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Old 12-29-2011, 12:52 PM
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I've been keeping a blog for a while now. I have found it most helpful in keeping my clients informed of the progress on their project. I do find occasional traffic to the site from people I assume are looking at how I do mold making etc.

Any others out there blogging? And how are you using it.

here is a link to mine, http://tomchristiansen.blogspot.com/
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:31 PM
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I don't blog, text, twitter, or tweet, unless I've ate too many beans.
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:30 PM
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Interesting Tommy. Could such a thing work also in place of a website (feature picture galleries, bio, statements etc)?
My website needs some serious updating, and thats expensive...for something that I am not even able to update myself.
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:23 PM
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Interesting Tommy. Could such a thing work also in place of a website (feature picture galleries, bio, statements etc)?
My website needs some serious updating, and thats expensive...for something that I am not even able to update myself.
If you need someone to update your site and maintain the same general layout, it shouldn't cost too much at all...
Alternately, something like livebooks.edu is a good option if you want to be hands-off and still want something that looks great. Not exactly cheap, but for some, it's worthwhile.
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:06 AM
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Interesting Tommy. Could such a thing work also in place of a website (feature picture galleries, bio, statements etc)?
My website needs some serious updating, and thats expensive...for something that I am not even able to update myself.
I'm learning , slowly, about this internet utilization business. What a couple experts have told me is a blog will get more attention if you are updating it regularly. The search engines value new material more than information that has been around for a while. So, updating a blog frequently keeps you at the top of the heap on searches. If I had to to it over again now I would not bother with a website and just do the blog thing. It's free and easy and manageable by yourself if you have but rudimentary skills. Probably the most important thing is a digital camera and something to say.
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:47 AM
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Tommy I switched to a blog based web site last year. It's a template I got from word press. It's very easy to update and post articles on it. I find that I get more traffic to it if I post a new article. Mostly I post how I did its and this is what is going on type of stuff.
E its not difficult to figure these things out. My biggest problem is that I don't post often enough and have to figure it out every time I go to update. Lol.
Really the web it just an online portfolio any ways.
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:04 PM
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But as far as the URL tag, how would folks find YOU, Do all those little code ltetters and numbers have to appear or could I simply call it evaldblog.com?
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Old 12-30-2011, 02:13 PM
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If you use the free version, it would be evaldblog.wordpress.com or the same with blogspot. With the paid version you can go with any domain name that is not yet taken.
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Old 12-30-2011, 03:34 PM
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The most important thing is good SEO for giving good rankings on search engine. I dont think blogs are any good for this. I cant ever remembering seeing a blog in any search results I have done. If you are serious about selling your works online you really need a website with good SEO.

I recommend statcounter.com for seeing who is visiting your site and what they do when they are on it. It even tells you which search engine they used to find you, what search words/terms they used to find you (most important thing for SEO), and very useful, where you ranked in their search results
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I don't blog, text, twitter, or tweet, unless I've ate too many beans.
Yes, there too much noise on net but sometimes there is somehing interesting on it too
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:03 AM
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E, take a look at wordpress.com, it's user friendly. It's not only good for blogging, it also offers web hosting for a premium. You can choose your own features such as domain name, customizable page designs, uploading/updating is easy, you can also upload vids and embed your blog.

http://en.support.wordpress.com/introduction/

here's the cost of premium features,upgrades:

http://en.support.wordpress.com/upgrades/

You could try it out first with a free blog, see if you like it (as with everything, there is a learning curve), and take it from there.

Here's a blogger friend's site, with a link to his blog if you scroll down to Heliopoli. I really like that cross-reference from site to blog, blog to site.
http://adamcorbinfusco.com/
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