Blogger, choose your poison! And build a stellar blog.

RockmusicRaider - Blogger Choose your Poison - The Art of Making Choices

That running a blog is no picnic, apart from being a lot of fun, we already established earlier. But what does it take to make a blog really run smoothly, streamlined and at full speed?

For this to work, you need to choose from many pots of poison. A fair amount of services and tools are required to ensure that your blog will stay on the road to internet nirvana. And those choices need to be wise, or you risk to pointlessly overload the backend with useless programs and heavy code.

The RMR deck crew concocted a list of … [...] Click to raid more!

Cloudflare – and the misty Firewalls from the Cloud!

RockmusicRaider - Internet Firewall I am a sucker. Like many others, too. A sucker for freebies, things promised on the web that will empower you, and – supposedly – your blog that you manage. All those goodies that will take a load off your back, so that you can be more efficient and – for sure – more effective. And they all come completely free of charge.

Well, of course (not). We all know that nothing is ever free. But you still do want to protect your blog from the woes of the internet, because being a blogger is hard work.

And

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Affiliate or Associate Programs – The Saviors of your Music Blog?

RockmusicRaider - Blog - Associate and Affiliate Programs

Ah, the riches that can be had. Amazon, the most affluent company in the world. Apple, a stable value across the business, techno-savvy and cool. Whiffs of millions of greenbacks, sales by the thousands, your wares on their stores at all times.

Or better still: Scavenge off the merchandise of others, by skimming a little something off their sales. THAT is allure right there. But in truth, as you are a blogger, why not earn a slice off their fame. After all, affiliate or associate programs are there for a reason. To drive sales, methinks. Or are they really?

But

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The XML-RPC trap. And how to get rid of it.

SEO - WordPress - Coding Screen The RockmusicRaider crew sometimes likes to write about stuff not directly related to music, metal or otherwise. But instead we touch on things that have peripheral importance to running the blog.

Subject matters such as blogging, site security, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and their very real implications come to mind. Those are intricately linked to managing your site, and – of course – security considerations.

Today we will touch upon the XML-RPC issue.

Or the past issue, if we want to be entirely correct. As of WordPress 4.7 the matter should be closed, and all integrated into the [...] Click to raid more!