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Go Alone or Go Together?

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One of my favorite politicians is New Jersey Senator Cory Booker. Cory is the former mayor of Newark and was elected to the Senate in 2013. I saw him interviewed not too long ago. He spoke an old African proverb: “If you want to go fast, go alone; but if you want to go far, go together.”

I think that is very apropos to many things in life and particularly true in the wonderful world of blogging.

Think about that for a moment.

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How to Start a Blog in 5 Easy Steps


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birdieA little bird told me you wanted to start a blog. Is that true?

OK, then. You want to start a blog. Hey, that’s great! Congratulations!

OK! Now what? How do you go about it?

Well, first of all, I know you have lots of questions and that’s good. You should always find out everything you need to know before you get started on a project.

And, believe me, a great blog is a—project! A big project! But, if you have that blogger gene in your DNA, it’s a one of those projects you’re really going to love and enjoy doing!

There are some important steps you need to take to get off on the right foot. And you definitely want to do that, right?

OK, so let’s get started. First let me list the steps for you. Then we’ll dig a bit deeper into each step. OK?

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How Much Should I Pay for a Website?


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foreign_money_background_page-bg_7575That’s the question I get asked most by potential clients and lots of folks who just want to know. You know, just for the heck of it.

Well, dearly beloved, the answer to that is a resounding “THAT DEPENDS! BUT PROBABLY NOT AS MUCH AS YOU THINK!”

There are so many things to consider when you are thinking about a website. Personal or business? ECommerce? Fancy or plain? And the list goes on….

There are three elements to a website: (1) choosing and registering a suitable domain name, (2) picking a reliable and trustworthy architect to build the website and (3) selecting a hosting company to host the website on. And those are the basic costs you’ll need to consider. Let’s go over these one by one. Read more

5 Quick and Dirty SEO Tips to Get Your Website Noticed


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SEO 5I’ve written before at length about Search Engine Optimization (SEO), but here are a few quick tips about organic on-site SEO for you to follow to bring your website or blog up to snuff.

Now bear in mind that while these tips are quick and easy to take care of, raising your position in the search engines takes some time, so do be patient.

And, as I tell all my clients and everyone else who asks me about SEO, if anyone tells you they can get you on page 1 of the Google machine by next week, they’re lying to you. It takes time, but the sooner you get started, the sooner you will see some pretty good results! Read more

Everybody’s Got a Story to Tell


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scary monster from clarityunlimited smIf you’re a blogger, whether you’re new at the game or someone who’s been at it for a long, long time or someone somewhere in between, there will be times when that monster of self-doubt will creep maliciously into your life. That monster that plots to throw all sorts of insidious obstacles at you to get you out of the blogging business.

If you’re a newcomer, it’ll probably be telling you you’re not really cut out for this sort of thing.

If you’re an old-timer, the monster might be sending you signs that you’ve said all there is to say and you don’t have anything else to offer.

If you’re somewhere in between, it might be some combination of the two or something completely different.

But Wait! Here’s the Good News!

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