Technology + Business

17 things I’ve discovered along the way, that are essential for getting started online.

It’s not everything you’ll decide, and it’s not about that

It’s always only about taking the next step, whatever that is for you. In the direction of the things that make your skin sizzle, your heart sing, and your soul wake-up!

By giving each item on this list some consideration & a teensy bit of planning now, you’ll help yourself launch off into your web presencing journey feeling a lot more confident and lot less like you don’t have a clue (because really, you know more right now than you think you do).

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The 17-point Essentials Checklist from Mynde Mayfield - Click me!

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Twitter: My Rules & Lists

December 7, 2011

Several months ago, I went on a Twitter diet. Probably connected to the Facebook re-alignment thing I did just before that. And, the overall shedding of things, that’s been a movement in my life, since October of 2010.

This movement (and it’s been just that), or desire for change, came from within. Although I did have and continue to count on, Universal aides and Divine prompts that grab my attention so that just for a moment, I can hear myself clearly say, “Yes, I want that.”

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Time, energy, attention. Really at the bottom of everything. The biggest reason why something gets done, or doesn’t.

Focus. Your magic beam of creativity, or death. Your world is either expanding or contracting. Depending on how you wield your light sabre of focus.

Productivity. For me, being productive is about optimizing processes and systems in my life & biz that help me maximize my TEA + FOCUS.

Let’s have TEA, shall we?

If you haven’t read Charlie Gilkey’s Unconventional Guide to Freelancing, well… you should.

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Expanding the visibility of your WordPress site leveraging technology and social media.

Social Media. As if getting through your web presencing experience wasn’t harrowing enough.

The thing with technology is… there’s always more. More. More. More. So you probably feel even more behind and like you have further to go now, then you did before, when you only needed a uniquely-you custom designed WordPress website.

But let’s flip it. Cuz, I’m optimystical like that.

The thing with technology is… if it wants to continue to grow and expand into more, more, more… it must become easy, easy, easier or else, no body will come to the party.

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One of the most frequently asked questions from webifying women is about managing her sidebar.

Banners, buttons, ads or badges… all the clicky-thingy’s.

Putting your bling in! Your own or someone else’s.

Calls-To-Actions. That’s what they are. Shiney. Attention-getting. Remember blinking ones? ugh.

In my webification package, you now get up to four custom banners or badges installed to your sidebar with your affiliate links (if you have them).

Today’s post is about making it easier for you create and manage not just one, but a set of banners and install them in your sidebar. Yourself!

WP-125 Plugin

Creating & managing sidebar banners. Seriously simple & easy.

Here’s the to-do list:

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Custom Sidebar Plugin

August 23, 2011

I’ve been actively blogging my brains out since about 2002. When I started, I had multiple web presences all over the place. Several on Blogger and several self-hosted installations of traditional ground-up HTML web sites I had built after leaving my corporate gig at the end of 2006.

In 2009, after Rope Swings & Avalanches, I was kinda tired. Especially at the thought of starting over again. And, I didn’t want to give up on my dream of doing what I love. So this time around, I wanted to focus on introducing more ease and grace into my own web presencing process and my next design.

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The Redesign Haps

July 21, 2011

Back in June, I announced I had found a new template. One that does what Thesis can do, but with more ease and less technical programming.

I was attracted to the theme’s tagline about a “drag & drop” framework. And I thought, “That sounds like something my web clients might need or find useful.”

So I took the Memorial Day weekend and contemplated the impact of implementing this new template on my own site. I came up with really good reasons for my time spent in contemplation. But underlined deeply in heart and my bottom-line these days for doing A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G…  (mostly without reason) was because… I wanted to. And besides, before I can promise it to you, I had better know what I’m getting into… and if it is and will be easier for you to do your web thing.

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What The Hell, Facebook!

June 14, 2011

And How To Take It Personally

If you follow me on Facebook, yesterday I unfriended at least half of you with the invitation that if you don’t know me personally, you can “like” my Fanpage instead. Even if most of my status updates yesterday said 99% got axed, it’s really not quite that bad.

Why did I axe everyone?

Loving axed! (Can you tell?) Playing and having fun is sometimes the best way to bounce. When I allow myself to feel into playfulness and fun, I am more naturally able to let go of the things that are no longer serving me. I take the hard out and put the fun in.

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When you are first starting out, your blog is pretty much your primary product. Charlie Gilkey helped me land this super valuable piece of info quite awhile ago… when I was just (re)starting out.

Let me say it again because it’s important for you to land this too… In the beginning, your blog is your primary product.

And when you boil it down, the very main thing you want right out the gate is readers, or subscribers. And to grow, grow, grow that list you are building.

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  • Who is this post for: Web Designers learning Web Development, anyone wanting to understand the beginning steps of Web Development
  • Why you would want/need to read it: you need a place to play and make mistakes with a web presence that already exists, without the playing and mistaking affecting your live WWW environment
  • How hard is this to do/learn: 10 out of 5 (takes real tech-genius and you’ve got it but you gotta try it in order to show that to yourself)
  • Cost: free, except for the value of your time, focus, energy to follow the directions

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@myndemayfield I think this should be one of your tags, “It’s geek, without the eeeeeeeeeek!” :)Dene Mason (web)