Forget Cortana – or any other built in search in Windows … Enter “Everything” …
Have you ever tried to search for a file on your PC, and waited for that progress bar creeping slowly up as the minutes and hours pass, and never actually found the file you were looking for ?
Well, enter “Everything” from Void tools. It finds files instantly. I’ve been using it for years. Continue reading “Everything – MUCH Faster Than Windows Search Or Cortana”
WARNING – CREATIVE WRITING AHEAD
Without freedom of speech, we no longer have freedom of thought. Without freedom of thought, how the hell are we supposed to be creative?
– Source – Someone cleverer than me, probably JP.
Continue reading “The Wrong Thinker’s Guide To Being A Successful Novelist (Or Any Kind Of Creative)”
Promoting a blog or website is a continuous process, provided that is you actually want people to visit your site. For most individuals/businesses/charities/artists/writers we want people to visit our site, that was the whole point of setting up a website in the first place.
There are many facets and opportunities in promoting, forum SEO just one of many.
Forum SEO has garnered a recently “retired” WordPress.com support volunteer over 8 MILLION hits on their relatively mediocre site. So, it’s a strategy that IS very VERY powerful.
Continue reading “Master Forum SEO In Just A Few Minutes”
I remember I was quite offended at the time. It was fairly soon after I started my blog in 2014.
Thanks for following my blog. I suppose your blog is an intelligent kind of spam based on the wish of bloggers to let their ego develop on the net.
I have respect for your intelligence and wish you good luck.
(Kind thanks to drwilly of drwillylip.wordpress.com for a most excellent insult)
I came to realise, It’s actually a reasonable comment. A reasonable question to ask oneself. Sometimes criticism may seem harsh, but, it can be some of the best advice one will ever receive.
It’s a question I ask myself when I’m writing or sharing – is what I’m creating enriching people’s experience of life, or am I just creating “Intelligent Spam” ? Am I sharing something people wouldn’t normally see ? Am I distributing information which is interesting ? and so on.
Continue reading “Intelligent Spam, Picking Best Photos And My Social Media Links”
I’ve been using Transferwise for about three years now. I don’t recommend things I’ve never used to others, otherwise I’d have talked about Transferwise on my blog before. I’ve made maybe 70 transfers with them by now, each of which went flawlessly. It’s a service I use regularly, and is convenient and efficient for helping manage my money, and saves me money.
Continue reading “How To Make FREE Money From Transferwise – Risk Free”
I bought this double CD a long time ago it’s called “The Best And Friends Album In The World Ever”. It’s one of my favourite CDs, it is really easy to listen, I love the era of music. Trini Lopez … Continue reading Repost – Trini Lopez VS Water Feature
I saw these and thought they were worth sharing. They were taken with my iPad, from the balcony of my home. Apart from adding my logo, … Continue reading Sunsets and Storm Clouds Breaking Through, Thailand
My business partner called me a few months ago. “We’ve been hacked” he said, and “the hosting company has shut down our hosting account”. Wow I thought, it can happen to us … Hackers can really make you have a bad day !
Continue reading “How To Survive A Denial Of Service (DDOS) Attack On A WordPress Site”
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
A few new bloggers have been asking me for blogging tips … so here you are … Personally I don’t see other bloggers as competition, so I wouldn’t call researching other blogs as “competitor research” more “colleague research”. Why I … Continue reading How To Blog Like The Best Of The Best – Poweblogger’s SEO
Some people’s experience of technology is “FaceTube”, that is Facebook and YouTube. Linux, Shmninux, what the hell do I need Linux for ? Pretty much where I’ve been with Linux since it all started a couple of decades ago – … Continue reading Why Linux Will Replace Microsoft Windows And Apple OSX
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 ?
Here’s one of my first panoramas. Lucky the colours were so beautiful in this one. The original photo was put together with Hugin to create a … Continue reading Beautiful Sunset Panorama
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?
I’ve been asked indirectly to give some advice on promoting and marketing a Book for a friend. This is probably starting to fall under the category of work, and generally my work is paid for. However part of marketing oneself … Continue reading Promoting And Marketing A Book Or An eBook
Here’s the Khao Chee Jan Big Buddha this time a cropped version. It’s been stitched with Photoshop – 6 landscape photos … The lighting conditions were “interesting” … Continue reading Big Buddha II Pano – Khao Chee Jan
Here’s some breaking news for you guys – the gherkin, one of the most iconic buildings in London has gone bust. It seems the company that … Continue reading Gherkin Flat Broke
Scammers are one of my pet hates, the only defence I’ve found is through continual learning about myself and about how they do what they do. I love watching TV shows or movies about scammers, helps me to develop an … Continue reading Help – I’ve Been Robbed In The Ukraine!
This one was taken last year, lovely calm sea … with boats 🙂 It’s twelve (4wx3h P) photos merged with PTGui Pro Photos taken in Thailand (c) … Continue reading Boaty Sunset Panorama
Canon Photostitch software is good and works pretty well with good quality photos. With a tripod then you’ll probably get an awesome merged result. Sometimes it won’t stitch together photos how I want. So what do I use instead ? … Continue reading Panorama Stitching Software – Alternatives To Canon Photostitch
One has to wonder if sunsets have always been like this throughout the ages. Did jesus enjoy such sights ? I don’t know, but we’re lucky … Continue reading Beach Sunset Panorama
I’ve been working on my revamped commercial website DonCharisma.com. We needed some icons for the animated “buttons” on the homepage: One for the building websites page, one for the SEO page and one for “contact us” page. So I came … Continue reading Web/Graphic Design – Icon Preview, DonCharisma.com
I’ve been lucky with the cloud cover the past couple of days. The clouds really do highlight a sunset and make it into something rather special … Continue reading Today’s Huge Sky Ocean Sunset Panorama
Remember the “Inspiringly Pretty Flowers” a couple of posts back … well I photographed these ones about 15 minutes later. It always surprises me when people … Continue reading More Pretty Flowers
I like to look myself up on Google, the WordPress reader, Yahoo and a few other places. I would call it vanity, if I thought it was, but it’s not, it’s work for me. Monitoring how I’m doing let’s me … Continue reading SEO Tip – Images And Photos In The WordPress Reader
I was out for an explore in the livelier end of town … a story for the grandkids, if I ever have any, not for you … Continue reading Inspiringly Pretty Flowers
Here’s the Khao Chee Jan Big Buddha from further away 🙂 It’s been stitched with Photoshop – 6 landscape photos … I’ve left as is straight … Continue reading Big Buddha II Pano Further Away – Khao Chee Jan
Try saying that after a few beers ! This one taken today/yesterday whichever timezone you live in … It’s 24 photos lovingly stitched together by photoshop … Continue reading Big Sky Ocean Sunset Panorama
Here’s the official sign for the Big Buddha. I’ve also done a closeup on the info portion in English, for those that don’t have a magnifying … Continue reading Big Buddha II Info Sign – Khao Chee Jan
I made a visit to a big Buddha that’s carved into a hillside. Apparently the story goes it/(he ?) was carved by the Thai navy with … Continue reading Big Buddha II Panorama
I’ve just finished my first proof for my logo. Not sure if this will be the final exact logo – changes may happen 🙂 (c) Don … Continue reading Logo Preview – DonCharisma.com
I feel like that guy who spins the plates on the end of poles, and then has to keep them going so they don’t smash on … Continue reading Graphic Design Preview – DonCharisma.com
I downloaded some free software to “accelerate downloads” called “Download Accelerate Plus”. It kind of works, but I uninstalled it as it was causing problems on my machine (Control Panel->Uninstall a program). I now mostly do downloads on Firefox because … Continue reading Remove The Speedbit Virus From Windows 7
As someone who’s built many websites, I’ve often been called upon to include testimonials. Why ? Well there’s a certain class of customer who will look for testimonials. Testimonials are a way to develop trust with customers, and trust is … Continue reading Testimonials For SEO – Don Charisma’s Guide To SEO
This topic came up in conversation with a friend who I was discussing SEO with. Promoting a website or blog is about many things, it’s a multi-skilled discipline. One of the things another good friend of mine taught me early on … Continue reading A Shit-Hot Photo Library – Don Charisma’s Guide to SEO
Looking around for how to quickly turn a photo of myself into a cartoon, well, there’s a lot of crap out there and not much that’s “quick”. So I’ve written a short tutorial on how to cartoon yourself in ONE … Continue reading Cartoon Yourself In ONE Minute
My professional integrity says that I keep my personal life largely to myself in my work. I find when more problematic/troublesome situations come up, I prefer to work on my art/photography/visual side of things or if I’ve got myself extremely … Continue reading Being Ignored – The SEO Angle
Normally I don’t mention names or report every little thing that happens to me on my blog. But when people try to manipulate me and start to lie to me, actually it’s probably in other people’s interest that I blog … Continue reading WARNING: Commercial SEO Free-loaders (Etihad Airways)
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