You Are Not Alone – Customer Relations Difficulties of Another Trade

There are many articles written about how difficult clients can make a developer and/or designer freelancer’s working life – so I thought I would take a look at a comparison with another trade – just to point out that as a developer or designer, you don’t feel that you are the only trade that gets […]

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When Did Professional Manners Get Flushed Down the Toilet?

My former co-workers, other victims of corporate cuts, have complained bitterly about the lack of simple, respectful answers to employment applications. It’s true that business manners have joined ethics in a shallow grave, on the edge of town, but have manners totally disappeared? There is a reason business manners have waned, and with a few […]

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Why Most Startups Fail Before They Start

It’s the age of quitting your job to start a blog that will make you an internet millionaire, or so say the ads for people who want to teach you how to start a blog (or “strat” a blog as one former client of mine says on their front page after they decided proofreading wasn’t […]

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When It Comes Time to Burn That Bridge

I was such a bridge-burner in my younger days, people thought I carried a canister of gasoline with me at all times. I had a short temper and didn’t suffer fools well. I still don’t but some epiphany many years ago, probably having kids, turned me into Gandhi… who sometimes punches someone, so I guess […]

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Why You Should Date a Black Hat SEO Expert

OKCupid. Match.com. Oh, and EHarmony. Life would be ever so much easier if SexyBlackHatSEO.com existed so there would be a clearing house of bad boys for those of us who can’t resist walking on the wild side when it comes to meeting, greeting and — well, other social activities. Short of having available a site […]

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Exploring Creativity In-Depth: The Practical Purpose of Creativity

Figuring out the true meaning and purpose of creativity is a rather complicated subject. Sure, dictionaries and teachers can come up with a definition for it in a jiffy, but creativity as a whole can be approached in different ways. Here’s one way of looking at creativity that you probably haven’t heard yet: Without creativity, […]

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10 Things A Web Developer Must Do Before He Dies

It’s all too easy for web developers to fall into a rut where they focus on nothing beyond the assignment at hand. While you may be working on many interesting and worthwhile applications, it can also be good to broaden your horizons. This can even help you with your work. You never know how a […]

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10 Things to Keep in Mind When Buying a Website

Average people think that blogs earn mainly through advertisements, and while they are right at some levels, it is important to realize that there are also other ways to earn from blogging. You can sell things, or help others sell, and, most importantly, you can sell your blog itself. You should know that this comes […]

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