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Writing 500 Words A Day

Writing 500 Words A Day

| January 10, 2018 | 5 Comments

Writing 500 words a day, what a concept!  It’s been around forever and I’m just getting on the bandwagon!  Thank you, Hope Clark, over at Funds for Writers.  I don’t always read newsletters that end up in my inbox, but in Hope’s January 5, 2018, Message from Editor she states, “I begin writing Sunday – […]

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Grammarly: My Unpaid Writing Editor

Grammarly: My Unpaid Writing Editor

| December 15, 2017 | 14 Comments

Grammarly has become the go-to app for my first round of document editing. I learned about it one day when I was perusing Heath and Alyssa’s blog. I came across their post entitled, Our Most-Used Tools for Project Management and discovered Grammarly. Heath and Alyssa are living my dream life. They’re traveling around in an […]

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WordPress Admin Login – Tips for Securing It

WordPress Admin Login – Tips for Securing It

| November 15, 2017 | 2 Comments

We all know hackers love to exploit the WordPress admin login page. I was reminded of how tenacious hackers are when I reviewed the settings on the Limit Login Attempts plugin (which logs the number of unsuccessful attempts). In total I have 54 pages worth of unsuccessful login attempts among my various blogs. Each page […]

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WP-Json Exploit: Is Your WordPress Blog Vulnerable?

WP-Json Exploit: Is Your WordPress Blog Vulnerable?

| November 2, 2017 | 6 Comments

The more I fumfer around with my blogs the more I learn about things I wish I didn’t need to learn. This time I learned about WordPress’ wp-json exploit. The wp-json security hole has been around since WordPress version 4.7.0 (circa February, 2017).  Actually, I’m surprised the programmers hadn’t fixed it in the subsequent updates […]

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Oh those Blasted Internet Scrapers!

Oh those Blasted Internet Scrapers!

| October 25, 2017 | 2 Comments

A few months ago I learned more than I wanted about internet scrapers when I realized NJFM was being attacked by one (or several). At first I couldn’t quite figure out what was going on. I would periodically receive notifications from my web hosting company, SiteGround (they’re the best), of potentially reaching my daily usage […]

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Surprising Income Increase by Tweaking Old Blogs

Surprising Income Increase by Tweaking Old Blogs

| October 12, 2017 | 6 Comments

Warning: If you’ve been blogging continuously without taking a long hiatus, you don’t really need to read this post. You already know that responsive ads increase income. ### By tweaking my old blogs during the month of August I realized a 1.7% decrease in traffic and a 74% increase in income! Don’t be too impressed. […]

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Blogs: Cleaning, Combining and Redirecting

Blogs: Cleaning, Combining and Redirecting

| September 5, 2017 | 6 Comments

Boy, it’s been forever since I’ve written here on NJFM. The site is mostly dead. I checked my stats and found that I get an average of 3 or 4 visits a day. That’s okay because except for the motivational posts, the rest of the stuff is pretty much outdated. The Internet kept evolving while […]

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Checking My Blog’s Responsiveness

Checking My Blog’s Responsiveness

| March 23, 2016 | 7 Comments

Warning: Before using YouResponsive.com please read Crystal’s comment. YouResponsive.com might not be as above board as I thought they were. Thanks to YouResponsive.com I’ve made my blog responsive. According to Webster’s Dictionary, responsive means “reacting in a desired or positive way, or quick to react or respond.” Back in the day, prior to the increase […]

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Not My Intention for NJFM

Not My Intention for NJFM

| March 16, 2016 | 3 Comments

Warning: Minor political rant! This is not what I had in mind when I chose the title  “No Job for Mom” for this blog. Below is a snippet of an article that appeared yesterday on the Emirates 24/7 News website. It doesn’t need much of an introduction: Mayor no job for mom: Berlusconi Sexism row […]

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Why I Won’t Officially Bury NJFM

Why I Won’t Officially Bury NJFM

| March 10, 2016 | 16 Comments

From time to time I remember the good old days of NJFM. I think those were my happiest blogging days. I still have several blogs online, but NJFM was always my favorite. Why? Because I was able to just be me. I didn’t worry much about SEO and political correctness; I was just me. As […]

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