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Blog Design Tips For Reader Friendliness

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If you are like me you might currently have a case of Blogher envy. I know I kind of do, but that is okay. Myself and a group of bloggers have teamed up through Blog Conference Newbie to offer a more affordable and more relaxing option to getting out of the house and traveling to Blogher. Between all of us there are over 25 different sessions to check out. Welcome to my little session "Blog … [Read more...]

Plugin of The Week #3 – What Would Seth Godin Do

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Ever want to display a custom greeting on posts to new visitors or ever your regular visitors? Well the 'What Would Seth Godin Do' plugin does just that. I was encouraged to use it to acquire more feed subscribers to my blog's feeds. And it actually helped with just that. And after someone has visited a few times you can change the message to not appear to a different customer message for … [Read more...]

Plugin of the Week #2 – Shockingly Simple Favicon

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Welcome if you haven't been before to my series where I document each week a different Wordpress Plugin that I find useful. To keep track of all of the plugins I talk about please be sure to subscribe for updates. Most premium Wordpress themes granted have a favicon option or a favicon built in that can be edited.  But lets face it not all themes are premium or have a feature built into … [Read more...]

Plugin of the Week #1 – Smart Ads

Welcome to my new series where I document each week a different Wordpress Plugin that I find useful. To keep track of all of the plugins I talk about please be sure to subscribe for updates. This week I would like to spotlight the Smart Ads plugin. This plugin is used to automatically place ads before and after your blog posts. This makes it easy to monetize your blog without having to … [Read more...]

Making Your Own WordPress Themes With Artisteer

I have pretty much been doing my own blog themes since I got started with blogger way back when. The only problem I have had with doing that is trying to learn all of the different coding and stuff like that. I totally like to keep it simple with minimal tweaking.  So a couple of years ago I came across Artisteer and instantly loved the simplicity of making my own Wordpress Themes with it. I … [Read more...]

My New Favorite Plugin – Tweet Old Posts

I have been trying to do a few different things with my blog lately.  So when I heard about the plugin Tweet Old Posts I decided to give it a try. I wish I could remember where I heard of it, I believe it was on Twitter. Anyway the plugin works by going back however far back you specify and will intermittently tweet old posts out.  I have mine set where it currently tweets out a post that is … [Read more...]

My WordPress Theme and Design Project

I am all about doing things on your own and learning everything you can about something. And for the longest time I have attempted to do my own design and make my own themes for my blogs. However the current theme I am running I did not make and while it has tons of features, I just can't make my self happy with it. Or make it do everything that I want it to. So that leaves me back at square … [Read more...]