Why Breaking Up With Slack Is The Wrong Idea

It seems that the latest fad is to pick on Slack. First, there was this tweet: Slack is amazing it totally replaced my e-mail inbox!!!! *secretly now has 95 separate inboxes* — Cabel (@cabel) February 27, 2016 Then Samuel Hulick wrote his Dear John letter. And more recently, @dharmesh painted a target on Slack’s multiple accountsContinue reading “Why Breaking Up With Slack Is The Wrong Idea”

IndieWeb Stuff

As I wrote about recently on one of my other sites, I’ve been learning more about the IndieWeb world. As of right now, this site doesn’t have any IndieWeb-style feature (beyond those included in WordPress itself). The only exception is that I’ve installed PushPress, which facilitates PubSubHubbub (PuSH) notifications. The exciting thing about this is that @aaronpkContinue reading “IndieWeb Stuff”

Rebranding Epiphany

It looks like we’re not the only ones moving away from the Epiphany Marketing name. From now on, Infor’s Epiphany Marketing Software will be known by a new moniker: Omni-channel Campaign Management. Why does this matter? For many years, our small business marketing firm, Grow The Dream, operated under the name Epiphany Marketing, LLC. From 1999 on, weContinue reading “Rebranding Epiphany”

Podcasts: Business, Marketing, and Guilty Pleasures

On #PodcastDay, we’re making recommendations about some of our favorite podcasts, so it’s time to jump into the fray here with a quick rundown of the ones I find myself listening to most often. As an on-again, off-again podcaster for many years, I’ve long enjoyed the medium. In fact, I’ve been a fan of old-schoolContinue reading “Podcasts: Business, Marketing, and Guilty Pleasures”

Yoast SEO Removed 301 Redirects

Yesterday, I ran a variety of WordPress updates on a client’s site without giving them much thought. One of them, Yoast’s SEO for WordPress, is a trusty, reliable plugin that provides great functionality. It’s so trustworthy that I almost always apply the updates without even checking to see what’s new. It just so happened thatContinue reading “Yoast SEO Removed 301 Redirects”

The Modern Musician Show

Recently, I was asked to be part of the Modern Musician Show with Colin Thomson. Colin is doing a fantastic job with this new podcast, which is devoted to musicians who are working to make music more of a profession than just a hobby that occasionally makes money. Today’s environment for musicians is simultaneously tougherContinue reading “The Modern Musician Show”

Google’s Mobile-Friendly Algorithm Change

Audiences I’ve been in front of as a conference speaker over the last several years will attest at just how much I’m a believer in responsive, mobile-friendly web design. I’ve been pounding that drum from the stage, in our smaller workshops for business owners, and in every other medium I can get my hands onContinue reading “Google’s Mobile-Friendly Algorithm Change”

Notepad++ Tribute to Charlie Hebdo

Today I was working in my favorite code/text editor for Windows, when I got an update notification. After the auto-updater completed, the following message appeared—one character at a time as if someone were punching the keys on my keyboard. Classy. Unexpected. Well said. #JeSuisCharlie

DIY Portal Gun Project

What can I say? Few things will make a father prouder than to find out that his 9-year-old daughter wants to design her own Chell costume for the All Hallow’s Eve festivities. The only problem? We weren’t about to make the investment in the official replica Portal Gun for her to carry. (Not that weContinue reading “DIY Portal Gun Project”