Category: Blogging

Performance Server
There are thousands of options when choosing a web hosting provider.  Among the web hosts I’ve seen most often publicized are HostGator, BlueHost, DreamHost, and 1&1 Hosting.  Although I am currently using 1&1 Hosting and have very been happy with it I am strongly considering switching to DreamHost or BlueHost after comparing the features offered, the performance of each host, and writing this post.  Below I compare the features publicly advertised by each of these web hosting providers and I summarize the testing I performed to evaluate the non-publicized web hosting performance, namely network latency &
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Alex and Emma Movie Image

The other day I was watching “Alex & Emma“, a movie about an author who hires a stenographer to help him write a book in 30 days so that he can pay off his gambling debts and avoid bodily harm.  As I’ve been writing more, I began to wonder what similar tactics I might use to increase my productivity.  In the past I’ve used Android’s Speech to Text feature to quickly compose texts and I began to wonder whether I could exploit this feature to compose longer blog posts, at what rate, and at what accuracy.

The Experiment

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Social Media Post Pic

You may (or may not) know that Google uses inbound links to your site to gauge it’s popularity and relevance.  The most popular and relevant content shows up on page one of Google search results, while less popular content is pushed down in the ranks.  The other day I was to pondering the possible effect on Google Search rankings of inbound links from social media profiles and I inadvertently set up an experiment when I set up social media profiles for my site and experienced some impressive results.


In February 2014, I set up a simple site as a … Read the rest

As I begin to dip my toes into the blogging world, I wonder what success might look like and what techniques or best practices might be used to get there. I began to think of those blogs that I subscribe to and what insight I might be able to extract and derive from publicly available data.  This immediately led me to ponder Pat Flynn at (SPI) as he routinely publishes his income reports. These income reports coupled with his publicly available RSS feed gave me some unique insight into the posting quantity & frequency, effectiveness of different media types … Read the rest