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Google AdSense is Depreciated: Easy way to add Google ads without a Plugin

Google AdSense is depreciated: But you can still easily add Google ads manually, by creating ad codes and placing them on your website.

The official plugin for Google AdSense is no longer available in the WordPress program. Google decided that they could better support WP publishers “through new innovative features like their automatic ad formats and other upcoming initiatives”. I am eagerly waiting for these upcoming initiatives, automated ads alone might not be enough. Nevertheless, we can still create new ads from the Adsense homepage. continue reading

Tesla Solar Roof: Awesome, but Still Beyond the Reach of an Average Household

Tesla’s Solar Roof is a futuristic invention, with the potential to supply a pure and stable electricity at home- for those who can afford it.

 

I am always on the lookout for innovations in renewable energies. In general, we all want to pay less fare for a steady supply of electricity. So when I heard about the new Tesla Solar Roof, I decided to check it out myself. Beautiful would be a proper one-word description of the solar tiles. And that’s just in appearance. The tiles also generate and reserve energy for later use. According to the description on their website, the Solar Roof is cool enough to complement your home’s design, while turning sunlight into electricity. continue reading

How to Shop On eBay Safely to Avoid rip Offs

How to shop safely on eBay: Three things to watch out for when shopping on eBay, the location of the store, the store’s customers’ feedback, and store inventory.

A few years ago, my sister wanted me to buy some dresses for her from an online shop. The pictures of the dresses she saw were amazing, and the prices were tantalizing. We ordered for the cloths making sure to confirm severally the tag numbers and everything. Her excitement on the arrival of the package varnished almost immediately. The boxes containing the cloths were dirty, and the supposed elegant dresses were mere rags. Some of the apparels were literally pieces of a fabrics, and made no sense whatsoever.

We learned in a painful way that all that glitters is not gold, and more so in the online market.

How do you shop on eBay, and generally online and avoid being ripped off as a consumer? continue reading

Where to Find Cheap Books

Amazon.com is one of the best places to find cheap textbooks. Shop Amazon – Used Textbooks – Save up to 90%

Studying is a vital aspect of living, and we are constantly in need of books. But is also easy to get tired of paying for books. I would rather buy cheap books and have more money for other investments. I can name a hundred other things I would spend money on other than books. continue reading

Till the Machines do us Part

Believe it or not, one of the greatest things about humans is our diversity. Consider the varying religions, the cultures, the politics, the wars and the peace, the truth is that all those deviations are also the secret to our beauty.

The earth is full of different kinds of humans. Find and you will see people with long hairs and others with the blank head. I have seen green nose men and thick-bearded women. The earth is a colorful planet, and its occupants are separated along those color lines. continue reading

How to Copy From Microsoft Word to Paste to WordPress Editor

Paste WordPress: How to paste to WordPress editor without losing your text organization.

If you are publishing online with WordPress, sometimes you might want to copy and paste from Microsoft word to the WordPress visual editor.

Even though it is very simple, it still took me a while to figure out how to paste to WordPress from Microsoft, without disorganizing my text. I love plug-ins – they are great. But I don’t want to use them for every little thing.

If you paste directly into the visual editor, your text will be messed up by WordPress inbuilt codes.

Solution

The solution is to paste into the text editor instead of the visual editor. After that you can go back to the visual editor and continue with your editing. That is the only way to keep the orientation of your text in order.

The diagram below gives a visual illustration of what I mean.

Pasting to WordPress from Microsoft Word
Pasting to WordPress from Microsoft Word

 

Writer’s Block: What it Means, and Solutions for Getting Over it.

Writer’s block and  Procrastination are two most common problems for writers. How to get over it varies depending on who you ask.

Writer’s block and procrastination often come up in discussion among authors. Although they are not a major threat to a writer:s career, it is the variety of solutions proffered for getting over them that interests me. Sometimes writer’s block and procrastination are considered the same problem, but I think they are practically different. My understanding of procrastination is an act of delaying a project completion beyond its due date. Mostly for no substantive reason. Please compare for yourself the Dictionary.com’s definition of procrastination and postponement. continue reading

Writing a Good Story is one Thing, Getting People to Read it is Another.

Writing a good story is one thing, getting people to read it is another. How do I get people to read a good story?

Recently I had an opportunity to sit with Gucci another Indie writer trying to get his work out. Gucci’s lamentations arises from the fact that despite his efforts to write good stories, he isn’t able to get people to read it. It is demotivating to write a beautiful story yet no one wants to read it. Approximately a year has passed since Gucci published his work. Since then only one person have read it – and that’s Gucci. continue reading

How Many Hairs are There on Your Head? Not so Childish Question

Kids don’t often ask Prudent questions. However those seemingly imprudent questions are sometimes my greatest source of writing inspiration.

If you are looking for a fictional idea, you might want to talk to a child. Writing inspiration comes from different things, sometimes from our experiences, and other times from conversations with people. But for the most part, the strongest inspirations are from children. Children’s inspiring power is embedded in their curiosity. You might think you have an imaginative ability, until you meet a child who wants you to lift him up until he touched the clouds. What you imagined – they lived. Continue reading