Monthly Archives: November 2011

Are you in to Social Media?


This next week The Grand Rapids Social Media group will be having our monthly meeting. If you live in West Michigan, come learn how Celebration Cinema does Facebook Promotion. Pretty cool stuff from Jeremy Bronson. The event starts at noon, but you can come a little early and network, or stay a little after. There’s sure to be some other SocMe experts there as well.


Sat out in the woods… Deer Hunting


I sat out this morning. First time this season. The rest of the days I hunted from the dining room table or the window in the kitchen. Downstairs Bedroom isn’t bad. I saw less deer (0) than any other day – even with scent mask covering everything, and apple juice rubbed everywhere near by. So where do you hunt?

Klout Disconnect


Today I dumped my account. More to come.

If you decide to get rid of your Klout account, please be advised that Klout disconnected the link between “profile settings” and “delete your account”. The deleted function is now buried at the very end of the “privacy” policy which you can only access through a link at the bottom of your “profile settings” page, or by clicking on the footer link “privacy” under “Developers.”

Do you – um – Google Voice?


So I’m 13 days into this whole no land-line experiment. Saving a lot of money is worth some minor headaches. I’m looking for your testimonials here. What do you love about Google Voice. What cool things have you tried? If you don’t know what I’m talking about go here;  or to my other blog. Then come back here…

I’ll wait…

So did you go sign up? WHAT? You were supposed to go sign up for Google Voice. That’s what we’re discussing here.

…more waiting…

Done? Good. Now post some comments below.

I made a minor change to my “Experiment”.


Yesterday I modified my blog experiment. I posted a link to this blog from Facebook. Let the analytics be the judge. I was getting 1-4 hits per day, just by listing it on a site where I have 600 “followers” – it’s a social gaming site and about 630 people have “invested” in me. I listed this WordPress blog there, and believed that content topics, and what-not, would drive traffic. In one month. Nada Mucho. Let’s see what happens now, eh?

Tell me – have you tried to write a blog and not tell anyone? Just to see what sort of traffic you’d get?

Dropped the Land Line – Fled Sage Telecom


I wrote a nice little post over on my Posterous about Sage Telecom’s terrible practices leading to my move to a tracphone through AT and T. Saves me about $500/year.

Have you killed your home phone because everyone in your household have cells? Why are you keeping your home phone instead of just porting it over. My post even explains how to set up a Google number. There’s one more reason to drop your home land line. Yes, major phone companies (that don’t follow me) I’ll retract this post for cash or prizes.

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–Update: ATandT has a new service level – call any cell for free and unlimited texting. It’s $10/mo more. And there’s no A-List any longer. <scratch=head>how’s this better?</scratch>