Congratulations; you’re getting a two-fer via today’s post. Let’s start by talking about written copyrights and your blog.
Back in 2010, just before the start of summer, I was contacted by a company called Digiprove. They asked if I wanted to try out a new plugin and program they had called Copyright Proof, which would add code at the bottom of your articles to let people know that you owned the copywritten material on the page.
This is explained down below
You might not believe it now, but back then this site was ranked in the top 75,000 websites in the world. I was doing SEO much differently back then, and it worked wonders; take a look at the article I wrote before this one. I used to get lots of free offers to try things out, and this was one of the few I decided to go for. The plugin added this:
Continue reading Copyright Dates And Saving Google Analytics Code After A WordPress Update
How’s that for a blog title? Yes, it’s accurate… but slightly misleading. It was also necessary.
I’ve also lost 70 pounds since 2012!
I have deleted over 500 articles in total; just not all of them on this blog.I’ve deleted about 350 here, and about 150 on my business blog. I’m about to tell you why, because it’s something you might want to think about when it comes to your blog, especially if it’s older.
Continue reading I’ve Lost Over 500 Articles; Why?
By now those of you used to reading this blog know that I love to play poker. I’ve written a few posts over the years comparing poker and blogging, including this one, 5 Things Bloggers Can Learn From Poker. I’m kicking this one up a notch and I’m going to talk about winning poker tournaments. Did I win a poker tournament? Stay tuned as we go through these 5 keys.
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1. You have to prepare for the long haul.
Poker tournaments are long. If you’re in a very large one in person it could take multiple days. The main World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas takes more than a week, not including the final table, which is usually held months later. Smaller tournaments can take a couple of days to complete, although some will end in one day; it’s rare that it happens that way.
Continue reading 5 Keys To Winning Poker Tournaments And Blogging
In some ways I’m like everyone else when it comes to dealing with the concept of the term “expert”. The word has its connotations that make it something to eschew, and at the same time something to aspire to. I’ve hated being called an expert and tried to stay away from it at times. Then I came to grips with the reality that, as an independent consultant in different fields, the best marketing I can think of is to be seen as an expert in those fields where people might actually pay me for what I know and what I can do.
Doesn’t this guy look like an expert? 🙂
I remember reading a book by a guy named Brendon Burchard called Millionaire Messenger. His premise is that all of us are experts to someone, and we can turn that expertise into a career if we learn how to do it and have the confidence to do it. That kind of thing makes great sense to me, and it’s also motivational.
Continue reading What Does It Take To Be An Expert?
I found this to be an interesting turn of events, thus I’m sharing another repurposed article from years ago. Every once in a while I write reviews of things, my opinion on a book, movie, software, etc. Most of the time I don’t know the people all that well, although on this blog I wrote a review of Beverly Mahone’s book How To Get On The News Without Committing Murder and I know her fairly well.
There’s a happy guy!
In that vein, I once wrote a book review on a book by someone I’d known for 10 years at the time titled Paid To Think. I can’t say we’re great friends, but he’s someone I’ve respected from day one, a very driven and successful guy who wouldn’t be the worst person to emulate in many ways.
Continue reading You Can’t Please Everyone So Start With Pleasing Yourself