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Don’t Look Dead On The Internet

Don’t Look Dead On The Internet

When you are busy with your clients and with life in general, it’s easy to let things slide. This blog is a great example. I started out 2015 with great intentions to post stories on a regular basis. Unfortunately, I spent a lot of time working for clients and writing for other blogs such as the ones I manage at VulcanDistrict.com, Pack95Homewood.com and WoodBadgeAlabama.com. This year I am not going to make a resolution about my post frequency which I will surely break. At a minimum I need to make it look like someone is home.

The downside of having a blog or just a website in general is that you need to keep it updated. For some, this means that your last post should probably not be more than a couple of months old. For others, it means that pricing needs to change or the list of contacts needs to be updated. At a minimum your website needs to look like you are still in business. How many times have you visited a site, noticed things where out of date and wondered if the company was still in business?

More than likely your website has a copyright date in the footer. More times than not, these dates were randomly added when the site was built. Three years later and it still says Copyright 2013. There is a way to have this date change for you automatically. UpdateYourFooter.com has the code you need to help you install a dynamic timestamp to your website. There are JavaScript and PHP Snippets to help you or our designer update your site. While you are there, make sure all the pages load, all the links are still good and update your information.

I hope this gets your New Year off on the right foot and as they say on UpdateYourFooter.com, Friends don’t let friends look dead on the internet.

Favorite posts from from first of May 2015 – Millennial Edition

Favorite posts from from first of May 2015 – Millennial Edition

Here are my favorite posts from the first half of May 2015. This one is all about Millennials. These are generally people born in the early 1980’s to the early 2000’s. If you work at a large company, then all those employees in their twenties and early thirties are millennials.

It seems like I have entered that age where all my contemporaries have started to complain about Millennials. Never mind that their own parents complained about us. As each generation tries to shove the ones after into peg holes, we tend to generalize and repeat misinformation. With that in mind here is a great article, “Enough Already About The Job-Hopping Millennials.”

I never understood the need to wear a suit if you never ran into a customer or client. I worked at a couple of large companies and men would put their suit jackets on in the parking lot. Walk to their desk and remove the jacket. The only time the jacket was worn again was when this process was reversed at the end of the day. “With the Rise of the Millennial Comes the Fall of the Suit.” It’s about time. But, there is a time for a suit, it may be the key to getting a new client or landing a new job.

And who doesn’t love an infographic. Check out this one called “Enough hype, what’s the truth about millennials.”

And a post on millennials would not be complete without a stereotypical photo of someone checking their phone and drinking coffee. Photo is from Pexels.com and is licensed under Creative Commons Zero.

Favorite posts from the end of March 2015

Favorite posts from the end of March 2015

I have still been consuming a lot of content but I got a little slack on posting my favorites. Here are some of my favorites over the last month or so.

This pretty much sums up how I work. “Jack of All Trades (with a Network).”

Zapier and IFTTT are two great automation sites. Using them, you can get your different online channels to automatically work together. That description doesn’t do the process justice but “The Big List of Zapier Hacks for Marketers” will help you get started.

I like to write but it has not always come naturally to me. It took years to find my own voice. When I run into writers block I tend to shut down. “How to Overcome Writer’s Block: 14 Tricks That Work” has some great tips to help you, and me, get back on task.

I hope you find these favorite weekly posts helpful. Follow me online to see more posts throughout the week.


This weeks photo is by Logan Troxel available at Unsplash.com. I believe it is the St. Louis Arch. The composition really caught my eye and I wanted to share with you.

Favorite posts from the week March 16, 2015

Favorite posts from the week March 16, 2015

There is a lot of content that I consume each week on topics such as design, web strategy, SEO, and productivity. Some of it is posted to my various social media channels such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+. A few of those posts stand out more than the others. Here are some of last weeks favorites.

Last week was very busy. From client projects to attending a marketing event in Atlanta. Anything to help me manage my time is appreciated. This post about “25 Simple Lifehacks” is the kind of thing I need to help me through the day.

I work with clients and team members who are not in my same town. I also work with many who are but we aren’t in the same building. If you are considering with flexible work schedules or even in different locations, consider “Pros, cons, and lessons of working with dispersed teams.”

A busy week brings on tension. Here are “10 Ways to Stop Feeling Overworked and Overwhelmed.”

Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness. – Pearl S. Buck

I hope you find these favorite weekly posts helpful. Follow me online to see more posts throughout the week.


I need a nice peaceful photo this week and I decided to say bye to winter. Not that we had any snow in Alabama but it was the story this winter. The photo is from lifeofpix.com and is licensed under Creative Commons Zero.

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