Something I have noticed recently with my own blogs is the quality of my content is starting to slip. I’m used to writing great content, getting lots of social media shares and comments, and seeing increases on Google Analytics. Currently, I’m right in the middle of the fall semester at school with lots of homework and other obligations in life to tend to… All of which interfere with the amount of blog posts I’m writing and the quality of the posts that do go live. (more…)
It’s not too often where I post a rant like this (especially on Omega Web), but I think it is time to do so. This post is inspired by my inability to choose a major today at school. It’s not that I don’t like anything or don’t have a plan for my future, but it’s because I hate many things about college, the job market, and the American view on how to live your life. Of course, you can always relate anything to everything, so I thought it would be fun to relate my personal dislikes to blogging… Here goes. (more…)
In the world of blogging, I think it is important to collaborate and share ideas with other bloggers. This can lead to new ideas, new friendships, and even a more successful blog. I have decided to create a post here on Omega Web where I will ask a few questions, answer them myself, and then turn it over to other bloggers in the comments. (more…)
The following is a guest post from Doug Glaston. Doug is a writer on social media and Internet marketing who also is a content provider for Home Security Team.
It’s not very often that a federal government warns its citizens to refrain from using an Internet browser, but apparently the Federal Office for Information Security in Germany did exactly that. This past week, the federal organization which is called the BSI in German initials (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik), warned users not to use Internet Explorer 9 in fear that people would be exposed to too many vulnerabilities due to a compromised server. (more…)
If you visited Omega Web yesterday afternoon, you would have noticed an outage due to changing web hosts. I recently switched over to Host Gator for a couple of reasons and I sure hope I am here to stay. To recap, I purchased my first web hosting plan from FatCow in January of this year. I was happy with FatCow until they screwed me in June by suspending my websites for having “too many requests to the server.” I had to act fast, so I went to a company I knew and trusted, which is GoDaddy. (more…)
I recently bought and installed the Hello Bar Solo notification bar on Omega Web and I must say that I love the plugin! I was using a free WordPress plugin called Viper Bar, but it wasn’t displaying properly and it lacked customization that I so desperately need. After getting so frustrated that I simply gave up, I decided to buy Hello Bar Solo and here’s what I think.
The Solo Version Is Fully Unlimited
I Can Make Any Customizations I Want
The Hello Bar Solo Version Requires Coding Knowledge
Overall, I really like the plugin. It allows me to share links, important posts, social media like/follow buttons, MailChimp subscription boxes, etc. It’s annoying that I have to hard-code the entire thing into my theme, but you’re only purchasing a .js and a .css file. This plugin is not an official WordPress plugin and has to be installed by uploading the .css and .js files to your server via FTP and calling them in your theme, so basic coding knowledge is necessary.
Honestly, the only reason I bought the Hello Bar Solo option was to save money. At almost $5 a month, the Hello Bar Pro would become more expensive than the Solo version after just seven months (assuming that you are getting less than 100 clicks every month). If you’re just looking to try it out or have no coding experience whatsoever, I would suggest getting the Pro version instead of Solo.