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12 September 2017

Work-at-Home Lifestyle Blog | Express Yourself! on Tumblr is Now FoxNet2017

Out with the old. In with the new. "So you're trying hard. Well, try again." ~ Curtis Mayfield

Sometimes where not sharing dispensable thoughts here, I'm at my other blog on Tumblr expressing myself.  If you ever have time to visit, you're welcome there, just like you're welcome here.


Mary Lou Williams - Jazz Legend



Why You Should Drink Pineapple Water Every Morning
Rare Glimpse of the Past - A Letter from Ghandi to Hitler



In the Mood for a Horror Movie?


UPDATE Sep 2017:
During 2016 my Tumblr account was deleted.  They got their rules.  Follow them or leave! By the end of the year, a new Tumblr blog was set up.  They only deleted my blog.  They didn't banish me!  Evidently, I didn't commit an unforgivable sin, so they let me create another account.  Frankly, I find the Tumblr Staff folks to be very reasonable.  They always answer my messages.  That's very professional and courteous, considering I got a free account.  Wonder how they treat their paying customers.

My new Tumblr blog is called FoxNet2017.

Much like the other blog it can be considered a lifestyle blog or placed under a general category or niche like "Society and Culture" because it shares whatever happens (current events) or has happened (history) in our world.

See RSS feed below or click to view a random post

http://foxnet2017.tumblr.com/











06 September 2017

Blogging Tips: Refresh Your Old Content

Revisiting your old blog posts is always a good idea, if for no other reason than to fix the broken links. But with the constantly evolving and ever-changing online landscape, the content or information may need to be updated. Particularly if you published reviews and/or recommendations. If you have been blogging for a while then you know this is a must-do task. If you're a newbie blogger, you will bookmark this tip for future reference. 




Occasionally, an update is totally pointless. You need to delete the post or the article and just get rid of it! If you're an online entrepreneur, this is a project you should do in your “down time”, i.e. after you've taken care of your priority tasks: banging out blog posts (or articles), responding to comments, social media sharing and other blog promotion activities, etc. Perhaps set aside a few hours each week or every other week to revisit and review old blog posts.


If you have affiliate marketing websites or blogs, sometimes vendors you are approved for discontinue their program. You don't always get the memo or the eMail. You should test your referral links at your site to make sure they lead the visitor to correct landing page. Often my click testing indicated the link is inactive which is not only upsetting because there was no notification as to “when” that happened, but it also makes you wonder how many other people also clicked it, got the error message, and then left your site never to return. (My thoughts or worries.)


There are supposedly free tools that can help you with this effort, i.e. help you find broken links. They are available but I have yet to use one successfully. However, others have. So don't let my lack of skills hinder you.


It's your work and if it's perfectly good work, don't let it go to waste. This blogging tip can not be stressed enough. If you serious about your blogging, then make time to refresh or update your old content. Content that dates back several years may still be critical and relevant. Do your best to salvage what you can. You never know.  May be a gold mine buried in there!


Don't just take my advice. Listen to the advice of professionals.


Wake Up Old Blogs Posts And Get Them Working Again | Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs











21 June 2017

Common Thinking Mistakes We All Make - BufferApp.com (Reblog)

Each day is a brand new day and I am always thinking of ways to enhance or improve my creative thought process. 
 

Ever heard of Buffer? This business provides a service that helps you automate your social media sharing. The organization currently enjoys a good online reputation and is as respected as their competitors - HootSuite.com, SproutSocial.com and similar sites.

Not only is the service they provide excellent, but they publish a very informative blog. Very excited to share this tidbit. See REFERENCE below. 

 

Had not realized there are common thinking mistakes most of us make every day? Well … maybe everybody else makes those mistakes. I don't!
 



Mistakes 1 through 5 ?

  • Not me. No way!

Mistake 6 ?


Mistake 7 ?

  • OK. I was wrong about who the original artist was that sang the song! Really thought it was Petula Clark!! That's how I remembered it!

Mistake 8 ? Fine! I admit it!!



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REFERENCE:

Cooper, Belle B. "8 Common Thinking Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day." Buffer Social . Buffer, 30 Sept. 2013. Web. 08 Mar. 2015. < https://blog.bufferapp.com/thinking-mistakes-8-common-mistakes-in-how-we-think-and-how-to-avoid-them >.

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RE BufferApp.com content sharing service:
They have a free plan that allows you to share a maximum of 10 posts on a time schedule you specify. My blog posts and links are circulated via my Twitter and Google Plus social media accounts. FYI. 
 


Content first published at PersonaPaper, March 9, 2015.





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Best Chrome Extensions for Bloggers (Reblog)

Ben Cummings is a Digital Marketing and CMS Specialist for Bridgepoint Education. He recommends these free extensions to "streamline a lot of the tasks that come with being a blogger".

Best Chrome Extensions for Bloggers


18 April 2017

Sites That Accept Republished Content (UPDATE #1)

In November 2015, I shared some information about reputable sites that accept republished content:  Republishing Previously Published Content.  This listing has been edited by the its publisher but even with edits, two sites, are not included on her list:

Niume and Medium.

Sign up for Medium.                         Sign up for Niume.


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Medium was launched in 2012 by two of the founders of Twitter.

Started republishing my previously published articles and blog posts at Medium about 3 years ago.  Both sites Medium and Niume) are respected and enjoy a good online reputation.  It is a good way to make your work more visible to the search engines and build your online reputation.



What I like about Medium is that the republishing process is simplified.  You simply import your content, do a bit of editing and hit the publish button.  You can introduce your content to a new audience and connect your social media accounts for simplified sharing as well


"If you're not publishing on Medium, you're missing out on a huge potential audience for very little extra work."
(Quote source: 10 Insanely Good Reasons You Should Publish On Medium) 

Below is an alphabetical list of my articles and blog posts republished at Medium with minimal effort.

A Nation in Decline
Aesop: unclear biography, unwritten fables, timeless morals
Ancient History: Kingdoms : Lydia and Persia
Balsam: For Priests, Kings and Everyday People
Bringing White Feather From the Mountain
Countries Most Worried About the Future (Their Future)
Cyber Security to Protect Our Digital World
Dating Sites — Tips on How to Score!
Foreign Investors Buying U.S. Real Estate
Genealogy : Modern Day Arabs and Their Father Abraham
Go Your Own Way : Step by Step
Illegal Immigration in the USA: A Proposed Solution
Knight Life by Peter David
My Dysfunctional Family
Read a Self Help Book For a U.S. History Perspective
Riddle Me This. Why Do Most People Search for Atlantis and not Ophir?
Searching for Chinese Treasures
Searching for the Truth?
Smart Homes Get My Thumbs Up
Society and Culture : Veiled Women
Successful People Who Studied Abroad
Syrian Refugees Go Home! (An Opinion Piece)
The Color Blue (Humor)
The Right to a Fair Trial / myLot
Valentine’s Day Around the World
We Live in a Digital World, Not a Yellow Submarine
What is the Capital of Turkey?
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Niume is based in the UK, was founded in 2012, and launched as an open platform in July 2014.

Initiated my republishing efforts at Niume in 2017. My work efforts at this site were mentioned briefly in another post - Work at Home ~ Home Biz Projects : Another Weekend! - UPDATE #1.  But that was in February 2017.  Here it is just two months later (April) and not only is my previously published content considered acceptable for publication but they have also allowed me to publish some original content.  In addition, several of my posts have been featured; what they refer to as "Staff Picked".  This goes far beyond what I expected.  Below is a quick list of my content chosen to be featured by the moderators at Niume.



 

♦  If you are looking for a new home for old content, you might consider giving these sites a try.

31 March 2017

Experimenting with Blogspot

Gave my blog a little “cosmetic surgery”. This is what happens when you are in “self-teach learn as you go” mode.


Use a do-it-yourself tool or application for years and then one day you have an “Ah hah” moment because you finally figure out what the “button” is for!


Usually my attention is devoted to my Tumblr blog, but decided that there was something not quite right with the look of my Blogger ( Blogspot ) blog. 



Hmmm … ? What can I do that I haven't done before? Have you ever changed the fonts for the blog post titles and dates or added highlights? It's a simple thing but for me it was a revelation!


Well I didn't want to get overly ambitious since it was my first time but clicked on the “Customize” button for the template dared myself.


Clicked on “Advanced” and boldly went where I have never gone before!


Changed the font for my post title so that it could stand out more and increased the font size for the dates and even highlighted it in blue. That was it! Didn't dare go any further for fear things might get screwed up. Very pleased with my blogging adventure!





My Blog Stop! created using the official Google Blogger (Blogspot) blog publishing platform


(Screenshot below created using Fireshot, a Firefox browser add-on.)


Screenshot by Fireshot





Original source link: Experimenting with Blogspot - Persona Paper




30 January 2017

Niume Promises to Help You Promote Your Blog (UPDATE #1) STRIKETHROUGH

Strikethrough everything. The site closed its doors October 2, 2017.

UPDATE January 30th, 2017 ~ I confess that I had not expected to share an update to my previous post (link below) so quickly. However, a lot has happened within less than 30 days that must be shared in order to present a true picture of this wonderful blogging platform and community.



Finally got brave enough to dive in and start posting via Niume.

Want my advice? Jump in! 


The water is delightful and warm. You can use it to promote your blog. Many members do use it for that. But it's a great community for making friends and socializing and you can also use it as your blog. There are so many ways to take advantage of this wonderful platform. To date, my profile shows 7 short posts (See quick list below). Will write more as soon as I get more organized. But these are doing just fine. I'm loving the fact that people are actually leaving comments. There is nothing so discouraging as spending your time and effort publishing blog posts or articles and then nobody visits to read them!





Niume is a social blogging platform, created to help bloggers promote their blogs, writers, promote their content, artists and photographers share their work, and more!  You can earn residual income for your activity.  
Join free and start immediately!


19 November 2016

My First Blog Post at My Blog Stop! Welcome! (UPDATE)

My first blog post (My First Blog Post at My Blog Stop! Welcome!) was dated 2014. Don't laugh! Yes.  There are a lot of strikethroughs.  To borrow from Alanis Morissette's song lyrics: "You live. You learn."


It's almost the end of 2016 and this blog is still here!!



The American Thanksgiving holiday is next week and that this blog has not been deleted is on my list of things to be thankful for.  :)

Presidential Thanksgiving Facts

Thanksgivings Around the World

 


Here is the list of my blogs (or blogging attempts, if your prefer).  Obviously I don't have to include this one on this list, since you're here and reading this.









Below are sample posts. Hope you are impressed! :)


#FoodieFriday : Cool Foodies and Food Lovers Celebrating Their "Firsts" on Twitter

Happy Friday! (It's FoodieFriday!) Always searching for like-minded food lovers and found people celebrating their "firsts". First food blog post. First food article accepted at a major site. Etc. Here are their tweets. Interesting variation. French food; Health / Energy Food tips; Asian food; Vegan recipes; and Food Photography.







Shop for Gifts in My Gold Mine

⋅ Before I started this online shopping site, I had been sharing my shopping finds and wish list at another that I call "The Other Shopping Channel" . ...



Finding the Path to Successful Affiliate Marketing

Read everywhere about people who earn money from affiliate marketing or advertising affiliate products. Several years back, saw a write-up about an online entrepreneur who insisted he earned thousands of dollars in affiliate referral commissions. Also said it was really easy to do!

20 September 2016

Blogjob.com - Can First Impressions Be Trusted? (Post Update)

Link below is to my post dated a year ago (September 21, 2015) and although my impression of the BlogJob blogging community is still good, one thing reported in the 2015 post has changed.  The Rewards and Points program was discontinued.  Other than that, it's all good!




After the announcement was made by the site owners that the cash incentive program was discontinued, many members left the site but a few remained. For me, it was a good decision to keep my blog up and running, for all the reasons listed in the previous post. Instead of moving my blog and republishing elsewhere, the name was changed from "Cmoneyspinner Keeps on Blogging" to "My Pain, Your Gain"; and the blog was expanded by adding pages listed below.





Blogging Flat Infographics Layout
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08 September 2016

Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: A reminder about widget links (Reblog)

The problem of unnatural links and page ranking.

I subscribe and receive notifications when posts are published via the:

Official Google Webmaster Central Blog and the

Google Search Console Team.



I keep the eMails, even though most of the time I don't know how to implement their suggestions.  (Should have kept up with technology. The learning curve is steep!)



I appreciate this REMINDER post from the Google god very much because now I know what “add a rel="nofollow" attribute” is for.

As for intentionally manipulating page rank? (Genius geek I am not!) 

  • Why don't the widget makers themselves put that attribute into their own widgets?

  • Why would the users know or even be concerned? All we know is it says “free widgets” and the widgets work!!

Just sayin'.  Just asking!  Seems like the widget maker ought to be responsible. They use the Internet too and should know about page ranking, etc.

Nevertheless, the statements about Google's webspam team performing manual intervention and notification via the Search Console is completely understood.

But … huge question mark … BUT?  But that sort of indicates that sometimes your site can get ZAPPED by non-manual intervention? Doesn't it? (???)


Publishing this post as a marker.

Today is September 8, 2016. I regularly check my messages in the Search Console dashboard and have not received any “Warnings” Whew!



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