• Quickies – December 21, 2006

    December 21st, 2006HARTQuickies

    * OMG! Is it December 21, 2006 already? My How Time Flies!

    I just want to wish everybody Seasons’ Greetings and all the best for 2007!

    My how time flies. EATING SEASON starts tomorrow night and ends on Monday night for this household .. but, we hope to get some celebration during the holidays with family and friends during this EAT-FEST.. if we can 😀

    * Attention: PetLvrs With ‘Pictures of Pets in a Christmas Theme’

    Well, it’s been 5 days since I posted the following announcement, and still no emails .. comments .. attachments .. pictures .. *sigh* .. oh well! At least I’ve got two willing papillon dogs (Maxxie and Sophie) and a cat (Zeussie Pussie Cat) plus two unwilling participants (Cousin Sammi and Cousin Alfie) .. They’ll help me out! And .. you can too, if you want – Please!


    From Friday December 22, 2006 00:01am until Tuesday December 26, 2006 11:59pm .. I will be posting only pictures of pets in a Christmas theme. This could mean pictures of pets in santa costumes, next to a christmas tree, opening presents, jumping out of a wrapped box .. etc etc etc.

    I will be posting mostly pictures from online social sites (i.e. Flickr, etc) .. but everybody is welcome to send me your own picture of your pet in a Christmas theme directly to my inbox!

    Send your pictures to .. hart (at) PetLvr (dot) com … with subject “Pet in a Christmas Theme” for consideration

    By the way .. if anybody reading this knows of a way to “BLOG-THIS” pictures in Flickr.com directly to one’s own blog in DRAFT mode … can you please email me or get ahold of me on Google Talk? 1800hart (at) gmail (dot com) for Google Talk.

    * SEO For Everybody – Even for me!

    I can’t believe what a mess all my blogs are .. speaking in a uniformity type of manner – different versions, different plugins, different layouts, different codes, etc .. but that’s to be expected. In the upcoming month or so, I will be trying to standardize these sites a little better. This would include such blank statements as me trying to pick and choose similar plugins that are set for ALL my sites .. to make things easier.

    I started a folder in the root of my hard drive called “Plugins” and sub-folders for each version of wordpress that I still have. I am just copying all of the plugin folders in my wp-content folder online to the appropriate version. Then, when I upgrade to the latest version – a decision will be made.

    In the meantime – I have spent this past week (since last Sunday afternoon .. in my spare time between jobs and during stress relief) – by adding and activating two specific plugins to every single blog that I have

    > Autometa Plugin (this has all been done!)
    > Google Sitemaps Plugin (about half way)

    I’m not sure about the Autometa plugin.. that is not sure that it’s working to my benefit. If you go to any permalink page and view source you can see something happening though. I’m pretty sure that the Google Sitemaps is a good thing to create .. although I am finding it does not work with any sites that I’ve used DagonDesign’s DD Sitemap plugin – because I created a page in WordPress called sitemap. I’m leaving those 6 sites of mine until last. All in all .. another experiment to see if these two items -with me doing absolutely nothing extra – will make any difference.

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  • …not sure that it’s working to my benefit.

    I don’t think it can be detrimental but…. If you can suggest improvements, or need to ask questions please do 🙂

  • Hi Rich .. thanks for noticing me and leaving a comment! I don’t know what improvements to suggest or what suggestions to offer .. I will have to wait and see how it works out for me. I was referring to any post you can find on my PetLvr.com/blog/.

    For instance, viewing of the source of the last two posts:

    * A WHS Ad
    * An Ezine Article

    Will all those keywords help me index my site better? If I look at one of the (Winnipeg) at this moment on Technorati my post shows up for the WHS ad on page 12. Maybe if the plugin also included all the categories automatically as a keyword or phrase (e.g. “Pet Adoption” or “Pet Rescue”) I might get a little better exposure (than just “Pet” and “rescue”).

    Like I mentioned above. I’ve added your plugin in hopes to improve my chances. A few days isn’t giving it a really good try at this stage. I’m one of those bloggers who don’t really consciously keep on topic by keyword and need all the help I can get!

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