Let’s face it, as creators, we know that regular content can rake in viewers and visitors, and the more viewers and visitors we have, the more “successful” our blogs become. Therefore, we have this constant nagging in our minds that we have to always have something up our sleeves so our readers can have something worth their while.
It is good for the handful of pros who have a schedule or calendar of things to post. It is just a matter of building a habit of having content ready to go, for the masses who are struggling to craft something, it can be a struggle.
I met up with a potential employer yesterday. It would seem I would be working on a web design for a big project. If my design is good, I will probably get the job.
The requirement is that I will have to develop a website using wordpress.org. Therefore, there are two things I need to do – make a design and create a theme using the design.
From my past experience with building a theme, I started with a skeleton theme and created the custom theme based on my design.
I haven’t done this in years, so there are at least two things I need to refresh on – php coding, and css coding.
However, most important of all, I need to create a design. I better stop procrastinating and get this working.
So far, I managed to get an offline development server running and have installed a wordpress.org site on it. I finally managed to get it running after fifteen minutes of not being able to get the server to detect where I placed the wordpress folder… Then I realized I haven’t switched on the http server…
No wonder nothing was running.
Then I had to connect the database. That took a bit of time, mostly because I could not find the user settings…
Anyway, I really need to get this thing done. We got deadlines.
While it may seem that the process is easy and quick to do, there are some aspects of it that I find hard – most specially the listing of skills.
When applying for a job, the resume is the short summary of you as a person, and we use it as a way to present ourselves in a manner that hopefully our potential employer may see to be useful in their company. The basic information is easy. Our educational and personal background is mostly a copy-and-paste of every previous resume that we have made and written, regardless of who our employer is. But that is not what sells. Continue reading “What Else Can I Do? Writing a Resume”
If you want to build your wordpress followers, remember this important thing – don’t make them go through hoops and make it as easy as possible.
I’m speaking here more as a web designer and developer, rather than as an experienced blogger. I mean, my blog does not have that large of a following, so take what I say with a grain of salt, if blog size is going to be one of your metrics.
As I’m writing this, I have 96 followers. It’s not much compared to most of you big-shots with thousands of followers, but for me, who have only started focusing on growing this blog sometime late last year, my first one hundred followers would be a big milestone.
Let me take this opportunity to thank everyone who have decided to follow and subscribe to my humble blog. I hope I can continue to educate, entertain and not disappoint you guys too much. Thank you for joining me on this journey.
I originally did not know what to do, write or post on this site. I literally had no direction. No direction, means no growth, and that’s exactly what happened. This blog had almost no growth in the past few years.
Then I realized I want to be a full-fledged writer. To be a writer, I must, therefore, write. Where do I write? I thought about that for a while. I thought that blogging must have fallen out of the mainstream’s radar probably due to micro-blogging and social media. It was a dying thing, I thought.
I went to settings, unchecked that option that allows wordpress to send e-mails for stuff going on, but it still keeps sending me email notification for comments and things I made to other blogs.
I like being notified of these things, but I don’t want my email being cluttered with wordpress stuff. It’s a mess already as it is… And besides, if I want to be notified of wordpress stuff, I’d check the wordpress website.
I could just ignore it, and let it go… But it’s bugging me…
So, does anybody know how to disable the email notifications for replies and likes in comments I made in other blogs?
I haven’t been on WordPress in a while. I find the new look interesting. It looks fresh, and seemingly easy to navigate. Plus, I do like seeing the blogs I follow immediately greet me as I log-in, rather than the freshly-pressed ones. I also like how they are generally presented.
I wonder if I’ll be able to post stuff here, or keep it idle and just lurk in other blogs. Well, either way, if I do have content worth posting, I’ll definitely post.
Like a kid with a new toy, I seem to be enjoying this…
Now, I am not new to the WordPress features, but there are some limits and a lot of differences to the self-hosted wordpress blog. Well, the major drawback for me was my webhost. I think I need to save up more for it to have a better experience.
Is it a clone? Is it a mirror? No… It’s Mauru’s Realm Lite.
Welcome, everyone to Mauru’s Realm Lite. Originally, my main blog is self hosted at http://jomz.freehostia.com, where it got more features and stuff. Hey, I maintain it as my personal portfolio, after all.
However, seeing how a “free” domain doesn’t get much traffic, I guess my ideas don’t reach much audience… So I figured, since I like wordpress and its features, and I would also want to read comments, aside from spam comments in my blog post, I guess making one here is not a bad idea.
I guess I’ll just have to deal with some of the limits that a wordpress blog has, like the design and some menu options…
For now, I plan to tweak some visual settings. Having no plug-ins will take a little getting used to… Oh, well.
So, this is my first post for now… (*deletes the default first post*) and I’ll be seeing you all around.