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New Infolinks Graphic: The Mind of a Blogger

New Infolinks Graphic: The Mind of a Blogger

| March 1, 2012 | 10 Comments

I’m a big fan of Infolinks. I use them on just about all of my money making blogs. Recently they sent out a newsletter spreading the news about a new graphic  they created on the mind of a blogger. The graphic was well done and well thought out (well, mostly well thought out). It is […]

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Robots.txt

Robots.txt

| February 10, 2012 | 11 Comments

Over the past few days I noticed my Google earnings had dropped significantly. I couldn’t figure out why the drop, but I know the Internet is a fickle beast so I didn’t lose much sleep over it. Knowing that I can’t control Google, I continued on doing what I do, playing around behind the scenes […]

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WordPress Plugin: Broken Link Checker

WordPress Plugin: Broken Link Checker

| February 9, 2012 | 6 Comments

While I’m contemplating my direction for the next 5 years of my online journey, I decided to play around behind the scenes on a few of my blogs. In doing so I happened upon the plug-in called Broken Link Checker. If you have a WordPress blog and are not already using this plugin, I strongly […]

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Almost 5 Years of Online Writing

Almost 5 Years of Online Writing

| January 24, 2012 | 39 Comments

February 7th will mark my 5th year anniversary of quitting my part-time job in an attempt to earn money as an online writer. In those 5 years I’ve earned and learned quite a bit. The largest contributing factor to my online writing success was the decision to transition from up front to residual earnings. The […]

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Knee Deep in Redirects

Knee Deep in Redirects

| January 7, 2012 | 6 Comments

Oh boy, I’m busier than a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs! My desire to upgrade my Tidbits site has taught me another valuable lesson. Here’s the lesson: When converting a site from Joomla to WordPress (or changing platforms), do not change the category structure or the file naming convention. In other […]

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Ready, Aim…Shoot Self in the Foot!

Ready, Aim…Shoot Self in the Foot!

| January 4, 2012 | 19 Comments

From time to time I experiment with different plugins to enhance my blog’s functionality (functionality…such a tech writing word).  Anyway, I use a plugin that is supposed to help detect hack attacks. After having a couple of my blogs hacked some time ago, I’m a bit sensitive to hacking. The plugin I use is called […]

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The More Things Change…

The More Things Change…

| December 12, 2011 | 21 Comments

…the more they stay the same. I’m having a full-circle moment. Many moons ago I created my online playground, Tidbits and Stuff. You guys know the story. It was a hand-coded site, then a WordPress site, then a Joomla site and now…I’m converting it back to a WordPress site. I expect the process to take […]

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Another Cool Plugin – DataFeedr Random Ad

Another Cool Plugin – DataFeedr Random Ad

| December 7, 2011 | 6 Comments

One of the things I love about WordPress is if you can imagine it, you can have it. A couple of days ago Kristine’s comment got me to thinking. Her comment was in response to my post about the 3% increase in revenue as a result of making a few changes to my Google AdSense […]

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Maximizing My Blogs

Maximizing My Blogs

| October 27, 2011 | 5 Comments

As part of tidying up my first online writing phase and transitioning into my second phase, I have to clean up many of my blogs. In addition to consolidating my online properties, I need to clean and maximize the properties I have remaining. First let me say there is no scientific way to go about […]

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Something Different this Morning

Something Different this Morning

| October 25, 2011 | 33 Comments

I know, my last post mentioned that this post would be about maximizing blogs, but I got side tracked (this happens when I have too much coffee). I decided to try something a little different this morning. (I was pacing a little too much when I recorded this because I periodically walked out of range)

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