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Think of social networks as a house

By on Jan 5, 2016 | 0 comments

Think of social networks as a house you don’t own Think of your accounts with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and all other social networks as a house… your house. The social network is the landlord. You can’t buy the house, but you are allowed to use it, subject to eviction with no notice. You can invite friends over for a visit. You can visit them in their houses. But the vehicle you use to move around remains in the ownership of the landlord. If he so chooses, he can stop you from moving around or limit your access to the means of transportation. Who owns what? When friends come over to visit, you can connect with them, converse with them, sell them stuff, etc., but the LANDLORD owns them. You can also bring photos and videos into your house to exchange with your friends, but the landlord owns those as soon as you bring them into the house. And they can do...

5 Signs That Your Website May Be Obsolete

By on Dec 22, 2015 | 0 comments

I wrote this post in October 2013. It is still relevant today. 5 Signs That Your Website May Be Obsolete

A Labor of Love – Creating a BBQ Festival

By on Sep 5, 2015 | 0 comments

Every year about this time my regular business grinds to a halt as I do my part to help create another Kentucky State BBQ Festival. As a member of the Festival’s Board of Directors, I wear many hats, but none of us could do this alone. We have a fantastic Board of Directors and an equally fantastic General Committee who take ownership of various moving parts and put it all together. The Festival website, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts are among my responsibilities. Brad Simmons does our Facebook marketing. My wife Maureen and I took on the added responsibility of handling the online sales of our raffle tickets this year, and boy, was THAT a learning experience. New systems will be in place for next year when we will have more time to promote the raffles and increase the revenue and the work involved. Every January, we begin building the Festival that will take place the weekend...

For a Simpler CMS, Grab a Perch

By on Jun 30, 2015 | 0 comments

What is enough CMS? I started blogging in 2005 using Userland Software’s Radio. By 2006, I had switched to WordPress and have been very happy with it for developing everything from simple blogs to complex websites. Along the way, I tried Joomla and Drupal, but found them unwieldy for my clients to make changes to. WordPress was a simpler system to teach to clients, but still required some time and, once in a while, video tutorials. WordPress also offered much quicker web page building and maintenance. Even if a client didn’t want to add or edit content and preferred me to do it, the ease of doing it in WordPress saved me time and them money. So, as you might guess, I have been a big fan of WordPress for many years. I have attended WordCamps in Columbus, OH and Louisville, KY for a few years and plan to attend a few more next year. For me, WordPress is a tool I want to know more...

Combined Web and Email Hosting? Bad Idea?

By on Jun 26, 2015 | 0 comments

What does email mean to your business? For as long as there has been web hosting there has been email hosting packaged with it. It is free, convenient and a bad idea. I’ve been using combined web and email hosting since 1996 and it took me this long to figure out just how bad of an idea it really is. If you have any kind of email volume and use combined hosting, I’m sure you’ve had times when your email server refused to respond, asked repeatedly for the password that you knew was correct or failed to deliver an email you had been waiting for. And despite promises of 99% plus uptime, all web hosts have times where their service goes down – and your email goes with it. Additionally, most combined email services have poor spam filtration and that can get annoying even if you don’t you have an older email address that received hundreds of spam email every...

BackUp Creator fixes website disasters with one click?

By on Jan 8, 2015 | 0 comments

Computer glitches and crashes, cyber attacks, data losses, hacking. We hear about them all the time on the news. But what if it happened to you? In the past, for those of you running your websites on WordPress, I’ve recommended a plugin called Automatic WordPress Backup that will save your files to Amazon’s AWS Cloud. But in the event of a data loss, there will still be a considerable amount of time and expense to download the files, re-install WordPress, and import and configure all of the files necessary to get your website back to its original state. Plus the plugin hasn’t been updated in over two years and that can create a security risk. If you are using Automatic WordPress Backup, you need to be making new plans. What if there was a solution that would allow to to restore your site with a simple click? ALL of your site. Content, photos, illustrations, comments,...

Do your PowerPoint presentations suck?

By on Nov 26, 2014 | 0 comments

You Suck At PowerPoint! by @jessedee from Jesse Desjardins – @jessedee Your presentation slides need to enhance your presentation, not overpower it. One of the biggest mistakes we see all the time is trying to present too much information on one slide. If your audience is reading your slide instead of listening to what you are saying, that is a major FAIL! Jesse Desjardins SlideShare, “You Suck At PowerPoint!”, presented above, will show you how to get more from your presentations whether you use PowerPoint, Keynote, Impress or online presentation solutions such as Prezi, Emaze or Empressr. One thing to remember is that if your presentations suck, it is not the fault of the software; it is the fault of how the presentation slides were created and the content included. Put your best foot forward. Watch this SlideShare to learn how make your PowerPoints...

Help Preserve Net Neutrality

By on Sep 28, 2014 | 0 comments

I have always been an advocate of Net Neutrality because I understand the potential consequences of placing too much power in the hands of too few. Some out there would take this opportunity to divide the web into “fast lanes” and “slow lanes”. This could be devastating for your business and for consumers. Now is the time to act to ensure that the Internet remains a level playing field, not an unlevel paying field. Click here to read and sign Mozilla’s petition. From Mozilla (Firefox, Thunderbird, Webmaker): As of now, the Internet preserves our right to access all lawful content and software without interference. In other words, the Web is a level playing field: you can read, watch, play, browse and share on the same terms as everybody else. That level playing field — or “Net Neutrality” — is under threat. If we stand by, the Internet could...

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