This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

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Lover of Social Media/Networking, Digital comms, technology, computing, blogging, gadgets, music, and art. Modifying a written novel.

20+ Tips for New Small Business Owners

By | January 8th, 2017|Categories: Tips and Tricks|Tags: |

With more and more people starting their own business, becoming self-employed and or working freelance than ever, I thought it might be interesting and helpful to ask people for their top tips for new small business owners. To help you with your start-up or new business I asked them What advice would you give to someone starting their own business? I got lots of answers and so here are just a few... At Least - 20 Tips for New Small Business Owners It's a lot easier to drop prices than it is to raise them. So - thinking about VALUE not simply price is always the right approach Don't go too far without getting an accountant who you can truly interact with. Mike Briercliffe, Leadership at Computers since 1976 Don't start unless you can set up and survive 3 months with zero income! Stephen Quin Value yourself from day one. Don't undersell your services, because increases in hourly rate are harder to explain than a fair rate for your work from the start. You'll lose more potential business increasing rates than [...]

Daybreak Games Closing Down Landmark Game Servers

By | January 6th, 2017|Categories: Games|Tags: , |

6 months after the official launch of Landmark Game, Daybreak Game Company have announced that they are closing the servers on February 21 2017.  The game will be no more. There are many gamers that are very sad tonight, and some that are probably gloating. Daybreak Games Closing Down Landmark Game Servers To say this is a shock isn't entirely true.  Its been on the cards for a while but loyal players, who have stuck by the game for 3/4 years, Players who have paid hundreds of pounds into the game just kept hoping and praying Landmark would be fixed. Landmark Game is the only game around like it, nothing else can replace it.   Players have been asking for updates for months because bugs were not being fixed and more bugs were appearing but Daybreak had gone silent.  (Cue cricket noise)  Daybreak weren't even answering complaints or helping players at all. People who hand spent 100s of hours building creations before launch could not place them in the new build since launch, it was crazy. Daybreak were useless at community management before (since [...]

Whatsapp no longer supporting these phones

By | December 29th, 2016|Categories: Mobile apps|Tags: |

Whatsapp is now seven years old and mobile or smart phones have changed so much since then, that some old phones don't offer the capabilities that Whatsapp needs to keep updating and adding new features. Its been announced that Whatsapp no longer supporting these phones, the older ones, and you will need to upgrade if you want to continue using Whatsapp. Eeek! I'm a big fan of Whatsapp, and I know many people are. Even my clients like to use chat apps, especially Whatsapp as its quick and easy and you can see if the message has been read (usually).  I also blog about Whatsapp often, usually to try to stop people sharing Whatsapp scams. These changes are going to affect a lot of people, its almost a year since Whatsapp announced they had 1 BILLION users.  I use it daily now for various groups or personal conversations and I know not everyone, can update their phones all the time.  I even still have a 3GS as a backup phone which I do use now and then so I won't be able to use Whatsapp [...]

Change your Password – Skype Accounts Being Hacked

By | December 27th, 2016|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

A quick warning to change your password - Skype Accounts Being Hacked. I've seen many people on Facebook and Twitter complaining over the last two days that, their Skype Accounts have been hacked, most people say its an account they hardly use or haven't used to for a while, so doesn't sound like a Phishing Scam in Skype. It could be that someone has got hold of some or all of Skype's credentials database. Or there is a virus coming in from somewhere else maybe an email. And that is the need to change your password right away. Although Skype users are complaining that their Skype accounts being hacked and then links are being sent out to everyone in their contacts, so I would assume that is causing more people to have their Skype Accounts Hacked.  Do not click any links from friends or contacts ask them first if they sent it.  And don't click any links in Emails that look like they have come from Skype, go directly to the Skype App. Change your Password - Skype Accounts Being Hacked [...]

Tweet Live Video – Twitter app update

By | December 14th, 2016|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

Twitter today announced that we can tweet live video direct from the Twitter app, which is "powered by" Periscope.  Live video is the new black for 2017 we are all going to be live streaming, and if we are not we should be. The thing is now there is no excuse as it is going to be easy to do it from your mobile. We've had updates on Facebook Live and Instagram and the popular Snapchat of course, all of our social networks are fighting for you to show everyone what is happening in your world on their network. The reason live streaming is so popular is that your can connect and interact with your audience in real time.  This creates a way for people to really get to know you.  Transparency: you don't get that from creating videos which have been tweaked and edited beyond their life or from words on a page.  Live video (unless you have a special overlay) is live, real and right now.   Tweet Live Video using iOs To stream your live video on Twitter all [...]

Amazon Go – Shopping Technology with No Queues

By | December 7th, 2016|Categories: Mobile apps|Tags: |

This what we've all been waiting for Amazon Go - Shopping Technology with No Queues. They call it Just walk out technology!  Queues are going to be a thing of the past, I hope.   No lines, no queues, no check out, brilliant.  Queues are one of the reasons I do all of my shopping online. Standing in a queue is such a waste of time. What a dream it would be if at lunch time or when you are in a rush, you could just run in get what you need and out again. Amazon Go - Shopping Technology with No Queues The team at Amazon are coming up with lots of ideas lately and this has to be their best idea ever. Amazon Go - Shopping Technology with No Queues, No Queues I tell you. I'm very excited by this new tech.   Amazon have created an advanced shopping technology where you turn on your Amazon Go app, go into the shop pick up what you want and walk out.  Check out the video below, these shoppers look like [...]

How to find more Customers on Twitter

By | November 26th, 2016|Categories: Social Media, Tips and Tricks|Tags: , |

If you are using social media for your business, you need to have a targeted following, which is easier than you think on Twitter.  How to find more customers on Twitter, is a question that everyone asks. Twitter is a powerhouse of information which businesses sometimes overlook.  Twitter makes it easier than any other network to find and target new customers. We all want new customers, followers, clients to get more visits to our websites and to essentially get more sales.  There is really no point in having 100k followers on Twitter who aren't interested in what we do.  What we want are people who are interested in us and what we do.  We can search for these people or business in Twitter without even using adverts. Twitter Bio First of all, you need to make sure that your bio is set up correctly so that people who look at your profile know exactly what you do, and where you are. Add keywords and include a link, the link is very important, this can be your website, your LinkedIn, or [...]

Instagram Launches Live Video and Disappearing Photos

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

Instagram announced a while back now that they are going to be adding live video to Instagram stories. Well, today Instagram Launches Live Video and Disappearing Photos too. It's been said that live streaming is going to take over social media in 2017 and right now it is very hot for those who are using it right.  Which surprisingly isn't that many yet, imagine what an overload we will have when everyone decides to jump on the bandwagon and starts using live streaming to promote their business.  I'm not just talking about the videos people stream walking around the park with their children but live video with useful entertaining content. Instagram want you to share in the moment So, what improvements have Instagram made?  We already have Stories which was launched in August but this version of video - is live video - which will be shown to your friends and followers while you are filming but will be gone as soon as you have finished.  This sharing in the moment is what they believe will encourage more people to share. On [...]

How to get Verified on Twitter – Get your blue tick now!

By | November 19th, 2016|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

For a while now, Twitter has expanded who can get verified on Twitter, and a number of people have been asking me How to get verified on Twitter.  They want a blue verified badge on their Twitter account so that people know they can be trusted and are authentic.  Twitter doesn't make this very well known or easy to find, so I thought I'd help you out. Twitter used to only allow verification for high profile people, public figures, tv stars, film stars, most media actually,  brands and sports stars and other similar areas.  However now they say they allow creators and influencers or if it is determined to be of public interest. Needless to say - I have tried to get the little blue badge on my own Twitter @michelledh but have been rejected *sad face* However, I do know a lot of people in my industry who are much more influential than me who have been rejected too so that doesn't make me feel so bad.   If you are thinking, "Oh, they won't verify me" you may as [...]

How to get Facebook Group Analytics

By | November 6th, 2016|Categories: Reviews, Social Media, Social Networks|Tags: |

You have been able to get analytics for pages for ages because facebook have their very own analytics built in and it's quite useful. If you want to find out how to get Facebook Group Analytics its a bit more difficult. Facebook Groups vs Pages Many business owners choose a Facebook Group over a page now. Why? Because not only are Facebook groups are a proven way to form connections and discussions because they feel more like a community than a page. Pages are still valuable even though some businesses seem to think a page is a way to shout about their products and services, without using them to provide value for their community. Which unless you are Pepsi, is a big mistake. Although even Pepsi don't just post boring "buy my stuff now" posts, they have great content which includes video and interactive posts, it is still all about them but still. With Facebook Pages you can use ads,  you can add a variety of apps so that people can easily find you elsewhere, or you can collect email addresses and [...]