Category Archives for "Writing"

WordPress Pro Tips – The Quick And Dirty Guide

WordPress Pro Tips - The Quick And Dirty Guide

I’m not a pro yet at WordPress and internet entrepreneurship, but we are moving up the learning curve pretty quickly. After six months working full-time building TomJohnston.org and MightyInvestor.com, I’ve already made a ton of tiny mistakes.  Errors you won’t have to make if you read this quick and dirty guide.WordPress Pro Tips ChecklistBe Thoughtful About […]

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What Not To Include In Your Blog

What Not To Include In Your Blog

When building an internet business, it’s important to think about what not to include.  The most successful brands and websites have a focus and clarity of purpose. A site that details the best deals on cash back and travel credit cards is more likely to flourish than one focused on everything under the sun–and, oh […]

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Gamify Your Writing

Gamify Your Writing

If you are a blogger or other content creator, I suggest you gamify your production–especially at the beginning of your venture. It works much better. What do I mean by this? When I first started this website, I gamified the early stages by gamifying writing content. I pledged to donate $1000 to the charity of my […]

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Writing is a Craft to Master

Writing is a Craft to Master

When you think of writing, what comes to mind? Fun? Elegance? Struggle? Fear? For many, writing is a struggle. This is normal if you have not written much. Writing is a skill like any other. However, once you find your voice, learn basic grammar, and practice a lot, I suggest you challenge your assumptions about how difficult […]

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Journaling and Writing in WordPress

If you have an interest in developing a web-based business, I suggest you post all your personal writing inside a blog. By constantly updating and posting to a blog, you are always developing basic WordPress skills–but these skills are developed on the side and as a knock on effect of just maintaining your journal or […]

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Stick with the WordPress Defaults

Stick With The Wordpress Defaults

If you are building a content-oriented blog or website, I suggest you simply use the basic template in your theme for structuring blog posts and pages.  What do I mean by this?  Don’t get so persnickety that you have to center every blog post heading and make it bold.  Or move the first paragraph down […]

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George Lucas On Being Productive At Writing

I have always found the following comments from George Lucas on what Francis Ford Coppola told him about writing a script to be helpful.  Apparently the conversation happened early in Lucas’ career, sometime in the 1970s.  I wish I had a link or a book to quote from directly, but I don’t recall where I […]

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