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What to Do Before You Hire or Create a Social Presence

Did you read What To Know Before You Hire or Create a Social Presence? Do you understand WHY the following list is beneficial to you and your clients, ideal target market, to those you serve and want to establish relationships? If yes, read on. If not, please read What To Know Before You Hire or Create a …

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GOOGLE is your best friend for info!

Ok, I am went from a simple post, to a long Facebook rant. When I realized the issues a Facebook pal had, I got upset. What will it take for people to GOOGLE and RESEARCH?  Part Three of Three threads: Squarespace vs WordPress WordPress vs Squarespace for eCommerce? Consider SHOPIFY! GOOGLE is your best friend …

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Gutenberg Nightmare Experiences

WordPress has radically different editor in Gutenberg. Be prepared to spend time to learn new interface. :'( Unless you use Divi. I’m still using Divi Classic Editor. I just don’t have time to re-learn what I’ve learned. But will have to cos dunno how much longer Divi Classic Editor will be offered. (FOLLOW ElegantThemes directions …

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Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950

Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950 exhibit at the National Gallery of Art reveals the birth of a major and influential artist, photographer and film director (Shaft, a revolutionary film at the time, autobiographical The Learning Tree, and more). His photos and personal achievements were outstanding for a man of color during the rise …

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Rinse and Repeat and Google: Repetition, Patience and Perseverance Pay Off!

Words of Wisdom: Be Patient with Yourself but Persevere (Hang in There!) I learned a vital lesson when I taught all day classes for years: there’s just so much we can absorb at once. (My college wood design teacher said the same, more below.*) The best way to learn: just keep at it, one bite …

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Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange was Full-Blooded Cherokee

DO you know this FAMOUS photo? “Migrant Mother,” during Great Depression, taken by Dorothea Lange. Seen in books, posters, clothes and so much more. Would this image be so widely accepted and famous if the truth known? The woman is 100% Full-blooded CHEROKEE from Oklahoma, but photographed in California. Would white Americans have cared about her …

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Early “Black is Beautiful” Photos by Kwame Brathwaite

Powerful, beautiful, mesmerizing historical photos. I loved the fashions, earrings and headdress, hair, the poses. The images are beautifully composed by a very talented photographer, Kwame Brathwaite. Most of all, LOOK at the beauty and pride in everyone’s faces. THIS was before Nixon, GOP and FBI took down Black power and organizations. What the conservatives …

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Arnold Newman: One Hundred Portraits Book

Photos to take your breath away! Wow, again I wish I knew something about photography and especially photographers BEFORE I shot rock.  Legendary photographer Arnold Newman captured and expressed people’s souls, let us into their private interiors, and said so much about WHO they were. You can’t get that with a fast snapshot or selfie. …

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The Sweet Flypaper of Life

Illuminating Black Joy, Black Love and Resistance in Harlem. Photographer Roy DeCarava and poet Langston Hughes collaborated in this historically moving book about daily life in Harlem in the early 1950s. IF you care about street scenes and family life, please check out “The Sweet Flypaper of Life.” Look closely at interior images. Shallow ‘depth of field’. …

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Beyond the Shadows Images of Holocaust without People

Why words and photos matter. Interesting timing, on the eve of Hanukkah, first battle over religious freedom. Judy Glickman Lauder’s revealing images in “Beyond the Shadows: The Holocaust and the Danish Exception,” from Aperture, might make a person stop and think. Ya think?  I also LOVE infrared film. The only roll I ever shot was stolen …

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Dennis Hellwig Natural World Traveller Photographer

Living in rather warm Los Angeles, ‘city of electric lights,’ to quote my fave punk band, X (I have a long history with them), it’s hard to see stars. I often look up and wish I could see more than a small handful of stars. A neighbor once drove us a bit north of LA. Not …

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WordPress Static Pages vs Dynamic Posts and CMS

“Do any of my FB friends know how to use WordPress to create a static website or as a CMS [content management system] tool?” Have YOU ever asked these questions? Here’s my concise answer: WordPress gives us the choice to create Page or Post. What’s the difference? STATIC PAGES have permanent urls or web addresses. …

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Why a Blog? Why WordPress?

25 Reasons why YOU must have AN Effective Blog/Site/Gallery The MOST successful businesses OWN their own blog/site/galleries. More of the TOP small businesses use WordPress than any other platform. Don’t be left behind cos your competition using WordPress. Don’t be left out of the FUN and EXCITEMENT of the GROWING WordPress Community. WordPress users and …

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