Seeing the same sidebar on my site day after day gets boring — even for me — so I can just imagine how blind regular readers become to sidebar messages when the message never changes. There is a solution to sidebar blindness though — create different sidebars for different categories, posts and pages. In this […]
Blogging with Wordpress
Blogging with Wordpress is the simplest way for a beginner to start a blog, aka website. Rosalind Gardner has been using Wordpress since before it's inception and knows all the ins and outs of how to create a blog and use the best themes and SEO tactics to attract visitors to your new blog. Learn how to start a Wordpress blog here.
Just for fun, I thought I’d write about a really good ‘day in the life’ of this blogger. Awoke at 6AM (after 7 hours of multiple sleep interruptions – the downside to being 55?) Fed Jasper, my 5 1/2 year-old Chocolate Labrador. Made a coffee (So NOT a coffee snob, I drink Nescafe Instant). Returned […]
I like to search Google ‘smart’ as I expect most of my (and your) blog readers do as well. When I search Google for a product type, I limit my search to articles posted within the last year. The following graphic shows results for a recent search when I was researching water filter pitcher dispensers […]
I recently wrote about the 12 things you should do before you publish a blog post. If you followed those steps, then clicked ‘Publish’, you’re ready for the post-publishing phase which includes the following 7 blogging tips that will help increase the traffic your post receives.
You’ve just spent all day writing your best blog post ever and are just itching to click that ‘Publish’ button so you can get to cracking a bubbly pop in celebration. Before you make your post public however, here is a list of 12 things you can and should do to reach a wider audience […]
Yes, you should cloak your affiliate links! Affiliate links are completely obvious. For example, here is my affiliate link for StudioPress: https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=346200&u=84626&m=28169&urllink=&afftrack= When I cloak that link on this site, it ends up looking like: https://rosalindgardner.com/blog/studiopress Both links go to the same URL and both will generate an affiliate commission when a sale is made, […]
What I wouldn’t have given to have a blogging partner (or two) of late. I just moved out of a house that I’ve lived in for 11 years. The 6 weeks preceding the move consumed more mental and physical energy than to which I’m accustomed… much more. Because we hadn’t yet hired a contractor to […]