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Are you over thinking your WordPress blog posts?

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_video _builder_version=”3.17.6″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8XitKmhUnY” /][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.18.7″] I’m not sure about you, but I avoid writing like nobody’s business. Yes … I do see the irony in the fact you are reading my writing right now lol. But that’s exactly why I’m sharing with you today! You see … I always desired to follow the…

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The Head or the Heart: Which Should You Follow?

It’s obvious that the battle between following your head and following your heart is a universal one. Whether it’s a decision with your business or in your personal life, it is never easy to figure out which voice to listen to. After all, how many movie lines or song lyrics do you hear with that phrase? There’s even a band called The Head and the Heart! It is a constant struggle.

Why, then, is it so difficult to choose which one to follow?

I know that in my life, I was taught to only listen to my head. I grew up with the idea that being responsible and correct meant going to the right school, having the right job, and earning the right amount of money (AKA a lot of it). So, I went to prestigious schools and got a highly-respected job as an engineer, and reached the level of success that I was told to define my life by. However, after having my children, my heart began thumping louder and I couldn’t ignore it.

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I soon began feeling that I wanted to focus on being a good mom. I realized I wasn’t happy being an engineer. Feeling my emotions and reflecting on what makes me joyful weren’t two activities I participated in very often. It’s scary to let yourself feel and maybe even trust what you are experiencing. But as I sat in the mother phase of my life, I noticed—and could not ignore—what my heart was telling me. Regardless of how much money I made, I needed to be happy.

 

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10 Easy Ways to Build Your Email Subscriber List

As a WordPress web designer, I always talk to my clients about the importance of creating and Mailing Listmaintaining an email list for their businesses.

For those of you who aren’t familiar, an email list is the database you keep filled with the (hopefully) thousands of people who have subscribed to your business. In other words, individuals who are interested in learning more about your company and want to keep informed as to all of the happenings around it.

They can do so by signing up to be part of your list and receive those email updates every time you send out amazing, cannot-be-missed information.

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Give WordPress’ default ugly URLs an SEO Makeover

Nobody likes to be called ugly. It strikes us at the core, making us run away and hide because we’re too embarrassed and ashamed to be seen by anyone. Well, the same thing can happen to your WordPress website URL.

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When a page and blog post on a website is created, it automatically generates a string of nonsense letters and numbers after the website name that identifies the specific page. An example of this would be www.mozakdesign.com/test3210k=?action, or something similar. This type of link is created so you can refer directly back to this specific page at a later time versus having to sift through a large number of pages and posts. The default WordPress setting for these links, also known as a permalink, is colloquially referred to as ugly. Sad, isn’t it? The reason being is because the string of random letters and numbers, called the post ID, only make sense to a computer and isn’t attractive to users or search engines. So, the link runs away and hides and doesn’t make it easy for anyone to find. Thankfully, you can give that URL a makeover!

In one of two easy options, you can display the actual title of the blog post in the Permalink:

Manually: After you place the text and title into WordPress, a Permalink will be generated below the title. It will be highlighted, and beside it will have an “edit” button. Simply click “edit” and change the text to the blog title. Press “ok” and you’re done!

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