Your WordPress Theme Wardrobe

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What is your WordPress theme wardrobe like this season? Does it hold fashionable attire or is it more traditional? Can you reach into it and change, to match your needs and the people you’re mixing with? This is the first in a series of posts introducing you to flexible and easy to customize WordPress themes to dress your blog. As bloggers we need to stand out from the crowd, whatever the occasion and for branding purposes first impressions count. WordPress Theme Fashion Whether you want your blog to wear an elegant little black dress (or business suit), be more casual, […] Continue Reading…

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Thinking Your Way To Success

Thinking Words For Success

Think positively, have the right attitude, take risks and keep on trying.  These are all important qualities needed to achieve success. You read about them all the time in blog and social media posts but that’s not the aim of this article.  Instead I suggest you think in a  positive and practical way, to make decisions and come up with new ideas and think outside the box. Thinking positively doesn’t mean accepting everything as being wonderful. Thinking negatively about something doesn’t mean you have the wrong attitude overall. Marketers concentrate on the positive in promotions to encourage us to buy […] Continue Reading…

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Marketing Tips That Don’t Work

6 Thinking Hats Book Edward De Bono

As bloggers and online marketers we all learn about the “should dos” to become successful and/or reach financial freedom but what about marketing tips that don’t work for you. We are told: Be organized, stick to schedules, set your goals, work long and hard, move out of our comfort zones …. Buy this and automate that, join and post to multiple social media sites, join forums and communities,  build an email list, optimize for search engines, watch this video, attend this webinar…. Do things this way not that,  blog at least once, twice, three times a week, keep your posts […] Continue Reading…

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Teamwork and Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty Marketing

If you read through my posts you’ll know that I believe that the very best way to succeed online is through effective teamwork. This applies whether you are trying to increase your reach with your blog or want to maximize your leads for a business activity. Social Networking, SEO and Advertising are all important but being a part of a supportive team increases their effectiveness. Teamwork provides you with help and support at the same time as you giving the same. By offering our own particular knowledge set, we establish ourselves as experts in our area and increase our own […] Continue Reading…

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Sueblimely Succinctly Summarizing

Opportunitiy to Help Quote Sally Koch

I haven’t yet finished the new theme design for sueblimely.com but it was time to make some changes. I want to point them out to make you aware of what’s new, especially the bits intended to increase my income.   Now I’ve probably put you off looking but at least I’m being honest. I’ve decided to go with the Genesis framework for my new design but, as usual, I haven’t found an “out of the box” child theme that suits me. So I’m building one from scratch. If anyone is interested, I’ll talk about why I chose Genesis in a […] Continue Reading…

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PAC Power Into Your Blogging Buzz

Bizz Blogging Buzz Community

It’s easy for me to use the sort of positive words I spoke of in my last post, when it comes to small, friendly, blogging communities where members offer mutual support, motivation and inspiration. Here are two which are, at present, accepting some new members. They is a wonderful for increasing your blog comments,  getting to know fellow bloggers and developing more contacts and business leads. Both are run via Facebook Groups. Members, rotate through a small sub-group of blogs each week. We are required to comment on a post of each member in our current sub-group, plus 2-3  featured […] Continue Reading…

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Very Easy WordPress Shortcodes

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If you arrived at this post but are still thinking of running a mile because of the word “Shortcodes” please stay because it’s very easy with a Shortcode Plugin.  All you need to do is click on a post, or page, toolbar button to insert them. No coding knowledge is needed. Advantages of Shortcode Plugins Add extra functionality to a free theme, usually only available in premium themes. Build a featured front page with any theme. Add basic items missing from WP such as colored buttons and calls to action. Create attractive landing pages. No need to know html or […] Continue Reading…

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7 Sure Fire Ways to Write Absolutely Compelling Blog Posts

Originality Quotation on Noticeboard

When you’re competing with so many others, how do you write absolutely compelling blog posts that make yours stand out? Even if you are writing about a topic that’s already been extensively covered you can still create unique content, because you are unique. We might not be natural born writers but we can still learn methods and techniques to improve our skills. Notice I said “we” because I’m still learning too but, to quote a favorite song “I’m still standing after all this time”. So how can you set your posts apart from others discussing the same topics? Content Curation […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Blogging

Follow Buttons Free Download

free social follow buttons for blogs

When I come across a blog with content that interests me I’m always keen to follow the writers on their social media networks. That’s not possible if there are no follow buttons. Here are some WordPress Follow Plugins but if you don’t want to add any more resource hungry plugins I’ve included a free download of Follow Button Images and full instructions to add them to your site. A blogger may have plenty of contacts, followers or likes on their social media profiles and pages but who better to attract than those interested in what you write on your blog. […] Continue Reading…

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