I want to take a moment to thank those of you who volunteered to participate in my food study. I truly appreciate your help.
I want to tell you right off the bat that this request for volunteers has nothing to do with writing. I actually need a few folks who are willing to track up to 7 days worth of food choices over a period of 2 weeks. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m back in […]
I watched this last night and thought I’d share it here. I can’t help but feel a little better about my teen’s texting. What do you think?
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 […]
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 […]
Whew! I finally finished converting Tidbits from the Joomla site back to WordPress. The site ought to be dizzy from jumping from platform to platform. The largest time consuming aspect of the transition was segregating out the articles to transition to the new platform from the articles to dump. All in all, my site went […]
This is old news to folks who subscribe to the newsletter, but for those who don’t I’d like to share the release of my new ebook with you. The name of the book is Make Money Blogging. Since most of you are already blogging and have passed the beginning stage, you guys aren’t my target […]
It took 4 ½ years (I left my last part-time job on February 9, 2007 and today is August 4, 2011) and 500 posts later for me to reach one of my goals. Shortly after taking on line writing seriously one of my early dreams was to become self sufficient. In other words I wanted […]
I’m still here. I haven’t forgotten everyone here at NJFM. The past few weeks have been interesting (not to mention that I’ve got this cold/virus thing that just won’t leave me alone). Aside from the cold I’ve got quite a lot of real life going on right now so my online life seems to have […]
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 […]
Words of warning…don’t take writing advice from me! The other day I came across the Newsroom 101 website. It’s a site that will put your grammatical and writing skills to the test. They have thousands of free exercises, tutorials and general helpful information for anyone looking to make a living as a writer, especially journalistic […]
If you have a website or a blog and you have not added your site map to Google Webmaster tools, you should take the time to do so. Back in the Stone Age when I first got online I barely knew what a sitemap was. I spent some time reading in various forums trying to […]
Some time ago, I wrote a post about switching one of my Google-step-child-sites from a hand coded site to a Joomla site. I made the switch because I originally hand coded the site several years ago and things have changed since then (and I’ve learned a lot since then). Not to belabor the point (for […]
There are tons of self-help books, ebooks and blogs on how to become a successful freelance writer. I’ve read a few of them and I guess I’ll never make it big as a freelance writer. Maybe it’s my age, maybe it’s because I no longer feel the need to prove myself, or maybe it’s because […]
Crystal brought up a good question the other day and I didn’t have the answer. So I thought I’d do a little research, write about what I found and post it here. We both (Crystal and I) would love to hear your thoughts on DoFollow and NoFollow backlinks. Before I go into DoFollow and NoFollow […]