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With a passion for great storytelling, modern fairy tales, and the magic of the vibrational world, Bianca Gubalke is an award-winning screenplay writer, turned novelist. Assisted by her resourceful cats, she currently weaves the fabric for her next mystery adventure in the trilogy 'Dance Between Worlds'.

Ycademy Online Seminar November 2014

Calendar Template 2015

Creating a photo calendar 2015 With the holiday season, Christmas and the New Year just around the corner, the focus oft this month’s Ycademy Online Seminar November 2014 was, firstly, on creating a photo calendar 2015 for the upcoming year, and, secondly, to resurrect our WordPress based Author Blogs on Semiomantics with a new information architecture…

Ycademy Seminar October 2014

WP SEO Seminar by Bianca Gubalke

SEO with WordPress Search Engine Optimization (SEO) on WordPress powered websites and blogs were the keynote topic at this month’s Seminar by Ycademy (October 2014), following last month’s workshops on membership sites and community building with YORGOO. Due to Google’s change in algorithm and the resulting confusion and panic with Panda first, followed by Penguin…

Rainbow over Noordhoek

Rainbow over Noordhoek by Bianca Gubalke

Rainy Day in Noordhoek Valley After weeks of glorious sunshine, it finally came: a rainy day that brought the much needed rain to the beautiful gardens in Noordhoek, South Africa. And while thick clouds pushed over the mountains and caressed Chapman’s Peak, the morning sun broke through from the east, dipping the dripping garden into a…

Blue Flower Power

Blue Iris photographed by Bianca Gubalke

Summer in Cape Town The Magic of Blue Flower Power! Finally, the summer temperatures are climbing down here in Noordhoek, South Africa, just about 30 minutes from the Mother city: Cape Town! And while the evening sun sneaks once again around Chapman’s Peak as each year at this time, and a strange mist hovers above…

Ycademy Seminar September 2014

Ycademy Seminar September 2014 by Bianca Gubalke Host

Socializing with YORGOO The past Ycademy Seminar September 2014 focused on an exciting topic: Socializing and Community building with YORGOO! In other words: how to build a Membership site, how to build a mini Social Network, how to create an Affiliate Program, your own Directories, eNewsletters and Educational Programs – just to mention a few options!…

Piu Piu the Novel

Piu Piu - Novel by Bianca Gubalke

Into the Unknown Just as Piu Piu chose her path into the Unknown, this month of September 2014 will lead me to new horizons!  I thought the picture of the brand-new ‘boomslang’ that snakes through a magnificent canopy of luscious trees and strelitzias in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, at times offering magnificent free vistas across the…

Spring in Noordhoek

Flowering almond trees Finally, spring has come to Noordhoek, South Africa, and here is a photo of my flowering almond trees that I planted this winter! The white flower buds on this deciduous tree open before the leaves appear, normally as of two years – that’s the stage my trees are in. Aren’t they just too gorgeous?…

Piu Piu of Noordhoek

Piu Piu is back with Poline by Bianca Gubalke

Piu Piu is back! Incredible, but true, our wild Egyptian goose, Piu Piu, is back! And even more exciting: he brought his mate, Poline! If you followed how the story of Piu Piu started HERE and – apparently – ended HERE, and if you’re an animal lover – and you wouldn’t be reading this if…

Ycademy Seminar July 2014

Ycademy Seminar July 2014 by Bianca Gubalke

Great websites need good photos While our previous workshop focused on websites that stand out, especially the XO6 by Semiomantics as a modern high-end WordPress Custom Theme that will also be available in YORGOO, and due to the fact that all great websites need good photos, the Ycademy Seminar July 2014 was an excursion into Photoshop CC…

XOR on Google Top 10

Cool by Bianca Gubalke

How to improve a photo with a pattern overlay Yesterday, I posted the article “How to improve a photo with a pattern overlay” on my website which runs on a WP based XOR theme. Today, I checked its position on Google Top 10 and find it on position 4 on page 1, ahead of 4,750,000…