Guest Post Creating a 404 Page in WordPress

What is a 404 Page 404 can be great tools that help your visitors navigate your site if the page they were looking for is missing, but they don’t do very much out of the box. To really make them work for you, you need to build something a little more epic. My article on Fabulous Blogging’s website shows you how. You can read the article here:

Creating an Epic 404 Page for Your WordPress Site

 

 

 

Article for Laridian – How to Create Your Own Topical Chain Reference in PocketBible

chainlink_andI’ve written an article for Laridian’s blog about creating your own topical chain reference in PocketBible. Here’s a snippet:

Topical chains are references that take you to the next verse in a topic. They are great for personal study, devotions, sermon prep, and for teaching or preaching. You can easily create your own topical chain reference in PocketBible. It can be as simple or detailed as you want: anything from a few verses and topics to a complete topical chain reference study Bible. Click here to read the rest.

 

 

Niche Site Duel 2.0 – Choosing a Niche

For me, the hardest part of writing a book or building a niche site is choosing the topic. There are many techniques out there to help. Here’s my method.

First, I build a matrix in Excel. I will make headings across the top of categories that I want to compare. One example would be- “is the topic podcastable?”

Next, I start listing my favorite topics, topics that I’ve been researching, things that I’ve been searching for online, problems I’ve been trying to solve, etc.

Next, I give each topic a score from 1-5 in each category (1 is bad, 5 is good). At first I just give a score based on what I already know about the topic. As I do more research I change the scores as needed (for example, I might not be able to make as much money from a topic as I thought).

Then, I total all the numbers for each topic. The larger the number the better the topic would be for a niche. Here’s an example:

excel niche selection matrix

I then take each topic that ranked high and do more research. Long Tail Pro is a great tool for this research.

Click here for more info on Niche Site Duel 2.0

That’s a simple method to get a few topics to write about. Do you have a different method?

Increasing Your Memory

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a bad memory. I’m getting older and my memory is getting worse.

When I was young, I used to be fairly good at chess. I haven’t played in a while and I recently picked it back up. I feel like I’m starting over. I used to plan several moves ahead for me and my opponent. Now, don’t pay any attention to my opponent’s moves, and I’m only planning two moves ahead. Needless to say, I’m losing the game.

I’m a musician. I play guitar and sing. I can’t think of a single song that I can sing from memory.

I can solve Rubik’s Cube in less than a minute. I don’t use a speed-cubing method- just the basic method with attention to the patterns to solve it as efficiently as possible. I haven’t worked the cube in several months, so I can’t even remember how. (more…)