WordPress blogging SEO checklist

Here are a few things to think about when optimising your WordPress blog for SEO (search engine optimisation) purposes.

URL

URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator (exciting, isn’t it!). The URL is the actual web address that you see in the browser bar, such as www.yourdomainname.com. If the URL contains the keywords you wish to be found for, there’s a good chance that search engines will rank it high in the results.

You can buy a domain name from WordPress or from any other provider. If you buy your domain name elsewhere, you can ‘map’ it to WordPress when you pay them $12p.a. (more…)

Why I love my hairdresser. Why my hairdresser loves The Best Of Croydon. And what you can learn from this.

Sacha New

Despite me being a curly girly, this picture shows Sacha drying my hair in loose waves for a change.

Twice, co-called comedians have picked on me for having a perm. It’s not a perm – I have naturally curly hair! I daren’t tell them that though, for fear of being picked on even more.

As a child, I dreamed of having straight, blonde hair like ‘Those were the days’ singer Mary Hopkins. Then the shaggy perm came in, and at last I was fashionable for a while. Some people paid good money for hair that looks like mine, and I had it for nothing! Now, we’re back to an age where hair that looks ironed is the norm.

Throughout my life, I’ve struggled to find a hairdresser that can make the best of my curls; most of them leave it looking like a frizzy mop. Then, one day, (more…)