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Should you leave Blogger for WordPress?


Here’s the scenario: you started a blog about year ago using the free service, blogger. You’ve posted weekly for a year, gotten great comments from your readers, and are really starting to get the hang of it. The only problem? Everyone’s telling you that you need to switch to WordPress. I’ve worked with surprising number of clients in this exact situation. Whether or not they switch to WordPress is entirely dependent on their needs. If […]

Strengthen the Security of your Passwords with Two Step Authentication


Ah, passwords. I’ve written about you before, but since that time so much has happened. Specifically, big companies like Google, Facebook and now Apple, have started offering 2-step authentication. What is 2-step authentication, anyway? You may hear it referred to as two factor authentication, verification, etc, but it’s all pretty similar. The basic idea is that in addition to your password, you have to type in a randomly generated number- usually by an app on […]

Does online education really teach us anything?


I visited my grandmother a few weekends ago. While I was in Scottsdale, I helped her with a variety of technology things that needed fixing. Perhaps you are the defacto tech support person for a friend or relative, and can relate. One of the toughest things about working with her has been that she does not retain the things that you show her.  I liken it to my experience going to Hebrew school growing up. […]

Don’t Forget to Learn How to Use Your New Gadgets

The Optic Nerve of it all

If you’re like me, maybe you unboxed a shiny new technology gadget this month that you were just dying to get your hands on. If you’re like most people, you probably figured out how to turn it on and press some buttons, but your understanding hasn’t progressed very far past that. This year, I have some counter intuitive advice for you: Throw out the instructions These days, most gadgets skimp on the physical instructions in […]

How to Practice Technology Minimalism

Minimalism outside

This past weekend, I had the distinct pleasure of attending the World Domination Summit, hosted by Chris Guillebeau in Portland, Oregon. While there were many powerful lessons that ran as themes throughout the weekend, one that stood out was the need to take action. Many of the keynote speakers had amazing stories to share, simply because they had decided to take action on a dream or goal. J.D. Roth explained it best, describing how he […]

How Your Smart Phone Can Save You Time

~ Timepass ! ~

In my recent interview on Radio Enso, I talked about how you can use a smart phone to actually accelerate your life. Most people feel like they’re smart phone is just another screen to distract and annoy them, but in reality it can actually take away from the amount of time you need to spend a your computer. I have an iPhone, but any smart phone can bring you the gain in productivity.  The key […]

Hold Yourself Accountable by Creating Real Human Connection Online


As we shift into a digital world where we use the internet as our main channel of communication, it’s easy to slip into what I call the “lone blogger” persona. This mysterious personality who sits in random coffee shops sipping an espresso drink and working on their next blog post. Running a website or blog can really isolate you from other people. It’s one of the big differences between working online and working in an […]

How to Complete Your Online Ecosystem


If you’re a business owner with an online presence, you may be so overwhelmed with one platform that you’re online presence is incomplete.

In this video, I’ll share the 3 mainstays of your online ecosystem and explain how they all feed into each other. If you’re missing one of the three pillars, the cycle is broken.