Category Archives: Reviews

WordPress for the iPhone

This is a test/ review of the new iPhone app from wordpress. It will be short since I am writing it from my iPhone, but so far, set up took less than a minute and I’m already composing. This is fantastic. It’s also COMPLETELY intuitive. Everything has been right where it should be, and the options are clear and concise.

At the moment I’m trying to add an image. Not completely obvious I guess, which is contrary to my last point. Oh well.

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Update: It seems that when you’re typing in the body of the post, you only type. After you hit Done, you can then add an image (either from the camera or from the library), set a timestamp, edit the categories, etc. Then, you just hit publish.

The photo above was taken from my iPhone of the iTunes App Store showing the WordPress App. Special Note: The image was resized automatically, and automatically linked to the larger version of the image. This is also fantastic. I imagine someday you’ll be able to set preferences for the way this is handled, and what the thumbnail size is (for easier and more seamless integration into different themes), but for now, this is a fantastic 1.0 piece of software and I’m thrilled to have it in my arsenal.

Earners Blog Review

Part of getting better at things, is knowing where to look for the information. And for me, getting even better means consistently reading as much as I can from people who really understand whatever it is I’m trying to improve at. One of my hobbies is Internet Marketing. While I’m by no means even a hack Internet Marketer, I’m learning as much as I can, and am constantly trying new things. Someday, I hope my day will come, but for now, I consume as much information as possible. And where I look is EarnersBlog.

I stumbled upon this site very recently, and I think I’ve already read every post that’s been written. I’m constantly checking my feed reader, hoping for new posts, and always reading the entire post. I use Google Reader, and for every post that comes in, I find myself hitting “V” to open the full post in another window, allowing me to read it all (note: his feed does not post the entire article, which is why I go to his site to finish reading). I normally get annoyed by this, but I’m glad in the case of EarnersBlog as it allows me to keep valuable posts open in my tabs so I don’t forget about them, and can continue to go back and read over things again. So far, I’ve found these posts to be very valuable:

$800 a day with Yahoo Answers: The title says it all. Answer people’s questions with concise, helpful answers, but take advantage of the opportunity to include your own affiliate links. And honestly, the better your answer, the more chance you’ll have to convert. Everybody wins (unless you’re lying to point people to your affiliate products, which isn’t very nice, but that’s up to all of us to find our comfort zone. I’ll keep to suggesting things I believe in.)
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