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30 Years

30 years ago - more than half my life - I sat getting ready to go to work. To go to the dance studio where I'd spend the day immersed in music, movement and smiling faces. As I was drying my hair the Space Shuttle Challenger lifted off its pad behind me. I watched in...

Wonder Woman? or Ant Man?

So what is it with New Beginnings? They're supposed to make you feel like Wonder Woman, but sometime they just make you feel like Ant Man. Ant Man not like the theory and all of Ant Man (the whole lifting a gazillion times his weight, or whatever), but just... small....

Hunting Your Hit List

Let's face it: Finding the right stores - really, the RIGHT stores is one of the biggest pains we face as makers trying to crack the wholesale code. It's tricky. After all, you can't go to every store in every city in every state. What if you're just starting out, and...

Don’t Default to Stupid: Site Security Management

Some website builders (WordPress included) do a bad thing. They default to stupid.  When you set up your website, and the system creates the first user - you - WordPress in all its brilliance gives you the default username Admin. And if you’re a new user, and you...

SEO for Makers: Part 2 – Keyword Phrases & Focus Keywords

Putting on your SEO hat is sort of a cross between being a detective and a psychoanalyst. A little sleuthing, and a little knowing how people think will go a long way. The whole idea of SEO, after all, is to make your site pop up in search results when people are...