How to have a magnificent and thriving online presence with websites, blogs, social media, and more.

Why Wordpress Sometimes Kills My Creativity

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Grrrr ... Wordpress is NOT my favorite program. Every other breath a plugin needs to be updated. It "breaks" on a regular basis and takes hours, if not days, to fix what seems like a simple problem. The box to leave a comment stopped working…

When Wordpress and Other Blogs Load Too Slow or Not at All

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I was recently visiting a friend's blog and the page just wouldn't load. It took FOREVER to show up on my screen after I entered the URL. I sent her a message letting her know about the problem and offered some advice on some things to look…

Best Online Free Font Download Websites

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When I was having my first book cover designed, I was "enlightened" about fonts and copyrights. If you are doing something for commercial purposes - like an ad, you have to have rights to the font. These are some of the places I get fonts:…

Clean Up That Email FAST by Asking How Urgent Is It?

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  One of the biggest time sucks out there is how stuffed your email inbox can become. Too many emails to deal with leaves you with little time to focus on and manage the really important things that need to get done to earn more…

When You Are On Social Media, Be Social!

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I don't do business with people I don't know and I don't develop relationships with someone who starts the conversation with a sales pitch. Particularly when they send the same message more than once. I had to send that to someone on Facebook…

Color Makes a Difference!

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Thanks to Joel Comm for sharing this article about color: http://www.worldvillage.com/the-psychology-of-color/. WAY back in the day, when I was working for ergonomics and human factor's experts at Virginia Tech, they were doing a graduate…

Blogging and Social Media - Where Should You Be Spending Your Time? by Takara

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My background is engineering. I've worked on computers since 1985. I put up my first website in about 1995. I have several websites and blogs. I got heavily involved in social media about 4 years ago and spend entirely too much time…

Developing a Website and Blog for One of the Most Important Men In My Life - My Dad

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Back in the car business! I thought when I finished being the Internet Operations Manager for the Nissan dealership in Santa Fe, New Mexico that I was out of the car business for good. But, alas, developing a website and blog for my dad…

Why Tropical Beaches?

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I'm sure if you've visited any of my websites or social media profiles, you've noticed a great deal of imagery dealing with water and tropical beach scenes. There is a reason. And it's not just that I love the ocean or tropical beaches.…