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The Faux Interview Blog Post Template

By the way, that’s “foh” (meaning fake), not “fox” (like the animal). Just wanted to clear that up. The “Faux Interview” post is a great way to use PLR articles, or to even piece together small chunks of content that tend to be too short to become a stand-alone article. The layout of the post […] Read more
Category: Blogging, Wordpress

The FAQ or Q&A Blog Post Template

This post is an example of a FAQ or Q&A post. It is pretty self explanatory (and very meta ). What is a FAQ or Q&A post? It is similar to a “Top 10” post or a “How To” post. The basic idea is to lead the reader from point A to point Z by […] Read more
Category: Blogging, Wordpress

A Handy ‘Quick Query’ Command on the iSeries

Here’s a fun- and useful – little command you can create on the iSeries (or IBMi, AS400) in about 2 minutes. I usually create some version of this on every system I work on because I use it constantly. I’ll explain how below. First, the basics. The RUNQRY command can be used to run a […] Read more
Category: CMD, Coding

How to Write Conversationally–One Step at a Time

Recently I read a great article about writing conversationally on your blog, and how it can improve everything from attracting readers and commenters to enhancing your social proof. And now that I violated one of it's suggestions (avoid long sentences ), I'll try to get back on a conversational track. Wish me luck. First, we […] Read more

I Am Curious (Jenner)

Man, I hate getting in on this whole Caitlyn Jenner thing, but I can’t help it. It’s kinda like watching a train wreck. I suppose if it wasn’t related to the family “famous for being famous”, it might be different – I don’t know. But here goes… First, Jenner’s age comes to mind. 65. Retirement Read more

Instant Contact Database

I found a pretty cool plugin that does something that I wish I’d thought of – Contact Form DB ‘saves’ the results of a contact or other form (apparently any form) to a database. I found it while researching recent project I was engaged in for a charity website, Idaho Arthritis Walk. They wanted a simple […] Read more
Category: Wordpress

Word of the Day: User Story

A user story is a tool used in Agile software development (see definition below) to capture a description of a software feature from an end-user perspective. The user story describes the type of user, what they want and why. A user story helps to create a simplified description of a requirement. Agile software development is […] Read more
Category: Coding, Web Design

Top 10 Google Searches in 2014… and My Take on Them

1. Robin Williams. Born in 1951 and died way too soon. Always one of my favorites (well, the Mork and Mindy days were a bit iffy). My favorite movies from Robin had to be “World According to Garp” and “Dead Poet’s Society“, but I really did like him in just about anything he did. Sure, […] Read more
Category: General

The Rise Of Social Media Marketing

Social media is a term used to describe the phenomenon that has grown during the past several years to a gigantic tidal wave of connectivity through twitters, facebook friends, and pins. Today there are billions of individuals on these social sites, divulging every detail of their daily lives and sharing information on everything. When people Read more
Category: General

Designing a Well Crafted Website

A well-crafted website requires more than just being aesthetically pleasing. Using both proper layout and creative design, you can offer your readers easier navigation to locate the information they are seeking. This will produce a positive impression from your readers concerning your organization while enhancing the user's overall experience. It Read more

Expertise and The View from Below

(This post was created as an experiment using the WPMU Prefill Post Templates plugin). I answered (well, tried to answer anyway) a question posed in a LinkedIn Social Media group today. The question was basically, “If starting from scratch, what would you need (equipment, software, etc) to grow a big Social Media presence online”? In Read more
Category: General, Technology

10 Ways To Succeed In Personal Development

Personal development plans may look good on paper, but they sure are difficult to follow in real life! Use the following tips to help you get through your personal development agenda. 1. Begin now. Putting off your plan by even a day is allowing yourself to make excuses, and that is not getting yourself off […] Read more