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Since I’m no longer actively blogging, I think it’s time for me to convert some of my old blogs into static HTML websites. Why convert them instead of taking them down? Well, for the most part, a lot of the information on the various blogs is still relevant and continues to be helpful to some [...]


WordPress Admin Login – Tips for Securing It


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 [...]


Thank You

I want to take a moment to thank those of you who volunteered to participate in my food study.  I truly appreciate your help.


Looking for Volunteers

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 [...]


Is Texting Killing Our Language?

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?


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 [...]


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 [...]


It is Done!

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 [...]


NJFM’s Blogging for Beginners

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 [...]


4 ½ Years and 500 Posts to Achieve One Goal

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 [...]