The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, other wise known as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, below
today visited the South Coast town of Chichester.
It was the royal couples first visit to the South Coast and, what a day it promised to be, because they were starting in the West of the County, but finishing up in the East of The County
That in itself, for a lone person to do is quite some feat during the course of the day, let alone the royal couple.
Chichester Town Centre, had advanced notice of road closures, with the couple due to visit Edes House,
West Street at around 11am
Naturally as you would expect with a royal visit, the part of town where they were going to, was heavily policed and there was a largish crowd, both from The Cross Chichester, down to Edes House itself, which was very good natured
Sadly for me, I didn’t get to see the couple at Edes house… but it wasn’t to be the last I saw if them today
As I made my back home, walking in the lovely summer sun, I was about to have a totally unforgettable moment, little did I know
While walking over the bridge that crosses the railway track, on the A259, Bognor Road, back towards home, and just slightly before warehouse yard situated on the other side of the road
I noticed a motorcycle traffic officer, speed past me, on blue lights, and go over the bridge towards the A27 Bognor Bridge Roundabout
Taking no real notice of it, I assumed that the policeman was on his way to a traffic accident, as there are often accidents in the vicinity of the roundabout
But, moments later a second motor cycle traffic officer, sped along side me, again on blue lights, but came to a halt, right outside the warehouse yard and on my side of the road, as he did so, he proceeded to stop the traffic in both directions, much to a few drivers anger!
For a moment I was shocked and wondered what was going on
I then looked back from where the policeman had come from. Then I saw Three black cars, led by a Black Range Rover and the Penny Dropped!
The range rover was the same range rover I had seen at Edes House a few moments earlier on, I now knew it was the Royal Couple
WOW… Can you imagine!. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are about to drive right past me, on the second part of their journey to Bognor Regis, which was given the Regis crest years ago, by another member of the Royal Family
Seizing this opportunity of a lifetime, I morphed from a 55 year old steady, married, chap into a child like 15 year old, standing at the roadside with a big smile on my face and thought… “I’m having some of this”
My left hand came up and I started waving energetically at the Royal Car, as it approached on the other side of the road
Inside, I could see both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, on the back seat, I had eye contact with both and for a split second, both of them waved back at me and smiled
Its moment, that will be etched on my mind forever, though quite what their conversation will be about the 50 something 15 year old man wearing an Orange Short Sleeve Shirt and Jeans, while waving back at them, is any ones guess.
That said, its a totally surreal moment, but one long etched on the memory and absolutely brilliant for the town of Chichester, as indeed it will be for the whole of Sussex.
WordPress provides you with a theme, which, once its installed, rarely looks like it did on the demo, leaving you frustrated
The reason for this is because, the theme you see on the demo, uses sample data, which once installed on your own site, will immediately look different
So How do You customize a WordPress theme, so it looks like the one you saw, or perhaps … even better.
It is very easy to do and doesn’t take to long.
There are two ways to do this.
The first way is to go to Appearance>>>>Customize as seen below
Click on Customize. This takes you to the following page
Now it is from this section here that at present you are able to customize your entire blog
Simply pick the section you want to adjust or to change and then you can do so. The pane to the right, where the photo is, shows how each change will look, when you adjust it, so you can tweak it slightly before you publish it.
The video below, shows a live demonstration of how this is done, using the theme for this blog, which is the Astra theme
Learn exactly how to set up your general settings in your WordPress Admin area
The video below, shows you exactly what do to
Now the reason you want to do this is because, getting your General Settings set up, helps the search engines find your blog
By search engines, this is referring to, Google, Bing and Yahoo, because despite the latter two hardly being mentioned, they still account for 33% of Internet Traffic
So by getting your General Settings right, when your reader clicks the Link, it opens up in their Browser
When that happens, they will then see what your site says and ideally they will want to book mark it
These are the 15 Most Common WordPress Mistakes.
Now as you read them, some might be obvious if you are an experienced WordPress user, but this post is designed for those who are just starting out
Installing too many plugins.
Just install the Ones you need and that fit the CRUDS citeria. CRUDS stands for Compatibility, Relevant, Updated, Downloads & Support
Not optimising your blog for SEO.
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Not changing the default permalink structure
This post explains what Affiliate Bloggers Need To Know about the FTC Disclosure.
FTC in case you are not aware, or don’t know stands for
Federal Trade Commission
Now you are possibly thinking, how does the FTC Disclosure affect me
Its very simple, way back in 2009, the FTC made a ruling, which stated that every company, and individual
Engaged in the practice of Affiliate Marketing, whether its through a blog like this, or by endorsing a company whose products you like
Has to disclose, if they receive a commission from any sales made through the links on their site.
Well there are a whole list of reasons as to why. Those reasons are detailed fully and documented in the FTC’s own guide on this matter