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WOW. WordPress.com Does Have A ‘Scheduled Post’ Option!

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by Anura Guruge


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>> Accepted for WordAds.


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Kind of, actually ‘VERY’, embarrassing that I did NOT know this — or try to find out about it sooner. Yes, my mea culpa and to MY cost. All I can say, in my defense, is that I expected ‘it’ — i.e., the SCHEDULE a post option — to be more obvious. To be fair to WordPress, ONCE I was told where it was, it is pretty OBVIOUS.

Not sure why I never Googled it! I guess I kind of assumed, wrongly of course, that I knew most of WP. Wrong.

This is GREAT. So many times I need to do posts AFTER a specific time — especially on the Papam blog when I am dealing with cardinals turning 80, as will be the case tomorrow. Now I can schedule my post to get automatically posted at midnight.

So, the bottom line. WordPress.com does have a good and powerful ‘SCHEDULE’ post feature. Thank YOU, WordPress.com.


WordAds by WordPress.com Are Much More Effective Than Other Tired Alternatives.

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by Anura Guruge


Related Posts:halfmillhits
>> Accepted for WordAds.

>> 1/2 million.                >> 350,000 hits.
>> 250,000 hits.                 >> 200,000 hits.
>> 150,000 hits.                 >> 100,000 views.


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wordadssideasdasI just saw the statement for my first week with WordPress.com’s new “WordAds” Ad sharing program. I was impressed and pleased.

From the get-go I could tell that the WordAds format, approach and style was going to be much more compelling and engaging than that of Google’s — and as such prove to be more effective and beneficial to bloggers. That at least based on my first statement would appear to be the case. To me the key word here is ‘engaging’ and that is what you want with a program like this. The Ads have to engage and entice the viewer — and the WordAds sure seem to do that.

Bravo, WordPress.com. You have done it again. You have pulled another winner out of the hat and done so against the might of Google.

I am no stranger to Google’s AdSense for well over a decade but have never done well with it. And before you start saying that it had all to do with my content, let me please remind you that the ‘Popes and Papacy’ blog that does sport AdSense has had over 600,000 views and many days of over 4,000 hits a day. But very few people, if any, were captivated by the Ads — and you can’t just dismiss that by saying that it has to be a reflection of the readership. If the Ads were engaging people will stop and engage.

Google AdSense has now got tired and lethargic. I think that it is so huge that Google just can’t deliver the necessary Ads in time or in a manner that makes sense.

That is where WordPress is excelling. WordAds are quick [i.e., they appear on the blog, ASAP] and ‘easy on the eye’.

I am delighted. I was honored that WordPress let me have WordAds and now I am grateful.

I am a veteran of TypePad, Google Blogger and WordPress FREE blogging (as well as hosted WordPress as in the ‘Popes and Papacy’ blog).

The superiority of WordPress.com over Google Blogger is like cheese and chalk. And here is a supreme irony that many would find hard to credit. Google INDEXES (i.e., recognizes) WordPress.com blog posts quicker than it does those on Blogger! This has been the case for years. Doesn’t make sense.

But, UNTIL the advent of WordAds there was ONE KEY distinction between WordPress.com blogs and Google Blogger blogs. You could have Ads with the later. That is, thankfully, no longer the case. WordAds hasn’t just leveled the ‘Free Blogging’ playing field, it has tipped it, inexorably, in WordPress’ favor.

Bravo. If you, like me, are a WordPress.com blogger – REJOICE. Say ‘Thanks’ to WordPress.com. They are THE Cat’s Meow.

Thank YOU, WordPress.com.

Thank YOU, WordAds.


New Year Resolution For 2014 — Ditto As 2013, Not For I, But For YOU. Befriend YOUR Brain And Life Will Be Good.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.



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Do yourself a huge favor. Click, read and heed.

Do yourself a huge favor. Click, read and heed.


P1060794I really don’t bother with New Year’s resolutions — anymore. I am too far gone to fix at this old age.

I did, for the first time in years, make one though! I am going to, yet again, personally feed birds (no, no, no … the feathered variety). I already started. Bought some birdseed at Lowe’s yesterday. To Teischan’s delight we already have quite a few birds. I used to feed birds, squirrels and chipmunks (and we will not talk about me putting honey out for bears). Kind of got out of the habit. But, I miss having LOTS of birds around. So that is my 2014 New Year resolution.

I think I did OK in 2013. I lost 30 pounds without trying and published 9 books. Of course, I could have done better and I feel that I failed BECAUSE I missed publishing 10! I am 82% done on the next book. I could have tried to get it done but I gave up. I, think, I also had 400,000(+) hits on my 4 main blogs this year. But, above all, I was happy, invariably had a grin on my face and enjoyed every day of the year. Thank you, brain. You are a good friend.

But, IF you didn’t befriend YOUR brain last year,
do it this year.
Life will never be the same again for YOU.

 

Life is so much better when your brain is on your side.

I will confess that I din’t pay as much attention to my brain in 2013 as I normally do. I was aware of that. Yes, there was some complacency, but my brain knew that. It was a kind of truce. We have been friends for so long that it cuts me slack on occasion — and 2013 was one of those. It knew I was busy. Funny that. It knows everything about me. Yes, I worked it overtime in 2013. But, we are OK.

Now it is YOUR turn. Screw Facebook (though I am Facebook shareholder, but not a subscriber). Talk to your brain. Ask your brain how it is doing?

Happy New Year.

Enjoy Having Your Brain As A Friend — Your Best Friend.