Why you should attend ConvergeSouth

Blogs and social media are great, but you can often learn more, meet more people and have a richer experience attending conferences, seminars and other events in person. There’s a big difference between skimming a blog post in your RSS reader and the immersive, interactive experience of a conference. That’s why, if you’re interested in […]

12 things to do when you don't feel like blogging

This is another one of my occasional posts on what to do when you don’t feel like blogging. 1. Update your bio/about page. If you’ve been doing this for any length of time, chances are it’s out of date. You should also make sure that you’re including everything there that’s going to help reinforce your […]

How and why you should get your own domain name

I’m always surprised by the number of businesses, large organizations and professionals I see using someone else’s domain name for a blog. Often this takes the form of hosting a blog on one of the major hosting sites — wordpress.com or blogspot.com, for instance. I suspect this is because many people don’t understand how inexpensive […]

Four keys to improving any web site

When I look at this blog or almost any other web site, I always see things that could be done better. And I know that there are things that could be improved that I’m not seeing, because I’m simply not aware of all the shortcomings of a particular web site. Since you can’t do everything […]

Most useful online marketing posts of 2009

I wish I could say I’d written a bunch of these, but I didn’t. Nonetheless, Who’s Blogging What, a newsletter that rounds up the best in online marketing, has a great list of online marketing posts. There are 25 posts in each of five categories – social media, search marketing, user experience, email marketing and […]

Thesis theme discounted for Black Friday – limited time

If you’ve been thinking about getting the flexible, search-engine optimized Thesis theme, now is the time to do so. The creator, Chris Pearson, is holding a Black Friday sale that is limited to the first 150 people who enter the following code: 20D03977D0 Click on this link to get the theme, and enter the code […]