexed very quickly on Google Search, and very often, on the first search page for your keyword. Plus, it’s attention grabbing The image on this post is of my Search listing just now, only six hours after posting an article about self-publishing. So what’s the secret? It is to use Google+. All you need to do is share your post on your Google+ account, but with one little extra. Create a headline for your share, by putting a star symbol either side of your headline, and then add your text. My headline looked like this when