Saturday, February 18, 2023
Effective in March 2023, Mailchimp is changing the number of contacts it allows in its "forever free" plan. Mailchimp has essentially gutted this plan.
On the plus side, Mailchimp is continuing the $0 plan ("forever free").
Unfortunately, Mailchimp has reduced both the number of contacts and the number of monthly emails. The new numbers are down to the "free trial" levels offered by other mailing list providers.(Sigh) MailChimp has had several years of enthusiastic support and recommendations. No more. I have presented the MailChimp brand and MailChimp logo to thousands of people over the years - otherwise free advertising to markets MailChimp would not normally reach.
Sunday, January 8, 2023
Hybrid Meeting Checklists
by Rick Jaggers
Rick's new book is now available for sale on Amazon!
This 60-page book is more of a who-done-it (er... "how we did it") than a how-to-do it book.
Rick has been the technical admin for two organizations since 2020 and 2021: the Safety Harbor VFW and the Pinellas Genealogy Society (PGS).
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
by Russell Brunson
Saturday, September 4, 2021
Sunday, June 13, 2021
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
a book by Lisa Genova
For a really long time, I've heard about two "Best Practics" for websites. This advice applies across all Internet sites:
- Limit menus to 5-7 choices
- Write with short sentences
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Blended / HybridVirtual Meetings
People are eager to return to live in-person meetings, and many still want to enjoy joining sessions across the country without actually traveling there.
I had previously explored the "why" of having blended / hybrid meetings.
Now I want to explore the "how" to use Zoom meetings
Friday, April 30, 2021
Blended / HybridVirtual Meetings
We have a new challenge as the world moves from virtual online meetings to live meetings. There are several "dots" to connect as I explore what these post-pandemic meetings will look like.
First, there continues to be a strong interest in live meetings that have a Q&A session. That has not gone away. If anything, the demand has increased because so many people have been restricted to the confines of their homes.
This article discusses the background and the why of Blended / Hybrid meetings.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Monday, March 22, 2021
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Playing with Software
This article is based on a phrase I found in a book by John Cleese titled "creativity" (yes, the title is in lower case). The book was published in 2020 by Crown Publishing company.
Friday, February 19, 2021
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Why do you have a Website...?
Victor Thomas wrote "A website is not really about the thing that you’re selling or the information you are presenting. Nor is it about you or your company. A website is about your prospect and their needs."
First, a history lesson:
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
WP User Groups
WP Meetup Meetings
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Zoom Training Videos
Rick's curated video list
YouTube has collected thousands of tutorial videos from Zoom meetings and webinars. Some are excellent and some are terrible. Occasionally these YouTube videos even present bad/wrong information.
Many videos have a tendency to just ramble as the presenter adds their oh-by-the-way comments. While this is great for 1:1 training, the comments may not be appropriate for a tutorial.
I am building a curated list of tutorial videos for Zoom administrators...
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Kudos to the WordPress gang in NE Arkansas!
What is the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org?
One of the attendees at last night's meetup was close to my age, and she was trying to understand the computer jargon and Internet terms that were being thrown her way...
A New Analogy:
A Grocery Store ~ A Restaurant ~ A Kitchen
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Thursday, September 17, 2020
By Austin Kleon
I do not know who to credit this recommendation, but Thank You!
When I stumble across something on the Internet that looks interesting, I log onto my local library's website. If it's available, then I request a copy and continue with whatever reading I was doing. Anywhere from a week to a month later my local library sends me a notification that my book is ready to be picked up. Since I'll have several books in the queue, I usually don't remember why a particular book intrigued me.
This is one of those books!
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
How To Use
I want to share how I learned to use Gutenberg...
The only alternative to Gutenberg and block editing is the WordPress "Classic Editor" It was designed by WordPress contributors and is available as a plugin.
Unfortunately, support for the Classic Editor will end on December 31, 2021.
What to do by Dec 31?!
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
The August meeting for SCORE volunteers included a brief presentation on how to use ZOOM.
Now volunteers can practice what they learned before going "live" with a one-on-one client mentoring session.
[Step 1] Join a meeting that Rick sets up during the week. You do NOT need a ZOOM account to do this.
[Step 2] You set up a meeting and invite Rick. You'll need access to the SCORE Zoom account.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Do I have WordPress.com or am I using WordPress.org?
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Why You Should Not Use WordPress
for your Small Business Website
SPOILER: Here is why I disagree with the arguments.
You can read the entire article is at JPW Design Studio.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
What Kind of Website
Do You Need?
A Blog? ECommerce? Informational?
ABCInc and the PickRick brand are rebuilding the MyWordPressWebPage website. Our intent is to simply the process, yet provide flexible directions. I visited over a dozen sites (see Bibliography below) to collect and distill this information.