$500 Blogging Contest By BlogEngage and Guest Crew

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Earlier today (as of writing this) Uttoran Sen, the owner of Guest Crew reached out to me and invited me to participate in his $500 blogging contest. Despite it being late and the contest ending in about two weeks I decided to participate anyway. The reason for me participating even at this late stage is because I recognize that in this situation, everyone comes out a winner even if you don’t end up winning a cash price. I will go more into that later on but for now please allow me to explain the contest to you.

The $500 blogging … Continue reading $500 Blogging Contest By BlogEngage and Guest Crew

How to Do 5 Things at Once

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Lately I have been feeling really overwhelmed with all the things I have going on.

I have to manage my time better. I have had to change the way I work to be more efficient and to make better use of each minute I spend online.

I have started to group activities together, to multitask and to make notes as I go along.

Stay Focused on Your Main Goal

We all know how easy it is to get side-tracked when we are working online. We all spend too much time on activities that are unimportant or simply a waste of … Continue reading How to Do 5 Things at Once

How the Internet Keeps the Roof over My Head

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Spring 2010 was a dark time for me. I was 57 years old and lost my job. This was Ireland after the crash of 2008 and I had enough nous to realize that an over-educated Englishman had zero chance of finding a paid job.

My unemployment benefit was never going to pay my mortgage even, let alone keep the lights and heating on. I did get a fair-sized redundancy payment, which softened the blow slightly.

After the Axe

I lashed out €2,000 ($2,600) on installing broadband; I had lived in the house for three years with no Internet connection, other … Continue reading How the Internet Keeps the Roof over My Head

My Dramatic Experiences with Web Hosting Companies

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I can never forget the experience with the first web hosting company I dealt with –CalanHost. It was an attractive company in the way it captured its market share swiftly and because of Sean Cahill’s smart attitude. Just like a momentary high school crush, CalanHost faded like a shooting star, following the fashion and catching the last subway train of the dot com bubble.

It was 2003. I was inexperienced with web hosting services, so I not only hosted my website with CalanHost, but also registered my domain name through CalanHost and I didn’t notice that I had no direct access … Continue reading My Dramatic Experiences with Web Hosting Companies