design wordpress category page

Designing a WordPress category page

Being able to customise your WordPress category and tag pages can really help with your website. These archive pages should be adapted to clearly define […]

How much does an online shop cost?

For a lot of smaller businesses such as arts and crafts artisans, the internet has been an opportunity to boost sales. Small retailers and small […]

woocommerce product category customiser

Woocommerce Category and Tag Plugin

By default, Woo-commerce product categories and product archives are pretty boring. All they display is a list of products. If you are lucky at least […]

Custom author page in WordPress

Giving your WordPress blog authors a great looking author page can really help to boost credibility. Rather than just a few words and then a […]

writing a blog

How to write a blog post fast

Consistency is the key to getting high in the search engine rankings. You need to be consistent in quality and quantity. If you start writing […]

WordPress Category Page Plugin

A default WordPress category page can be a little lifeless and dull. It is basically just a list of blog posts and nothing much else. […]

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Page Speed Optimisation Service

When you run a business that depends on web visitors you have to think of speed. Google research has shown that 53% of web visitors […]

wordpress developer blog

The last 25 years of the web has been a fascinating time. From a handful of commands back in the mid 9o's to a whole new way of communicating. 

My journey as a web developer and digital marketer has been varied and interesting. I started out writing code by hand in notepad. Back then you could memorise all the html you needed - and was available. 

From Dreamweaver to Drupal to WordPress

The next big step was the introduction of Dreamweaver. An industry standard web design programme. It made life so much easier and quicker. But the development of WordPress was a giant leap for the average blogger or web developer.

With WordPress your site could become its own complex, interconnected web. Delivering information and sales pages to anyone who found your site.

Affiliate marketing and drop-shipping is main business

Opportunities to earn money with affiliate programmes and digital downloads allow people with limited resources to earn a good living. Life has become good for so many people thanks to WordPress and the web.

There may be a lot of negatives but the positives outweigh them. On this blog you can discover my thoughts on, and techniques of, digital marketing in the modern and competitive online world.

Why write a blog?

why start a blog?

There are so many reasons to write a blog, here's just a few:

  • Google loves new content - there's no doubt that Google loves to be fed with new content on a consistent basis. It's a hungry beast and a blog offer regular new content on which to feed.
  • More content means more chance of being found - the more pages you have featuring in the search engine database the more chance you have of being returned as a result
  • Timely and topical content - blog posts allows you to talk about current events and people tend to search about current events.
  • I'm an egotist - we all love to state our own opinions and having a blog lets people know what I think and believe
  • I'm nosy - I read blogs to find out what people and companies believe in and think about.
  • I'm bored - there's nothing like spending some time writing about trivia and pointless information when you're bored. you can even liven it up with some half-focused arty photographs and video.
  • It's fun - there's no doubt that writing blogs are fun. Just don't get carried away with your readership levels. 10,000 and even 100,000 readers and followers mean nothing in a world of 7 billion. 

So there you have my thoughts on why you should start and write a blog.