The Single Most Important Social Media Site for Growing Your Blog

The Single Most Important Social Media Site for Growing Your Blog

What’s the best social media site? Which site do I need to be on? What social media will help me grow my traffic the best? In 2013 I wrote a post on the most important social media sites for growing your blog. The lovely Ariel from Fictively suggested that I do an updated version of […]

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Person + Computer + Blue Screen of Death = Drugs (say whaaaat?)

Person + Computer + Blue Screen of Death = Drugs (say whaaaat?)

Los Angeles in 2050 is a city of open doors, as long as you have the right connections. That connection is a djinni—a smart device implanted right in a person’s head. In a world where virtually everyone is online twenty-four hours a day, this connection is like oxygen—and a world like that presents plenty of […]

The Best Way to Learn to Code: Building Websites NOW!

How can I learn to code? Where can I learn CSS? What course should I take to learn HTML? How can I learn to make a website? I see these questions a lot. My answer is always the same: Get out there, build a website, and Google anything you’re not sure about. Courses and guides […]

The Way You’re Centering Text is Wrong

The Way You’re Centering Text is Wrong

Let’s talk about something that’s so incredibly dead, and yet tons of people are still using it. <center> You might use it like this: <center>Please center this bit of text.</center> Oh my god, this little bit of code needs to die. <center> is deprecated in HTML5 It was actually deprecated in HTML 4.0.1. We’re now […]

3 Reasons You Don’t Need an E-Course

3 Reasons You Don’t Need an E-Course

I’m about to commit marketing suicide. On the day I announce pre-orders for my new e-course I’m about to tell you why you possibly shouldn’t buy e-courses. WTF? But I want to be real with you guys for a bit. E-courses are awesome, but they’re not always what you need. I don’t want to say […]

I’m Tired of Being Sold To

I’m not against the idea of making money. Other people do it, I do it, maybe you do it too. There’s nothing wrong with that. But sometimes I visit a website and I feel like I’m being sold to ALL THE TIME. There’s no break in the sales pitch. Everything is done to move towards […]

What to do Before Switching WordPress Themes

What to do Before Switching WordPress Themes

In terms of ‘under the hood’ changes, switching your WordPress theme isn’t a big deal. Themes are (or should be) about appearance not functionality. So let’s just get one thing straight: Switching WordPress themes will not delete any of your posts, pages, or comments* * Unless you have the shittiest theme in the world. That […]

Purchased a Product? Here’s Why You Should Ask the SELLER for Help

Purchased a Product? Here’s Why You Should Ask the SELLER for Help

Today I want to talk about something that I’m hoping won’t offend people. I’m not trying to criticize or call people out, but I think this is something people don’t really realize, then when I point it out there will be kind of a, “Well that makes sense” moment. If you know what I mean. […]

If You’re a Stressed Book Blogger, Why are You Doing It?

If You’re a Stressed Book Blogger, Why are You Doing It?

Do you know what makes me legitimately sad? When I see bloggers doing things they clearly don’t want to be doing. I see bloggers getting OVERWHELMED. I see bloggers stressed out about all the reviews they “have” to write but haven’t written yet. I see bloggers talking about how they’re so behind on their “ARC […]