Explain me what a page is

Pages are similar to Posts in that they have a title, body text, and associated metadata, but they are different in that they are not part of the chronological blog stream, kind of like permanent posts. Pages are not categorized or tagged, but can have a hierarchy. You can nest Pages under other Pages by making one the “Parent” of the other, creating a group of Pages.

Creating a Page is very similar to creating a Post, and the screens can be customized in the same way using drag and drop, the Screen Options tab, and expanding/collapsing boxes as you choose. This screen also has the distraction-free writing space, available in both the Visual and Text modes via the Fullscreen buttons. The Page editor mostly works the same as the Post editor, but there are some Page-specific features in the Page Attributes box:

Parent – You can arrange your pages in hierarchies. For example, you could have an “About” page that has “Life Story” and “My Dog” pages under it. There are no limits to how many levels you can nest pages.

Template – Some themes have custom templates you can use for certain pages that might have additional features or custom layouts. If so, you’ll see them in this dropdown menu.

Order – Pages are usually ordered alphabetically, but you can choose your own order by entering a number (1 for first, etc.) in this field.

Five good reasons why you should have a blog

BlogI very often talk to my clients about them blogging. They look at me like if I was crazy and say that they don’t see why they should blog. They generally discard the whole idea as ludicrous. Some say that they don’t have the time. That concern is legit, and I won’t address it here, because it is a whole other story and will probably warrant another blogpost. Some say they don’t have anything interesting to say. Some say they don’t see the point.

Well, the point is:

# Blogging updates your website and brings traffic to it

If you have a small business and care to create a website as your shopwindow, you want to drive traffic to it.

A website that stays stale, is like a window that is never changing, gets dusty, and makes the business look like it is not tended to very well. Who wants to enter and buy stuff in an old grey and dusty place? The part of our brain that is like a squirrel reacts to shiny and bright! When a new message is posted, the website is like bright new and it is good to attract the eyes of the search engines. A regularly updated website ranks better in search results. The higher your page will appear on the search page, the better chances it will be noticeable.

# Blogging brings you inspiration – creativity – new ideas

Because you decided to blog, all of a sudden lots of things around you in your day becomes topic of interest. All of sudden a story springs to mind out of the ordinary. You start noticing little facts that are worth telling about. You suddenly feel inspired to share what you notice around you. You feel inspired and excited. Creativity breeds new ideas. New ideas are always good for your business. It keeps you young at spirit and at intellect!

# Blogging is therapeutic

Once you start sharing your ideas, you realize that people are enticed to give you some feedback. This is a very good feeling, receiving feedback is like meeting someone with a bright smile (well sometimes, you may get grumpy feedbacks, but they can also trigger a healthy reaction in you). Because someone is listening, there are time, you can share what you are feeling, how you feel stuck in a decision-making process.

You may want to let some thoughts out, rather than mull over some disappointment, or some anxiety. You may feel defeated and in need of talking about it in a manner that would not antagonize your close relationships. Writing about those thoughts is letting go of the negative and receiving feedbacks, sometime advices can be a healing process.

# Blogging helps you connect with like-minded bloggers in your field

Because blogging has become so popular, chances are that others are blogging in your field. Especially if you are in a freelance or solopreneur business, blogging increases your chances to meet with non-competitors who can share their tips, tricks, adventures, mistakes with you. It is always a great source of development. It can even lead to long lasting friendships and collaboration. Connecting is the future of our communication. Very soon, we are going to see how the connected world has revolutionized our ways to do business.

# Blogging gives your voice a platform

Everyone is unique. Every message is different, because we speak it from our point of view. We care for our ideas, for our opinions and our beliefs. We certainly enjoy influencing others if we have strong faith in what we are doing, feeling and experiencing. Blogging gives our unique message the platform that it deserve to spread the word. It may take time, but it is always worth doing it. It has to start somewhere. It can start with a blog. There are many platforms that allow blogging for free. Trying it will not break the Internet and it may just open a whole new world to you.

You may even like it very much! Try it!!

TO SUM UP:

  1. Blogging is therapeutic
  2. Blogging brings you inspiration – creativity – new ideas
  3. Blogging updates your website and brings traffic to it
  4. Blogging helps you connect with like-minded bloggers in your field
  5. Blogging is giving your voice a platform

Some free blogging platforms

WordPress.com, Blogger, and Tumblr

just to name a few.

Now, did I convince you to give it a try? If so, let me know in the comment where you will be blogging, I’ll be very happy to pay you a little visit!

How to create fabulous content

How do you create fabulous content?  Lots of my clients ask me how can they find content for a blog.

Here are some of the hints I would give them :

  • think about what people want?
  • think about what people need?

and

  • think about what is causing them pain (or problems, if you don’t like dealing with emotions).

Then think about how you offer to solve their problem.

Most of my customers don’t know how they will create content because they don’t see the value in what they offer their clients. They think (erroneously) that they will “bore” their clients if they offer them solutions. Not everything has to be bought: giving first is a great way to earn trust and authority!

What I love most in my business is that it allows me to connect, to give or serve, and to challenge myself beyond what I thought I could achieve!

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The learning curve is keeping me away

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I have been very busy lately, hence the total absence of blogs here.

For those following on my social networks, you know that I am still alive and sharing but for me, it is very frustrating, not to be able to take the time I like taking to tell all my stories.

I have been busy developing some tutoring for a growing number of clients, which is an excellent  news indeed, and I have been learning a tremendous amount of things, which is very exciting. I love learning.

I am discovering the scope of my ignorance, too. This is scary. I can become easily overwhelmed, when I realize all that I need to learn, in order to bring this venture to the success I believe in.

So, please bear with me, more in this spot is – hopefully – coming soon!

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Tools for Finding Great Content Online !

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Do you sometimes struggle to find good relevant content online?

Are you always on the lookout for great articles to share with your friends, followers and your fans?

In this blog post I will show some of the best content curation tools that I use every day which allow me to manage and aggregate various forms of social media from all over the web.

Google Reader:

Perhaps my favourite tool, this is the first thing that I open along with my email every morning when I come in to the office. Many people think that RSS is dead but I still think there is life in the old dog yet. Google reader allows you to subscribe to RSS feeds from all over the web and aggregate them all in to the one place. You have the ability to share on various social platforms and create folders which allows you to manage all the sites you have subscribed to by category.

Google Alerts:

This is another great tool from Google that not too many people know about. Google Alerts provides email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, social media, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic which you have set up. Below is just some of the ways that you can use Google Alerts.

·         Monitoring a developing news story

·         Keeping tabs on who is talking about you online

·         Keeping current on a competitor or industry related news

·         Get the latest news and updates on a brand, product or service

·        Online Marketing, Reputation Managment

Twitter Lists:

Twitter rolled out this feature back in 2009, like Google Reader the lists feature allows users to create, organize and curate others into groups, or “lists”. When you click to view a list, you’ll see a stream of Tweets from all the users included in that group.  Once you have created a list other Twitter users can then subscribe to your lists. This means lists have the potential to be an important tool for discovery of news and relevant tweets.

Twitter lists are best taken advantage of when using applications such as Tweetdeck, Hootsuite or Seesmic as all these platforms allow you to create columns, which will make managing your lists much easier.

These are just some of the lists that I follow using Tweetdeck.

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What is web tutoring?

In a nutshell: I sit with you at your computer and show you what you would like to be more easily doing on the web.

Some of you, mostly if you are reading this blog, are already conversant with anything that is happening online, so you might not see the benefit of this activity. Well, you are the cream of the cream, but it is important for me to think about those who would not have such ease with everything on the web.

And you’d probably be surprised to know how many are struggling with what would appear to be basic to most of the geekiest of my readers.

I offer to sit with anyone and listen to what their concern may be. You may have a website but don’t know how to enhance it with pictures or video or music. You may want to add a storefront to your webpage or you may have seen that your neighbors have set up a donate button and you would like to do the same.

Or you have no idea how to get more customers to sign on for your new offer, or you want people to find you more easily and you are an individual who would never hire a marketing firm to start a campaign for you simply because you don’t have that kind of budget.

I am here to guide you through what is actually available online for you to use with no more cost than the effort to learn, the time to find out and understand and put to the test.

This is what web tutoring is.

So what do you think of that?

Web Tutoring

Why should you have a blog for your business

1. Search engine benefits
2. Marketing differentiation
3. Infinite search life
4. A cost-effective sales call
5. Your content engine
6. Direct sales
7. Indirect sales
8. PR
9. New product development
10. Crisis management

http://www.businessesgrow.com/2010/11/07/ten-reasons-to-blog-even-if-nobody-reads-it/

It’s in the title

So my son asked me why I had called this new business Angel Wings Web and not something better. I told him that people liked the name, first, and that I was waiting for his better suggestion, which never came.

Of course, to him, this sounds  a little lame, especially that my first business is called Angel Wings Snacks!

But, I am not trying to be original! I am trying to be true to myself: I like the name, I like that it starts with the word angel, and I like to think of it as being my umbrella, at the same time as it bears some good vibe.

So yes, I am not original. But what do you think? do you like the name? would have you called it something different?

A new business is born today

I created Angel Wings Web today. Tomorrow I will certainly work from home because we are going to be snowed in. Oh wait, that’s not an issue, my office is at home, and unless I lose power, I can work online! That’s the beauty of it.

My other business, Angel Wings Snacks, will have to wait until I am dug out…

Wish me luck!