Speaking Honestly: Richard Mourdock’s Beliefs

By , November 6, 2012

Am I really the only liberal pro-choice atheist who respects and even applauds Richard Mourdock’s heartfelt statement about his belief that abortion is wrong even in the case of rape? Read more »

Voting, November 2012

By , November 6, 2012

I was surprised at several things about voting this morning. First, since I’ve moved, I have a new polling place, at an elementary school. There was very little signage Read more »

Pen Screwdrivers

By , September 23, 2012

Pen Screwdrivers (Amazon Wish List)

Don’t Try to Force Your Tools On Me!

By , August 15, 2012

Over the years, I’ve encountered lots of people who are so enamored of a tool (software or web app) that they insist that I use their chosen tool to interact with them, even at the most basic level. The most recent example I’ve encountered is Google Calendar Read more »

SEO: Understanding Audience and Purpose(s)

By , August 12, 2012

I don’t write much about Search Engine Optimization (SEO), despite its importance to the success of every web business. That’s because I view SEO as an integral part of every aspect of online marketing — it just isn’t a discrete function that can be managed separately. SEO is holistic.

I’ve intentionally written only in very simplistic terms about SEO: “Be Relevant and Useful” and “Common-Sense SEO.” Today, I want to emphasize the importance of audience and purpose in SEO and web marketing.

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The Benefits of Moving: What I’m Learning

By , August 11, 2012

I’m learning a lot from my current move, including some lessons I didn’t learn from earlier moves. The difference: I moved everthing into a storage unit, before moving into my new home.

When I’ve moved in the past, I’ve had the luxury of time, which I’m now learning is also a curse.

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Priceline’s Scam (Bait and Switch)

By , July 24, 2012

Back in December 1999, I wrote about my frustrations with Priceline.com and another travel web site, both of which which proved completely useless. Today, I confirmed that PriceLine has upgraded from a useless service to a “bait-and-switch” operation.

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Ending My Career as a “Solo” Internet Marketing Consultant

By , July 11, 2012

For the past 15 years, I’ve earned most of my income from my work as an individual internet marketing consultant.  This year, I must finally acknowledge that I can’t continue as a “solo” consultant.
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Book Review: How to Make Money With Affiliate Marketing Even Without a Website

By , June 27, 2012

How to Make Money With Affiliate Marketing Even Without a Website (an ebook by Joan Mullally with Evelyn Trimborn) is mostly sincere — but quite misleading. The authors know and share a lot of information about affiliate marketing, but much of their advice is incorrect or incomplete. And ultimately, their advice won’t work for at least 95% of their target audience.

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More Employment-Ad Scams

By , June 20, 2012

The week isn’t even half-over, and I haven’t done any real work at all, and already I’m exhausted by an endless stream of requests from “prospective employers,” few of whom appear legitimate.

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