It’s that time of year again, when just about everyday, I’ll receive a cold call from some dodgy company trying to sell me ‘Search Engine Optimisation’ (SEO), for my website.
If you’re in any sort of business, then I’m sure you’ve received a phone call just like this.
Today I had someone trying to tell me that they could get my website onto Page 1 of Google, and that for a small management fee of £109/month, I could choose ‘Keywords’ of my choice to boost my website hits in the future.
Included in my monthly fee, I’d also receive the services of a ‘Google qualified and trained SEO technician’ – Amazing balls!
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I had a wedding referral passed on to me today from my good friend Lee Ralph at Digicase Photography.
The email I received from the bride to be, brought a smile to my face.
I’ve had a few calls today from folks wanting to buy prints from this weeks edition of The Bridgend edition of The Gem, and particularly The Elf Gathering which took place last Saturday, December 13th.
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This is the first in a series of ‘Build log video’s’ I’ll be making.
They’re intended as more of a reference for my friend’s son Morgan, who I’m building the computer for, and shouldn’t be considered as a comprehensive guide to building a PC. Saying that, if you’re thinking about building your own machine then you may find the videos useful.
I was asked to photograph the Remembrance Sunday Parade again this year by the editor of The Gem newspaper.
I always say yes, as it’s one of my favourite events of the year.
Not only do I get to play a small role in recording the parade for posterity, but I normally meet up with some of my old friends that I served with in the RAF.
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I was surfing the net this evening and I somehow ended up on one Tony Northrup’s YouTube video’s
Apparently Tony only uses a flash meter when he’s using film. Each to their own, but to achieve consistent and predictable results, then I firmly believe that actually measuring the light in a scene is the only way to go.
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Over the coming few weeks I’ll be building a mid priced gaming P.C for my friend’s son.
At the same time, I’ll be teaching him a little about computer hardware, with the intention that he’ll be able to maintain and or upgrade the computer himself in the future.
On Saturday November 1st, I braved the elements along 50 charity raising zombies to help raise money for Ty Hafan Children’s Hospital.
This was the second of an annual event organised by Chris Warlow of Porthcawl, and the poor weather didn’t seem to dampen the undead’s spirits this year,with the attendance nearly doubling on last year.
The UK is at last emerging from one of its deepest recessions in memorable times.
Some of the hardest hit institutions in this latest financial crisis have been charities, who are finding that competing with other fund-raising organisations along with dwindling donations from the public has pushed many to the brink of collapse.
I thought it was about time I brushed up on my coding skills, as I was considering building myself a new website this winter.
I dusted off some old ‘HTML/CSS for Dummies books, but quickly realised that they were about as much use as a ‘Zip In A Tie’ – they were so out of date – Luckily for me there are literally thousands of coding video’s on YouTube, but as with everything else on the internet…
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