Saying goodbye to a longtime friend

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   Today is a bittersweet day. I am saying goodbye to a friend that I have had for over 16 years. Read the rest of this entry »

Are you prepared for the new era of SEO?

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  In the old days of Search Engine Optimization (SEO for short), Google and other search engines based how often pages showed up in searches base upon keywords on your pages and inbound links from other sites and frequency of changes made to pages or blog posts.
   With the explosion of social media, Google changed their search algorithms to include how people interact with websites through social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.). They found that people’s browsing habits have changed considerably over time. Instead of going to Google or Yahoo! Start their browsing, they spend their time on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest and click on links found there to move elsewhere on the net then they share what they find with their friends and followers.
   Is your website optimized for this shift in consumer’s internet browsing habits?
   Does your business utilize social media accounts? Are the details about your business on Yelp!, Foursquare, Google, Yahoo, etc. correct? Do you know how to get those details corrected if not? Do you have the time to go through them all? 
   Then, when the groundwork has been laid, we would work together with you to develop a marketing strategy which would build a potential customer base using existing clients and those people in which we attract to your various social media profiles. Then, as we progress through the times and seasons, we adjust the strategy to keep people’s attention and continue to turn these followers into customers.
   Are you ready to progress your business to the next level? Give us a call at 980-622-3179 to discuss your needs or fill out the contact form found here.

Writing Tip: Creating a lasting antagonist

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As I continue forging ahead with the writing of a novel based around a fictional recovery of Blackbeard’s Lost Treasure, I am at a point where it is time to introduce my antagonist. I thought I’d take this opportunity while it is fresh on my mind to let you in on how my process for creating a villain. Read the rest of this entry »

The Broken Ankle Chronicles: Day 34

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   We made it. My walking boot and I, that is.
   My wife and I had this trip to Edisto Island in South Carolina planned for months, and I wasn’t going to let a broken ankle stop us from coming.
   The first morning of our stay, we were greeted with torrential downpours. However, the clouds gave way to sunny skies in the afternoon and warm temperatures. We sat on the beach for a little over an hour.
   We have to leave early in the morning on New Year’s Eve, but any trip to Edisto, no matter the length and weather, is always worth it.
   The good news is, I should be able to go without the walking boot one week from today.

Insight into an a writer’s mind from Arthur C. Clarke

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“There is no way of demonstrating that a writer is neglecting his job; even his snores are deafening, his subconscious may be hard at work.”

- Sir Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C Clarke in his home office in Sri Lanka
Arthur C Clarke in his home office in Sri Lanka (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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