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WordPress Tutorial: Add, edit, delete blog posts

Most people who have WordPress websites want to be able to add and edit their own blog posts rather than having to pay someone else to do it. How much easier and FASTER would it be to write your post and then upload it yourself: with confidence?

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Cool Linkedin Tip

Linkedin, as with other social media platforms, changes their tools and options periodically.  I have to say, though, that this feature may have been around for a while and I just didn’t notice.  But check this out.

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Copyright on the Internet – What’s Legal?


This is a Brief Overview of Copyright on the World Wide Web

Anything said here is information gathered from other sources (which I cite), and I also give my own non-legally binding observations and sage advice.

Phew!  I think I covered my butt pretty well there. Onward…

Copyright Law On the Books

In the late 1990’s, there was a federal act written to amend the existing Copyright Act of 1976. It is called the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).  This law attempted to address this new frontier of information sharing called the World Wide Web.

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Mobile-Friendly Websites Are the Law

Posted June 16, 2015
Cathy Sirvatka
(Note: I wrote most of this on April 21 when Google began implementing their changes.  However, rotator cuff surgery made completing it difficult.  Time to get it out there now – it’s still valid!)

Mobile-friendly, or responsive, websites are the law… at least as far as Google is concerned.

G-Day is here.  That is the day Google implements their newest algorithm which will favor websites that are mobile-friendly, or “responsive.”

If you have a website that has not been updated in the last couple of years, it may not be mobile-friendly and your website will actually move down in its search ranking.

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Is Your Website Under Attack? You bet it is!

Your website could fall victim to hacking! And here’s why.

Most (if not all) WordPress websites come under “brute force attack” – day in and day out, one-after-another attempts to break into your website.  You may not have known this, but YOUR site is probably being attacked right now as you read this!  Yikes!

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The No-Berating Clause

I will NOT beat myself up when I don’t get everything accomplished.

Photo from Photographer: Stuart Miles

I will be positive with myself.
I will follow my new plans to the best of my ability.
I will encourage myself to let go of mistakes.

No those aren’t lines from Stuart Smalley (an old Saturday Night Live character).  They are honest to goodness thoughts I need to hold closely and remind myself of every single day.

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The 20-Mile March: Small Accomplishments Lead to Big Rewards

Photo from Photographer: papaija2008

The 20-mile march is a reference to a story told by Jim Collins in his book, “Great by Choice.” In this true story from 1911, there were two teams who raced 1,400 miles to be the first to reach the South Pole. 

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Testimonials Give Your Business Credibility…

… and Feedback Helps You Grow

When I worked at a large research lab, my organization had internal clients – we were all employees of the same company but we looked at the people for whom we did work as our customers. And as such we would give them feedback forms with every finished product we handed them. Those completed feedback forms then went to our boss! Some were good, some were bad, all were honest.

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The KISS Method

Do you know the KISS method?  “Keep It Simple Stupid!”  I had an instructor in college who made it nicer: Keep It Simple STUDENT.  Either way the idea is clear… and simple.

Right now I’m looking at a post-it note on my computer monitor which simply says: SIMPLIFY!

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