Well I’m a day behind on the “Making Money From Blogging” Duel and that’s because Wednesdays are “Webinar Wednesdays” for me and filled with client calls. But it’s an easy day for me because it’s all about installing plugins and setting up an aWeber account, things I can pretty much do in my sleep.
Before I tell you about that, and give you my list of favourite/essential plugins to download for yourself, let me update you on the graphic design front.
The Logo Saga Continues…
Or should I say logo fiasco. Lucky it’s only costing me $5 a pop I can tell you. This is the header Dean came up with for Digital Marketing Brighton, and Heather tweaked it a bit with Dreamweaver and I’ve further tweaked it a bit with Paint. Keep things simple, me.
I quite like it now. Not as moody as I had originally envisaged but clean and modern. I got the image from iStockPhoto.
Ok, with regards to Spartan Marketing, I have three new logos now, the one I made, the one the first designer made and a new one Dean is trying to make. But, as I said to him, I feel like I’m talking a foreign language, what with his interpretation of my brief. He’s trying really hard to understand me but I’m not getting through and I really can’t be bothered to waste too much time on it.
So I’ve given up for now and I’m going with the header created by designer number two. It’s grown on me! And I’ve wasted too much time on it.
Another thing I’ve wasted time on, is waiting for the next upgrade of OptimizePress, because I don’t want to go installing the plugins on both the root directory blog AND the sub-directory blog, and because I know that the upgrade will have a blog function, I’m just going to install the plugins in the root directory, wait for the upgrade then perhaps export the posts from the sub-directory blog and delete it.
The most efficient way I’ve found to install plugins is to download the zipped file to your computer (I have a folder within the My Websites folder, unzip them, then upload them to the WP-Content/Plugins folder of your blog in one hit, via FTP.
However, as they are all on my laptop (must ring Dave to see if he’s had any joy with Sony and the part needed) it possibly going to be quicker just to download my list of essential plugins and do a search for them from within my blog, only downloading and then uploading from within the dashboard, those that the search functiod doesn’t find.
You will also need a list of blog directories to add into the MaxBlogPress Ping Optimiser Plugin, which you can download by right clicking the link there. Don’t forget to set it to only ping the directories once every hour say, which is good if, like me, you constantly revise your blog posts. Here goes!
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