Do You Want A Blog Like Mine??
You Asked For It So Here It Is!!

Do You Want A Blog Like Mine??
You Asked For It So Here It Is!!

Hey people its been a while since my last post.

I have had quite a few people ask me exactly what I have done to get my blog looking like this.

And thankyou for all the comments I am really proud of my blog and how it looks today,I put alot of work in but also had a lot of help.

And I know a lot of you want a blog like this so I just wanna make this post for you, so you can get your blog looking how you want it.

My blog was looking like a skoda a few weeks back but now its looking like a Ferrari cool eh!!

So my friends instead of having to explain in seperate emails I have decided to reveal all in a new blog post.

THEME

The first thing I did was to get this fantastic theme CLICK HERE iThemes Home Page

You see most themes let you choose between a 0ne,two and even three column layout,but the Flexx Theme gives you way more options than that.

You can choose columns,rows,bars input widgets and panes from the options panel,and you have an option where you can choose the whole layout of your Theme and keep swopping it around.

Also included in Flexx Theme is a Menu Builder, SEO options, Fading Image Options and Contact page template

There are many options but this Theme is the MAIN reason why my blog looks so cool.

Remember I am just like you I am nothing special I never dreamt I could have my own website looking like this.

HEADER

Now I had my header custom made for me,but get this I was lucky enough to get it for FREE. Why?? because the guy was just starting out and had to build up trust so I was in the right place at the right time.

It looks great I think you would all agree.

I dont know if he is still doing graphics for free think he charges now but go

check him out CLICK HERE and tell him Marcus Passey sent ya.

PLUGINS

So this is just a list of the plugins I use:

Akismet …… This checks for spam comments and you have the option to review them befor approving or not.

All in One SEO Pack ….. Out of the box SEO for your wordpress blog

Google Analyticator ….. Tracks and analyses your traffic very cool tool.

Google XML Sitemaps ….. This plugin will generate a sitemaps.org compatible sitemap of your WordPress blog which is supported by Ask.com, Google, MSN Search and YAHOO

Sociable ….. Automatically add links on your posts, pages and RSS feed to your favorite social bookmarking sites.

WordPress Database Backup ….. creates backups of your WordPress database

CommentLuv ….. I love commentluv when you leave a post on someones blog it also leaves your url to your latest post for everyone to see great tool.

Popular Posts ….. Displays a list of the most popular posts.

Twitter Widget Pro ….. A widget that properly handles twitter feeds, including @username, #hashtag, and link parsing. It can even display profile images for the users. Requires PHP5.

Top Commentators Widget ….. Adds a sidebar widget to show the top commentators in your WP site. Adapted from Show Top Commentators plugin.

Blogroll Links ….. Displays blogroll links on a blog or page.

I think thats about it for the plugins but there are many plugins maybe you can suggest some for me!

Remember the flexx layout editor is awesome I have mine set out as below,but there are so many ways to have it.

By the way I could not get rid of the dam border around my image, not used paint that much.All I wanted was the image if anyone could enlighten me that would be great cheers.

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As for the images im my side bar I have used text widgets this Theme is just so easy it totally transformed my blog.

Then you have my content,I cannot tell you how to do that its down to you. I am not very good at writing at all, I just try and think of something and then off I go.

My grammer,spelling and punctuation are crap but the most important thing is I am being me and I am trying to add value.

You see my friends I have done nothing special at all just picked the right tools for the job.

Special thanks to my good friends Dean Holland,Matt Wolfe,Joe Fier and Rob Canyon
for helping me get it right.

Also special big thanks to my good friend Paul Hooper for our great brainstorming sessions you da man Paul.

Okay talk soon my friends.

Marcus

45 thoughts on “Do You Want A Blog Like Mine??
You Asked For It So Here It Is!!

  1. Hey Marcus

    Yep, I did fly in the military. I flew helicopters in Viet Nam for the Army then went to Army Reserves and then to the Air National Guard where I flew F-100’s and F’4’s fighter jets.

    Thanks for your information on the blog. That answers a lot of questions for many people.

    Good job

    Roger

    Go out and make it a successful day! 🙂

  2. Hey Marcus,

    I think your blog looks amazing. I tried to find the theme when I started my blog but couldn’t find it. Not sure if I should change now tho. Might look like a big copycat.

    But thanks for the info. Will def be using it.

    And for my info – Is the list of sites on the right Alex Jeffreys Students AND Dean Holland Students? If its both then I won’t need to bookmark them all. Just one. Nice:)

    Andy
    .-= Andy Michaels´s last blog ..Ye Must Give Back Before Ye Shall Receive! =-.

  3. Marcus

    Some great tips and advice. The Flexx theme seems to be one of the most poular certainly amongst students and really does make a very professional looking blog. What you can achieve with a little help and advice really is amazing!

    Have a good weekend

    Tom
    .-= Tom Harvey´s last blog ..Newbies Nightmare =-.

  4. Hey Guys

    Thanks for the comments as usual I really hope this post has been of use to you,I have had loads of people asking me how I got my blog like this.

    So I thought a blog post would be cool to answer everyone,hope you all enjoying this post my friends.

    cheers

    marcus

  5. Some bloggers like to get creative… but creativity can affect search engine keyword opportunities. The important thing is that readers have a hint of what the post is about.

    BUT that is not for you here…Creative blog and Great content here. Congratulation!
    .-= Syed Akram´s last blog ..What’s Stopping You? =-.

  6. Hi Marcus,
    Great post buddy…Thanks for the info, I would love to end up having a great looking blog like yours. Your doing well bro. Keep up the great work and looking forward to more of your videos. Take Care mate.

    Steve.
    .-= Steve Leso’o´s last blog ..Traffic Tanks Module. =-.

  7. Marcus,

    Every time I come to check out your blog there seems to be a new blog post that draws me into reading the whole darn thing.

    For someone who says he doesn’t know how to write… Just keep up
    the writing like a person who doesn’t know how to write, because
    I love reading every single word.

    Didn’t know about Sociable or Twitter Widget Pro before reading your post. But now I do.

    Thanks man,

    Rob

    P.S. Hopefully I didn’t get you in too much trouble with your kids who were patiently waiting for you to take them to Mickey D’s earlier today, instead of talking with me over skype.
    .-= Rob Canyon´s last blog ..How I Made it To The Top of Google With My YouTube Video… in Only 4 Days. =-.

  8. Hey Marcus,

    Another great post my friend, excellent info once again great list of plugins.

    For images I use a screen grab tool I got from Ewan Chia it lets you capture the whole screen or just a section then if I need to edit size or crop it at all I use Infraview(i think its Infraview I’ll check).

    No problem with borders then just upload the image. You can get the same type of free tool from
    http://no-nonsense-software.com/freeware/

    Hope this helps,

    James
    .-= James Howard´s last blog ..Beginners Guide – Back to Basics Part 2. Finding a product to promote. =-.

  9. Hey Marcus!
    How have you been? Did you write this for me? you know I wanted a blog like yours! great info, I am gonna be back here tonight after work to see what we can come up with!
    take care and thanks for all the info!

    Lisa~
    .-= Lisa´s last blog ..Life Happens =-.

  10. Hey Marcus

    How’s it going Buddy…??
    I haven’t been over for a while so thought I better show my face…lol

    Yeah! Personally I don’t think you can get a better theme than this one..I’ve had one since day one …actually I got the full pack licence so you can have them on unlimited websites…
    It’s like having an Autoresponder,
    you’re gonna go for Aweber…arn’t you…!!

    You wanna theme… get Flex…from Itheme’s..

    See you in the forum’s Marcus.

    Malcolm.t.
    .-= Malcolm.t.(Alex and Dean Student )´s last blog ..“Free Internet Marketing Video’s…!! =-.

  11. Hey Marcus

    Great Blog and post, loved the simple way your presented the tools and themes. I changed to itheme flexx theme after trying out a few others, this is definitly the best. I also now added google sitemap plugin, just one question how do you get the date to show on your post. Can’t seem to find that.

    Great header a real bargin there.

    Cheers
    Kerie 😀
    .-= Kerie ´s last blog ..Module 3 – Traffic Tanks =-.

  12. Hey Keri thanks for stopping by

    Man I have to reply to so many people,I really dont know it just comes up on my blog,does it not come up on yours?

    come back and have a chat

    cheers

    marcus

  13. Hi Marcus,

    I seem to have most of the plugins you have on your blog but I’ve still to get a header done for my blog. How are you getting on with your list building?

    John

  14. Hey Marcus,

    Thanks for sharing this information, there’s alot of useful stuff here.

    I have to agree that your theme and the way you’ve laid it out looks great and Joe did a great job on your header – impressive.

    Still hanging on to your coat tails.

    Talk soon my friend,

    Andrew.

  15. Hey Marcus my man,

    You’ve certainly made some great progress in a short space of time mate, just think where you will be 1 year from now! Your Blog really is great, i love coming here to read your posts and watch your videos.
    Speak soon mate.
    Cheers,
    Paul
    .-= Paul Hooper´s last blog ..Different Traffic methods =-.

  16. Hey people I am sooooooo sorry I really have not had time to visit your blogs its been so hectic for me.

    Big thanks especially all the new replies thankyou so much for visiting me again,I will come over to your places see how everythin is going.

    Hey Paul how ya doing?

    thanks again everyone speak soon yeah.

    ps

    should get another post going on soon plus a new video

    cheers

    marcus
    .-= marcus´s last blog ..Do You Want A Blog Like Mine??You Asked For It So Here It Is!! =-.

  17. Hey Marcus,

    I really dig your blog and think you’re a great inspiration, especially after I read the thread on your stats. Simply amazing, and so quickly, especially for those of use that are behind you.

    And you say you can’t write, but friend, I read every single word and I am always learning something new, I’m on your list too. And I find myself reading every single issue of your ezine.

    Keep up the amazing work!
    I’ll be back soon,
    Karen
    .-= Karen Kalata´s last blog ..Finally, I’m Home And Back To Business =-.

  18. Hey Andy you are my top commentator it worked

    Man you have to get flexx it is soooooooooo flexible and looks great to,

    Thanks for your comments my friend have to get over to your place again soon

    ps Thanks to all of you for your comments you know I love to read them of on holiday for a few days but try and access my laptop.

    cheers

    marcus

  19. And I’m going to stay there with this one. Haha.

    The flexx theme has been purchased with a fine discount and will be put into place very soon. It really is the mutt’s nuts.

    As for your question on my blog – I’m a bit intermediate but I’ve never had a blog, never commented on blogs, never used twitter, never been .., nah, forget it.

    So I’ve started from scratch with this and have to say that I’m lovin it.

    Have a good holiday, chill out (if you can) and then tell us all how the giveaway you’re promoting goes. I’m very keen to get into those soon.

    Andy
    .-= Andy Michaels´s last blog ..So, How Are Things Progressing Andy? =-.

  20. Hi Marcus

    Thought I’d drop by and check your blog out. I know you were one of the winners of Alex’s coaching program. Hows that going? I was in the programe last year and it really helped me to get things moving in the right direction.
    I love these flexx themes by the way.

    Andy Beveridge
    .-= Andy Beveridge´s last blog ..The importance of mindset. =-.

  21. Hey guys I am on holiday at the moment got very limited internet access.

    Andy B things are going okay my friend I am learning all the time its gonna be a long process but we shall get there.

    Thanks again to all you guys I love hearing from ya speak soon.

    cheers

    marcus

  22. Hey Marcus,

    You are doing awesome dude. Already at the 33 comments stage by the time I arrived.

    Your exactly right we are nothing special, but if we implement and use the tools our mentors are providing us in exactly the extent to be expected we will reap the rewards.

    It is exiting to be on this path with you, loved the post cannot wait to upgrade my theme but will wait until I start earning some money 1st 🙂
    .-= Karn Evans´s last blog ..>>QUICK POST FOR FREINDS ON MY ELECTRONICS STORE =-.

  23. Hey Marcus!

    Thanks so much for the mention man! I’ve actually had a few other of the students take up my offer for header images after you’ve mentioned it on here. Thanks so much!

    I’ve built up some great relationship with these people, so you’ve helped out a ton.

    Look at the amount of these comments!!… I need to take some advice from you about traffic generation! No joke, you’re doing a great job over here man. I’d like to catch up on Skype sometime!

    Keep rocking!
    Joe
    .-= Joe Fier´s last blog ..My First eBook Is Released andWaiting for You To Read! =-.

  24. Hey Joe

    Nice to hear from ya mate,loving your videos by the way.

    Wow thats great at least I could repay you in some way joe.

    I would love to talk to ya mate just give us a shout when you wanna chat.

    speak soon

    Marcus

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