... or why you should consider having a fresh set of eyes take a look at your website. If you have been reading this blog, it will not come as a huge surprise that I am using another example from the TV series Firefly to illustrate another issue regarding making your website work optimally. The quote is from the premier episode, and this is the setting: Captain Mal, Jayne and Zoë are about to meet Patience, to make a delivery of goods in exchange for payment. The goods are stolen and … [Read more...] about Testing… Captain, can you hear me?
WordPress updates – Ignore Kaylee at your own risk
If you have been following along with me lately, you'll have noticed a theme of my posts - they all have something to do with Firefly, one of the indisputably greatest TV series ever made. (I dare you to dispute me) And if you are not a browncoat yet, what's keepin' you? Let's talk about Kaylee and the failing catalyzer on the compression coil. If you still have not taken my recommendation to heart, and you don't know what this is all about, let me set the stage: When critical components … [Read more...] about WordPress updates – Ignore Kaylee at your own risk
Edit your WordPress site like Mal
...but use a safety net. Malcolm Reynolds, yet again? If you read my article about getting your blog to take off, you remember I advised your to be like Mal, quick on the draw. Mal is not one to hesitate. He's back, still acting without hesitation. Now I am saying be like Mal when it comes to editing your site as well, so what does that mean? It means you don't exactly have to overthink things. It means you can be a bit playful when you let your creative side loose on the design elements … [Read more...] about Edit your WordPress site like Mal
Can’t get started blogging? Don’t agonize. Be like Mal.
Who is Mal? That would be Malcolm Reynolds, captain of the spaceship Serenity, in the TV series Firefly. No, he most certainly doesn't blog - but he can teach us a thing or two about life, which we can make use of in our blogging life. Mal is a man who is quick on the draw, and does not agonize over what decisions to make. Malcolm Reynolds is a man of action. He knows that not taking action when needed can get you in serious trouble. If you are not familiar with Firefly, there is a 10 … [Read more...] about Can’t get started blogging? Don’t agonize. Be like Mal.
Keep a Publishing Schedule for Your Blog
There is more than one way to make a mistake with a publishing schedule for your blog. No publishing schedule at all. When you don't schedule your publishing, if you are the least bit like most of the rest of humanity, what usually happens is that you simply just end up posting very sporadically or one day you just stop. Without structure and a set schedule, it is very easy to let things slip. An unrealistic schedule Perhaps you are feeling all on fire as you are heading into your blogging … [Read more...] about Keep a Publishing Schedule for Your Blog
Don’t Let Your Website Become an Armageddon
After having avoided watching Armageddon for 18 years, I fell into the trap yesterday. My husband found the movie on Netflix, and it was his turn to chose. So I went along for the ride. And if I do say so myself, I did so with a rather game attitude. After all, it was a summer block buster, there must be some fun to be had I thought, and I was ready to have fun. Typically, I am the type of person who checks reviews before sitting down to watch, to have some sense of what I am getting into, but … [Read more...] about Don’t Let Your Website Become an Armageddon
The Impostor Syndrome and You
You know that saying: “do what you love and the money will follow”. I am not sure that this statement really reflects the truth, because so much more goes into success than just your passion. I’d say it is true you would be more likely to be successful if you do something you love, because it will be easier to work long hours, to face adversity and persevere, to stick with the program through the inevitable ups and downs of life and business. For me, regardless of whether “the money will … [Read more...] about The Impostor Syndrome and You