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The basics of Google Analytics

Most of my clients use Google Analytics.  In fact, most people I meet online use Google Analytics.  However, many of them don’t know how to…

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Don’t be like a “University Website”

A few weeks back, the popular comic strip xkcd posted an image titled “University Website“.  It was simply a Venn diagram that showed the difference…

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Seriously, your church isn’t made of bricks

I talked about this four years ago, but feel it’s worth mentioning again. If you ask most someone: “Tell me about your church“, they’ll usually…

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Churches: Stop contemplating social media and just dive in.

Over the past year, I’ve worked with a variety of churches to help get their social media effort off the ground or help to fine-tune…

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WordPress plugins; less clutter, more Facebook and Twitter

Right now I’m in the process of changing up some of the social icons on my various sites.  For a few years now, I’ve been…

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Being productive on the road

I’ve worked hard for the last few years to be productive while away from the office, but a recent trip to Michigan showed me what…

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From the iPhone 3GS to the Nexus One

As many of you already know, I recently switched from my Apple iPhone 3GS to the Nexus One (running Google’s “Android” operating system).  The reviews…

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Facebook profiles, pages and groups

Maybe I haven’t been paying attention, but lately I’ve been finding a lot of organizations that have set up their Facebook presence by simply creating a new…

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Unemployed? Some tips for job hunting online.

I have a number of friends who are unemployed, and I’m often sharing various suggestions with them.  I thought it’d be useful to them (and…

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How much email do you deal with each day?

While I’m a huge fan of the “inbox zero” concept, I always felt I had it easy.  I certainly get a lot of email, but…

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What I want in a task management system

I’ve been using Nozbe for a while now to manage my tasks, and overall I’m quite happy with it.  It’s certainly got some quirks and…

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Organize Your Digital Life 10 – Capture everything else in one place

This is the tenth in a series of posts in the Organize Your Digital Life series. We’ve been at this for 10 days now, and…

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Organize Your Digital Life 9 – Finance

This is the ninth in a series of posts in the Organize Your Digital Life series. You probably already use online banking, online bill pay,…

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Organize Your Digital Life 8 – Take advantage of the small breaks of time

This is the eighth in a series of posts in the Organize Your Digital Life series. I’m finding one of the keys to being productive…

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Organize Your Digital Life 7 – Organize your tasks

This is the seventh in a series of posts in the Organize Your Digital Life series. Without a doubt, task management is one area of…

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