Wednesday, July 31, 2013

WordPress Theme - which should I choose?

I have just spent over an hour searching and reading about WordPress Themes.  Which one should I choose for my site?

I was sorely tempted to buy either Genesis or Thesis.  Darren Rowse of uses Genesis while John Chow uses Thesis.

Internet Gurus Chosen for Blog Monetization Experiment

Internet Gurus I chose as the starting point for my Blog Monetization Experiment (detailed over at are:

  • George Brown
  • John Chow
  • Peng Joon
More details of this can be found at: Internet Gurus - Who are they?

Going through some of their work and programs, I find that they offer a lot of information.  I have tried to distill the CORE identical advice in attempt to see if that actually can help the rest of us build traffic and maybe even an income stream.

Tomorrow, the posting on Core Essentials for Internet Marketing success will go live.  My WordPress blog for blogs is only 2 days old - so no visitors (yet).

I have yet to fix up some social media links and connections, look into Google+ and then there are at least 3 more sites that have to be migrated over to WP installations.  Looks like I will be keeping myself busy for quite a while yet!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Summary Boxes for Moneytizing Blog pages at NetWebbing

Over-blogging?  Is there such a thing?  I guess there must be coz I think I am doing it!

When I was talking about Monetizing Blog Experiment over at, I was hoping that I could keep postings over there short and succinct.  Apparently I seem to be having difficulty doing that as, even with my best efforts, I find so much to say!

Looking at the Blog Monetization postings over at NetWebbing from the perspective of a reader in a hurry for results and not so much blah-blah, I realise it might just be a bit daunting and frustrating.

So to ameliorate that, at the end of each posting for the monetizing blogs category over at NetWebbing, I am going to include a Summary box which should make things much simpler for the reader in a hurry.

The summary box looks like:
monetizing blogs summary
Summary Boxes for Blog Monetization pages at

Monday, July 29, 2013

Monetizing Blog Experiment begins on

My Monetizing Blog Experiement begins!

monetizing blog experiment begins
Can one really make money online as the internet experts claim?
I have just moved my domain onto a new (self-hosted) WordPress installation.
This move comes after a lengthy study on what platform might be best for me, with the hopes that one can be more effective at monetizing one's blog.

Now, don't you go visiting my unless you are interested in:

  • monetizing your blog or
  • other forms of making money online or
  • if you are interested in someone doing the work and taking the risks to check out if the so called internet experts actually offer you genuine ways of creating a passive online income for yourself and your loved ones.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Purpose of a Blog

Purpose of a Blog

 - specifically

Clarity and Purpose of this Blog

This blog is about to have direction - well, multi-directions really.  Yes, I will still ramble and meander.

Recently I have been reading up a lot lately about blogging and internet marketing and affiliate programs.  Time has come, propelled by physical events, to look at all my sites and make plans.  All the plans (still being clarified) have hopes.  Whether the hopes will come to fruition, only the future can truly reveal.

This blog will perhaps undergo the least of the changes.  It will not, for the foreseeable future, be moved to a new platform.  It may even look to readers as if it is the same.

But more, much more importantly, in the mind of this blogger, this blog, going forward, will have a clearer reason for being.

HelenaAsmusLim blog will be my hub.

This is my one site where I can be myself - publicly.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Most Exotic Marigold Hotel - movie surprise

I am so glad I "forced" myself to watch the movie The Most Exotic Marigold Hotel.  I started watching it through a mixture of laziness (too lazy to switch channels) and apathy (too apathetic to scroll around trying to find something that might be of interest to me at that moment).

I find the movie hard to fully describe it.  If I said it was "heart warming" - you might think it is another of those (boring) Pollyanna movies.  If I said it was "exotic" - you might think it is one of those cultural movies that one must be in the mood for.  Yes, it was all of that. And Not.  It was a worthwhile surprise - and I like to think it was just the Universe giving me a pressie for the day.

The Most Exotic Marigold Hotel was set in India - a country that I have never had much of an urge to want to visit.  But I wonder now if that is going to be true, moving forward.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Story: Little Old Woman

I know this is a bit out of my norm (as if I had one!) ... but I was playing around with my Mac and video capabilities last night and decided to tell a story.  I had no idea it would be about a little old lady so this story came out and took me by surprise.  I hope you get a surprise too!

p/s I blogged directly from YouTube.  I didn't know it could do that!  Night and Day of surprises for this little old lady! hahahha