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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
I see a lot of people who are fucking sick of advice. On the one hand you have a handful of people who love to share blogging tips. They say, “Do x to achieve y!” These people are typically just trying to help. They want to share their own experiences and guide you towards achieving […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]