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Top 25 Win-with-1 Blog Posts of 2010

Top Blog 20102010 was a year of growth for Win with 1. The support of our clients and readers has been tremendous. We love the interacting with you through in the comments, social media, and email. We look forward to continued associations in the years to come.

Below are the 25 posts with the highest number of views during the past year.

#1 Static Landing Pages for WordPress Blogs

Learn to make the home page of your blog a static page you design, rather than the default blog aggregate page.

#2 Metadata in Your WordPress Thesis Blog

Learn how to enter the appropriate metadata — and which to ignore all together.

#3 Add WordPress Pages to Thesis Navigation Tabs

When you create a new WordPress page, it does not automatically create a navigation tab. This tutorial will show how to link to it throughout the site.

#4 31DBBB: Day #12 Develop an Editorial Calendar for Your Blog

Learn how to create a blogging calendar to motivate and move you to update your blog regularly. This was day 12 of the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog challenge.

#5 Write Like a Pubescent Boy in a Locker Room: Fart Blogging

Let’s see if we can move from potty humor to adult humor. It might make the best business sense if your blog isn’t targeted at hyper-hormonal 13-year-olds.

#6 Pretty Link Pro is My Favorite WordPress Plugin

Pretty Link Pro is still the plugin I get the most mileage out of. It’s the only premium plugin I own and well worth the cost.

#7 Custom Title Size on Your Thesis WordPress Blog

If you are not using a logo, but a text title in your header, you may be frustrated by the limitations that Thesis puts on your title size. Here’s how to fix it.

#8 DoFollow On Your WordPress Blog

What are dofollow and nofollow? How do you change the default and allow dofollow on your blog?

#9 Blogging Goals for 2010 and Beyond

This is my goal-setting system. It will work for anyone. Try it out for 2011!

#10 Changing Navigation Tab Names in Thesis

If you’ve added pages and tabs, but need to have the tab name different from the page it links to, here’s your information.

#11 7 Things You Must Avoid When Choosing Your WordPress Theme

Choosing a theme can make your future blogging path easy or hard. Here are seven things to watch for in your selection process. (We choose Thesis for all our blogs and hour client blogs!)

#12 How to Deal with Loony Clients

Wow. This post came about from a real life crazy experience. Fortunately, to date, all my other clients are real gems.

#13 Top 10 Gifts for New Bloggers

Looking for a great gift for a new (or experienced!) blogger? Here are my top pics. Interesting to note that this was only published a short time ago. The traffic on this post jumped quickly. In fact, on the last day of the year it moved from #18 to #13! These are great items if you have blogging friends or just want to treat yourself!

#14 Business Ethics: Helping Others is Good All the Way Around

Let’s face it, ethics isn’t a very popular topic. Everything thinks they are pretty darn decent and when problems arise, it must be the other guy. It’s something I feel very strongly about, so I was pleased (and surprised) to see that a lot of people actually read this post. I sincerely hope all my clients and readers will read The Bottom Line on Integrity. It’s a crucial discussion in our current culture.

#15 Cheap Search Engine Optimization

Some disreputable companies will charge you an arm and a leg for very basic SEO services. Most of these can, and should, be done while you’re creating your post. Here’s how.

#16 WordPress Backup: A Two-Step Process

Backup is boring. Until your server crashes. This is so important for the stability of your blogging enterprise. So glad it had so many views. Please pass this one on for the sake of your blogger friends!

#17 The 8 Rules of Blog Engage Etiquette

If you are a member at Blog Engage (and you should be!), here are eight simple rules of engagement. Follow them to get the most benefit.

#18 Create Categories & Tags in WordPress

New bloggers have a big learning curve. Sometimes it’s the simplest tasks that are confusing. This post gave some insights into the meaning of and uses for categories and tags.

#19 How to Create Compelling Content that Ranks Well in Search Engines

This free 28-page report is filled with great information from Brian Clark of Copyblogger.

#20 New Google Keyword Tool vs. Old Google Keyword Tool

Find out what has changed in the new tool and how you can adjust your keyword research.

#21 10 Better Blogging Tips

These ten, less-typical blogging tips will help you propel your blog forward in the coming year.

#22 15 Simple Steps to Ruin Your Blog with Email

Following Seth Godin’s advice about how to sent great email, I tell you how to send really lousy email and alienate all your readers. Woot!

#23 Add Your Blog to Kindle

Learn how to publish your blog the Kindle. Easy and free!

#24 Guest Blogging

What is guest blogging? What can it do for your fledgling blog?

#25 31DBBB: Day #3 Promote a Blog Post

Day three of 31 Days to Build a Better Blog had 11 different ideas for promoting a blog post. I report on how I approached each one.

See the top personal development blog posts of 2010 here.

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  • Pete Carr January 11, 2011, 8:17 am

    Hi Alison,
    What a great list. Thanks for #2, I needed some advice on meta data for Thesis as I have just started using it. This post should really help.
    Read Pete Carr’s inCREDible post…My Spelling Sucks According To WordPressMy Profile

  • Ben10 January 11, 2011, 11:57 am

    I’ve read through about half of these posts now. Really good and helpful.

  • Alison Moore Smith January 11, 2011, 1:23 pm

    Pete, good luck with your new adventure with Thesis. After years using other themes, it’s been such a time-saver to have the SEO and customization options built right in.

    Thanks for dropping by!

  • Alison Moore Smith January 11, 2011, 1:23 pm

    Ben10, thanks for the kind words. Hope to see you around again.

  • Denis May 29, 2011, 3:50 am

    Thank you for the excellent inflormatsiyu. Really useful blog!

  • Tim Ryan October 2, 2011, 9:59 am


    This just goes to show how valuable your posts are. You continue to educate, entertain, and inspire. Thank you and more power!

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