Blondish.net Podcast – 2014 Mini Episode 1

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Tis the season to start up my podcast again! Last year I ran my podcast for a short time and I’ve figured that many of you prefer a lot more of my mini podcasts, so here’s the first one. The subject of this podcast is about Blogger attitudes, particularly around common courtesy and respect. I’m […]

5 Mistakes People Make When Setting Up Their Website

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Websites are sure easy to make, but also just as easy to become a big disaster. A website has to have a purpose, as well as properly convey that purpose to people. If you can’t even do that, they you’re missing out on all those commentators, subscribers, and buyers. Just saying things like “Oh, I’m […]

What Do You Do When a WordPress Plugin Breaks Your Site

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So, your WordPress site seems like it’s down or has some type of error. What do you do? The first thing you shouldn’t be doing is panicking. Troubleshoot it out. The biggest clue in whether your site is truly down before you check it, is if the browser screen says “No Data Received” or “Site […]

Why I Left HostGator

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So I left HostGator. I bet anyone reading this might wonder why would someone who have been with them for more than half a decade just leave? I’ve been with HostGator since 2008 as a dedicated server hosting client. It wasn’t until January 2013 year that I had so much trouble on this server. Prior […]

A Theme Is What You Make of It

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WordPress themes can be tricky to learn how to build. There are a lot of great resources explaining how to build a WordPress theme from scratch, but the end result depends on the designer. My philosophy when designing and developing themes is – A theme is what you make of it. There are so many […]

#Fail – HostGator Needs To Wake Up!

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HostGator reported on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 11:00 AM CST USA, that their Provo datacenter had a network outage. The outage turned into a solid downtime of 13 to 15 hours for some hostees, including myself. In fact, my dedicated server is still having hiccups – short downtime spells. This is what I had […]

Implementing Fonts in WordPress Using the @font-face Method

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I’m a stickler for telling people to stop using Google Fonts. Everyone knows that some services of Google have been slow or down at times. It’s not often, but it is an annoyance because the end user can’t do anything. Most web hosts allow you to host your fonts in house, so why not do […]

Does Spelling and Grammar Matter In SEO?

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Does spelling and grammar matter in SEO? Yes, it does matter. Even though blogging isn’t something that has to be perfect, being understood is extremely important. Every blogger brings to the table their own blog voice, and that includes their own style of writing. This is influenced by the blogger’s past education and the individual’s […]