7 Twitter Tools For WordPress PLUS FREE Teleseminar

Here are 7 Twitter tools for WordPress shared by Earnblogger. Also, combine this information with a FREE ACTION guide and teleseminar given by Social Marketing Expert Cathy Perkins.

Now, I realize this is a very busy post. You have already jumped from one blog to another. Now, I am going to let you know that If you liked Cathy’s information imagine how an extensive course on Social Networking would rock your boat. Visit her course information right here.

What Is Stopping You From Blogging?

What is stopping you from blogging? Many are reading this blog who are not yet blogging. Why?

Many answers I hear in my classes are:

“I’ve heard of it but I don’t have time to gossip”

“What would I say?”

“I don’t understand why anyone would want someone to make comments.”

“I have to work on a computer during the day, I don’t have time for it when I get home.”

“My grandkids blog, but it’s not for me.”

What is your reason? Just click on the comment link after this post.

Are Your Permalinks Naked?

Do you have naked permalinks? That means they are not clothed with a clear indication of what they are all about. When was the last time you looked at your permalinks? Ok,  let me STOP HERE and ask ,what are permalinks? Well I really like the definiltion by WordPress which says:

Permalinks are the permanent URLs to your individual weblog posts, as well as categories and other lists of weblog postings. A permalink is what another weblogger will use to link to your article (or section), or how you might send a link to your story in an e-mail message. The URL to each post should be permanent, and never change — hence permalink.

For example, if I want to share a special post  on my site in an email blast to friends, familiy and pets

I would not just send them to http://www.bloggingforboomers.com. That would be a waste of time because they would have to scan the categories and or archives to find it. Instead I would include the permalink that with one click would take you directly to the site. http://bloggingforboomers.com/splogs-spam-spings-scraper-sites-and-sanity/  But if I were to include it in a post reference I would probably say , Check out the post I made on splogs, spam, spings and scraper sites.

Now please notice that the link tells you what the post is all about. But when you look at a lot of permalinks they are naked. They don’t have the cloths of clarity on them. Many will have http://www.sitename/pg.15

Please do not try to click on that link.

So how do you change your permalinks? I am glad you asked. Follow the simple steps below:

1. Click on the SETTINGS TAB on your DASHBOARD

2. Click on the PERMALINKS subtab

3. Choose a setting but avoid the default setting. (The setting that is already checked.)

In other words, if you choose the default you will have a naked permalink. It will make no sense to your readers.

If you look at the picture below, we have chosen the custom setting and inserted the code %postname%.

Now, do I know php? Nope, but just know that If I use that piece of code it will put clothes on my permalink  that will say the name of the post.

Note also that you can set your permalink to show the date, etc with the other options.

So, keep your eyes on the permalinks on your blog and cover them up it they are exposed!

Do you have anything to add?

Got Tools? Get PC Tools With Toolie

 Learning PC tools can be easy or hard. Toolie is an outstanding Baby Boomer who knows her stuff and makes it easy. I know because I have taken  her classes. I LEARNED A LOT THAT HELPED ME WITH BLOGGING ALSO . For example the stuff in the code section of my wordpress blog is no longer like going to the darkside.

You can experiance a preview session of her PC Tools Online Class on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008. Below is the letter she sent to her list explaining more.


If you’ve been thinking about attending the PC Power Tips: Create Your
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class is for you, I have great news! I’m having a Free Preview Webinar
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When you sign up for the webinar, you can submit your website or a
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You’ll definitely gain valuable information from this preview whether
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Visit http://www.pcpowertips.com/webclass/webclasspreview.html to sign
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Class starts Thursday night September 4th. You can get all the details
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See you Wednesday night!


3 Reasons To Join Blog Catalog

Blog Catalog is a blog directory that has matured to a lean and must-be-seen-blogging machine. There are 3 solid reasons why I encourage you to join this active blog directory.

1. Great link traffic back to your site.

There are loads of opportunities to exchange links with other bloggers, get comments to your sites.

2. Send broadcasts, initiate and participate in discussions.

Once you establish friendships , join groups, neighborhoods, plus more. You can send broadcasts for everyone in your friend groups to read.

3. Blog Catalog constantly works on improving the directory.

Just like a blog, it is never static. There are always attempts to improve and they listen to all their members.

Now, of course, there are more than 3 reasons and if you are a member of Blog Catalog please share your reasons. And if you are not a member and you have a blog I encourage you to join.

Social Networks-IMEDIX

Social network and health research are merged with the launch of Imedix. This social network site is easy to use and aimed at providing answers to health questions from people. This site is easy to sign up with. Although they have an option for your birth date it is not a required field.

Now , please note that you can also upload your real picture or an avatar. Yet it was quite surprising to see how many people have the face book influence and post their real pictures. Things are really changing online.

Members have a choice with tags that say:

  • talk to me
  •  I’m interested
  •  learning more
  • Happy to share my experience
  • Please share your wisdom with me
  • I’m all ears

You do not need to be a member to search for a health related topic. The responses are results of internet searches as well as an option to ask for someone to respond to your inquiry and chat online. How much do you share of your private info? I don’t know and that could be a concern. However, I tend to think that when you want to get answers for medical issues related to yourself or family members most of your caution goes out of the window.

I recall years ago enrolling in a group that was related to a surgical procedure I was scheduled to have. It was great! Wonderful people, and I got super help. Yet, when I googled my name later that group was the first to pop up for years.

This site is in Beta which means it is still new and working out the bugs. But I must say it looks just great and is, I truly believe, going to and is , helping a lot of people. In this age of reduced focus on prevention reduced time in patient education I applaud a site like this. It is not focused on fun and friends but a way to help us to enjoy fun and friends a while longer.

It is my hope that more and more agencies will begin to use social networking as a means of delivering essential health information to people in a venue that will work for a diverse population. I want this site to work!