Let Me Help You.

I’m retired… Busy as all ‘get out’ but retired from working anymore.

I’m also well versed in WordPress and websites in general.

If your site is broken then contact me right away!

If you’re itching to get started call me ASAP!

I can help you start a new blog. I can help with a new website.

I’m very good with the technical aspects of WordPress.

Call me or email me…

If your site is broken then contact me right away!

If you’re itching to get started call me ASAP!

Fees? Don’t sweat the fees right now. I told you I’m retired!

Balance exercises: 13 Moves with Instructions

Finding balance in all areas of your life is the way forward. This includes developing balance in your body.

Improving balance increases coordination and strength, allowing you to move freely and steadily. Enhancing stability, mobility, and flexibility makes it easier to perform your daily tasks. It also improves your athletic performance. Focusing on your balance may also help you to focus and clear your mind.

How balance exercises work

Balancing exercises work your core muscles, lower back, and legs. Lower-body strength-training exercises can also help improve your balance.

While balancing exercises can be challenging at times, consistent effort will make these exercises easier. Gradually increase the number of repetitions as the exercises become easier.

Source: Balance exercises: 13 Moves with Instructions

Staging Sites

I don’t use ‘staging sites’ since I think a WordPress based site can be launched from idea and a chosen unregistered domain idea to up and running in 20 minutes or so and for less than $35.00 outlay. And that $35.00 includes $10.00 for a pack of business cards.

I guess some of that is influenced by reading Don Lancaster’s Incredible Secret Money Machine years ago. Nobody is gonna see that site on day one and I believe in growing and improving the site as it goes.

Yet people seem to be drawn to the idea of not launching until ‘things are perfect’… Nothing is ever perfect and if you throw all your energy at perfection then you’ll wind up too tired to enjoy the labor you did.

Website & Content Checklist

Does your website benefit from a Responsive Website design?

Do you have an SEO Strategy?

Can you yourself add content to the site like new pages and articles?

Have you considered Website Security?

Is there a system to monitor website traffic and performance via Analytics?

Does your Website:

Feature your company logo, name, and location or business purposes?

have new posts, pages, or other content (twice a week)?

Contain a Privacy Policy?

Reflect your social media presence?

Wouldn’t you enjoy seeing your social media efforts on your own website?

Can your visitors figure out your navigation?

Do you have prominent Contact Info?

Is there a copyright notice in the footer?

Is the date in the Copyright Notice current?

Remember this, a currently updated Copyright line tells your users you are involved with your page – or rather a ‘dated’ (as in last years) Copyright practically screams ‘No one cares’.

Is there a contact for your web guru (in case of a website question)?

Did you remember to mention your other businesses? Always cross-promote!

You don’t have AdSense or other ads on your site do you? (We’ve seen our client’s competitor’s ads show up on our client sites).

Are you making good use of photos, images, logos, etc.?

Do you have something to attract attention like an Image Slider or Marque or both?

Are your image sliders really effective?

Duck house: hardware – Yellow Cottage Homestead

More progress on the duck house project. I painted the underside of the floor. It won’t be seen, but the paint will help protect it from ground moisture: And painted under the awning: Righting it a…

Source: Duck house: hardware – Yellow Cottage Homestead

I asked David about the sign above the duck house door and he answered back with a link to the details on the construction of their ‘BoonDucks’ duck house.

Follow the link for even more details and pictures!  And Thanks, David!

10 Ways To Explore The Internet Archive For Free

The Internet Archive is a treasure trove of fascinating media, texts, and ephemera. Items that if they didn’t exist here, would be lost forever. Yet so many of our community members have difficulty describing what exactly it is…that we do here. Most people know us for the Wayback Machine, but we are so much more. To that end, we’ve put together a fun and useful guide to exploring the Archive. So, grab your flashlight and pith hat and let your digital adventure begin…


Read More – Source: https://blog.archive.org/2018/03/07/10-ways-to-explore-the-internet-archive-for-free/


Encouraging those creative souls with the means to cleanly work offline then publish online on their timetable while not stressing their own website as much. The local boxen would be a real boon to auto bloggers with heavier loads.

This ain’t no revolution | Derek Sivers

Five years after I started CD Baby, when it was a big success, the media said I had revolutionized the music business.

But “revolution” is a term that people use only when you’re successful. Before that, you’re just a quirky person who does things differently.

People think revolution needs to involve loud provocations, fists in the air, and bloodshed.

But if you think true love looks like Romeo and Juliet, you’ll overlook a great relationship that grows slowly.

If you think your life’s purpose needs to hit you like a lightning bolt, you’ll overlook the little day-to-day things that fascinate you.

Source: This ain’t no revolution | Derek Sivers

A business model with only two numbers | Derek Sivers

Like most people, I had no idea what to charge for my service.

So I went to the local record store in Woodstock, where they had some local musicians’ CDs on the counter.

I asked the woman at the store, “How does it work if I sell my CD here?”

She said, “You set the selling price at whatever you want. We keep a flat $4 cut. And we pay you every week.”

So I went home and wrote, on my new cdbaby.com website, “You set the selling price at whatever you want. We keep a flat $4 cut. And we pay you every week.”

Read More – Source: A business model with only two numbers | Derek Sivers

100 Best Books by Black Female Authors, 1850 – Present | ZORA

The ZORA Canon, our list of the 100 greatest books ever written by African American women, is one of a kind, yet it exists within a rich cultural tradition. As author and New York Times contributing opinion writer Kaitlyn Greenidge notes in “Why We Need to Acknowledge the African American Women’s Canon,” her insightful and moving introduction to the list, Black artists and cultural leaders have been compiling documents of this sort since the 1700s, first as part of an ongoing argument against White supremacy and slavery. Later, during Reconstruction, as a reminder to the newly literate Black population “that they were not alone.” Later still, to catalog the abundance of the Harlem Renaissance (the period that brought us Zora Neale Hurston, for whom ZORA is named). And in contemporary time, less to prove the value of Black women’s voices and their humanity than to “go about challenging the work of figuring out what this space would mean for us.”

Source: 100 Best Books by Black Female Authors, 1850 – Present | ZORA

Make a dream come true | Derek Sivers

Selling my friends’ CDs was starting to take up a lot of my time. I realized I had accidentally started a business. But I didn’t want to start a business! I was already living my dream life as a fulltime musician. I didn’t want anything to distract me from that.

So, I thought that by taking an unrealistically utopian approach, I could keep the business from growing too much. Instead of trying to make it big, I was going to make it small. It was the opposite of ambition, so I had to think in a way that was the opposite of ambitious.

I wrote down my utopian dream-come-true distribution deal from my musician’s point of view. In a perfect world, my distributor would…

Source: Make a dream come true | Derek Sivers

Just selling my CD | Derek Sivers

This story begins in 1997. I was a professional musician, age 27. I was making a full-time living just playing music — playing lots of gigs around the U.S. and Europe, producing people’s records, playing on people’s records, and running a little recording studio. I was even the musician and MC for a circus.

My bank account was always low, but never empty. I made enough money to buy a house in Woodstock, New York. I was living a musician’s dream.

I made a CD of my music, and sold 1500 copies at my concerts. I wanted to sell it online, but there were no businesses that would sell independent music online. Not one. I called up the big online record stores and they all told me the same thing: The only way I could get my CD into their online stores was through a major distributor.

Source: Just selling my CD | Derek Sivers

Small File With A Large Soul – htaccess and SEO

Configuring an htaccess file can seem a tedious task especially if you’re not familiar with it. And in all honesty, if you’re not familiar with it you should tread carefully as you can bring a whole website down quite easily with entering a wrong rule or even just a wrong character out of place. Not trying to scare, just stating a fact. In this article, we shall focus on how an SEO can benefit from it in a somewhat safe manner. After all, it is quite a handy little file for many things and I’ll inform you of a few common use cases for it.

Read More – Source: https://en.ryte.com/magazine/htaccess-seo


Jeff Hawkins’s answer to How can you prevent eBayers from sniping your bids? – Quora

Keep in mind this idea… There’s always a better deal!

I don’t worry about eBay Sniping!

When I find an item I wish to bid on I’ll come up with an absolute maximum price I’m willing to pay. I then subtract the shipping fees from that and that is my bid. And that bid is to the penny… No more!

Sniping is fine with me because I always get my item for my price or less or else I don’t get it. In the cases where I don’t get it someone else gets it for a price that is higher than I wish to pay…

Read More – Source: How can you prevent eBayers from sniping your bids? – Quora

The Utmost Breathtaking Tourist Sites in California – All She Wrote

I recently just got back from the ravishing state of California this past winter break. The things to do and see in this state is limitless. Every city and region is known for something. This December, we traveled from Sacramento through San Francisco, to the central coast.

1. Golden Gate

As soon as we landed, we headed towards the Fisherman’s Warf which is located in the heart of San Francisco. San Fran’s Wharf is definitely interesting. Right near the bay, the downtown wharf area contains a variety of gourmet restaurants and high tech corporate buildings like Google and Reddit. As prosperous as this area is, it is a bit on the dirty side. I would keep your eyes peeled as you would in any downtown area.

Read More – Source: The Utmost Breathtaking Tourist Sites in California – All She Wrote

6 things I wish I knew the day I started Berklee | Derek Sivers

This is a talk I gave to incoming first-year students at Berklee College of Music today: September 5, 2008.

#1 : Focus. Disconnect. Do not be distracted.

My favorite part of the movies is the training sequence, where a young Bruce Wayne, Neo, or Kung-Fu Panda goes to a remote location to be trained relentlessly, nonstop, past all breaking points, until they emerge as a master.The next few years can be your training sequence, if you focus.

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