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Another Cool Plugin – DataFeedr Random Ad

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 [...]


Blog Consolidation Process

As I mentioned before, these next few posts are brain dumps for me. I decided to consolidate all but 7 of my blogs. My goal is to complete the consolidation process in 30 days. The process goes something like this: Copy the post from the old blog Paste it into the new blog Copy and [...]


Another Plugin to Add to the List

As an addendum to My Favorite WordPress Plugins list, I just came across one called WP-CopyProtect. The purpose of this plugin is to make it harder for plagiarists to copy and paste your content. While on the topic of plagiarism, if you have your blog’s RSS feed set to “Full Text” I would suggest that [...]


My Favorite WordPress Plugins

I spend so much time setting up new WordPress sites that I thought I might share some of my favorite plugins. For me, browsing for WordPress plugins is much better than going shopping. It doesn’t cost a dime and you can improve your site’s functionality if you choose the right ones. Here are some that [...]


Rent or Own, Blogger or Self-Hosting

I often get emails asking whether or not Google's Blogger is a good platform on which to begin a blog. My answer to this question is…it depends. Removing ourselves from the internet for a moment, let’s think about Tommy who just turned 18 and wants to move from his parent’s house. He has a little [...]


Blogging, Mobile Devices and Compatibility

Back in July of 2008 I wrote a blog post on how to make a WordPress blog mobile phone compatible.  Fast forward to a few days ago when I received a comment from Amy Young. She reminded me that blogs should be mobile compatible. I knew that at one point in time No Job for [...]


Lessons Learned while Changing Blog Themes

Aside from the technical aspects that I learned while changing themes (such as installing WordPress in another directory and linking it to the root), I learned that it's good to go through your blog every once in a while and tighten up a few things. Typical Newbie Mistake Eons ago when I started this blog [...]


Something’s Different Here

Notice Something Different"

We're in for a bumpy ride.  I changed the theme (yet again), and am still working on getting it to do what I want it to do. This is just a short post to let you know that you did reach No Job for Mom.  She's just wearing a new dress.


Another Blogging Plugin-LinkWithin

Now that I’m not on a breakneck writing pace, I’ve got time to goof off a lot more. I noticed on Prerna and Kidgas’ blogs they had a neat little linking tool that linked to other posts within their blogs.  I didn’t notice it at first, but as I continued to visit their blogs, I [...]


Toying Around with Plugins

I just found a cool little plugin to help me keep track of my monthly writing goals (checkout the progress bar on the right).  I find that charting my progress works well for me.  The only way I was able to maintain this month’s membership in the Double O Club was because I charted my [...]