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Stepping Away from the Digital Life

Stepping Away from the Digital Life

Keeping up with everything is a full-time job. It adds stress and anxiety inappropriately to our lives. Periodically, I have to step away and look at how I manage our digital life. Simplification is needed to save our sanity, relationships, and give us the freedom to focus on what matters. The goal is to focus on the content that is critical to my life and career. Social media has been pared back to the interaction channels that allow me to connect with those…

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Read this before you publish Blog Posts in Word 2013!

Read this before you publish Blog Posts in Word 2013!

My last post briefly outlined the steps to publish a blog post with Word 2013. Microsoft Word makes a very good tool for creating and publishing blog posts, but once you publish the post you are not done. Some good old-fashioned post-cleanup must be completed. Because of this, I think the “Publish” button should never be used in Microsoft Word 2013. Publish the post as a draft and then publish it from within WordPress or your preferred blogging platform once…

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Everything Needs Maintenance, Even a Blog

Everything Needs Maintenance, Even a Blog

It is been my general experience that many auto mechanics typically have cars that run in less than ideal condition. IT professionals often have computers and websites that are similarly plagued with less than ideal configuration and are sorely in need of maintenance. As it goes with mechanics, so it goes with IT. We spend all day working on computers, and then we have to go home and work on them some more…really?!? This is not exactly what I call…

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Using Microsoft Word 2013 to Publish Blog Posts

Using Microsoft Word 2013 to Publish Blog Posts

A while ago, I wrote a post about using Microsoft Word 2007 and Live Writer as a blog writer and publisher. I have always written all of my posts in Microsoft Word but manually copied them up to my WordPress blog. With Word 2007, I would occasionally do all of it, including posting, directly from Word. My only gripe with the process was image management. I thought word did not manage the posting process of images as effectively as doing it…

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