I’ve been using the same WordPress.com theme ever since I started my blog, the “Titan” theme. WordPress “Retired” my old theme some time ago, and I’ve just done the same today.
Researching current WordPress.com themes I came up with a short-list. And, erm no, I didn’t try out all 384 themes, really only the latest ones.
Continue reading “Gazette Theme – A New Look For DonCharisma.org”
Don Charisma: Sharing this – some fun I had helping a WordPress.com user setup their website … The Sela theme is a NEW WordPress theme that was only released a couple of months ago. It’s well worth checking out, nice … Continue reading REBLOG – Getting The WordPress Sela Theme To Look Like The Demo
Many MANY people are unhappy with the new “improved” WordPress.com editor, nicknamed “Beep beep boop”. Here’s a simple solution. I’ve seen some of the methods for restoring the classic editor, all of which I felt a bit overly involved and … Continue reading Getting Rid Of Beep Beep Boop Editor – The Easy Way
I’ve tested this on my WordPress.com blog, and should work on self-hosted blogs too. It’s a how-to to add a weather widget to your WordPress blog or website. Step 1 : Go to the YoWindow Weather Widget Page and create … Continue reading Adding A Weather Widget To WordPress
Following the outstanding success of yesterday’s “Photography Reblog Day”, I’m today asking for submissions for you to have your ART reblogged here. Slots fill super quick, so don’t think about it, do it … Today I will reblog a limited … Continue reading ART Reblog Day
I’ve been on a bit of break, other commitments and “things”, so about time for the final round of Team Charisma World People.
There was a period I wasn’t able to answer comments, so apologies to anyone who commented during that time 🙂 … do my best, it’s all I can do … omnipotent I am not …
New Guest Bloggers
The final invitees (and re-invitees) for TCWP are :
The Gospel of Barney
Noelle aka “NAG”
Guys and gals – please see my original post for the rules, and let me know you agree on that post … that’s your first intelligence test … hint – use the search box on my sidebar or the link under my TCWP graphic 😀
It gives great me pleasure to welcome you on board Team Charisma World People – totally looking forward to seeing what you’ll put together 😀
Continue reading “Guest Bloggers WANTED – “Team Charisma World People” – FINAL ROUND”
Team Charisma World People has surpassed my wildest expectations, having received many thousands of likes, page views and comments. WELL DONE to my team – it’s been an honour to have collaborated with you all ! We’ve published now five submissions … Continue reading Guest Bloggers WANTED – “Team Charisma World People” – UPDATE
We’ve published submission now from three of the five of our winners. ALL were a great success in my eyes, and by the looks in readers eyes with hundreds of hits. Thank you my friends for taking part, you all … Continue reading Guest Bloggers WANTED – “Team Charisma World People” – UPDATE
Photoshop is a powerful tool for Photography and Graphic Design. It actually took me a long time to figure out how to get text to stand out – so in reading this you’re getting an extreme shortcut in your learning … Continue reading 4 Easy Ways To Make Text Stand Out Using Photoshop
All is progressing perfectly with the event. I’m happy I kept it cozy, there’s always a lot of work that goes in behind the scenes, a select number of participants means it’s a joy for me 😀 I’ve been in … Continue reading Guest Bloggers WANTED – “Team Charisma World People” – UPDATE
I guess many of us have been following the lead up to Apple’s release of their new iPhone, announced yesterday and will go on sale in UK and US on 19-Sep-2014. Talk of virtually indestructible sapphire glass and a higher resolution … Continue reading iPhone 6 Disappointing
One thing about taking still photos is the difficulty in capturing the sunset over time, in this case around 1hr 15min. Video doesn’t really cut it either, as who wants to sit and watch a video of a sunset for … Continue reading Time Lapse Stormy Balcony Sunset Video
I finally took the plunge into Apple’s IOS 7 on my iPhone 4s and my iPad 3. I don’t like doing the Apple upgrades/updates anymore – they always seem to break something, take something out or my devices seem to … Continue reading Update To IOS 7.1.2 – Apple iPhone And iPad
In a nutshell – cost, time and ease of use. Development of a website using WordPress is quick (compared to older methods), because of it’s modular nature, and is therefore relatively inexpensive. Once operational it’s a very very easy system … Continue reading Why Choose WordPress for Web Development ?
Heather, our technical writer intern has kindly sent me over an update. I feel it’s important to keep readers updated on how it’s going, and so Heather can share what experiences she’s had in our intern program. Heather’s words : “Another … Continue reading Internship Update #4
Heather, our technical writer intern has kindly sent me over an update. I feel it’s important to keep readers updated on how it’s going, and so Heather can share what experiences she’s had in our intern program. Heather’s words : “I … Continue reading Internship Update #3
Hectic days for me at the moment … finally managed to free a little time to post this … Enjoy 😀 Photos taken in Thailand (c) Don Charisma … Continue reading Beach Pam Silhouette Sunset
I find it an odd question. My brain goes through 100000s of ideas every day – I think !, I’ve never actually counted them. It’s a lot anyway. So why look for ideas outside yourself ? I think we learn that our … Continue reading What Will You Write Today ?
INTRO FROM DON – Heather as most of you know is our technical writing intern. Heather and I worked hard on this the first article we’ve published – it’s on Web Design. She’s done a great job of explaining the … Continue reading What Is Web Design?
Heather, our technical writer intern has kindly sent me over an update. I feel it’s important to keep readers updated on how it’s going, and so Heather can share what experiences she’s had in our intern program. Heather’s words : “Heather … Continue reading Internship Update
Blogger friends send me awards all the time – it’s now been around six weeks since I’ve given any back out. So this is well overdue ! I work through the awards in the order that I receive them. So if … Continue reading The Most Influential Blogger Award
Heather, our technical writer intern has kindly sent me over an update. I feel it’s important to keep readers updated on how it’s going, and so Heather can share what experiences she’s had in our intern program. Heather’s words : “Don … Continue reading Internship Update
Today’s prompt – “Concise Writing” CONCISE WRITING I have a friend – Chris. He has a very busy job, ten people working for him. He’s “told me off” a couple of times for writing emails to him that are “too long”. … Continue reading Concise Writing – Don Charisma’s Prompt
Today’s prompt – “Making Friends With Yourself” MAKING FRIENDS WITH YOURSELF There’s only really one person you need to learn to make friends with. Look in the mirror and you’ll see that person. He or she is the only … Continue reading Making Friends With Yourself – Don Charisma’s Prompt
Today’s prompt – “Breathing” BREATHING David Blaine managed 45 days without food suspended in a plastic box near London’s Tower Bridge. I saw him when he emerged he was VERY vulnerable and weak, and in a very bad way. He’s since I … Continue reading Breathing – Don Charisma’s Prompt
Today’s prompt – “Vulnerability” VULNERABILITY This is a tough one for most people, I know this because it is for me. Please only publish your work IF YOU FEEL 100% COMFORTABLE TO DO SO. There’s no looking bad in my … Continue reading Vulnerability – Don Charisma’s Prompt
Here’s a run down of some of the responses from my “Compassion” prompt COMPASSION Response 1 – Writing MOM by Audrey Dawn – Oldest Daughter & Red Headed Sister Mr. Don Charisma’s Compassion Challenge: This one’s been a long time … Continue reading Compassion – Don Charisma’s Prompt – The Responses
Taken during last year’s Loy Catong festival in Thailand in November. Al fresco buffet with lovely coloured lanterns 🙂 “Rihanna-orama” because – tenuous connections welcomed ! … … Continue reading Al Fresco Buffet With Lanterns – Loy Catong Festival – “Rihanna-orama”
INTRO FROM DON – This is Heather’s submission for the intern selection process. In my view she’s done an extremely good job at writing about this subject. It’s also much more in depth than the article I wrote for comparison. In depth is a … Continue reading How Google Search Really Works
Google, they are the big boys in searching for stuff on the internet. But who and what are they really ? To put it simply Google’s search is an artificial intelligence engine. That’s right like a computer that thinks like … Continue reading How Google Search Really Works – Don Charisma