Local Interest In Work From Home

Well, hello again from York.  I was supposed to be resting all day – School Holidays have started and a Grandpa needs to recharge ready for the onslaught!

However, a Blogger has to be committed (according to Grandma that should have happened to me long ago!).

I’ve been wrestling with a new Theme, a different layout, and a Header Image.
Now I won’t say that “I’ve failed but it’s not my fault” or that “I’ve succeeded beyond my wildest dreams but am not saying that to brag”….. you may recognise those two particular phrases as part of the Internet Marketing scene….. But…..

See here – I tried to use this pic as part of my header – now, it looks minute here, but put it in the header and it’s HUGE!  My logic has a hole in it somewhere…. I’ll find it yet!

Show Me The Way
Show Me The Way

As a result I can only claim to have had limited success.

Ok, I can hear you asking – “So, WHAT?”  Well – –   I’ve enlarged the font so that I can see what I’m typing, and I’ve tried out yet another theme.
The trouble with themes is that I see one I love, install it, but find it looks as plain as the last one because I still need to spend another 3 weeks customising it!  It may well take you a lot less time, but I just get stuck, baffled and ready for a Cuppa, preferably with a Shortbread!

Now, whilst temporarily baffled, and taking that tea break, I checked on line to see if anyone had replied to my message from yesterday where I joined the site Streetlife.com and asked if there was anyone in my area interested in Internet Marketing.

No, not exactly – but because I used the “Earn From Home On The Internet” approach in my message I got some replies – from ladies wanting to learn how to do just that!
So this Blog is now even more crucial as I need to get it running with a Membership area, get that Rapid Mailer Autoresponder working, and revise that course I wrote on the basics of earning on line – then I can direct local interest to the site as well as from the World Wide Web, and maybe even get a social group going to give me that face to face contact with people – I really miss that after being a Hotel Owner and then a Shopkeeper.

Maybe that’s an idea you might want to follow up – I hope so, and then I won’t have blathered on for nothing!

Until next time then



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  1. Reply

    John – You are amazing! What a great start you’ve got off to. We are all enthralled.

    Loved your remark, “…then I can direct local interest to the site as well as from the World Wide Web, and maybe even get a social group going to give me that face to face contact with people – I really miss that after being a Hotel Owner and then a Shopkeeper.”

    I miss relating to folks one-on-one also. Aren’t we so fortunate that, half-a-world away, we can have a daily conversation if we choose?

    1. Reply

      Hi, and Thanks Barbara.
      I’ve been having some quite amazing technical problems – I use G-Fonts Pro Plug which has a quick preview and fix button, but I made a silly error somehow and most of my site completely changed to size 64 font.
      The problem was that the control box also jumped to size 64 so it was mainly off the screen area and I couldn’t alter it.
      Deactivating the Plug In took it back to the origial Responsive Theme settings, but then even deleting it and re-installing a new one using my old PC still cocked up the site again as soon as I activated it.
      So, no font changer at present! I’ll learn to use the Google Fonts until Igor and his G-Font support team reply with a workable solution.

      I’m trying to impress two of my Grandsons with the fact that I’m in You Tube – AND No 1 in Google – for Quick Start Challenge John Reed !!!! Haha
      They’re not impressed, they prefer Super Mario!
      Well, back to family now – start of the long School Holidays……. aaaaaaaargh!

  2. Reply

    I agree with you about themes John, they look lovely on the example pages and then you install them – and they don’t! … It can take some significant tweaking to make them look as nice – these editing options often need trial and error to work out too.

    I really like what you have created here, it’s clean and looks very professional. But the best sites are always those with great content first, and this is the great leveller in this business. If you concentrate on content development you will find you have more time than it might seem to conquer the technical barriers.

    I will keep dropping by and look forward to seeing what else you write about in the future.

      • John
      • July 17, 2015

      Thanks Ant, very good to have your experienced eye handy for those of us who may struggle here and there.
      PS: I tried to get a Gravatar pic for this email address here but it kept taking me into my Grizzly Grandpa persona.
      I’ll try again during the W/E, grandchildren permitting

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