I believe hard work is important in life, for many reasons, foremost of which is that we’re taking responsibility for ourselves, our lives and our loved ones. Additional benefits are sense of purpose and achievement. It’s what I call “doing”. Continue reading Being Versus Doing – Unblocking Creative Block
It’s amazing how Dilemmas can sometimes resolve themselves either by just making a decision, or “phone a friend”. In my case of the WordPress vs Lightroom plugin dilemma that I blogged about, a little bit of both solutions wise. First … Continue reading Dilemmas Solved … What’s Next
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”
I’m often curious as to why sometimes my readers don’t comprehend my quotes the same way that I do. Language, differing cultures and other factors come into play. There’s plenty of interesting conversations I’ve had – “devils advocate” is quite … Continue reading “Creativity means believing you have greatness” – Why ? – Don Charisma’s Prompt
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 just came across this, already over 3000 people have voted … not that I’d want to bias your vote, most of you are capable of making your own choices, but I chose – “No. I hate the new editor. … Continue reading Classic Vs Beep Beep Boop Editor – Poll
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
I’m flummoxed by this one, perhaps one of my readers know how to do this ? On the “Add Post” page, press “Copy a post” … then I get the message : Use an existing post as a template. Pick … Continue reading WordPress.com Writing Helper – “You can mark any post to keep it at the top” ?
I walk past this tree everyday. The aerial roots add some character … I’ve merged six landscape photos together with Photoshop to form one towerama. It’s … Continue reading Tree With Aerial Roots Towerama
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 ?
I’ve been posting my videos in VideoPress – it’s handy to have it integrated with WordPress.com and I thought that it’d be nicely integrated. I didn’t expect massive traffic for my videos, really I’m just experimenting. It’s a nice way … Continue reading A Bit Annoyed With VideoPress
Not all of you will be able to see these ads which is why I’ve included the screenshot. Basically WordPress.com are trial’ing ads from a company called “Luminate”. Luminate put their ads over the top over images. The ads can … Continue reading Your Opinion – Luminate Ads On WordPress.com
I don’t have likes turned on on my comments, but I believe it’s possible to have them turned on. So it’s an odd anomaly of the WordPress.com system where I get more than the occasional email saying “X liked your … Continue reading Likes On Likes – Yikes !
I’ve received a few of these messages recently that haven’t gone directly to the Spam queue (they sit there waiting for my approval). Here’s the most recent : The message reads : When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify … Continue reading Clever Little Spammer On WordPress
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’ve been getting quite of lot of traffic off of this link that was posted on Reddit.com last year :- http://www.reddit.com/r/CrappyDesign/comments/1stjpa/doncharismaorg_because_anything_is_possible_with/ Quite funny really that someone would go to the trouble of posting about my blog on Reddit.com, publicly criticising the … Continue reading Crappy Design Of Reddit.com
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
You’d have thought I’d know this already, but I didn’t … doh ! I was doing some research into the most popular tags used. I found a WordPress support page that states that your posts will not go into the … Continue reading SEO Tip – Tags And Categories On WordPress.com
I’ve been awarded THE Dragon’s Loyalty Award by five different bloggers. That makes me a five time winner of The Dragon’s Loyalty Award. Yay ! So this is to share the love with my blogger friends 🙂 My Awarders : 10-Nov-2013 … Continue reading The Dragon’s Loyalty Award – Don Charisma Five Times Awarded
I’ve been awarded THE Sunshine Award by five different bloggers, plus once already awarded. That makes me a six time winner of The Sunshine Award. Yay ! So this is to share the love with my blogger friends 🙂 My … Continue reading The Sunshine Award – Don Charisma Six Times Awarded
2013’s gone, we’ll never see her again, she was a great ship to sail in and now we must say goodbye (Apollo 13 springs to mind). And welcome 2014. PRESSLY FRESHED Firstly I’d like to make it clear I’m not … Continue reading 2013 Epilogue And Pressly Freshed
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 … this is my first post in 2014 (GMT), it’s FRESHLY PRESSED. This is a new award freshly pressed today. No one else has these badges on their blog, so it’s EXCLUSIVE to DonCharisma.org. The idea … Continue reading The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award
My blog has been very busy past few days. So thank you to all those who’ve visited, followed, commented and liked. Together you broke my previous record with a total of 734 likes in one day according to WordPress (12-Dec). … Continue reading Busy Days on Don Charisma, Thank YOU
Why is it an ideo? Well I got the idea from Opinionated Man. He was doing vadeos, that is videos without video, audio only … So An “Ideo”, is a video without any decent sound, that’s taken by an idiot, … Continue reading My First Ideo – Christmas Lights
High achievements and awards don’t really do that much for me. Don’t get me wrong they are nice to receive, but once you have a degree, and achieved “stuff” in your life what’s really left to motivate and inspire. People. … Continue reading Who Inspires Me ? Angels
Once a month or so I review the blogs that I’m following and have a clear out. I like the reciprocal follows, and I made an unsaid commitment a long time ago to follow back any blogs that follow me. … Continue reading Another Satisfied Reader, Not
Only kidding I don’t quit that easily, but the thought did cross my mind. I am however more than a bit cheezed off with having had my blog suspended for 24 hours. Also apologies to anyone who has tried to … Continue reading Don Charisma leaving WordPress.com
I was looking around on the WordPress theme blog and it started snowing … I wondered if I could do it, and after giving up trying to figure it out from the html code, I came across this :- It’s … Continue reading Make it snow! ON MY BLOG 🙂
Originally posted at HarsH ReaLiTY blog. Link: http://aopinionatedman.com/2013/11/10/farewell-from-don-charisma/ 😦 That’s all folks, I’ve already exceed by 50% what Opinionated Man asked me to do this weekend, time for me to attend to my own “flock”. By the way, how … Continue reading My Final Post @ HarsH ReaLiTY – Farewell from Don Charisma
Originally posted at HarsH ReaLiTY blog. Link: http://aopinionatedman.com/2013/11/10/essential-london-an-epampflet-by-don-charisma/ Welcome to my e-pamphlet on London (Yay, Opinionated Man’s helping me promote my e-pamplet!). It’s free if you read it today, otherwise tomorrow it goes on sale at $5M a copy. Essential … Continue reading HarsH ReaLiTY – Essential London – An ePampflet by Don Charisma
Originally posted at HarsH ReaLiTY blog. I’ve finally managed to get up the hill and photograph the Big Buddha. Next time I will go first thing … Continue reading HarsH ReaLiTY – Big Buddha
Originally posted at HarsH ReaLiTY blog. Opinionated Man recently did a post about people asking him to promote their ebooks. He’s much more tactful than me, however, I’m very much of the same mind as him. Why would I (or … Continue reading HarsH ReaLiTY – Enter the dragon, Cross-cultural bonding or Cliché ?
Originally posted at HarsH ReaLiTY blog. I keep on popping up in the strangest of places. I am Don Charisma from DonCharisma.org blog. Opinionated man has asked me to do a few guest posts over the weekend, and I’ve graciously accepted … Continue reading HarsH ReaLiTY – Hello from Don Charisma
It’s been a bit quiet on Don Charisma blog this weekend. Reason being, Opinionated Man of Harsh Reality blog asked me late on Friday to be a guest blogger for him and his followers. I said yes, it seemed to … Continue reading A Weekend of HarsH ReaLiTY
I’ve got a comment in my approval queue, been there a while, not sure whether to put it into the spam box or not. I don’t like to spam things that aren’t spam, and always do my best to reply … Continue reading Is This Spam or Not Spam ?
It’s been two months since I wrote what’s been lovingly nicknamed “Virgin’s guide to SEO”. It’s probably been the most popular post that I’ve done with more than 250 likes. It’s a really hard act to follow, and I hope … Continue reading Virgin’s Guide to Promoting a Blog or Website (Ethos – Part 2)
I’ve just completed a statistical analysis on when people comment on my blog. To be more exact, what times of day and which days of the week. Obviously there are many factors that can skew these types of studies, so … Continue reading What is the best time of day to post on your blog?
I love to chop things up and then make new things, must be a creative process, I guess. WordPress dot com blogs give us really great tools and widgets already. But I wanted to create a custom Widget to show … Continue reading DIY Widget – Coolest Bloggers – “Fun” with HTML
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