What Would Happen to Your if Facebook Disappeared?

Yesterday, I was enjoying the day with my step-son as he went to get his first car.  It’s been a big few months since he moved back in with us, he got his driver’s license and now he’s purchased his first car.

While I was enjoying the day and being so very thankful to have a business that allows me this flexibility, I had no clue that Facebook was down and unavailable for the majority of the planet.

This morning, as I did a quick scroll through Facebook to see all the messages and memes of “How did you survive?” or “Marked Safe”, it got me thinking….

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What’s Your Intention?

Last week, I had so many intentions to get things done, but you want to know what happened?

Not much.

I’ve been feeling stuck and full of resistance to my business and well everything.  

This doesn’t mean that I’m not doing the work or helping my clients, but anything that could kind of be considered optional hasn’t been done (including emailing you).

But here’s what I’ve observed…

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Back Up Nightmare

I am SUPER thankful I had a solution since I would have been thrown into a pretty huge panic.

The back story….

I was procrastinating on some other things I needed to do and had made the decision I wanted to test out a new child theme from my favorite theme designer.

This is a pretty run of the mill task for me to do.

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WordPress Security Needs to be a Top Priority

WordPress Security is Important

One common issue I see with my clients and when I’m setting up my Geek In Your Pocket clients is the lack of security on their websites.

Much of this is because you don’t know what you don’t know and as easy as WordPress can be to use, it’s just as easy to fall into the idea that installing a plugin will keep everything secure.

The team at WP Fixit shares this about WordPress….

WordPress is a secure content management system with strong defenses, but it needs help. And to help, you need to be aware of the risks faced by your WordPress site. Once you understand the risks, it is easier to understand the part you play in keeping your site, its users, and its data out of the hands of criminals.

Source: WP Fixit

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Happy New Year, Reflection on 2018

Happy New Year!

Welcome new subscribers to my community and I look forward to sharing and getting to know you in 2019. Those of you who have been here for a while, I’m so very thankful that you’re here and I look eager to help you maintain a website that fits your goals!

This is the prime time of year that many of us are planning and thinking about how we want to see 2019 become. For many years, I just dived into planning for the year and then found myself getting distracted or even bored with what I was doing and I never met my goals I had initially set for myself.

This year feels different for me.

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What To Do When WordPress Update Fails

geek in your pocket relief for wordpress maintenance

WordPress has many awesome features.  One of those handy features is the ability to auto-update your WordPress files.  For the majority of users, it works great.  For others it can cause grief and you may not even know about it at first because it’s an auto- update. In this post, you’ll learn what to do when WordPress auto-update fails.

A cautionary tale

Today I want to share a story, I’m calling it a cautionary tale of going viral.

Imagine if you will...

You have created some amazing content on your site, the title of the blog post is intriguing and really entices folks to click through and the graphics you created to share on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are some of the best you’ve created.

During your regular check in with Google Analytics you see a spike in your traffic, you dig a little deeper and discover that it’s gone viral – well at least for you!  You are excited and then the worst thing happens

You got to check the PIN that’s bring the traffic and you click through to your site to see something similar to…

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I almost quit my business…

In September, it will be my 10th anniversary of working online and last month I seriously considered quitting my business. I’ll get into the why in a moment, but the reality is as a business owner these thoughts happen all the time.

ALL THE TIME

and if you don’t experience self-doubt, frustration and even some anger when you’re building your business then I believe you’re doing something wrong.

My reason for thinking of quitting…

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