July 17th Update
Just Ask Kim Free WordPress & Social Media Q&A Calls
These calls have been a fun success and will be ongoing twice monthly at least through December. Once time block is for the US time zones and the other is for the international time zones, but feel free to attend any or all you wish! Bring your WP, FB & SM questions and get them answered LIVE! https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/208065082
Recordings are available to purchase and are also available free to my PBY students!
Just-Ask-Kim.com Blog Troubles
It’s a big long story, but I did something that the host of that blog didn’t think I should do. It is one of the few blogs I have that I had not already migrated to HostGator and I was paying the penalty. It was partially due to a code problem but at the end of the day resulted in them treating me very very poorly. All of the 503 errors and such you saw were them locking me out/down and being unwilling to assist me in troubleshooting. This is why I’m currently sitting in default theme until my upcoming move. All of this leads to…
New Hosting Packages, WP Installations, Blog Setups
To isolate the trouble in my code, I’m moving my blog to a VPS hosting solution with HostGator (top company in support in the market currently). A VPS is a bit like having a dedicated server and what it means is I will essentially become my own hosting company. I will be able to sell both hosting and reseller hosting accounts. It’s not cheap but it’s a pretty logical move for my business. So I will be offering hosting, WordPress installations, WordPress setups, support packages, plugin setups and more. I’ve even got one artist on retainer and two more by affiliate to help you get custom art work. All of this is coming in the next couple weeks! (I have to get the VPS set up and move my own sites first!)
Profit Being You (PBY)
The Profit Being You WordPress & Social Media class that Jodie Thompson and I teach is moving to a brand new membership community which I am currently building. We are in the process of migrating to that and very excited about it. From a techy standpoint it’s been a lot of work but a lot of fun to construct and I’m learning a ton! Forum, chat room, private messaging, member only content, sales platform, affiliate platform, etc. Good stuff! We will be leaving both Ning and Nanacast. This also means if you’re my affiliate for PBY you need to get new affiliate links! http://profitbeingyou.com/affiliates/ (Two are already added there, more are coming!)
Since I’d like to have the new media library functional before I can do all the recordings, if anyone would like contribute single-topic short training videos to the member library, they may include your own branding as long as they do not include a pitch. This is a great opportunity for members and friends alike to get some additional exposure until I have time to re-shoot most of these modules. I am also looking for blog post style success stories with either PBY or personal branding as a whole. These are for the PBY blog and can get you a personal backlink if you’re interested!
So much has changed in the world of Syndication Tribes in just a few short months and SA has had to constantly evolve, move and roll with the punches. I recently did an article on all the types of Syndication Tribes and how they fit together. Because of the time involvement with SA, and the amount of love that SA needs but has simply not been able to get with so much of that work on my shoulders as I go through some serious personal (relationship/divorce) troubles, we’ve decided to move SA under PBY’s protective wing.
Syndication Alliance, to become PBY Tribe, will become just one portion of PBY’s FREE membership tier. Functionally it means a change of website (again yes I know, I’m sorry LOL!) and a name change, but beyond that it means that students will be more easily able to step up and help with the workload. Everyone wins! I don’t have a Tribe landing page up, but you can register for our free “welcome level” membership here. The site is still a work in progress but should be together soon!
Commentluv Blogging Challenge
The Comluv.com & FamousBlogger.net Blogging Challenge is well underway! Entries are closed – but points for retweets from the on-post counter and comments on the post itself will still be counted all the way through August 5th! You can RT and comment (for points for me!) as many times as you like! As it stands I’m about 40 comments behind the lead post and I don’t know where I stand regarding points for content quality and bonus points for some other actions. Please come hang out on the post/thread, interact with others and help me win this! http://comluv.com/news/5-powerful-tactics-get-more-comments/ <– my post! I would like to do something special for all who comment on it (particularly those that comment more than once) and I’m currently looking for suggestions!
31DBBB – 31 Days to Build A Better Blog – Starts July 26th!
Starting July 26th I’m launching a 31DBBB Challenge, based on the ProBlogger book by that name! I invite you to check out the challenge and then grab a copy of the book (affiliate link) and join me! The book’s not expensive and its one of those foundation books in the blogging industry!
I want to say thanks to everyone that has shared countless shoulders, listening ears, and patience over the last few months. Please don’t think you go unnoticed even while I have been often too exhausted to properly reciprocate. Some days it’s an effort to find the energy to show up. Also a huge thank you to everyone that has sent work my way! I love working for and with the community and the income is needed with all the relationship stuff going on. I’d be lying if I said things were not rough – real rough – but it’s because of you that I have a reason to keep moving forward. You have been the biggest blessing to me!
My love and appreciation to you!