January 2006

How to Do What You Love

Jan
31

How to Do What You Love

A long essay but extremely well thought out. And something that I'm sending along to my kids. A lesson that has taken me a long time to learn and I would venture to say I haven't learned it well even yet.

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The Long Tail

Jan
24

Astronomy Picture of the Day

I visit the Astronomy pic of the Day - each day to help me keep perspective on the size of our universe. Today's post on the New Horizon craft leaving for Pluto is just one of those amazing events that keeps me humble. Planning for something that will have little to no result for ten years just truly amazes me and dwarfs my petty concerns in the immenseness of the universe.

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Demonstrating Blogging

Jan
19

Demonstrating Blogging is always interesting. It is easy and very straightforward.

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Another domain name hassle

Jan
17

A volunteer organization... The webmaster moves on. The new adminstrator doesn't pay attention. Probably doesn't know to pay attention. And boom you are a Russian porn purveyer. PAY ATTENTION to domain renewal notices or you will get bitten. and it is real hassle to sort it out.

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Taking time to think about Client Strategy

Jan
16

Account Management as a Marketing Investment: A Lesson from the Airlines | MarketingProfs.com: "Take a First Cut at Your Strategy

To achieve the promise of account management, create a specific marketing strategy for each key client that includes eight elements:

1. The top five issues your client faces

2. How you can help with those problems

3. How you stand out from others in meeting the client's challenges

4. The status of your relationships with key decision makers

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Blog publishing from Ecto

Jan
11

For several days I have wanted to try using ecto to publish to my blog. I have not been able to get it to function but after changing my feed to the atom format. (and there may be other reasons for doing that.) and letting it use the default setting for Blogger I'm finally home free.

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Digital Web Magazine - Designing for the Web

Jan
11

Digital Web Magazine - Designing for the Web

Many times I have trouble explaining these issues to clients. I tend not to unless they come up in the particular design that I have chosen.

  • Resolution
  • Designing for browsers
  • Web-safe color
  • Graphics compression
  • Text
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Does this have wider application to freelancers?

Jan
10

Marketing Art on the Web : SEO Book.com:

This provocative post got me thinking about other areas that similar tactics would work for SEO marketing of freelancers and a lot of small businesses.

"So how would I recommend marketing art?

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Sudoku - Games for the Brain

Jan
05

Sudoku - Games for the Brain

I've been wondering about the Sudoku craze for awhile. What it was and how it was played... Addictive it is!

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eBook Secrets Exposed

Jan
05

eBook Secrets Exposed

I recently received an email from Jim Edwards with the text below. Not only was I impressed with the quality of the lead in - but the follow through. Marketing really is about the swing. Getting ready, swinging, and then following through. And then swinging again if you miss.

Why are some authors doing so much better than others?
We've discovered seven key mistakes that most ebook authors
make (and in doing so, hold themselves back from major
success):

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