The blog for Pura Vida MultiMedia, a Costa Rican website design creative agency. Blogging about Wordpress, content marketing, blog post planning, and productivity.

How to Change your Twitter Username in One Hour with No Impact

By | June 14th, 2013|Blog, Content Marketing, How To|

I changed my Twitter handle last month. The net impact on my social media has been zero. No followers lost, no awkward broken links, no drop in my Klout score. Changing your Twitter handle used to mean that you killed one profile and started another. Now, with just a few simple steps, you can change [...]

5 Essential Apps for Running a Lifestyle Business from your Laptop

By | May 30th, 2013|Blog, Entrepreneur, How To, Productivity, Slider|

Traveling around the world, you can run a lifestyle business from your laptop with just 5 apps. No matter what service you provide, you can have clients anywhere across the globe. You just need a way for money to flow from their bank to your pocket. These are the 5 apps that I use to [...]

Commenting as a Blog Promotion Strategy

By | April 29th, 2013|Blog, Content Marketing|

One of the most powerful, overlooked methods of blog promotion is making blogger friends. Blogs that have overlapping audiences with your own are read by people who would probably read your blog. They are also written by people who would read your blog. People who would promote your blog. If you were friendly. How do [...]

Plan Blog Posts for One Year in Advance

By | February 6th, 2013|Blog, Content Marketing, How To, Productivity|

I looked around, surprised at the sudden silence: I had a moment to write. It was a Saturday. The kids were getting into the car with my wife, and I had an hour to myself, alone with my laptop. A few years ago, I would have spent the first ten minutes preparing to write. Instead, [...]

Blog Post Roundup

By | February 1st, 2013|Blog, Content Marketing|

I post on a lot of different blogs every month. If you want to see where else I'm writing, here is a sample from January.   The Ace of Sales blog   Top 4 Time Savers for Social Media - I review my favorite 4 time-saving tools in social media. (I manage more than 50 social [...]

Apostrophe and Backslash error in WordPress – it’s Magic Quotes

By | January 28th, 2013|Blog, Hacks, How To, Web Design|

On a high quality self-marketing blog that I manage, when someone would add a comment that included an apostrophe, the apostrophe would populate on the page with a backslash behind it. From ' to /' every time. I could manually edit these in the Wordpress backend, or even use a search and replace plugin on [...]

7 Tips To Become A More Interesting Person

By | January 2nd, 2013|Blog, Business, Content Marketing, Entrepreneur|

There are nearly seven billion people in the world today. Why would anyone stop what they’re doing and talk to you? It's an important question for anyone, but if you’re involved in sales, self-marketing, or running your own business, you have to be interesting to new people all the time. New customers, new prospective customers, [...]

Top 5 Blog Posts For Getting Started in Content Marketing

By | December 28th, 2012|Blog, Content Marketing, How To, Reviews|

As a content marketer, I read a lot of blogs. Many of the blogs I read are about content marketing in general, and about getting more customers through content marketing in particular. This week, I read these 5 blog posts and realized they contain everything a beginning content marketer needs to get up and running [...]

Breakdancing Video

By | December 11th, 2012|Blog, Video|

Using 2 cameras in 2 performances, we got plenty of great shots for this breakdancing performance in Costa Rica. The lighting was challenging, and the pixel aspect ratios on the cameras were all different. We overcame these challenges to make a decent music video.

Laptop Living and Working All The Time

By | December 4th, 2012|Blog, Business, Entrepreneur, Productivity, Slider|

With my backpack and cell reception, I can functionally work from anywhere I please. The beach, the mountains, a Central American cafe, or out in the wilderness...wherever I have my backpack, cell reception, and time, I can work. I can write, or post, or call, or Skype, with anyone, anywhere in the world, from anywhere [...]

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