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5 Steps to Avoid a WordPress Mess

5 Steps to Avoid a WordPress Mess

If you’re using WordPress as the platform upon which to write your blog or display any other type of website, one of the first things you should consider is protecting your asset from disaster. You are not necessarily protecting your site from hackers, who seem to get the majority of the spotlight; you’re protecting your site from hosting errors, update mistakes, theme issues, and plugin crashes.  The list of pitfalls that...

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Save Your Economy!

Save Your Economy!

It seems as if everywhere you go, you hear negative news about the economy.  Even good economic news is cast in the greater context of an overall gloomy economic climate. The constant bombardment of this “gloom and doom” message on the masses by numerous media outlets causes many people to buy into it, even if their own circumstances and environment don’t reflect that reality.  A person can feel nearly powerless to do...

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No More Pencils…

No More Pencils…

Do you remember that schoolhouse rhyme?  “No more pencils, no more books, no more teacher’s dirty looks!” The beginning of summer vacation, the end of the school year, or even graduation from high school or college often marked a period when (theoretically) the grind of education would end.  Of course, we now realize that success in Internet Marketing–like success in most other industries–depends on our...

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No Time Like the Present

No Time Like the Present

No matter what industry or business we may be in, success favors those who make the best use of their time.  Sometimes, the best use of that time involves us engaging in activities that we would rather not be a part of.  So, we adopt the mentality of having to face it “sooner or later” or waiting until the last moment to “get it over with”.  This describes the one thing we could all use a little less of:...

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Motivation

Motivation

From time to time, one thing we can all use a little bit more of is motivation.  Motivation can come from within, or it can come from an outside catalyst.  The decision to act on that motivation is always left up to us. It all can be a daunting task that requires a tremendous amount of mental and physical energy! For those of us who work full time jobs (with the “occasional” evening and weekend work), finding the motivation to...

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First Things First

First Things First

“First things first.” When considering the myriad topics that I can write about for my first blog, the one that comes to mind most often is the nebulous concept known as “mindset”.  A “mindset” can be defined as the set of ideas and attitudes that we use when we approach a situation.  A mindset is often thought of as being something difficult to change—almost immutable.  However, with focused attention and practice, any mindset can be...

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Time and Productivity

Time and Productivity

I have heard it said that “time is the fire in which we burn”.  Well, it can certainly seem like that when you have a deadline staring you in the face and you realize that your time has—yet again—slipped away, and the odds of meeting that deadline are slim to none.  With the myriad opportunities available for distraction and diversion, maintaining productivity to accomplish a specific task can sometimes be a challenge.  Distractions may...

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Elegant Themes

Elegant Themes

An appropriate choice of subject matter for my first blog with a technical emphasis would be an examination of the platform on which the site is built:  WordPress and the Elegant Theme that enhances it. WordPress is a great blogging platform, and it is arguably one of the most popular. The basic themes that come with WordPress are sufficient to aid you in getting your message out there.  An enhanced, or “premium” theme, will help you get...

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