Not long ago, I set up my first 30 day challenge to get up before 8:00 a.m. Few days have passed, I am able to get up before 8:00 a.m each day. There was only one time I had difficulty to get up but I tried to think about the 30 day challenge and then pushed myself to leave the bed exactly before 8:00 a.m. The simple rule inspired by Matt Cutts works well for me. But really, it doesn’t take that long to change something in our life than we expected if you started and persisted enough. In my case, it was 10 days to get rid of one of my old habits which was with me for six years.
As a regular blogger, one of the headache things I meet is to find right images for posts. As you know, a really good and nice image will generally increase a post’s readability and attract more visitors. Here I collected some free photo download sites for your reference and hope it can improve your productivity of blogging.
Google image search
Bing image search
Photo source is not very rich.
My favorite. It’s well sorted and easy to use. Images are listed in thumbnails and you can review them before actully pick up one and download.
Lots of images but at some point, it makes users takes several steps to find the right image because it’s sorted by letters.
In addition, there are some premium photo download sites such as Shutterstock, Fotolia and Dreamstime.
Please feel free to share your favorite photo download sites!
Here is the simplest way to verify your Google webmaster tool with your wordpress site
Step 1: Login in your webmaster tool account and add your URL
Step 2： Verify your URL via Meta tag. Please refer to the pictures as follows:
Choose Alternate method which is at the right side of Recommend method button
Choose HTML tag
Copy Meta tag code into your WordPress site
Open WordPress site dashboard and find Edit option which is in the Appearance tag.
Open Editor and find header.php
Copy Meta tag code to header. php
Click Update and go back to Google webmaster tool interface
Step3: click Verify and check to see if it works properly.
Please let me know your verifying experience. You feedback is mostly welcome!
My first 30 day’ s challenge: to get up early in the morning before 8:00 a.m.
I used to be a late morning person because of the demand of my old workplace. After I moved to Canada, this demand was not longer required but the habit retained: woke up late and sleep late. I have been trying to get up early in the morning many times but failed to persist. After watched Matt Cutts’ 30 Day Challenge on TED, I decide to give myself a last chance to try. So here is my first day…
Get up almost 8:00 a.m though I wake up around 7:00 a.m, made a cup of coffee and then bought breakfast while had an idea about what I am going to do today on the way. As far as now, I feel very comfortable. Will see next!
SEO is a complicated word. As a newbie, it’s very easy to lose directions. You may read and test a lot each day but in the end of the day, you found that you learned nothing. It sounds a common feeling for many new SEOs, for sure, including myself. Here I concluded a short summary which works well for myself and hope that it can help you as well:
First, try to learn only one tip each day, put it into practice and test it as long as you are satisfied. The point is that if you learn a tip each day, just after 2 or 3 months, you will be much capable to do SEO since you have a plenty of practical SEO skills at hand and that will enable you to perform more tasks as well.
Second, try to practice your writing skills. Your posts will not be excellent if you are not a professional writer. But the thing is that everyone can write and the more you practice, the more you will feel comfortable with writing and the more ideas you will come up with a post that relates with your industry. So let’s writing become one of your regular habits if you want to survive and better than others in the digital world. Also Google concerns content a lot these days after Penguin updates.
Third, take time to relax. Sometimes, when you dig too much, your minds is not clear and it won’t help any of your SEO practice. SEO does requires lots of thinking and creativity as well as an eye of identification. Only with a clear mind, you are able to work efficiently. I guess, that’s why many inbound marketing agencies sets some entertaining equipments for their employees at office such as a Foosball or a Ping Pong table.