Mutiple blogs – Primary blog

June 29, 2009

Your first blog has the same name as your username – probably a bad idea as you want your online identity (username) to be different from your blog name.

This is easily solved as you are allowed multiple blogs and can therefore create a second blog with a name of your choice.

Create a second WordPress blog

Create a second WordPress blog

Under ‘My Account’, you choose ‘My Blogs’. Here you will find the ‘Create another blog’ command.

My blogs - primary blog

My blogs - primary blog

Under ‘My Blogs’ you can specifiy which blog is your primary blog by clicking on the appropiate radio button.


Facebook startup guide 101

June 24, 2009
Facebook start up guide 101

Facebook start up guide 101

Getting started in Facebook or needing a little more information on how to work with / manage your Facebook account.

The blog “What I learned today” by Nicole Engard has an excellent start up guide, step by step, with lots of graphics. Check it out!

Click here


What to blog: How to find your passion

June 22, 2009

In the last 2 weeks over 100 people have attended the Dead Men have White Collars seminar; from CEO’s of business to CEO’s of households!

The first big question is, “What do I blog about?”. The answer to this question is your passion, but this is easier said than done.

To remedy this dilemma I have put together a questionnaire that is intended to focus your attention on the person you are. If you would like a free copy (I will not be uploading this onto the blog) you can request a copy by emailing me.

my email address


Posts – private, password and sticky

June 17, 2009

Posts are usually public but there are other options.

A Sticky post is public but is always at the top of the blog regardless of how old it is. This is useful for imp0rtant information that does not date; similar to the home page of a website.

A post can be password protected for confidential information that still needs to be shared.

A private post is only visible to the author-user that created it.

Posts - public, private, password or sticky

Posts - public, private, password or sticky


One blog, many users

June 17, 2009

One WordPress blog can have many authors (called users). A user is more than a reader or casual visitor; they can add / edit / delete, thereby making the blog a collaborative effort. This is useful for an business blog.

To add other users, the owner of the blog must login to their dashboard and select,  ‘Users, Users and Authors.’ They will be presented with the screen below.  The example below has only one user who has administrator rights (the highest level).

Add users to your blog that can add, edit or delete posts and pages

Add users to your blog that can add, edit or delete posts and pages

New users can now be added. You can choose between contributors, administrators, editors and authors.  Each have different powers. It is recommended that there be only one administrator.

Click here to learn about the differences between types of users

NOTE: All users for your blog must be registered with WordPress. They do not need to have their own blog however. They must personally visit WordPress.com, create their own user name, supply their email address and choose a password – then they may become a user for another blog but they can still create their own blog later on if they wish too.

Create an account on wordpress.com but do not ask for your own blog.

Create an account on wordpress.com but do not ask for your own blog.

Dead Men have White Collars is a full day seminar that shows that blogging, websites, on-line videos and social software are all critical parts of ‘New Marketing’ and personal career management.


Font, layout and formating problems

June 11, 2009

Many people have the good habit of preparing their work in a word processor where they check their grammar and spelling. Then they save it locally before copying the work across to their blog (or other online service). This is a great idea for those wanting to publish their accumulated work in some other format later.

This procedure  however results in strange formating, font and layout problems. The solution is to copy the final version to the little program called ‘Notepad’ that is one of the accessories that comes with Windows. This strips off all the ‘formating stuff’ from the word processor (that you cannot see) and allows the final destination service to format the work correctly.


Reference sources for your blog

June 6, 2009

Reliable facts, background information, quotes and analogies are all part of writing a good website or blog.

Therefore you need to build up a library of reliable websites that you can use. Remember to bookmark them and use the ‘Organise Bookmarks’ menu option to group them into logical categories.

Here is a list of useful and reliable sites to get you started . . . .

Wikipedia. This online encyclopedia has 3 million articles in English and covers everything from events and facts to brands and opinions.

Dictionary. The Free Dictionary (thefreedictionary.com) has over 200 000 entries but beware of American spelling.

Business. BizCommunity (bizcommunity.com) is an excellent South African site for media, marketing and advertising news.

Scandals and scams. Noseweek (noseweek.co.za) like all other newspapers and magazines has an online, searchable version. Is very useful when it comes to property scams. If you would like to search their archives however you need to be a paying member.

Noseweek online

Noseweek online

Slang dictionary. (urbandictionary.com) Urban dictionary attempts to define slang terms and has over 4 million definitions of phrases and words. Although a safe reliable site it has adult content!

Thinkexist (thinkexist.com) This website has all the quotes you need with searches by word, phrase or person.

Internet Movie Database. (imdb.com) This database of actors, movies and TV has all the information you need to make a movie reference or analogy.

Lyrics (lyrics.com) A searable database of lyrics by word, title and singer.

News – local and international. Well take your pic!!