From WordPress.com to WordPress.org: Pros, Cons, Costs and a Step-by-Step Tutorial

Leap of Faith

Last week I moved my blog from its happy but humble home since 2011 (WordPress.com) to its new self-hosted lot on Bluehost, running a WordPress.org install. For those who are not aware of the difference, WordPress is a publishing platform that powers millions of websites. It comes in two flavours: WordPress.com, and the self-hosted version available at WordPress.org. In this post I’ll share my the pros and cons of going self-hosted, the costs involved, and a step-by-step tutorial, should you be so bold to make the move.

8 easy tips to drive more traffic to your old Second Life blog posts gems

Mining for Gems_Banner

In this post, I’m going to give you 8 tips on how to drive traffic to your hidden gems and timeless posts, to get your new followers to see your very best stuff!

Machinima, how about adding some life to your blog!

Movies

Yes. I am going to talk about machinima, or: short online videos you can produce when in Second Life. Social Media as a whole is a very visual world. Pictures win from text, videos win from pictures. This does not, by all means, imply you need to stop writing on your blog, not at all! Blogs still need written text, if you want them to be found in search engines and picked up by the Google bots, as fellow contributor Becky has pointed out in this excellent post on this subject. But… Read More

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