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Healthy Lifestyle: 25 Tips on How to Spend Leisure Time

Healthy Lifestyle: 25 Tips on How to Spend Leisure Time

Maybe Tom and I are crazy, I don’t know. We are pensioners nowadays, we should be sitting in a chair looking outside what the neighbors are up to, right? Instead of what we are doing now: working on our websites, I am designing a couple of things, Tom is finishing his thesis.

My guess is, as long as we are both having fun, we’re OK. The only thing we really need to be aware of is to not work for too long. Leisure time is important.

All the more now we are in lockdown on an almost regular basis and restricted in our movements, it’s important to consciously spend leisure time together.

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How to Make a Successful Facebook Page and Get More Likes

How to Make a Successful Facebook Page and Get More Likes

For ages, I have had websites with a lot of articles about my different endeavors. And like everybody else, I want my articles to get read by interested people. Making it at some point necessary to make an accompanying Facebook page.

It is not that hard to make a page. But very soon 2 questions will pop up:

  • How to make a successful Facebook page?
  • How do I get more likes on my page and my posts?

There are other Social Media that can be helpful if you want to promote your website. For this article, I concentrate on Facebook, because I’m more familiar with this medium.

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10 Exciting and Unusual Things to Do in Cordoba, Spain

10 Exciting and Unusual Things to Do in Cordoba, Spain

Córdoba is about a 4-hour drive from our house, if we went in a straight line. There are enough exciting things to do in Cordoba. However, the last time we visited, it took us a week to get there because we first visited several other places.

Including the village of María which has a beautiful botanical garden situated on the slope of a mountain. We also stayed on a campground in the middle of the Cazorla National Park. And visited the beautiful excavations of Cástulo in Linares. I’ll write more about that in another article.

We enjoy this way of traveling so much, getting from one place to another at our leisure and seeing both known and unknown places. I can highly recommend the alternation of camping cabin and hotel stay that we have done.

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11 Steps to Start a Website for Personal or Business Use

11 Steps to Start a Website for Personal or Business Use

When you start something new, all the required steps can be overwhelming to say the least. And this is especially the case when you want to start a new website. I want to break down this complicated process for you in 11 steps.

I won’t promise that makes it easier, but it surely will give you a bigger sense of control, which does wonders for your peace of mind. A relaxed mind can be more creative and productive than a stressed one.

In this article I describe 11 steps to start a website. I will add some information to each step. Either by describing it here or by providing the link to an extensive article I wrote about that specific issue.

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11 Simple Steps to Change your Life no Matter what Age you are

11 Simple Steps to Change your Life no Matter what Age you are

We all need inspiration. Some find it in religion, others in being a volunteer. Some are participating in politics, or join a single-issue movement. Either choice is great, as long as you leave other people the freedom of choice as well.

Unfortunately, I also see people my age coming to a standstill. No inspiration left. Tired of the efforts of their past work. No hobbies and no idea what to do with the rest of their lives.

“In the absence of any special circumstances, the mortality rates for voluntarily retired workers during the first year or two of retirement are considerably higher than the general level that otherwise might be expected…” (ssa.gov)

Giving your life meaning is essential. And if you don’t have inspiration, it sure helps if you actively seek it. What are steps to change your life?

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Selling Pictures Online? What are the Possibilities and Problems?

Selling Pictures Online? What are the Possibilities and Problems?

One of the ideas in 20 Ideas on how to make money after retirement is to sell your digital pictures. Can you start selling pictures online just like that? What are the options you have? And equally important, what are possible problems you can encounter? I’ll elaborate on these in this article.

You don’t have to be a professional photographer nowadays to sell your pictures. Although it helps if you know what you are doing and if you maintain a quality standard in composition, use of color and format.

In my working life I was a graphic designer and I hired photographers all the time for my clients’ products. Before it was easy and accessible to buy stock photos on the internet, I bought CD’s with theme based pictures. In both cases the issue of copyright had to be dealt with.

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59 Ideas for Hobby Products to Sell

59 Ideas for Hobby Products to Sell

In 20 Ideas on how to make money after retirement I have been talking about selling your products. Let’s elaborate on that with ideas for hobby products to sell.

First of all, how to get ideas? I have written down 59 ideas here. Partly these are products I have made or am still making myself. And of course you can find loads of ideas on the internet. Great platforms for that are Pinterest and Instagram.

And a great way to develop ideas is to brainstorm. Writing this article I did that on my own, but brainstorming with 2 or more people produces a ton of ideas. Start writing down some keywords and from there go on and on. This is such a fun thing to do!

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WordPress Tips for Beginners – Readability, Design, User Experience

Wordpress Tips for Beginners - Readability, Design, User Experience

In How to make money from your hobby or passion? one of the mentioned possibilities is having your own website. Most hosting providers offer a one-click-process to install a WordPress blog, which makes starting real easy. So this article WordPress Tips for Beginners is not about installing, but about aspects to make visiting your website a great experience.  

The biggest mistake most beginners make is: they complicate the whole process. WordPress has infinite choices. However, this doesn’t mean that you should choose all of them from the start. Even if there are hundreds of plugins… Even if you can choose all the colors you want… Or every font that is available… Restrain yourself. The visitors of your website will appreciate it.

I will explain 12 aspects that – once implemented – will give your visitor a great user experience. Making sure they want to come back. 

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