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How to Delete a Blog on WordPress

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ten get asked how to delete blogs in wordpress. Before I get into the how you should first ask youself why you want to know how to delete a blog on wordpress. Usually before deleting a blog you should figure out if you can update the content or replace it with something that is more useful.

I am all for keeping the web clean and updated but when people ask me how to delete a blog on wordpress I usually get worried that maybe the entire blog should be deleted not just the post.

Either way I’ll show you in this post how to delete a blog on wordpress with a step by step guide:

1: First log in to your wordpress admin area and hover over posts on the left hand side. Then click on All Posts.

How to Delete a Blog on WordPress

2. Second hover over your posts and you will see links show up under each one. Look for the one you want to click and then click the link that says trash.

How to Delete a Blog on WordPress

This will only move your blog to the trash. If you want to completely remove the blog from the site go to step 3. Remember though that once it is in the trash it isn’t readable by anyone in the public. If the page is indexed somewhere else somebody that clicks on it will not be able to access it.

3. To permanently delete the post click on the trash link above all the posts to navigate in to where all the posts are that have been sent to trash:

How to Delete a Blog on WordPress

4. Once you are in the trash, over over the one you want to delete and click on the permanently delete button. Remember this will remove the post forever from the site so only click on this if you are absolutely positive you want it gone.

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That’s it! Deleting a blog post is very simple but you should consider all the consequences before you do it just in case there are better options.

Other things to consider

In this tutorial I have showed you how to delete a blog on wordpress. If you decide your blog is not worth keeping you should consider removing the entire blog not just certain blog posts. I will show you how to do that in a separate post.

If you just want to know how to delete a blog on wordpress and not the whole blog then you are in good shape now. You should set up a 301 redirect from the old blog post to your home page or the new blog post you are writing. This will allow you to forward anyone who finds your old blog post to good relevant content. I’ll show you how to do that in a separate post as well.

Happy blogging!

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Avoiding Time-Eaters and reducing your working hours per day

eaters are tasks that happen on a daily basis and are categorized for me as things that are unnecessary to my overall productivity or happiness. Most time eaters are thrust upon me by others usually paying me to work for them. Some might argue that because I am being payed that my time is now partially owned by this client. The truth is that if someone is paying you for X result then they are owed X result. Whether I spend 10 seconds or 10 hours on that project makes no difference as long as X result is accomplished. A lot of individuals firmly believe that if they are paying for X what they are really getting is X, Y and Z and the ability to have continual following up which alone doubles the amount of time budgeted to produce just X.

Understanding why people think this way may help to stop the craziness and improve your daily time spent on time eaters if not remove them completely from your schedule.

People are Insecure

I have found that most people have no idea what to do with free time during a work day. Usually they will fill it with checking social media or email and then after an hour of that decide to get back to “work” on their project out of guilt that they haven gotten “anything” done. Its been wired into us that we have “things” to do each day and “places to go” except nobody actually can define what those things or places are.

If everyone could stop worrying about filling their 8 hour work day and instead focus on the tasks at hand we would probably all only work a couple hours a day (excluding tasks that actually take longer like open heart surgery etc. Sorry docs!)

Defining the Important Vs. Unimportant

Before you can block the time eaters from your life you need to define them. I’ll give you a little insight into what I find are time-eaters for me.

  • Emails
  • Social Media
  • Food/snacking
  • Idle gossip
  • Salesmen/women
  • Meetings
  • Customer Support

The last one may cause some controversy but I’ll get to the why on that one.

Email

Email is just mail through your computer. Do you walk to your mailbox every hour or half hour each day to see if more mail is there? No that would be absurd because its mail. Even knowing that people tend to use email like a chat system than a mail system. I have had clients get angry because I took too long to email them back. Whether I took too long or not really isn’t important. If the email was that crucial why didn’t they just pick up the phone? I would propose checking your email once per day. When people realize they have to wait for your response they will get in line and just wait for you if its not important and if it is then they will just call you.

Social Media

A complete waste of time. Sorry guys but besides stalking our friends and liking everything that amuses us for 10 seconds before we scroll down and can’t recall what we just looked at, social media is a total waste of time. I do like to follow what my family is doing but usually I can check that in about 10 minutes once per week. That’s it for me. If someone can give me a better way to use social media that is actually productive and adds value to life I am all ears.

Food / Snacking

When I get a lot of work done or if I am in a rut I am always tempted to go to the food area or water cooler to browse the fridge. Really I am just needing a break which is fine but when anything becomes an escape from work you will tend to use it more and more until it is an unhealthy habit. If you need a break take a break but stand up, do push-ups, walk around your office but don’t wander outside your work area or coming back will not only be hard but you will be teaching yourself to avoid your work.

Idle Gossip

Take what I said about social media and copy it here. Idle gossip is not only hurtful but immature. Everyone involved won’t trust you as far as they can throw you and you won’t feel any better about yourself. Don’t get involved in it and don’t waste your time on it.

Salesmen/women

I get solicited every day with new products and services that I just can’t live without. Although I occasionally bite it is only on items that I actually am looking for vs. being introduced to by a sales person. With the internet sales have changed as we are used to being able to look for what we want so giving time to sales people shouldn’t be a part of our daily routine. If you are a purchaser for your company and it is your job to meet with these time wasters I would suggest you require them to send you a formal proposal of services before meeting with a summary page that you can review. If interesting great meet with them, otherwise kick them to the curb and move on

Meetings

I have found that by just asking for an agenda when meetings are imposed on me often get them canceled. People meet like the eat because it’s something to do. Half the time people want to meet with me just because it’s been a while so we should probably meet. Really? Sometimes projects my team work on take months to complete and after two weeks in my clients will want to meet to get an update. Usually after a 5 minute phone call they have the update they need and I just saved myself hours in traveling to and having a meeting that could have been handled in a matter of minutes. There will be times that you need to meet with clients to keep them happy which would fall under customer service but recognize it for what it is and don’t act like it is necessary if it isn’t.

Customer Support

I really don’t like customer support. Its not that I don’t think it is important or a necessity when running a business, but most clients are completely without respect for your time after they hire you and assume customer support is readily available regardless of how much time you actually have available. Whew! That was a mouthful. This may sound extremely cynical but 9 times out of ten as soon as a client engages my firm they want constant proof that they made a good decision. They are so incredibly jaded from past experiences that they automatically assume the worse and refuse to expect anything but failure.

The solution? I put every client in the same customer service pot whether they like it or not. If they hate it they can move on but I feel it’s fair to me and fair to them. I will have a once per month meeting with them and cover what I feel we succeeded at and failed at in the last month. This shows that we can own what is and isn’t working vs. assuming we are Gods that never fail at anything. The good clients will respect that you have to put time into their actual project and the once per month meeting is normal for them. Beyond that when you bring up what you feel was a failure they won’t have to go looking for problems but will realize you are going to do that job for them. The load becomes significantly lighter.

Now What?

Understanding the time wasters are step 1 in reducing them and reducing your work hours per day. Make your own list of time-wasters and find a way to eliminate them. Don’t fill your time with other time wasters but instead find ways to relax and reduce your work per day.

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How to Negotiate Job Offers with Higher Salary

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Whether you are looking for a job or building a business you will need to learn how to negotiate job offers with higher salary. The art of negotiating job offers isn’t extremely difficult but negotiating for higher pay can be. Most potential employees look at their interviewer as the Santa Clause of money who will give them whatever they are lucky to get. This is the wrong way to see things. In a Forbes Article in June 2013 the idea is put forth to treat yourself like a product that gets upgraded each year.

Your Employer/Client Needs You

Don’t forget that whoever is looking for an employee or subcontractor needs help. Not only do they need help but they need good help. If you can provide that then you have leverage. Don’t sell yourself short. Instead focus on the few things that your employer is looking for and provide them with the comfort they need to pay you what you are worth:

1. What qualifications are needed for your job? Do you have those qualifications or can you learn them? How do you fit the needs of the position?

2. What skills and experience are needed? Do you have enough experience to step into the role without skipping a beat? If so what have you done that would qualify you for the job?

3. What education do you have both formally and informally that apply to the position? How have you continued learning to keep on top of the industry and stay relevant?

From the items listed above you can see that qualifications, skills and education are the most important areas to focus on. With that in mind what do you do if you aren’t quite qualified in all of these three areas?

Making Yourself Valuable Without the Best Resume’

The biggest problem for college grads is the complete lack of qualifications and skills. They have the education and have proven they are able to learn and study but experience is at level 1 and without skills or experience their qualifications are basically worth nothing.

What do you do in this position? First you need to add any applicable experience to your resume to enhance it. Have you volunteered at your church? What did you do? Are there any management skills you learned that can be applied to your resume’? What about charitable organizations? have you spent any time volunteering for non-profits? If not get started but don’t list it as a job or something that can be seen as a profession. Instead list it as volunteer work with an agency you believe in. People will respect that and it will show you aren’t just after the money.

Brand yourself

Employers or companies looking to subcontract out work will look at your social media profiles, blogs and any other content you create. Create profiles on sites like Linkedin, About.me and Wikipedia to add validity to your online profile.

What type of pictures do you have for your online portfolio or headshots? Professional pictures can go a long way to brand yourself as a professional and usually you can find a good photographer just by asking friends on facebook.

Have an animated CV or Resume’ created from¬† gig on Fiverr. It will make you different and I can guarantee at the point of this writing that having an animated video talking about your resume and qualifications is something not a lot others are thinking about.

Create a professional resume’ designed by a professional. You can also hire this out on Fiverr or if you have a budget go to 99 Designs and launch a contest.

Leverage Your Best Assets

In sales your best clients will come through referrals. This is true regardless of what type of business you have. Tim Ferris interviewed the creators of Soma about how they raised over 100k in just 7 days. The secret? Well read the article but it was networking. From emailing their friends asking them to share, to having an affiliate system worked out so that ever referral would earn the referee some free stuff, Soma had the system worked out to drive the maximum amount of traffic and buyers to their brand.

How does this help you? Whether you have a good brand, resume’ or don’t networking can get you higher pay. If you can find a connection to the person hiring you then price becomes almost irrelevant.

In my business Raptor Websites clients that come on from referrals actually pay close to double what clients who come in from advertising. The reason? They already have trust built up from their friends or family that referred me. Traditional advertising on the other hand breeds customers who have no connections in the industry and have to look for a brand new connection or company to hire. Worry levels are always higher and trust at that point needs to be earned.

Confidence Not Cockiness is Key

Don’t cower during an interview. Nobody wants to hire someone who isn’t confident or has trouble looking them in the eye. Stand up straight, shake the interviewers hand, be confident in your abilities and if you don’t know something just look them in the eyes and say “I don’t know the answer to that.” Nobody knows everything and I would rather hire someone who is confident even in things they don’t know than someone who is unsure.

On the other hand don’t come off as cocky. If you act like you know everything it will be really difficult to tell what you actually do and don’t know. Usually acting like a know-it-all is a sign of not having real confidence and a need to over correct for lack of abilities. If this isn’t you but you do have a cockiness problem then knock it off. People don’t like it and selling yourself will be really difficult. My main competitor in SEO loses a ton of accounts to me all the time. Why? He is super cocky. Tells everyone he is God’s gift to this industry. People call me and I am grateful they would consider me. See the difference? Easy sell.

Resources

http://www.forbes.com/sites/lisaquast/2013/06/24/to-increase-your-value-think-of-yourself-as-a-product-and-upgrade-yourself-every-year/#21098bf76253

http://linkedin.com

http://about.me

http://wikipedia.com

http://fiverr.com

http://99designs.com

http://fourhourworkweek.com/2012/12/18/hacking-kickstarter-how-to-raise-100000-in-10-days-includes-successful-templates-e-mails-etc/

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