A little bit off balance

The web biz can do strange things to your sleep and social schedule

January 7, 2012 John 0

Working online presents a novel scenario for schedules and sleeping cycles, and with the bombardment of modern technological stimulants like artificial lights, televisions, and lolcats, our internal clocks might not know how to process all of these variables. While there are some advantages to alternate sleeping patterns, there are also some health and social concerns that have to be address to achieve a high level of happiness and productivity.

Out to lunch - be back someday

Limits of Inactivity

June 20, 2011 John 1

A blog can continue to make money for long after it has become inactive, but to maximize your revenue you’ll have to keep it at least somewhat up to date – and make sure those new links are flowing!

Canon Camera

Finally invested in a camera

September 17, 2010 John 1

It is good to be cheap and frugal when you’re running a business or blog – but only to an extent. Don’t be too much like me though, because blogging is a whole lot easier with a nice digital camera on hand!

Spam

The worst part of spam…

April 10, 2010 John 0

Other than general annoyance, what is it that truly makes spam more of an evil than an inconvenience? I’ll let you in on the most frustrating behaviors I’ve seen and the downsides of an otherwise effective SEO strategy.

Wordpress Software

Modern 2.0 WordPress Theme – Updated with dynamic sidebars and homepage

April 1, 2010 John 0

Ever found a great Wordpress theme, but it was too old and outdated to put to use without major edits? Well, if you’re a fan of Modern .9, you’ll definitely want to check out this 2.0 version of the Modern Wordpress Theme, ready for 2010 with dynamic sidebars and a home page that mixes static content with the excerpts from your latest posts.

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Blogging is dead – long live blogging!

March 30, 2010 John 1

Blogging isn’t quite as easy as it used to be, but the online economy still provides a ton of opportunity to those who truly love to write and produce content on a regular schedule.

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Firefox 3.6 killed the link properties option

March 14, 2010 John 4

If you like to know the properties of links on the sites you visit, Firefox version 3.6 is a bit lacking unless you add a link property plugin that recreates the function many of us used to take for granted.

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Fighting Scrapers Pt 1: The Email Request

January 31, 2010 John 3

When blog scrapers threaten your reputation in the search engines, you’ll eventually have to fight back just to protect yourself. Since we’re feeling like generous and nice people, we’re going to start off with some polite email requests before we start doing damage or publicly mocking the offender.

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Escalating Against Blog Scrapers

January 30, 2010 John 3

Its easy to ignore most scrapers, but once in a while they get their act together and figure out how to rank with stolen content. Here are the basic steps to fix that kind of mess.