Hello Everyone. Just wanted to let everyone know that I’m sorry for not being around. There has been a lot going on for awhile now. Some of it has been the projects. Not enough money to purchase Lumber to be able to Toy around with some new projects. Some of it has been in the hospital for a week getting my Gallbladder removed. Some of it has been my Old Lady being in the Hospital first with phnumonia and now back in with Cellulitus in her legs. And also the last thing was we we...
Shameless Self Promotion #1: Stuff I do, My first Kickstarter Project, Etsy Shop, Social Media, and my many websites...
Well, since I’m doing all this online marketing stuff to promote my business(es), I might as well talk about it every chance I get. In addition to woodworking and home repairs, I’m also a bit of an artist. I learned portraiture through my Mom when I was growing up, and have picked it up again recently. Here's some of my work: What’s this all got to do with woodworking? Frames, of course! Also, paper is made out of wood. But I’ll just stick to the frames ;...
Twitter is about the dumbest thing I have ever seen. It took me over a year to figure out what it really was. I would go fiddle with it for a while, throw my hand up in frustration and walk away, only to return a month later to try again to understand it. It’s basically the Internet version of a CB radio. It’s funny how we have come full circle from the 70s. I can’t understand how people can sit there making short comments all day long, but many do. It may be stupid, but Twitter is to...
Being a high-tech guy by day, I find that I spend most of my time developing technology and not taking advantage of it. Doing woodworking, and even a little teaching woodworking (via videos), on the side, I am always looking to keep up with the latest trend. That being said, Todd C got me started on this whole Twitter thing. I have to admit, even as a high tech guy, I am not sure I really get the whole concept. And now that I have been at it for a few days, I am only lukewarm about the ...
Well I finally decide too move up….or maybe it is down?? But I am now on twitter and will try and keep woodworking tweets coming a regular basis. Click on the follow me button in this post or stop by my site to add me to your tweets! Click this link to follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/highrockww Chris Adkinshttp://highrockwoodworking.com
Man, there is a LOT of wasted messages in TwitterLand. People can posted the dumbest stuff – “Just got a cup of coffee!”, “Can’t believe it’s Monday!” and so on. WHO CARES?! Then you have the sharks – “I make $2,600 a day on Google adsense – find out how!” – the get-rich-quick guys. And it seems some people just follow ANYONE in the hopes that those people will follow them back, building their following number. ...
I must confess, I don’t understand the marketing potential behind Twitter, yet some people are obviously doing it for a reason. Case in point – I found this guy's twitter account; he’s making pens, and has over 4,300 followers? What does that mean, and how does it turn into sales? His website listed on Twitter points to his etsy.com account – ok, that makes sense – but I’m not getting the whole picture. Nevertheless, I set up a Twitter account for NMW...
Hey, this new feature will please all you RSS fans. Yesterday, I added one new RSS feed that combines Projects, Blogs, Forums and Reviews feeds into one ultimate RSS stream. This was one of the most requested features for some time and now you can subscribe to the LumberJocks All Posts feed here You can find a link to this new feed in a new set of icons/buttons on the home page: As you can see there are also direct buttons to our Facebook page, Twitter page as well as Flickr group. ...
I’ve been using Twitter for a few weeks now, and enjoy it. A few other LumberJocks are also using Twitter, and when I saw that the Prime Minister of LumberJocks is on Twitter, I thought it worth a brief post. Twitter is a “micro-blog” – you send a short message of 140 characters or fewer. Whoever is “following” you – either through your Twitter feed or through their own Twitter account – will get your little messages. Twitter is good for thos...
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