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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

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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Knee Deep in Redirects

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!

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 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

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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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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