Choosing the Right Web Host

A basic fact of doing business in this modern technological age is that you must have a web site. Whether you are a corporate leader, looking to promote your own personal brand, or just plan a family reunion establishing your online presence is important, both personally and professionally. In order to have a web site that projects your own personal identity you must start with selecting the right web host; but with so many options available today, where do you begin and how do you know if you are selecting the best web host for your needs? In this guide to selecting the right web host for your web site we will look at ways to select the best host and a review of some of the top choices available to you in order to help you find the best hosting solution. [Read more...]

Don’t Just Sit There! How to Get Ready For the FAFSA

If you are interested in enrolling in an American college or university for the next Fall semester and require financial assistance, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) sometime in the first six months of the new year. Timing is everything. Although you cannot apply any sooner than January 1st, that doesn’t mean there aren’t things you can be doing right now to be better positioned than less organized applicants. This means you can file a clean application earlier than others, improving your position in the money line. Here are some suggestions to make this happen. [Read more...]

10 Things You Need to Do Before the End of the Year

The end of the year is steadily approaching and we shall soon be embarking on a new year. But before this one winds down and comes to an end, there are a few things you should add to your to do list before the ball drops. Here is your checklist of ten things that you need to do before the end of the year to keep you healthy, happy, and safe.

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Managing Overload: Tips for Web Workers to Deal with Information Overload

I was a full time, professional blogger for four years, and in that time, I had my fair share of information overload. Each day, I was dealing with around fifty to one hundred e-mails that needed my attention, scanning through over a thousand blog posts in my RSS reader, managing comments on upwards of forty different blogs, and providing thousands of words of content each day. It wasn’t easy by far. Some people envied my job, but there can definitely be a horrible side effect of being a professional blogger, web work, or any number of the increasingly technical information management careers out there today.

By the end of most days, I couldn’t tell you anything about what I had done that day because my brain was just overwhelmed. Sometimes my wife would feel a little slighted because I couldn’t even remember conversations or events during weeks where I was intensely busy. It was a rotten feeling and tiring. I was waking up each day feeling like I was multiple days behind in my job, and that the To-Do list was long enough to crush me under its weight if I printed it out on paper.

Then I started to realize that it didn’t have to be that way. [Read more...]