Technology & Tools

April 17, 2017

Meet the Indies

What happens when a blog tag grows to include posts about 49 different authors and their works? It creates thoughts about building an affiliate website that includes all the authors' works on Amazon.
January 16, 2017

Email marketing from a web developer’s POV

Email marketing is a proven way of getting the word out. Done right, it increases sales. Done wrong and its deadlier than a gun to a marketing campaign. Here's some insight from a developer who's been around the block with this tool.
January 6, 2017

Pique: A Free Parallax Theme from Automattic

Parallax and one page websites remain hot trends. They give sites a modern, aesthetic appeal instead of a boxed in look. Pique is a kick-ass Parallax theme by Automattic, the creators of WordPress. With some customizations, it does one hell of a job for a very good price, free.
October 26, 2016

Yet Another Blog?

A quote from Jeff Goins got me thinking about adding a blog to the newly rebuilt Lone Horse Endeavors website. The simple question and need has a complicated answer. In the end, it comes down to time and what I'm already doing.
September 15, 2016

Come January Look for Extra Warnings from Chrome — Gravis Ludus

It’s been rumored for a while that Chrome would start warning users about sites that weren’t encrypted. Well, now we have an actual launch version. Chrome 56, comes out in January. Starting with this version Chrome will mark sites without a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate as “not secure.” Future plans include adding a red triangle symbol as well.
September 12, 2016

Creating blog posts with Jetpack, Feedly, and Pocket

Tools I use for finding inspiration and saving ideas, so I can write on multiple blogs, including this one.
August 14, 2016

Creating the perfect distraction-free environment for writing

All the experts say it, "Create a distraction free environment, and you'll get more writing done." Since I use my computer for work, entertainment, and writing, distractions are rather plentiful when I'm on the desktop. I finally found the perfect combination of app and tablet to create my distraction environment.
March 25, 2015

Social Crowdsharing

We’ve all heard of crowdfunding.  Well, Thunderclap has an interesting twist on it called crowdsharing. Instead of supporting people or causes with money, a person is supporting them […]
February 11, 2015

Self-Hosted vs Hosted WordPress and Why I Do Both

As you probably noticed over the last few days, the look of this blog has changed. I’m now spending $43 a year for a couple of […]
February 7, 2015

Know your hashtags

Hashtags are Twitter’s way of group content. Using them can sometimes be an art form though since they count against your 140 character limit. They work, […]
September 16, 2014

Welcome back, Scrivener!

For about two weeks now, I’ve been picking at Legend, trying to figure how I felt the book. For so long, it was going to be […]
June 21, 2014

Things are Changing

As I wait for Spirit to return from its first review by the publisher, I’m making preparations to market the book.  At first, the only difference […]
March 14, 2014

My journey into Social Media continues

Okay, I’m going to date myself, like I have in the past, but I’m probably one of the first Internet pioneers. No, I didn’t invent anything […]
March 9, 2014

Twiends vs CoPromote

As the time grows closer to my book being submitted to the publisher then published, I know it needs to be marketed. Marketing has changed a […]
January 14, 2014

Moving Spirit Out of Scrivener

My mantra used to be “When life comes full circle, the Legend will become reality.” Well, in a way, life has come full circle. Back in […]
December 25, 2013

Scrivener and Android

A couple of months ago, I was asked what I wanted for Christmas. I had only one thing on my wishlist, a tablet. Basically I wanted […]