Category Archives: On Building My Website

The Sleuth And The Bobbysoxer

This poem was created as a response to a writing assignment given by the moderator in the Writer’s Group my wife and I belong to in the town we live near. I am printing it here as part of my ongoing support of my category LEARNING TO WRITE FILES. Since writing is a major part of my life now, I have chosen to publish it here. The theme is as follows: Kristin Pedersen and Russell Ebert meet before he inherits money. One of them is killed.” Kristen […]

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The Art Of Cyber Crime

Equifax Conundrum This morning I received notice from the Equifax Breach Settlement Administrator informing me of the following: “In September of 2017, Equifax announced it experienced a data breach, which impacted the personal information of approximately 147 million people. Equifax has reached a proposed settlement to resolve class action lawsuits brought by consumers alleging Equifax failed to adequately protect their personal information. Equifax denies any wrongdoing, and no judgment or finding of wrongdoing has been made.  If your personal information was impacted in the Equifax data breach, […]

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Reinventing Yourself

The Daily Lifestyle Syndrome I have a question to ask anybody. What do you do with each day of your life? Do you have things to do or just find different ways to deal with boredom? Are you accomplishing anything worthwhile or just passing time? Does your day mean just helping yourself or doing something to help others? I suppose if you have a family and a job, that pretty much fills up your time. If your kids are grown, and you are retired, does each day […]

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The Commentary Dilemma

Who Are My Readers I have tried to get a profile of my readers and I can’t get a fix on what you like or really want to read about. All comments indicate that you are appreciative of what I have to say, but don’t offer any specifics. If I don’t know what issues you are facing, I can’t really help! I decided to write about all the experiences in my life when I started my blog. From life adventures, budgeting money, buying and fixing up a […]

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Plagiarism Pandemonium: Part I

Simple Comments Are Telling I recently received a comment from a visitor to my website who raised my consciousness about a potentially explosive dilemma in literary works: The Plague of Plagiarism. The sin of stealing someone else’s original written content and passing it off as the thief’s own is running rampant with students and website content creators worldwide. I didn’t realize how serious the problem was until I made the offer to the commentator that I would look into the problem. Apparently there are far more people looking […]

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Learning To Write: Fear Of The Unknown

How Do You Start I suppose this question gets asked by 1000’s of people every day. They are ready to start a new venture and are afraid they will not succeed. What they fail to realize is that just being born is a risk in itself. How many times have you heard the words “There Are No Guarantees In Life”? The unknown future is always ahead of you. You may be only moments away from a catastrophe and not realizing it is coming until it is too […]

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Learning To Write: Fleeing Boredom

Is It Worth Reading I am basically a non-reader. I find most articles that come my way are a rehash of the same old stuff. The compelling dialogs are the ones that get my attention with an interesting headline and a hint of something new to ponder on. What really is problematic is the fact that my hopes are high for a short period of time before I realize the story is a rehash of some old topic with a stale outcome. How many times can you […]

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My New Hosting With Siteground

GoDaddy Gone Bye Bye When I had my website setup with Jim Daniels and his Daughter Sarah, all of the hosting was done as a companion site on his master GoDaddy server hosting platform. I had no problem with this as I found out immediately that I could access my site quickly as an individual entity apart from any connection with his or any other site on the server. As stated in earlier blogs, by doing it this way he has been able to create, add to, […]

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When I Type A Blog

Fear Of My First Blog My first blog was boring. It was about the initial steps I took to build my kitchen cabinets. I am guessing no one read it except me. I wrote a rough draft with little knowledge of what I was doing. But it was a start. I was writing something that was to appear out on the internet. It was going to be available to anyone who happened to accidentally find it. I was expecting maybe a rude comment or two. Nothing! I […]

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Plugins I Use To Make My Website Better

YOAST SEO I responded to an informational blog sent out by my mentor, Jim Daniels, telling all his email list viewers about key Plugins that would be beneficial for their websites. Plugins are programs that are compatible with WordPress that you can add to your site in the Admin area. They accomplish things like monitor SEO health, create Image modifications, improve writing quality, and so forth. His recommendation of a Plugin called YOAST SEO was at the top of his list and caught my eye. He recommended […]

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