Posts Tagged ‘wordpress’

Think Outside Your Working Tiltle

August 29, 2011

Another excellent idea from Carolyn Hill of The Whistler Real Estate Company. Notice how we have linked her company name to her Facebook Business Page! Great idea Carolyn, as a real estate agent you have so many things you can write about…. By the way I loved your blog on Golf Tips (we linked this as well).

Vinegar Uses

Nail polish setter:

For a smoother application and to stay on a lot longer, clean your fingernails first with white distilled vinegar before applying polished to nails.  You’ll be amazed at how much longer the color stays on.

Insect and bug bite relief:

another way good use of vinegar is for insect bites and bee stings to get the sting or itch out.  Mix cornflower and apple cider vinegar to create a paste, apply to the itchy affected area, as it dries the paste pulls the sting and itch out while preventing swelling.  I’ve just recently used this concoction as I usually swell up with mosquito bites and it really works!

Hiccup cure:

Another good use of vinegar is for hiccups if you drink 1 teaspoon of apple cider.

Hair color preserver:

Hair color preserver to prevent your new hair color for fading, rinse with the solution of one part white distilled vinegar to two parts cold water as cold as you can stand this will seal the color and prevent fading.

Color setting:

Color keep your clothes to keep them nice & bright… I usually add a 1/3 of a cup of vinegar in the laundry load – this prevents color running and sets the colors well.


What is the Difference Between Categories and Tags?

July 22, 2011

What really is the difference between a Tag and a Category?

These two words can be very confusing if you have just started writing a blog, and you find out you need to Categorize your blog and Tag it… I know for myself this was a struggle every blog post. It can seem like the two might mean the same thing???? When I first started I never knew I was supposed to categorize my blog post… you can also get carried away with adding too many categories or tags, sometimes you think every word is important… More tags does not equate to more readers. At they have some simple rules to follow.….before you press publish you have a couple more steps to deal with. And that is categorizing your blog and yes putting tags to it as well.

Understanding Why

Your blog needs to be categorized for WordPress so they can add it to their listings. This allows your blog to appear on their “Global tag listings” which means if you use tags and categories you will increase your chances of being found on their global listing search engine. Tags are really like categories but they describe your blog in more detail.

An example

Let’s say you write a blog about your dining experience at
“The Rim Rock Café”

Tags: white wine, oysters, fine dining, Rolf Gunther, espresso

Categories: Whistler, Restaurants

Using tags is important for your reader to find you more easily, but not mandatory. There is no limit to the number of tags you can use, but as a general rule no more than ten. In fact on WordPress more than ten tags or categories together might be why you are not being found in their Global tag listings. You can also split categories and tags having a combination of the two… 2 categories means you can have 8 tags or 4 categories could mean 6 tags.

Tags and categories are not case-sensitive – example:
WHISTLER – Restaurant would be the same as whistler – restaurant

  • Every blog requires at least one category

When blogging first started many moons ago, only categories was available, tags were not used, they were introduced when the developers decided to allow the writers (you and me) the opportunity to describe our blog in more detail, making the category list less crowded or long.

There are editing options on your dashboard that take you straight into categories, once there you can simply add more categories or delete ones you no longer need, you start by naming your category, you can then choose to have a parent category as well as a full description of that category.

I found many videos through Google on this subject if you are still feeling a little confused.