Mimmo Fischetti

Month: November 2013 (page 1 of 2)

The Ultimate Motivational Clip – Rise & Shine

I love this clip and I felt the need to share it with you!

Enjoy it…. And share it.

Stop Spam comments on your WordPress blog with Antispam Bee

Antispam for your WordPress commentsDon’t you get tired of the #spammers having nothing else to do then to spam your blog with bs comments just so they can link to their bs blog or website?

I know I am! And I found 2 plugins that looks promising. I just installed the Antispam Bee and I have tested SI Captcha. They seem to work fine.

CaptchaJust now as I’m writing this I’m using Antispam Bee. This plugin has a lot of good settings in English after you install it. The plugin site is in German I think? Well I don’t speak it so I could be wrong. And the Captcha plugin. The captcha looks good under the comment box…

The Bee takes care of spammers trying to comment. But it also checks the Pings. Like that. A cool thing I miss is an anti linking to my blog you non related blog or content of any kind spammer. Is there such a thing? If you now of any please make a comment or send me an e-mail.

Do you know of any good plugins for #Wordpress that can fix this spammy problem?

Then comment….

Let’s test this Bee in action. Are you a spammer? Then make a comment now and let’s see if the Bee works.

 

Use WordPress Shortlinks For Jetpack Sharing Buttons

Jetpack shortlinks pluginI was looking for this. A good plugin to shorten my long links when sharing posts to Twitter and other social media. I tryed a few before but always disabled them after a week. This plugin is great.

Plugin author Jeremy Herve has done a great job with this easy fix. Jetpack has a shortener that you can turn on if you open Jetpack. Make it active and then this plugin Jetpack shortlinks for sharing buttons will take care of the rest for you.

This is how you fix this.

Login to your WordPress dashboard. Open Jetpack. Then find WP.me and click on learn more. That’s it. Then just install the plugin Jetpack shortlinks for sharing buttons and your set up.

Jetpack

You can download the zip file and upload it to your plugin folder or do it the easy way. Copy  (Jetpack shortlinks for sharing buttons) and paste it in the plugin search box. Now install it. I like it when it just works. Don’t you?

See the screen shot below.

Search plugin

I use Jetpack’s sharing buttons on my blog and you should to. They are built by WordPress for WordPress. I’ll stick with them.

This is how the links will look when your all set up.

Before the plugin: http://mimmofischetti.com/do-you-have-the-balls-to-blog-using-your-own-name/

After the plugin: http://wp.me/pER2a-oz

Looks nice yes! 🙂

Do you have the balls to blog using your own name?

relaxStarting your fresh new blog and using your real name. Do you have the balls for that? What about your friends? The people you know will find you on Google and read your blog. Are you sure? Are you ready for that?

Using your own name and stick to it has it’s purks.

For one… Readers know you are a real person and not just another wannabe super blogger with ProBlogger complex. If you are a blogger you know who ProBlogger is right. Just the best blogger on the planet. We can’t all be like him but we can have a go at it. Just to make it clear – I love that blog and NO, I’m not anything like it….

I blog using my real name. Do you?

I’ve been working for 16 hours and just got home. The wife and kids are sleeping and here I am blogging. Why? I’ll tell you why…. The only way to get a blog going is to blog! I need to feed my blog just like a pet. My blog is a living thing and without content  = No traffic = The end of the blog. After all my time online I learned that the only way to get a blog traffic is to feed it. Google loves blogs that gets new content on a regular basis. You don’t have to publish Pulitzer content everyday to feed your blog. Just add what you feel the need to publish – Don’t hold back.

Google is the beast that can make you – or break you as a blogger.

Ok, if you are blogging just for the fun of it, than what the heck. But if you are blogging with the idea to build a business around your blogging then you need to care about it. I’m not a ProBlogger…. Yet. But I belive that if I keep blogging and keep learning one day it will happen. One day my blogging will support my life-style and I could do this full-time just working part-time. Wow just reading back on that just makes me wanna jump up and down on the couch waking up my fam. Make a living doing what you love to do!

Did I tell you that English is my second language? The balls not to just blog in Swedish. I guess my ego is killing me. But then again, I know some people who are spelling worse than me and they are English speaking. You know, living in one of the English speaking parts of the World.

You are reading this blog post and you do read English? What I’m trying to say is this. You don’t have to be fluent in English to blog in English. Just try to keep it as clean as possible and you’ll be fine. It’s not the Nobel price you’re going for here. Not even the pulitzer.

I’m the webmaster of this blog and I can do what ever I feel like. And so can you. Don’t be scared – Just go for it. Use your own name and start a blog. I’m sure people out there would love to read about what you have to share. I know I would. Send me a link and I will follow you.

Have a great nite…..

Use hashtags in-content to deliver real-time social media information to your readers

Social media marketingThis is a cute plugin from #Hashcore you need to install to your #Wordpress blog. See the hash tags in this post? Click on them and see what I mean. Hash tags are the perfect way to keep your readers up to date with live topics. Now you can use Hash tags in content.

Twitter invented hash tags and now Instagram and Facebook are using them to. Have you ever used hash tags? It’s like keywords or tags in a post. But with hash tags you get to the Tweets with the specific content every time.

Let’s test it out. Click on #Spotify and see what happens. It’s fun guys.

I’ve been waiting for a plugin for WordPress that can do this. And here is is. See the plugin site here or just search for Hashcore in your WordPress plugins upload new plugin.

The story behind hash tags.

The metadata tags have been actually been around for quite some time, first being used in 1988 on a platform known as Internet Relay Chat or IRC. They were used much then as they are today, for grouping messages, images, content, and video into categories. The purpose of course, is so users can simply search hashtags and get all the relevant content associated with them.

Fast forward to October of 2007, when Nate Ridder, a resident of San Diego, California started appending all his posts with the hashtag #sandiegofire. It was intended to inform people worldwide about the ongoing wildfires in the area at the time.

Stowe Boyd is the blogger who was first said to have officially called them “hash tags” in a blog post in August, 2007. I remember reading that blog post, because at the time, it was the only thing that showed up in search results when you curiously Googled the term “hash tag”.

By July of 2009, Twitter hashtags were formally adopted by Twitter and anything with a # in front of it became hyper-linked. And the move was later accentuated when Twitter introduced “Trending Topics”, placing the most popular hashtags right on its homepage. Source About.com read the full article>>

What do you think of hash tags? Good or bad? make a comment below.

My opinion is that hash tags are a super cool and easy way to find what you are looking for on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. You get all the content in one place from all over the World. Love that – So keep it clean. Only use hash tags that are in that content. If I search for #Americanidol then I ONLY like to see content from that tag and nothing else. I’m sure you feel the same way.

Happy tagging surfer. See you on #hashtagplanet

Photo source: Social media marketing

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