Happy with Look & Feel of your Blog?

[ Posted in WordPress Daily Prompt ]

Don’t know those days, there was much choice about the typefaces, colours and style, writing with a quill pen on a scroll of parchment or, may be it all depended upon the dexterity of the writer, we have become capable in due course of time to be equipped with tools to perform the art better.

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is a wonderful tool assisting online publishers in this art. It is a simple markup (style sheet) language describing the style i.e. presentation of a web page, an HTML document. The presentation includes aspects like the layout, colours and fonts. It was designed to separate the presentation layer from the content layer. What that means is you can modify CSS of your blog without impacting the content.

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Blogging for Nobody?

[ Posted for Beginners in WordPress Daily Prompt ]

Magnets… I was always awed by their mysterious power! I found them fascinating in my childhood and till day they have not lost their charm. Do you share a similar experience? We tend to call everything, that is attractive, MAGNETIC. Magnetic eyes… magnetic personality… and so on… As a blogger, you want to attract readers like a magnet. I am going to discuss about one way to achieve it for WordPress bloggers. And here is the clue: I wrote this post in response to today’s one word prompt: MAGNET. Known as Daily Prompt, it is a challenge from WordPress Daily Post, a WordPress.com’s initiative to help WordPress bloggers find audience.

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Blogs and Blogging

I am filled with amazement to see people committed to blogging across so many areas, and I mean it. I plan to go for an outing and, I bump into a travel blog. I think of buying something, and I land up on a product review blog. There are numerous examples pretty much covering everything under the sun and many are helpful and insightful. I am sure you share somewhat similar experience. According to one source, 2.7 million posts are published everyday and that was in 2016.

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E-book: Your Guide to Blogging & Creating Websites

Well… It gives me immense pleasure, with a sense of relief, announcing that my small-time pet project, this e-book ‘Your Guide to Blogging & Creating Websites’ came to conclusion and everything is complete now. Though I aimed it for absolute beginners but it can serve the purpose of a reference book on WordPress resources, so may be helpful for others too who have a personal blog and are already blogging for quite some time. The e-book is available now. You can sign up and get the download link in your Inbox.

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… from meaningfulness to Meaninglessness?

Posted in WordPress Daily prompt

The traveller said, “Words, especially their apt use, speak volumes about their subject. I tried to see what happens when I come across a word. The first impression that forms in my mind is that of a tangible something… something measurable and meaningful.”

He stopped in the village for the night. Somebody told him about the sage so he curiously came to visit him. Probably he thought it was the best way to spend his evening. Or that was the best use of his time he could make, a businessman after all, he was.

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My journey from WordPress.Org to WordPress.Com !

Until last week, I had self-hosted website. Yes, there was learning curve and it started with my hosting provider’s Account and cPanel settings. I had implemented many security features and had taken performance measures (any of which is not required on WordPress.com hosted site). I was able to manage my web-site and I felt great to be proud owner of a self-hosted (WordPress.org flavor) web-site 🙂

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Quest for a Blogging CMS !

[ Everything you possess of skill, and wealth, and handicraft, wasn’t it first merely a thought and a quest. – Rumi ]

Wonderful ! You have made a decision to leverage internet and to create a Blog (or a Web-site). First things first… You need a CMS (Content Management System) for your Blog. A Content Management System is the software enabling you to create, manage and publish your content. Like Microsoft Word offers features to create document without knowledge of underlying technology, a CMS system, helps you to create your web-pages without coding.

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Find your niche and audience !

[ Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. – Abraham Lincoln ]

Considering blogging or publishing your web-site? If yes, have you thought about the topic around which you will develop your content (blog posts and articles). Your topic is your niche. Along with the ‘How-to-Blog’ part, you can work on your niche parallely.

Firstly, a niche can be any area of focus. For example, your hobby, your passion like fitness, cooking, travelling, yoga, gardening or any sports you are good at. It can be your area of specialization like teaching, psychology, debt management, etc. It can be around sharing your lesson you have learnt in life with those in a similar situation like you and need advice from somebody who has undergone the same challenge.

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