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Bright Shiny Object Recovery Tip #1

You’ve. no doubt, been there.
You’re in a Facebook group and come across a discussion on how you’re supposed to have a fill-in-the-blank for your blog.
The next thing you know, the recommendations for WordPress plugins start flying. You go to work – in full research mode.
You begin to look up the plugin so-and-so recommended. Then another. Then another.
Your breathing may become labored. The inside of your mouth may become dry.
Problem: all the suggestions are paid versions of WordPress plugins.
Don’t waste another moment.
Go to Google and type in “WordPress plugin” followed by what you expect the plugin to do.
For example, you might type something like, “WordPress plugin privacy policy free.”
You’ll likely get multiple addresses to visit, with more than one free plugin to review.
Be vigilant. Be resourceful.
Meet Amelia. She’s a recovering BSO addict. Her last bright shiny object purchase was two days ago and she doesn’t remember what it was.

6 thoughts on “Bright Shiny Object Recovery Tip #1”

  1. Eric says:

    Real good information!

  2. Roy Miller says:

    Barbara, this is a great video. I can relate with Amelia. I believe that most of us can. It is almost and addiction to buy the next latest, greatest product. But, do we ever use the product or information we bought it for? No, we don’t. We just move to the next one.
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  3. Shaneman says:

    Hi Barbara,

    I loved your video acting as “Amelia”.

    It is so true, sometimes we get so caught up with all these paid plugins for sale that we forget that there are free wordpress plugins available as well.

    To be honost – I myself have quite often forgot to check if there is a free alternative plugin that does the same job.

    This is a good reminder to us all.

    Your optin box saying “Receive Nothing Today” – That is interesting.

    I like your blog as you are trying to do things differently – this is excellent as doing things differently helps you to stand out and grab attention.

    I think I will join your email list 🙂

    1. Barbara O'Toole says:

      Thank you, Shane! Appreciate your support. I am proceeding with, “doing things differently.”

  4. Sue says:

    Hi, Barbara
    Hahaha, should I say awesome video – or awesome acting?!
    Thanks for your warning, and your recovery tip!

    Lol Sue!
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  5. Barbara Dowling says:

    Hi Barbara!

    I loved your video… and yes I can relate to it! Should be a nice topic to write on… lots of tips.. good idea and thanks for the reminder! Like Shaneman said, interesting optin form… receive nothing today! Interesting to see how many optin for nothing!
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