The Pagely Blog.Articles and insights covering topics of interest to our clients and the WordPress community.

Bear Necessities When Writing For The Web

Writing online isn't any harder than writing for print, but it's not the same. While we writers may not like to admit it, long-form pieces don't work as well online, especially if they're arranged like a novel with endless blocks of text.…
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National Novel Writing Month | NaNoWriMo

Think of all the time you spend being 'unproductive'. I'm not talking about relaxation, exercise, making food, reading or anything that provides some benefit. I'm talking TV time, trashy magazine time and staring aimlessly time. What if you could take all those…
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We are flattered but please don’t bid on our brand name.

We really appreciate the fact we have done something great here. We created a market segment where none existed before. That being managed WordPress specific hosting. Where we launched into an empty space, others have come behind us to stake their own…
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Science Of Getting Noticed

Dan Zarrella will tell you that successful use cases of social media don't involve rainbows. Nor do they involve unicorns, the ROI of putting pants on or even routinely good ideas. Successful companies and people know that good ideas don't always translate…
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Writing never gets easier

Writing for a living seems like a dream job to anyone who isn't one. No clock to punch, pants are seldom required and no boss asking about TPS reports. Professional writers scoff at this. Sure, their "office" may not be in a…
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At scale, everything breaks.

I don't fancy myself a developer or a sysadmin. I pay people far more talented than me to wear those titles. However I do consider myself a steadfast hacker, CEO, customer support agent, biz dev, janitor, bookeeper....etc... Entrepreneur. Our managed WordPress hosting…
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Write Like An Expert In Three Easy Steps

There is no more ubiquitous display of contempt AND admiration than labeling someone an expert. If you are someone who's been promoted as an expert in a certain field, my condolences. The admiration from those who need your services and disdain by…
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Why aren’t more people reading your blog?

Not every blogger is good enough to write for a living. Hell, blogging doesn't require a ton of writing skill, as it's often used as a platform for promotion, education and connecting, rather than as an writing outlet. To those non-writer bloggers…
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Riddle me this – who cares what you write?

Write what you know. Write what your audience needs to hear. Write something helpful. Write about what happened. Write about stuff no one else knows. [caption id="attachment_2837" align="alignright" width="300"] Copyright Gaping Void. Used because it's awesome.[/caption] This is all great advice, but…
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