Testing the Interest for a WordPress Group in Barrie

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I have thought about starting a group to meet monthly or more often in Barrie to talk about WordPress. I have been building and maintaining my own sites with WordPress for over ten years. I don’t mind to share my experience and give help to others who are also working on their own sites. So, … Read more…

Yahoo! Profiles (and Avatars) are Going Away

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Yahoo! is phasing out their Profiles. You can’t look up someone else and, I couldn’t even find my own to see what I had written about myself. (Though Yahoo! recommends I save anything in my “About Me” and “My Interests”, I can’t even get my profile to load up at all). I thought I would … Read more…

Google Marketing and Dear Webmaster Letters

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Have you had an email asking you to remove a link? There are various reasons someone might ask you to remove a link, some are practical and make sense. Often it’s about a copyrights issue. The new trend I’ve noticed is the request to remove a link for Google. You get a Dear Webmaster letter, … Read more…

Telemarketers on Twitter

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Do not do this! I’ve been noticing a trend in Twitter following. Not the usual types who want to grow the amount of Twitter followers by following anything for no reason. But, businesses with Twitter accounts who then follow people as a way of introducing/ marketing/ spamming their business or service. See below for an … Read more…

Titles Matter Don’t Assume

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Titles matter when you post to Twitter or other social media or the actual blog post itself. Don’t assume people will know what you are talking about. A title is especially important when you are sharing a link you want readers to click. Inside your blog post a link should be used for the words … Read more…

Are you Sure your Site is Readable?

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Outbrain Inc | 5 Creative Marketing Ideas for Your Smal…. I found a link to this post on another site. I went to the source to read more… However, it is almost unreadable. I actually did not even try to skim this. Yes, I am no longer reading with the eyeballs of a 20 year … Read more…

Chopped Blog Posts are Frustrating!

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I really am getting to hate these kind of chopped blog posts. You can’t see the full post without clicking next and next and next and next… until you get through all the points. Seldom can I find an option to read the full post, on one page all the points together. I far prefer … Read more…

Tumblr Follow is Broken

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Dear Tumblr, I’m getting tired of following Tumblr blogs and being asked to follow the same blog over and over and not seeming to actually follow the blog even after clicking the link half a dozen times. It is an exercise in frustration as I follow, then unfollow, and then try to follow and realize … Read more…

Using the Chrome Web Browser to Post to WordPress

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I want to post to my sites with a content curation sort of bookmarklet. I already have an account with Scoop.it where I have several topics and post to them regularly, there. I’d rather put all that work, time and energy into content curation for my own sites instead. So, I’ve been looking for options. … Read more…

Are you Preventing Social Sharing on Your Own Site?

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  Have you accidentally blocked social media sharing on your own site? I tried to share a post on this site (see below) to my Scoop.it account. I was using a bookmarklet (more often called an app these days) but I could not get around this site’s note about their use of cookies. How important … Read more…

Ever Wonder What Happens to your Old Reviews?

I found this online tonight while looking for myself online. I looked up my married name which I didn’t keep for very long. But, I had forgotten I published using it. It was very nice to find my review of this book saved on the author’s site, no less!   I don’t know what my … Read more…