Monthly Archives: February 2010
Just setting up a site as a CMS using WordPress, I’ve done this many times and one of the things that is not needed when setting sites up this way, that comes with every WordPress installation, is the ‘Comments’.
Of course you can untick the “comments” before you publish a post or page but it shows up as “no comments” or ” no comments allowed”, something to that effect.
And….it works like a treat, activate it and no more comments or notation that the comments have been turned off.
Very neat, very nice, very light!
If you go the the ‘Add New’ plugin and search for no comments and it should be the first result. Install, activate and Presto!!
I have a friend who makes ships in bottles. Well actually he makes the ships, sailing ships mostly, and then…puts them into bottles.
He has been doing workshops all over Australia showing others the ‘hows’ and the ‘ways’ for this fascinating craft. These workshops were mainly in maritime museums. He then took the workshops into schools and found a very willing band of learners.
Well, he is wanting to retire and so that this craft would not be lost to generations now and in the future he set up a course, similar to his workshops, to show how this ‘putting sailing ships in bottles’ all comes about.
He wrote the book first and would leave it with the schools after the workshops so that the children could carry on with the learning. The teachers then asked if he had a DVD of him showing all the steps to help them, the teachers, with the lessons as the children were very keen.
So after many, many days of planning and many more of videoing, the DVD of how to make Sailing Ships In Bottles was done!
My friend’s name is Rod Mills and he wants as many people as possible to try their hand at this craft.
So he is giving away the book from his website, Sailing Ships In Bottles. Yes! he is making it freely available to whoever would like it. His aim is that out of every so many who download it, there will be those who want to take it further and do things like -
- * Make sailing ships in bottles.
- * Go to the local schools and show the kids how to make sailing ships in bottles.
- * Take the sailing ships in bottles they have made, to a craft fair and sell them.
- * Turn this craft into a business and make a nice income either full time or part time.
- * Enjoy a wonderfully rewarding hobby.
So for those of you who fit into any of the above, Rod is offering his DVD for sale from his website too. Sailing Ships In Bottles DVD
If you are looking to take a new direction in your life, get yourself a new career then I would recommend you get the Sailing Ships in Bottles DVD. This could be one of the best investments you will ever make.
The DVD is a physical product so after payment, will be shipped to you anywhere in the Wide Wonderful World.
Now that is ‘having a good day’ everyday.
Just think, you will be helping someone who does really want to retire, retire and Rod is quite willing to help you with this craft in any way that he can, no matter where you are in the world. (No matter where you are in the world – he has probably been there).
So pop on over and take a look, download the ebook, you never know you may have found yourself a new hobby or better still, a new career.
PS If you are ever in the San Diego area, they have a maritime museum and in that museum there is one of Rod’s masterpieces. There are only two of this type of sailing ship in a bottle, the one in San Diego, Rod’s, and the other is in Hamburg, Germany. With this one – the ship is ‘sailing into the bottle’.! Well worth a look!
PPS If you want to get in touch with Rod, he has a contact form on his website, he is doing commission work, that is you send him a photo of your sailing ship and he will replicate it and put it in a bottle and send it back to you. Naturally from the receiving of the photo to the sending back to you, there will be communication
What I promised to let you know about today is – SubmitEaze.
This tool started out as a directory submitter. Actually it was at the start the poor relation to another directory submitter, so it was put out. the other submitter had many of the ‘gurus’ of the time, promoting it. Bit like what happens today. Many of them would not have even installed the one they were promoting on there systems.
I stuck with SubmitEaze because of the upgrading that was happening and has continued to happen.
Now they are up to Version 9, and what a version it is.
A little while back, the developers added the Article Directory submission to the program.
Now it is Turbo Submissions!
Similar to Magic Article Submitter, you set up a special email account for registration at the Article Directories and SubmitEaze goes through and registers your account and not only that, activates your account for you. They have taken away the worst part of any submissions. Then, you set up the article, and can even use the ‘spin’ type of formatting to make sure you are not submitting the exact same article, title, author’s bio with the anchor text etc. This is so easy, watch the video and see for yourself.
Now the other area is the SE Directories, you now set up a profile for your site and virtually hit the next button every few seconds to submit your site to the directories. They don’t call it SubmitEaze for nothing.
You also have the ability to download a CSV file after you have finished submitting to see how it all went and you can go back and do this as often as you like because if you have ever submitted sites to these directories then you know that it is not an instant thing, the submission has to be reviewed so being able to download the CSV file at a later time is excellent. You can see what has happened.
These directory submissions are backlinks that surprise you, you forget that you have submitted your site to where and when you get the notification that your site has been accepted, you think “What the?”.
But they all count!!!
Now can I suggest that you watch the videos here and with what I showed you yesterday, if you combine these two tools, you will be in article directory and SE directory heaven and if you have been paying to have these done, then for a minimal amount of time, you can save yourself dollars.
You know, when I first started using SubmitEaze, I would get everything set up and phone my sister for a chat while I was submitting, it meant that I could get a lot done without thinking about how boring it was. Now I would just say hello and that would be it, all done and no chatting. That’s what I call progress
Yes, there has been heaps of progress with talented people who develop these programs and I for one, am so glad they enjoy making their programs better and better.
So go take a look at SubmitEaze, I’m sure you will be surprised at what it will do for you.
Catch you later