Posts Tagged blogging

Going All In

About two weeks ago, I looked at my blog and shook my head because once again my postings had become sporadic. Mainly because my blogging time is being spent on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. And while there isn’t anything wrong with that, I shouldn’t be putting all my effort into those network; either for personal or even business reasons. Neither Facebook or Twitter were around when I started this blog twelve years ago. And granted they and others like Instragram and Pinterest are currently thriving, there are no guarantees that they’ll be around 10 years from now. What […]

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Blog Facelift

For a while now, I’ve been thinking about giving Barzey.com a facelift and last weekend, I finally got around to it. Not only did I change the theme, but I also migrated from Movable Type to WordPress platform. This wasn’t an easy decision as I really liked Movable Type. It’s a well built product with lots of features and plugins. However, it’s not as user friendly as WordPress. I know this as I have implemented WordPress blogs for a number of my marketing consultancy clients. I didn’t recommend Movable Type as I knew it would be too complicated for them […]

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Facebook: Timeline

Since I started blogging again, I haven’t really shared any of my posts via Facebook as I wanted to make sure I was seriously committed to blogging again. And so now that I’ve blogged almost everyday for the last 54 days, thinking I should go ahead and start sharing. Particularly as Facebook is launching a new look called Timeline which will essentially allow you to more easily create a visual scrapbook of your life. So in conjunction with this blog, thinking it will be quite powerful in helping to further document my personal history. Of course, most of the content […]

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New Beginnings

Nine years ago I started this blog to document my personal history. The objective was to chronicle my daily life so that years into the future I and perhaps others could look back and marvel at my growth and development. And for many years, I was quite diligent with keeping up the blog. Even after blogging became mainstream and co-workers found out about the blog after being profiled in the Chicago Tribune. Yes, that was definitely a highlight. So what happened? Why did I lose my way? Well two main reasons. The first is that as my blog became more […]

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My One Week Anniversary

It has been a week since I set up this site and starting writing this blog. According to the statistics provided by my hosting company, I’ve had 403 unique visitors. WOW!!! Of course, they then go on to tell me: “Be aware that measuring unique visitors is very inaccurate. Check the “Hits by unique IPs” statistical report for more information.” So I check the hits by unique IPs, and guess what, while the number is indeed lower, I still think it’s impressive. Total is 167 unique IPs. For only a week, I’m pleased. Of course, this now makes me start […]

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