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Good English

The following was once an example of good English grammar, and spelling:

“than the kynge stablysshed all the knyghtes and gaff them rychesse and londys; and charged them never to do outerage nothir morthir, and allwayes to fle treson, and to gyff mercy unto hym that askith mercy, uppon payne of forfiture [of their] worship and lordship of kynge Arthure for evermore.”

–Sir Thomas Malory, Morte Darthur

Think on that the next time you complain about someone using “improper English.” ;-)

Reading it all

How do you keep up with everything you need/want to read? Even if it wasn’t for the myriad side-interests I have, the amount of stuff I have to read within my current field is enormous. Technology changes Regulatory and legal changes New competitors New products New thoughts and ideas It seems that unless there’s someContinue Reading

What happens if I index the same post under multiple categories?

WordPress and some other CMS systems give you the option to allow indexing of content multiple times based on its association with additional categories or tags. The short answer is that it’s best to use NOIDEX for categories and tags. While extra indexing can seem like a great way to get your pages added extraContinue Reading

What’s the best way to balance popularity, relevance and competition?

Here’s a great question from a reader. What’s the best way to balance popularity, relevance and competition? This is what content marketing is all about. There was once a time when you could follow a near-mathematical forumla of popularity, relevance and competition to create Internet content that would rank highly in the search engines. ThatContinue Reading

Help bring safe, clean water to the people of Rwanda today

Water is life. Without it, there’s nothing else. It’s that simple. Watch this short video. Share it. Visit CharityWater.org and help today.

Getting your ducks in a row

  The expression “I’m waiting until I get my ducks in a row” seems to get used a lot. I’m not sure if it’s being used correctly. As commonly worded, it implies that one is waiting until details are all set, or people are ready to follow before the leader heads off. In nature though,Continue Reading

Why do we love memes?

Memes are nothing new, but it seems that the easier social media sites like Facebook make it for us to share media, the more such themes take off…and inevitably fizzle out.  Some memes define an era, like “Keep on Truckin” or the once ubiquitous “Have a Nice Day” smiley face. The meme that’s killing meContinue Reading

Four Signs a Relationship Is Failing

A new relationship—whether personal, romantic, or professional—is a lot like buying a new car. Driving it off the lot is pure bliss. As you look around, you can scarcely take it all in. Everything smells, sounds, and looks terrific. You coast through weeks or months—maybe even years— of happy driving before you’re aware of anythingContinue Reading

What are your assets?

No matter what business you have–even if you are employed by someone else, you still have the business of you–being aware of your assets is critical. They’re what get you from where you are to where you’d like to go next. Assets are anything you have which can be coaxed to a higher level ofContinue Reading

Do it like you care

TELNET You know it. Black screen. Green Letters. Kind of like The Matrix, but far less entertaining. At least I never saw “blonds, brunettes and redheads” while staring into the screen. Well, maybe that’s not true but they were reflections of people walking behind me while I continued to be lost in the pixels. Twenty-oneContinue Reading