Here’s another lesson for you about social media. ASK folks to share your posts, music, newsletters, etc! Yes, just put it out there and ask “Could you share my video?”.
That’s what happened here. Dave Ryder is a 16-year old singer/songwriter who’s just getting his feet wet putting out videos, and he’s not half bad! I saw him posting on a Facebook group that I frequent, and he simply introduced himself, and ASKED if we’d share his video. And so I am!
Enjoy Dave’s song, and comment on his YouTube Channel!Read More or Comment
A nice gem of a video for anyone looking to start a creative venture or go into business for themselves! It’s how I started HolisticGeek.com!Read More or Comment
Greetings folks! Brendon Burchard is at it again, and I’m so incredibly excited! I don’t normally promote these kinds of trainings or endorse other people’s products or trainings, but Brendon stands out!
Even if you just watch his free videos or pick up his book, The Millionaire Messenger, you’re going to think you’ve gotten thousands of dollars worth of valuable training on how to market yourself as an author, speaker, seminar leader, coach, or product developer. I’ve been learning from Brendon for almost a year now, and his training makes all the difference to me!
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2012 is the year of video! I have better lighting so look for more video updates from me. Here’s me singing, I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables, along with some of my helpful hints for using your laptop’s camera (plus what my screen looks like for a time when I use Screenflow for Mac). Enjoy!Read More or Comment
Some new improvements to WordPress have arrived, and I think that you’ll like them!
You can log into your WordPress dashboard to upgrade at any time! If you’re a client of mine, you can send an email to me and I can upgrade your WordPress and plugins for you as well.
Keeping your WordPress installation current not only gives you access to new features, but you’ll enjoy peace of mind with all of the security enhancements for your website with each new release. All of my new clients and subscribers to the HolisticGeek.com Protection Plus service will have access to WordPress 3.3 automatically! Protection Plus members, look for WordPress 3.3 to appear in January 2012 for you!
Enjoy this video, explaining the new features!
I’ve introduced a new service for my existing clients called Protection Plus.
About a month ago, immediately following my move to Eden Prairie, MN, one of my clients’ web sites suffered a malware attack and was unavailable. Imagine having this image in place of your current web site when a potential client comes to visit:
I was glad to help in this instance. But in retrospect, had there been a regular “protection plan” in place with regular WordPress file updates, theme updates, plugin updates, and settings optimizations, this five-day downtime of my client’s web site could have been avoided.
So, starting RIGHT NOW – I’ve introduced what I’m calling Protection Plus – a yearly subscription service to help my existing clients stay up to date and protected, for just $99/year. ($79 until December 31, 2011).
To take advantage of Protection Plus you need only be a client of HolisticGeek.com, have a WordPress-based site, and be hosted by TigerTechnologies (our preferred web host).Read More or Comment
So maybe you know this, or maybe you don’t – but I moved to a new town within the Twin Cities metro area, and at the same time, bought a new smartphone (my first smartphone!). Almost instantly I began using fun new texting features, and downloaded the social networking app, Foursquare.
I fear that I’m now addicted!
If you aren’t familiar yet, Foursquare is a social networking service where a person can “check in” to places they frequent. You can earn points for checking in to places for the first time, earn more points if you check in with a Foursquare friend, and also become “mayor” of a place if you are the person to check in the most times! You can leave “tips” for other folks for when they visit the location you’ve checked in, and also see where your friends are checking in. You can even link it with your Facebook and Twitter accounts, so that all of your friends there can see where you frequent. Maybe they’ll want to join you!
For me, Foursquare’s been a fun little app that lets me explore new places in a city I’m still getting to know.
Of course, there are some downsides. Aside from the addictive quality, and maybe the all-too-easy competition that can happen between Foursquare friends (you can be the first of your friends to check in somewhere for more points, and you can oust your friends’ “mayorships”!), you may give up a bit of privacy when you share publicly where you are checking in. Don’t put your home address as a place on Foursquare to check in, and don’t tell your sweetheart you’re going to get groceries and then check in to the nearest pub!
If you wish, you can follow me on Foursquare! Right now you can see that I like to go to parks with my dog and drink a lot of coffee! If you become a friend, maybe we’ll check in at the same venue sometime!
(Scott discretely checks his phone to see if he’s now #2 on his friends’ leaderboard..)Read More or Comment