March 6, 2019

The moral of these sad stories? You never know when it’s going to be your turn to permanently leave this planet. It won’t matter to you … you’ll be gone, but if you’re not prepared, it’s going to make it really tough for the people you leave behind. Sign up to my newsl...

January 14, 2019

“Paddle!” my coach yelled.

I did.  I paddled like 10,000 demons were after me.


The frothing green wave swept around my rented SUP (stand up paddleboard) and left me floating dead in the water.

Sighing, I turned the board around, checked over my shoulder for another...

December 21, 2018

I always love peeking at people’s reading lists … especially if they are people who are trying to change the world for the better. For example, here is a blog about some of the top books Bill Gates has read in 2018.  So I thought I would share with you some of the bo...

In my last blog post, I shared the tips I’d picked up about writing survey questions.  That got me thinking about writing in general, its purpose and the myriad styles and approaches that different writers use. 

Most writing…like journals, stories and even this blo...

Right then!

You’ve got your blog going, either as a free enterprise, or as a paid domain. You have amazing content and great pictures and a following of loyal minions…I mean…subscribers…who cling to your every word.

But your site still looks kinda bland. Right?

Sure it do...

When was the last time you got asked to fill out a survey?  Probably not that long ago.  Did you do it?

I was talking to a friend who said that in the past couple of days, she had been asked to do three surveys, all from different suppliers...all asking for fifteen...

So. You’ve gotten your blog set up and it’s chugging along wonderfully. You have a respectable number of hits per-day, and engaging, entertaining content that keeps people coming back for more, more, more!


You’ve been like this for so long that perhaps you think it’s t...


Imagine you are getting ready to run a race. 


You've done lots of training and developed some pretty good techniques and strategies to get you ahead of the competition.


But this isn't any old race.  Not only do you have to be fast, you have to stay fast for a long tim...

April 11, 2016



One of the biggest challenges that I’ve come across while setting up a new blog is redirecting visitors.


When you start out in something totally new, with no experience or expectations, either of success, or of even staying the course, yo...

  Are you one of those people who think that your business website is something you can set and forget?  If so, you need to think again.  Here are 3 really painful reasons why.


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