Tidbits from Brian

By Brian Jackson

I've learned, failed, and succeeded as an entrepreneur. I share tidbits of actionable advice about marketing, WordPress, web performance, and Bitcoin. Take strategic leaps forward! 💡 Once a month, no spam.

I've learned, failed, and succeeded as an entrepreneur. I share tidbits of actionable advice about marketing, WordPress, web performance, and Bitcoin. Take strategic leaps forward! 💡 Once a month, no spam.

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#14・

Tidbits from Brian (Black Friday edition) - Issue #14

Black Friday deals on things I use 🏷️GeneratePress: 25% off yearly licenses. $30 off lifetime licenses. You can even upgrade to the lifetime license (through Dec. 2).GenerateBlocks: 25% off new licenses and upgrades (through Dec. 2).Want to convert your exist…

 
#13・

Tidbits from Brian - Issue #13

Updates ✍️We pushed out a rather large 2.0.0 version of our Perfmatters plugin. Here are a few of the main changes:New admin bar menu redesign with quick access to commonly used features and option to completely hide it. 🚫New ?perfmattersoff query string to t…

 
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Tidbits from Brian - Issue #12

Updates ✍️We pushed out a new version of our Perfmatters plugin. It includes additional autosave intervals and many improvements for lazy loading, including CSS background images. We've been fine-tuning this over the past couple of months and are happy now wi…

 
#11・

Tidbits from Brian - Issue #11

Updates ✍️I was swamped this month! Kyle from The Admin Bar reached out and asked if I wanted to do a second webinar. Of course, I agreed without hesitation. During the live stream, I optimized WordPress sites (GeneratePress + Elementor) using our Perfmatters…

 
#10・

Tidbits from Brian - Issue #10

Updates ✍️When it comes to writing, I've tried so many different Mac apps over the years and always come back to Ulysses. It's simply a beautiful distraction-free experience. Check out my review. And much better than writing in the block editor in WordPress.I…

 
#9・

Tidbits from Brian - Issue #9

Updates ✍️GenerateBlocks 1.5 is finally here! I'm more excited about this update than anything else in the WordPress space this year. Why? Because it contains dynamic data, query loops, and inline background images. I've used the WP Show Posts plugin for year…

 
#8・

Tidbits from Brian - Issue #8

Updates ✍️I'm not a huge fan of Facebook or Linkedin, but I regularly use Twitter. I've been putting together a list of my favorite Twitter marketing tips, including my most recent habit, which is writing Twitter threads. If you like Twitter, you might find i…

 
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Tidbits from Brian - Issue #7

Updates ✍️I work with clients to optimize their WordPress sites regularly. I'm still surprised by how many people have still never heard of a system font stack. Web fonts, including Google Fonts, are heavy in comparison to other resources. You can ditch them …

 
#6・

Tidbits from Brian - Issue #6

Updates ✍️WordPress updates can be like the wild wild west. I always encourage site owners to wait to update plugins and themes for at least a week after they're released. There are some exceptions to this rule, but it can save you a lot of grief. Check out w…

 
#5・

Tidbits from Brian - Issue #5

Updates ✍️Well, it was finally time to say goodbye to Google Analytics. I've moved all of our sites to Fathom. I realize not everyone has this luxury, but if you do, it's something to consider. Both for privacy and performance reasons.I'm excited to join Kyle…

 
#4・

Tidbits from Brian - Issue #4

Fresh content ✍️Speaking of markets, I finally got a chance to write about how I got orange-pilled on Bitcoin and why I think you should HODL some.Most of you know I'm a big Spotify fan. I use it all day, every day, while I'm working. I'm pretty obsessed with…

 
#3・

Tidbits from Brian (Happy 2022) - Issue #3

Fresh content ✍️Over the last decade, I've thought a lot about what makes me happy. Ironically, I discovered a lot of it has to do with my mental and physical health. I wrote up some of my thoughts.I'm constantly testing and trying new Mac apps to improve my …

 
#2・

Tidbits from Brian (Black Friday edition) - Issue #2

Black Friday deals on things I use 🏷️GeneratePress: 25% off yearly licenses. $30 off lifetime licenses. 45% off license renewals and extensions! You can even upgrade to the lifetime license (through Dec. 2).GenerateBlocks: 25% off new licenses and upgrades (t…

 
#1・

Tidbits from Brian - Issue #1 (previously woorkup.com)

Fresh content ✍️Living with an autoimmune disease, I'm always trying to better myself with what I call "life hacks." One of these is my standing desk. It's one of my secret weapons. What's better than burning calories while you work?Social media is growing fa…