Category Archives: WordPress

Today it is 1 year since I launched Techwork

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It is time for celebration

Today, 28th of November 2011 it is 1 year since I launched this blog and oh boy have I learned a lot about being a blogger? I sure have.

How I moved my WordPress Blog to a new host

I recently moved my blog to a new host.
In this post I will tell give you a little guide on how to move a WordPress blog  to a new host. Let me start with the beginning. Why did I want to move my blog  to another host in the first place? Well, when I started this blog as a part  time project I pretty much found the cheapest host that I knew of to keep it  cheap. I was not even sure how it would be to have my own blog. After about 6 months I was still a happy blogger, but I was not that happy with the cheap  host I choose when I started my blog. That was why I decided to move my blog.

This blog has moved to a new home

Just moved my blog

This blog has just moved to a new host

I just moved this WordPress blog to a new web host yesterday. It looks like most Name Servers on the Internet has been updated by now. I hope that this new host will work better for my blog and for you my visitors. Please let me know if you see any issues regarding this move. So far everything seems to work as far as I am concerned.

If you are considering moving you own WordPress blog to a new host and have any question about how to do I will be happy to help. Just drop me a comment below. Actually I am considering writing a blog post about it to share what I did in order to make it all work. Please let me know if anyone is Interesting in a post about that topic.

Update:

I have written a post about The step I took when I moved my Blog to a new Host Maybe it can be useful for other Bloggers that are considering moving to a new host.

Issues upgrading to WordPress 3.2 with the Arras Theme

The other day I tried to upgrade this blog to WordPress version 3.2 but that did not went well at all. I ended up with an “500 Internal Server Error “ on both my blog pages and on my wp-admin page…! I just hate that error. It could just as well be saying: “Something bad has happened and we have no idea what. Good luck figuring this one out…!” Well back to my story. I have upgraded my WordPress blog many times, but this time I was in trouble. I did have a backup a couple of days old so I went on restoring and got my blog back online, but to the old version of WordPress I was running before the upgrade.

My first ever Guest Post

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I recently posted my first ever guest post at comluv.com called 5 things I don’t miss about the good old days. A lot of other bloggers has told me that it was a great way to generate traffic to a new blog and to promote my blog on a blog that already receives a lot of traffic. So after got a good idea for a post I contacted Andy Bailey (the owner) from comluv.com and requested permission to be quest blogger in his community. I did not have to wait long before I received a mail that I was approved as a guest blogger. From that on there was no looking back, my first guest post was on the way. I made did some research found some nice pictures and in a couple of hours I have made my first guest post. I didn’t just send it on its way right away. I put it away for a day and the next day I read it for review and moved away some obvious mistakes I had made in the text. I submitted my post in my comluv dashboard and waited for it to be approved. When it was approved I received an e-mail with the date and time it was scheduled for release. The thing is that Andy does not just publish a guest post right away. He put then in a schedule and spread them out so all guest post get their minutes of fame. Instead of publishing 4 post in one day and none the next day the guest post are spread out so all guest bloggers have their post on the front page for a little week (depending on how many guest post there is of cause).

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So what did it gave me to post my first guest post on comluv.com after one week:

  • I have received 49 comments so far (Including my own replies)
  • I got 14 visitors to my blog from the comluv community (according to Google Analytics)
  • I received 5 credits for posting my post that I can use on comluv.com
  • I got a number of backlinks to my own blog from comluv.com
  • Best of all my guest post is still there to work for me and my blog 🙂

By the way if you have not got the new CommentLuv 2.9 plugin you should go and get it for your own blog. It is free and I think it is a great plugin.

That was all from me for this time. I would like to hear about your guest posting experience. Have you been a guest blogger? Was it worth it? How are you considering in order finding the best blog for your guest posts?