Sandcurves is a personal blog, and I talk about anything here.  So, if you're looking for something to read, the best place to look is the sandcurves.com/post/categories/ page. 

New Website

Posted on September 5, 2014

The whole reason why I bought sandcurves.com a few years back was to have a website to play around on.  But now I have over 20 subscribers and a good regular bunch of readers here.  Plus I've written 90 posts already, so I don't want to lose that. 

But I so badly wanted to play with the bells and whistles again, to set up a new blog and code up the whole backend.  So I've bought another website

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Commentary On Commenting: The Lowdown On My Blog Commenting

Posted on September 3, 2014

A little while back I chatted about changing my blog comment system to Disqus. 

In case you're new around here, I am a tour guide and run my own tour company, Frantic Naturalist.  My company is still new and for much of the quiet season I have time on my hands.  Two big goals are to increase my marketing for the company and to write a book. 

Blog Comment Graphic

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Twitter-Fu: Or How To Succeed At Twitter And Love Doing It

Posted on August 29, 2014

Gardening seems to be an easy analogy to turn to when you want to make comparisons, but it fits what I want to say. So, I'm going to use the cliché as well. 

I love gardening.  I love real hands on, plant things and watch them grow sort of gardening.  I like the details and I like to see the overall garden come to life.  But there's another way of gardening.  Hire a gardener/landscape/horticulturist kind of company and pay them to make your garden the envy of the neighbourhood. 

Twitter can be a bit like that. 

Twitter Fu

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My Notes On Responsive Web Design

Posted on August 28, 2014

I'm busy working on optimizing my tour company website for responsive design. 

As I often do, I'm reading widely and playing around with trying to get it right.  I was about to start making some notes for myself, when I though perhaps the best place to make these notes would be here, in a blog post. 

So, this post is my notes for myself, but hopefully someone finds them useful.  I'm not currently planning to do this for Sandcurves.com, but if you leave me a comment to tell me you use this site with a smart phone and would like me to try, then I'll do it. 

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Social Media Platforms, What I Use And Why

Posted on August 21, 2014

I just read How To Choose A Social Network by Kevan Lee on the Bufferapp blog. 

It was hard to resist not writing almost a full blog post just in the comment section.  So, this post is just an attempt to scratch that itch. 

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