How to get the right balance for WordPress Plugins

WordPress plugins are a popular subject which provokes praise or controversy in equal proportions. There’s no denying that WordPress wouldn’t be what it is without developers bringing out plugins to enhance and liven up your WordPress blog. The problem is the vast amount of so called must have plugins that in all reality we don’t need. I’ve had my fair share of mishaps with plugin clashes and I’m sure that many WordPress users have too. So the question is, how you decide which WP plugins you need and which ones you don’t need, in other words how to get

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Be a Maverick not a Lemming, Blogging and Social Networking

Blogging is endlessly talked and written about with countless “best tips” on how to improve and get that likeability factor. You may never reach the heights of Mashable or ProBlogger but hey, you might as well enjoy the journey. So I am not going to give you a list of best practices or tell you how to write your blog because that’s for you to do. What I will do is shed a little light on my often misguided and sometimes mad journey through the blogosphere which involves building up a blog network and social networking. Perhaps you

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Controversy Sells, no it doesn’t, yes it does!

Okay, let’s do a quick example. Individual A loves what you’ve written and can directly connect to what you’ve said. Individual B on the other hand thinks you are an offensive weirdo full of mad opinions. Perceived value also comes into the mix; “how can he say that” it doesn’t make sense! On the other hand, “oh yes I agree completely” How many times have you seen a sales page proclaiming to be the answer to all your problems, it’s what feeds the masses. With controversy you are challenging a well known strategy or belief; it could be a proven method or product that you want to pour cold water on, the list is endless.

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