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Zero to Hero: Day Two

  1. @detaoofnico, I just went to your blog, using the Chrome browser that will translate for the reader. The translation is a little off but understandable. It's about what a translator plugin would deliver. I've excerpted part of your about below:

    "My name is Nico Veenkamp. Born in England, grew up in Drenthe and South Holland and now back in my home province.

    In all the years I've been through a lot and learned in life. I found out that you can practice. Influence on little things The best thing is, like the Dao de Jing says, to bend like a reed in the wind. Hence the title of this blog."

  2. dribblingpensioner
    Member

  3. @detaoofnico and technoglyf and others

    re: translation

    We do not have FTP access and we bloggers cannot install any plugins, we cannot use Microsoft or Google translation widgets or any others, as they are JavaScript and it's stripped out to preserve security on this multiuser blogging platform. http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/#javascript

    However, I have translation on my WordPress.com blogs. There are two workarounds and you will find them here > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/02/14/translation-widget-for-wordpress-com-blogs/
    Note: You can copy and paste the code on my Translations page and then replace every occurrence of my blog's URL in the code with your own blog's URL.

  4. @detaoofnico very cool thanks! I'm so used to the flexibility of a hosted account that I forget the limitations. I'll pass this on.

  5. You are welcome and best wishes.

  6. Brilliant!

  7. I hope I'm posting in the right spot. I have no idea what is going on! I just saw the challenge and wanted to jump on board. I'm new to wordpress so it took me all day just to get the theme, decide on a title, and put up my first post. I still need to add a subtitle, about section, and photo but that is going to have to wait because I'm done for the day.

    comediadeltaco.wordpress.com

  8. I'm really liking this challenge! I'm restarting my blog and giving it an overhaul, so I came across this at the perfect time :).

    I've been thinking about a name and tagline for the last couple days, and boy, this is hard! I've come up with something, but I'm not 100% happy yet. I'm leaving it for now, maybe I'll get an better idea (am also open for suggestions). I've been changing the theme around a bit, and still might change it.
    So here it is: regisrandomness.wordpress.com

  9. I already updated my About page. Please check it out:
    http://misterbonesmalic.wordpress.com/about/

    I have a question though, are there certain Themes that do not allow widgets to appear? I cannot seem to find the widget I added on my blog page. Thank you for the replies

  10. http://firekindler.wordpress.com/

    Blog Title: firekindler
    Tag line: Rekindling the fire within

    The About Me page would explain why i chose this. :)

  11. purborinisulistiyo
    Member

    Hi! I need some suggestions from this forum. My blog is written in my mother-tongue which is not English. However, I am very happy to join this challenges as they make me grow further as a blogger. How can I make use of this challenge? Should I just continue writing in my language or make it bilingual or switch to just use English?

  12. http://marlawoodward.wordpress.com/

    Blog Title: Marla's Musings
    Tag line: A young professional's thoughts on balancing work, life, and everything in between.

    Question for the experienced folks out there. Is the tag line too long?

  13. @purborinisulistiyo that's a great question! I guess it depends on who you want your readers to be. Bilingual might be a lot of work for you, but if you can do it, you'll reach more people. If I were in your spot I'd think long and hard about who I really want my audience to be and who would relate well with the content. And if making it bilingual makes sense, then go for it!

  14. randomblog2014
    Member

    Question: I'm not sure if this is the right place or not, but I cannot seem to get anything but my "About" page to show up in my "Home" menu. Strangely, new posts did show up in the "home" menu when I first started the blog, and I did not intentionally change that. however, I did have to fiddle around a bit to learn how to make different menu item show up in the blog. where can I go to find out how to fix this? thanks!

  15. Hi randomblog2014 - I am having a similar problem - trying to create a new page. If you go to dashboard - appearances - menu - then click on the help button at the top right hand corner it may help.
    if you have already tried this - sorry!

  16. Loving day four! found 3 great new sites for my reader! Emily

  17. randomblog2014
    Member

    Thanks, morgannagrom2013, it did help -- I had to set up a new menu instead of using the one I had (would have liked to figure that out), so it does what I want now.

  18. Glad I could help. Just returned to thread after watching Sherlock - brilliant. Thanks for following my blog - I had planned to follow you once Sherlock finished - so the words great, minds, think, alike spring forth

  19. deejourneyofafabmom
    Member

    http://cheapandfabulousmom.wordpress.com/about/Ok here is where it gets tricky. I've updated a new about me section and the old one is still showing up right along with the new one. Welp!
    Dee
    http://cheapandfabulousmom.wordpress.com/about/

  20. Trying to catch up with the daily challenges.
    The Aspirant Wordificer

  21. Experiencing difficulty being succinct in the widget, but happy with the name and tagline.

    http://dilettante.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/day-2-whats-your-name/

  22. @jillian martin
    I checked out your blog. I noticed down the sidebar you have: the blogger, the twitter, the instagram, the archives... so for your name: how about "the jillian martin"? or The Blog of Jillian Martin.

    You mentioned that you like alliteration. I love alliteration. Jillian's Joy or Jill's Joint could work. You could use your last name instead e.g. Martin's Musings.
    I hope you land on something. :D
    Mel

  23. thesetablesareturning
    Member

    My theme doesn't like me having a tagline, so the title ended up taking its place in the grand scheme of things. The widget stumped me for a bit, but it is there! Just not where I anticipated.

    http://thesetablesareturning.wordpress.com/about/

    Hopefully, I can keep up with these challenges after a late start. Good luck to everyone! c:

  24. I added an about widget, but I'm wondering if the sidebar is getting too busy with all the widgets I've got going on now. Any advice? http://lorenrhoads.com/

  25. ediblereflections
    Member

    Ok....I'm way behind on my assignment :)
    That being said, here's my Blog name, tagline and text widget about my blog.
    Feel free to comment, critique. I'm open to suggestions. Thanks!
    http://ediblereflections.com/

  26. dribblingpensioner
    Member

  27. I am totally playing catch up with all the assignments!!!

    For my personal blog I am having the hardest time coming up with a tagline. My title is okay I think but not snazzy or grabbing in anyway. As far as the text widget I think it is pretty okay a little too wordy maybe but I'll keep messing with it here and there :) http://thebestyeary.wordpress.com/

    I also have a second blog which is for a specific project I plan on completing this year. I am happy with the title and tagline, unsure about the text widget though and unfortunately it doesn't show up until the bottom of the page.

    http://100firstdatesproject.wordpress.com/

    Let me know what you guys think (good or bad) if you get a chance :) Cheers!

  28. Since I have (as few others) completely misunderstood the challenge my first and last post about Zero to Hero stays :D but I am gracefully letting it go :(

    But! I am interested in finding interesting people and blogs to read so I will be keeping track on this thread. ;) Also, you are very welcome to check out mine: http://ivymosquito.wordpress.com/

    Peace!

  29. @ivyon
    Tagline are very brief branding messages. Your tagline is too long and will not be displayed by Google and other search engines in full. For what I do see Creating an effective Tagline
    Taglines are not blog descriptions. Blog descriptions can be placed on your About page. See here for what I do with mine Creating and effective blog description

  30. I can not say I am completely happy with the title, tagline or widget, but I played around with enough to get close, I think. IDK

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